Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wearable Art

A roll of unprinted newspaper (available from our local newspaper office) , some Aluminium Foil and masking tape goes along way when a little bit of imagination is added to the mix. Children love to dress up and to create … Continue reading

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Edible Art – mmm mmm!

Here’s a yummy twist on painting your self portrait! Materials clean paintbrush melted chocolate or ice cream syrup (strawberry and caramel) in a small cup or ramekin mirror dinner plate This painting is a real treat!  Begin by looking at … Continue reading

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Do you see what I see…

Ink blot art never fails to entertain. It is a simple technique that really implores the imagination. This exercise began using watered down food colouring although ink would work perfectly. We used a good quality water colour paper, a blob … Continue reading

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With only one day to go till the end of the 10th annual Swell Festival it is time to show our shots. But I couldn’t get past this fantastic time lapse vid produced by ABC Gold Coast to get a … Continue reading

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Good Clean Fun

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With inspiration from The Swell Festival and a need for some textural fun our Art Group had some good clean fun! A little cake of soap goes along way! Soap is an easy medium to sculpt  and carve and gives … Continue reading

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Getting Art Out There

Getting Art Out There

ImageThe month of September bring to us a change of season , windy days and the excitment of the Swell Sculpture Festival. This year marks the 10th year of the annual festival with the delightful motto of “Getting Art Out There”

“Experience a wondrous display of 50 sculptures built by artists from Australia and abroad as we celebrate the 10th annual Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach 14 – 23 September, 2012. The free exhibition is open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they are lit up under the southern sky.
 Over 10 days, visitors can experience the sculptures, enjoy twilight walks, informative artist talks, discover new perspectives at the Public Art Forum, wander through the Swell Smalls Gallery and participate in artist master classes and childrens’ workshops.”



Swell Sculpture Festival inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.


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The Love of Drawing

A natural calmness comes over children when they are encouraged to create of their free will. The activities at our workshops are usually pre-planed but often evolve throughout the class. Providing a variety of medium and plenty of encouragement results in beautiful … Continue reading

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