'Wired Open Labs' 2021 Winter Workshop Series

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Welcome to the Winter edition of the 2021 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series. The Wired Open Labs series is now in its fifth year, and despite the immense disruptions we have all experienced recently, we are thrilled to be continuing our provision of access to unique creative experiences with outstanding Australian artists and artisans.

This year's workshop program will be released seasonally with the Winter series spanning 3 months from June through to August. The Winter season has workshops to suit every creative appetite from beginner dabblers, through to green thumbs, DIY’ers and experienced creatives. At each workshop you will learn new skills, whilst meeting like-minded people, and enjoying delicious snacks and refreshments.

The Wired Lab is a not-for-profit company and registered charity, your support of our workshop programs contributes towards our mission to provide a range of community and cultural development opportunities for regional communities.

WIRED OPEN LABS

WORKSHOP SERIES

WINTER, 2021


WELCOME TO THE WIRED OPEN LABS

Welcome to the Winter edition of the 2021 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop

series. The Wired Open Labs series is now in its fifth year, and despite the

immense disruptions we have all experienced recently, we are thrilled to

be continuing our provision of access to unique creative experiences with

outstanding Australian artists and artisans.

This year's workshop program will be released seasonally with the Winter

series spanning 3 months from June through to August. The Winter season

has workshops to suit every creative appetite from beginner dabblers,

through to green thumbs, DIY’ers and experienced creatives. At each

workshop you will learn new skills, whilst meeting like-minded people, and

enjoying delicious snacks and refreshments.

The Wired Lab is a not-for-profit company and registered charity, your support

of our workshop programs contributes towards our mission to provide a range

of community and cultural development opportunities for regional communities.

INFO

BOOKINGS

GIFT VOUCHERS

Bookings are essential with places filling fast.

For more information about each workshop,

to book tickets and any of the options listed

below visit our website:

www.wiredlab.org/wol2021

A Gift Voucher can be purchased for

a specific workshop or for a certain

amount for recipients to choose their own

adventure(s). From personal thank yous

to corporate gifting we can provide a

voucher electronically or a beautifully

presented gift certificate.

ACCESSIBILITY

GROUP BOOKINGS

'DINE & DISCOVER' -

2 x $25 VOUCHERS

'CREATIVE KIDS' -

$100 VOUCHERS

BUSHFIRE SUBSIDY

NSW TEACHER

PROFESSIONAL

DEVELOPMENT

COVID-19

We endeavour to make our workshops as

accessible as possible. If you have specific

access needs please contact us before

purchasing a ticket.

Make a booking of 4 or more and a

10% discount applies at the checkout.

We are a registered provider of the NSW

Government ‘Dine & Discover’ Program,

which entitles NSW residents to 2 x

$25 ‘Discover’ vouchers.

We are a registered provider of the NSW

Government ‘Creative Kids’ program, which

annually provides a $100 voucher towards

creative activities. Our workshops have

varying age requirements so please

contact us before enrolling.

Thanks to donations, our ‘pay it forward’

scheme and a wonderful partnership with

Casteleden Co we offer subsidised and free

workshop places to those impacted by the

Dunns road bushfires. A brief EOI is required

to self nominate or nominate a friend.

Many teachers across a range of subject

areas have recorded our workshops as

‘Teacher Identified PD’ towards their

accreditation requirements.

We prioritise health and safety. We are a

registered Covid Safe organisation with a

Covid-Safe plan and will continue to follow

health advice from the NSW Government.



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 2021

JUNE

SAT 05

Ceramics - Hand Building and Jewellery

PG 06

SUN 06

Willow Weaving

PG 07

SAT 19

Kokedama Hanging Plants

PG 08

SAT 19

Terrarium - A World In A Jar

PG 09

JULY

SUN 25

Social Media

PG 10

Charity Partnership

Gentle on the planet.

Gentle on ourselves.

Gentle on each other.

$10 from the range

of Charity Partnership

products and 5% of

all other sales goes

toward our Bushfire

Subsidy Program

www.castleden.co

Castleden Co is an authorised fundraiser for

The Wired Lab Culture Trust, CFN/25774

AUG

Kimo Estate

SAT 07

SAT 07

SAT 07

SUN 08

SAT 14

SUN 15

SUN 22

SAT 28

SAT 28

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

Jugiong

Memorial Hall

Ceramics - Hand Building and Jewellery

Make Your Own Resin Earrings

An Evening Of Resin Art

Polymer Clay Jewellery

A Bird In The Hand - Bird Illustration

A Bird In The Bush - Bird Illustration

Photography - Landscapes

Knotless Netting & Sculptural Looping

Random Weave A Nesty Basket

299 Riverside Drive, Jugiong NSW 2726

1218 Nangus Road, Gundagai NSW 2722

PG 06

PG 12

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PG 11

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PG 18



CERAMICS -

HAND BUILDING

AND JEWELLERY

Emma Fleetwood,

The Seasonal

Ceramicist

$240

Sat 5 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat 7 Aug

10:00am - 12:00pm

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn:

■ Simple hand building techniques to make

one stoneware piece – either a cup, vase,

planter, bowl or plate.

