Watercolour: Shimmers and Light

Thursday, November 16 - Thursday, November 30

In this series, Susan will share her techniques and knowledge for creating light, shimmer and shine in your watercolour paintings. Susan will gently guide you to achieve successful results by demonstrating techniques including using strong colour contrasts, dark against light, and warm and cool colours. Please bring your keen, open mind to expressing works of art with exaggerated colours!

Chigiri-e Paper Art Series

Friday, November 17 - Friday, November 24

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form using pieces of hand-dyed washi paper to create beautiful and detailed images. The result resembles a watercolour painting with a delicate texture. In this hands-on, creative art two-session workshop, you will practice handcrafting skills, learn step-by-step Chigiri-e paper techniques and create two art pieces. Supplies included.

Growing From Your Groceries

Saturday, November 18 10.00am - 12.00pm

Have you ever pondered the potential of the seeds and scraps from the fruits and vegetables you consume? Instead of discarding them, consider the possibility of growing new plants from them. Join presenter Neill McCallum for an interactive session filled with hands-on activities. Neill will guide you through the fascinating process of successfully cultivating pineapples, avocados, and a variety of other plants from common grocery items. We invite participants to bring along their own collection of seeds to actively participate in this enlightening experience.

Botanical Syrup-Making

Sunday, November 19 10.00am - 12.00pm

Unlock your garden’s potential to craft cocktails, mocktails and teas. Discover the versatile flavours of fruit, flowers, leaves, and seeds that make fantastic edible syrups you can use for delightful drinks to enjoy with friends and family. During this presentation, you can taste a range of flavoured cordials from leaves, flowers, fruits and vegetables and learn about various plants’ benefits, growing and harvesting tips for your planned garden additions, and recipes for your future harvest.

Ivy Basket Weaving

Saturday, November 25 10.00am - 12.00pm

Discover the art of crafting baskets and trivets from invasive English ivy. In this hands-on experience, you will learn all the steps of collecting, preparing and weaving ivy. Enjoy refreshments while you connect with fellow participants. You’ll leave with your very own completed ivy creation. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided.