Pittwater Life June 2017 Issue


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Crowded ‘Space’ in June

Sydney Art Space convenor

Christine Simpson is thrilled

about the busy agenda her studio has

planned in June.

“Sculpture students will be

modelling in clay, plasticine, wax,

plaster and acrylic resin and casting

using waste and repeat moulding

systems,” she said. “Drawing

Fundamentals students are exploring

planes, perspective and tone using

different media to create depth. And

the Kids Art Club is humming along

with painting, drawing and wax

resists to make their own zines!”

Christine said life-drawing

participants would be considering

the human form as cylinders, cubes

and contours whilst learning to see,

while oil painting participants would

focus on glazing, tints, tones and


“Also, private tuition is offered to

HSC students Saturdays 10am-1pm,

with advice on your VAPD concepts

to maximise outcomes,” she said.

Also, the June/July School Holiday

Art Program can be found online,

with workshops for kids and adults.

“Plus Michael Vaynman’s Wax

Workshop on Sunday 18th June

10-4pm are designed primarily for

those who have some experience with

sculpting and wish to experiment

and explore new techniques using

wax,” Christine said.

She added a free open afternoon

on Saturday 17th June from 1.30-

4.30pm – ‘Creatives Unleashed

in Mona Vale’ – would provide

opportunities to experience

drawing; see what happens during

sculpture workshop; meet artisans

from MinD and author Peter Berner

as he draws and talks about the

Book of They.

Michael Vaynman,

Phoenix, Bronze from

Wax Casting, 2016

Group hug for Artists Trail launch

Celebrating seven

years of inviting

art lovers to connect

and collect, the

Pittwater Artists

Trail launches their

2017-18 season with a

group exhibition this

June long weekend

at the Newport

Community Centre.

Featuring works

from established

and emerging artists

both known and

new to the Trail,

the exhibition will

showcase works in an

array of media from

pastels, paints and

eco-dyed fabrics, to

jewellery, sculpture

and mosaics.

Meet and mingle

with the artists

on opening night

from 6-8pm Friday

9th June, with the

exhibition continuing

over the weekend

10am – 4pm Saturday

10th and Sunday 11th

June and 10am – 3pm

Monday 12th.

Organisers promise

music, food and

market stalls to enjoy

over the weekend as


Peruse the

artist profiles at


com.au and

follow the Trail

on facebook.com/


and instagram.com/


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