■ Tissue transfer and underglaze painting

techniques to decorate two pieces of

porcelain jewellery – such as a pendant

and a pair of big dangly earrings.

Each participant will complete one

homeware item and two jewellery pieces,

which will be taken home by Emma to be

glazed, fired to 1220C, and returned by post

directly to you.

Introductory class suitable for beginners.

Materials and postage included in ticket

price.

WILLOW WEAVING

Penny Kerr

$200

WILLOW WEAVING - PEAR

Sun 6 June

10:00am – 12:30pm

WILLOW WEAVING -

DRAGONFLY

Sun 6 June

2:00pm-4:30pm

In this 2.5 hour workshop you will learn:

■ About harvesting willow and its history of

use in woven forms;

■ Basic willow weaving techniques and how

to apply them to different shapes; and

■ How to weave onto an existing frame

template, creating a visually striking piece

specific to your interests.

Each participant will take home a

substantial, decorative, handmade woven

form, for display in the house or garden,

and woven using locally sourced willow.

Introductory class suitable for beginners.

All materials provided.

Jugiong Memorial Hall

Jugiong Memorial Hall

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KOKEDAMA

HANGING PLANTS

Tammy Huynh,

Leaf An Impression

$220

Sat 19 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn:

■ How to make and care for your own

Kokedama. Originating from Japan, this

ancient art is a twist on indoor planting

and involves binding a plant in moss and

twine, transforming plants into mini works

of art.

■ How to fashion a twine hanger to

creatively display your new kokedama.

■ There will also be time during the

workshop for plenty of plant related Q&A.

Each attendee will leave with 2 x

kokedamas (one small; one large) and a

twine hanger to display their new creation.

Introductory class suitable for beginner

green thumbs.

All materials provided.

TERRARIUM - A

WORLD IN A JAR

Tammy Huynh,

Leaf An Impression

$240

Sat 19 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn:

■ How to create a whole new world -

in a glass jar!

■ How to carefully arrange all the layers in

your terrarium, which plants to select, how

to position them, and most importantly, how

to make it thrive.

■ Terrariums can be themed with figurines

which you are welcome to bring along.

Each attendee will leave with their

very own mini plant world in the form

of a Terrarium.

Introductory class suitable for beginner

green thumbs.

All materials provided.

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9



SOCIAL MEDIA

David Ferguson,

Kimo Estate

$200

In this 4 hour workshop you will learn:

■ What to post and when to post it

analysing your posts to refine your audience.

■ Using Hashtags to target the audience

you want and that want you.

■ External apps to help you make decisions

and make things look great.

■ Partnerships and Influencers, who do you

want and how do you get them.

PHOTOGRAPHY -

LANDSCAPES

David Ferguson,

Kimo Estate

$200

In this 4 hour workshop you will learn:

■ How to compose, frame and capture the

best landscape photos;

■ Use of time of day, and incidental objects

to create maximum interest;

■ Which camera states and D-SLR settings

best suit landscape photography; and

■ How to use editing software for

maximum benefit.

Sun 25 July

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Kimo Estate

Participants will take home lots of practical

how-to tips on the business of social

media and what it can do for you.

An ideal workshop for small and/or startup

businesses operating from a regional

setting, and suited to beginners through to

those experienced with social media.

Please bring your smartphone, or the device

best used to upload to your social media

profiles.

Sun 22 August

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Kimo Estate

Throughout the workshop each attendee will

have the chance to put into practice what

they learn and discuss their results with

David and fellow participants.

Introductory class suitable for beginners

and enthusiastic amateur photographers.

Please bring a digital SLR camera you are

familiar with. A smart phone with a highquality

camera is also recommended.

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RESIN EARRINGS

MASTERCLASS

Nadine Sharpe,

Own Sweet Time

$220

Sat 7 August

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn:

■ The step by step process of how to cast

in resin, a skill you will be able to continue

using at home.

■ A number of creative casting techniques,

including how to use colour, then moving

on to more creative techniques such as

metallic powders, glitter, sparkly confetti,

gold leaf and more.

■ Hand sanding techniques and the

assembly of the earrings.

