Wearable Art Workshops

Wearable Art Cramming Session for 18 Years & Under | 16 January 2018

 

WEARABLE ART CRAMMING SESSION : FREE YOUTH EVENT (aged 18 and under)

This workshop, with 2017 finalist Jodie Davidson, will offer support, solutions and suggestions for:

  • Completing your wearable art garment on time
  • Adding touches to make your wearable art more dynamic
  • Checking your garment for strength and safety
  • How to write an artist statement
  • How to photograph your garment
  • Completing your online submission
  • Judging day information

When Tuesday 16 January 10am to 4 pm

Where Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre Cnr Flavia Street and Cobblers Avenue, Falcon

Cost Free for 18 and under

Registration

Please email wearableart@mandurah.wa.gov.au to advise you will be attending. Parents welcome.

This event is for registered entrants into the 2018 Wearable Art Mandurah competition.

 

This workshop is proudly supported by Mandurah Libraries

Creative Reuse for 18 Years & Under | September & October

Are you curious about wearable art but need guidance?

Join 2017 Wearable Art Mandurah finalist Jodie Davidson as she presents many practical instructions and ideas, including:
Inspiration to clear the blank canvas and find that starting point

  • Practical play using repurposed materials
  • How to make your wearable art count this year using scale, colour, texture, repetition and rhythm
  • Application clarification and criteria, including valuable tips on what the judges are looking for.

Do you need inspiration?

Spend time at our ‘inspiration station’ full of books, images, DVD’s and wearable art ideas to ignite your imagination.

About Jodie Davidson

Jodie is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a varied practice combining the natural environment and urban development. She has worked with community groups in city and regional areas promoting creative ‘play’ to find inspiration. She uses predominantly recycled and natural materials in sculpture, textiles, illustration and writing to produce artwork that reinforces her belief in sustainability.

BOOKINGS ESSSENTIAL

Click here to registerWhen
Wednesday 27 September 12.30 – 4.30 pm – Concept development, planning and design
Tuesday 3 October 12.30 – 4.30 pm Construction
Wednesday 4 and October 10.00 am – 4 pm - Construction

Where
Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre
Cnr Flavia Street and Cobblers Avenue Falcon

Cost
Free for 18 and under

Wearable Art: Creating Sculpture | Saturday 23rd September

Wearable Art: Creating Sculpture | Saturday 23rd September

This workshop focusses on building structure and foundation and explores methods of construction.

In the design process, the creation of wearable art needs to consider but not be constrained by certain practicalities - balance, safety, durability, fit.

You will get a chance to explore different materials and production techniques and begin to understand how your own work might take shape.

Bookings Essential

When
Saturday 23rd September from 10am to 4.00pm

Where
Kanga Paws Workshops

The Old Police Station, 45 Henderson Street, Fremantle, WA 6160

Cost*
$158.51

Registration
WAFTA @ Wearable Art Mandurah 2018 with Louise Wells, winner Avant Garde | Saturday 30th September

WAFTA @ Wearable Art Mandurah 2018 with Louise Wells, winner Avant Garde.

Would you like to enter Wearable Art Mandurah in 2018?

Says Louise: “I have loved being a part of this competition over the past four years, making lots of great friendships in this wonderful community of designers, and there are many, many opportunities to have your work shown. It’s going to be loads of fun! I hope you can join us, places are filling fast!”

Along with making her own garment for the 2018 competition, Louise is running a five month long – one day per month program WAFTA @ Wearable Art 2018, starting 30th September. This program will move step-by-step through the processes and challenges to create and enter your work in the upcoming 2018 competition. Louise is going to share her successes and disasters!

The program will cover:

  • Concept development
  • Material choices
  • Tips and techniques
  • Judging criteria
  • Mentoring and instruction
  • Pre-selection photography
  • Artist statements

Click below for further details and to book and pay online

Book OnlineSuitable for Beginners, Tertiary Students, Groups (1 or 2 people) and Individuals.

Foam Fabrication for Costume | Sunday 8th October

Foam Fabrication for Costume

This workshop introduces different types of foam and their use in costume and prop making.

After exploring the properties of each, students will progress through the various stages of foam construction from shaping, moulding, bonding, sewing, laminating, detailing and finishing.

