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Artwork: Michele England

Threatened Species Collage Workshop  


WHEN: 10am – 12pm, Saturday 24 September, 2022

WHERE: Tuggeranong Arts Centre

COST: $5 paid at the door to the artist.

Be prepared to get creative with paints, printed paper, cutting and pasting.

Participants will make an A3 collage in a 2 hour workshop with a theme centred on National Threatened Species Day. The workshop will start with a brief introduction and discussion about locally threatened species.

Following will be a short demonstration of some collage making ideas, including:

  • help with composition of your collage
  • tips on gluing your collaged papers
  • some simple painting ideas to add a flourish
  • printing techniques to embellish your collage

Then its your turn to unleash your creativity and utilise a variety of materials to make a unique collage piece to enjoy in your home or give as a gift.

At the workshop some pamphlets will be available regarding threatened species to help inform you of flora and fauna and issues in our local region. Thanks to Australian Conservation Foundation, Conservation Council (ACT region), Vinnies (Canberra and Goulburn) , The Green Shed and this venue for their help with this collage workshop series.

About the artist:

Michele England is an artist whose work investigates issues regarding the environment in which we depend. Michele is intently interested in making works that engage your eyes, body and mind. Her artistic output is mostly paintings, textiles, printing or small sculpture. The paintings often use a collage aesthetic to combine imagery, painting techniques, pattern and forms. Michele also enjoys combining the practices of art and craft. This pursuit produces works that utilises craft techniques with everyday objects to make interesting metamorphoses and contextual changes to these objects.

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