Each participant will leave with at least 4

pairs of ready to wear earrings that will

definitely be one of a kind!

Introductory class suitable for beginners

and experienced resin artists.

All materials provided.

AN EVENING OF

RESIN ART

Nadine Sharpe,

Own Sweet Time

$250

Sat 7 August

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn:

■ How to decorate a cheese board and set

of coasters with resin;

■ The design and creation process of a

resin artwork using different techniques;

■ How to use resin, pigments and other

materials to create your artwork on a

specially designed resin board.

Each participant will decorate a

cheeseboard and a set of coasters which

will be returned by post directly to your

home once the resin is cured.

Introductory class suitable for beginners

and experienced resin artists.

Materials and postage included in

ticket price

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13



POLYMER CLAY

JEWELLERY

Nadine Sharpe,

Own Sweet Time

$300

In this 6 hour workshop you will learn:

■ How to make a variety of beads, exploring

the technical side of polymer clay;

■ Working with colour, marbling and adding

colour to the surface of your pieces;

■ Different ways to embellish beads and

how to add a variety of texture;

■ Finishing and stringing options;

■ The confidence to continue creating with

polymer clay at home.

A BIRD IN THE

HAND - BIRD

ILLUSTRATION

Peter Marsack

$250

In this 6 hour workshop you will learn:

■ Understanding the structure of a bird

■ Use of references when drawing and

painting birds

■ Choice and use of paper/board, paints

and brushes

■ How to build the foundation and add

detail for an accurate illustration;

■ Various gouache painting techniques.

Sun 8 August

10:00am - 4:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

Each attendee will leave with a collection

of completed pieces some will have been

baked at during the workshop and others

will be packaged to cure at home.

Introductory class suitable for beginners

and experienced clay users.

All materials provided.

Sat 14 August

10:00am - 4:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

Each attendee will create a realistic

painting of a familiar native bird.

An introductory workshop suitable

for beginners and those familiar with

watercolour and/or gouache painting.

Please check materials list online.

14

15



A BIRD IN THE

BUSH - BIRD

ILLUSTRATION

In this 6 hour workshop you will learn:

■ Approaches to field sketching and the

use of references

■ Understanding the structure of a bird and

how to draw key shapes

KNOTLESS NETTING

& SCULPTURAL

LOOPING

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn:

■ How to use a 'cordage' technique to make

string out of leaves and grasses

■ Which soft fibres can be used to make a

string bag

Peter Marsack

$250

Sun 15 August

10:00am - 4:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

■ How to build a painting that places a bird

in its habitat.

■ Various watercolour and gouache

techniques.

Each attendee will create a realistic

painting of a familiar native bird.

An introductory workshop suitable for

beginners, those familiar with watercolour

and/or gouache painting and who attended

previous days ‘Bird in Hand’ workshop.

Please check materials list online.

Harriet Goodall

$275

Sat 28 August

9:00am –12:00pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

■ Up to three stitches increasing in

difficulty to make soft string bags or

pouches in the style of stretchy ‘billums’

■ Ideas to use with wire to create hard

looped structures or sculpture.

Each participant will leave with the

knowledge of how to make simple looped

bags or netted stones.

Introductory class suitable for beginners.

All materials and notes provided. However,

participants are encouraged to bring

ephemera of their own to incorporate into

their weaving.

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RANDOM WEAVE A

NESTY BASKET

Harriet Goodall

$275

Sat 28 August

1:30-4:30pm

Jugiong Memorial Hall

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn:

■ 'String making', or ‘cordage’ by hand

■ To make the body or form of a random

woven basket

■ Which plants in your garden and nearby

bushlands are suitable for foraging and

weaving

■ How to store, prepare, harvest and weave

plants from the garden

■ Techniques for control when making freeform

sculptural, organic pieces.

Each participant will leave with a random

woven art piece to hang or display and a

new way of looking at the plants around them.

Introductory class suitable for beginners and

intermediate weavers. Please check materials

list online. Participants are encouraged to

bring ephemera of their own to incorporate

into their weaving.

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SUNDAY 29 AUGUST

2021 DATES

SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER

SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER

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WIRED OPEN LABS

Offering a range of creative

opportunities, our 2021

WIRED OPEN LABS workshop

series will be sure to inspire,

while developing new skills

and social networks.

THE WIRED LAB

THE WIRED LAB is an artist

led organisation evolving

interdisciplinary art practices

in rural Australia. We connect

international and local artists

with communities in new ways.

Our activities range from skills

development for young people,

seniors, emerging and mid

career artists, to the creation,

presentation, publication and

promotion of new works and

major live art projects.

www.wiredlab.org/wol2021

Photo: Emma Fleetwood

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