We will look at adhesives, paints and fabric finishing and get your hands on working, shaping and fabricating your own piece to help you understand how this course applies to your own projects.

Bookings Essential

When
Sunday 8th October from 10am to 4.00pm

Where
Kanga Paws Workshops

The Old Police Station, 45 Henderson Street, Fremantle, WA 6160

Cost*
$158.51

Registration
Creating Sculptural Forms | Saturday 28th October

Wearable Art at Powertex with Ashley Hay

This workshop will explore a range of innovative techniques for creating extravagant sculptural forms and incredible textures in wearable art, using the Powertex medium.

During this full day workshop you will create a wearable art piece for part of the body, experimenting with Powertex liquid sculpting medium, polypipe, Styrofoam, cardboard, fabric, paper, alfoil and masking tape. Come along and be inspired... get hands on and go home armed with ideas!!! Includes Colourtrix metallic effects.

From the attendees at the 2016 workshop, three were 2017 Wearable Art Mandurah winners!

Here’s what they had to say:

Helen Coleman, winner Architectural: Last year I knew what I wanted to make for Wearable Art, but not how to do it. By the time I had finished Ash's Powertex workshop I had the techniques I needed to create Icarus Rising.

Carol Hazel, facilitator of Silver Chain, winner Powertex Award: It is versatile and easy to use. Ashley covered many techniques in the workshop which proved valuable in the making of Sands of Time.

Marie Gallin, winner (with Jude Tupman) Wearable Art Mandurah Artist of the Year: Thank you, Ash, for so generously sharing your creativity and experience with us all.[/box]

Bookings Essential

When
Saturday, October 28 from 9am to 4.30pm

Where
Powertex Australia

230 Safety Bay Road, Safety Bay (Behind Zocalo Mexican Restaurant)

Materials Cost*
$35 for Registered Wearable Art Mandurah entrants

$45 for Non-participants

This workshop is now closed for registration.

*The facilitation of this workshop is sponsored by Powertex Australia – the only cost is for materials. Regular workshop and materials fee would normally be $150 per person.

All materials and tools supplied by Powertex Australia. www.powertex.com.au

Making Wire Structures: Headwear Art | Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November

Making Wire Structures: Headwear Art

Have you ever wanted to make a showgirl style headdress but don’t know where to start? This is exactly the workshop you’ve been looking for!

Come along and be guided through the construction process as you learn to make and decorate a basic wire headdress frame.

Throughout the 2 day workshop participants will learn to explore wire-bending techniques and soldering processes.

This workshop will up-skill your technical abilities so you can confidently create any headdress of your own design.

Bookings Essential

When
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November

Where

Great Southern Workshops

Porongurup Hall, Porongurup Road, Porongurup, Western Australia

Cost
$295 + $48 material fee

Registration
Creating Sculptural Forms (Brisbane)| Sunday 26th November

Creating Sculptural Form with Powertex.

A Wearable Art workshop with Natalie Parish

With the growing success of Powertex in Wearable Art Mandurah, here is an opportunity for Queensland to get involved. Based on Ashley Hay’s workshops, Natalie Parish will explore a range of innovative techniques for creating extravagant sculptural forms and incredible textures in wearable art, using the Powertex mediums. During this full day workshop you will create a wearable art piece for part of the body, experimenting with Powertex liquid sculpting medium, cane, paper, cardboard, fabric, alfoil, masking tape and Colourtrix metallic effects. Come along, get hands on and go home armed with new ideas. From the attendees at the 2016 workshop, three were 2017 Wearable Art Mandurah winners!

Helen Coleman, winner Architectural: Last year I knew what I wanted to make for Wearable Art, but not how to do it. By the time I had finished the Powertex workshop I had the techniques I needed to create Icarus Rising.

Bookings Essential When Sunday, November 26th from 10am to 4pm

Where BVAC, 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi, QLD - downstairs

Materials Cost* $45 for Registered Wearable Art Mandurah entrants

$55 for non-entrants

Register HERE

*The facilitation of this workshop is sponsored by Bag End Studios, Powertex QLD. Regular workshop and materials fee would normally be $150 per person. All materials and tools supplied by Bag End Studio. http://www.bagendstudio.net/

Presented by Wearable Art Mandurah and Bag End Studio, Powertex QLD.