Summer Fun in the Gallery – Port Macquarie

Make the most of your free time this month with a series of great chances to explore and learn at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. The Summer Fun in the Gallery series of events swings into action this week, offering lessons for would-be artists of all ages and tours of the gallery. It starts with the Sprouts series of art activities which runs on Thursdays for four weeks from January 7, with the one-hour sessions for 4-9-year-olds facilitated by local artist Lucy Pascale scheduled for 10am and 3pm each week.

Older artists can get some balance in their lives at the Craft & Cocktails sessions that start this Friday at 5.30pm. The schedule for the weekly classes is:
January 8 – Print Your Own Linen Tea Towel with Fiona Solley.
January 15 – Patterned Pot Planters with Gabriella Domin.
January 22 – Botanical Collage with Fiona Solley.
January 29 – Painted Patterns Artwork with Gabriella Domin.

The $30 price for each two-hour session includes one cocktail.

Lucy Pascale’s Sunday Drawing classes that start on January 10, will guide participants through multiple creative processes, providing inspiration, tuition and giving an enriched drawing experience.
The session schedule is:
January 10 – Learn the art of pastel drawing, layering of colours and optical mixing techniques.
January 17 – Be inspired by ink drawing using rice paper and traditional Japanese reed pens and brushes.
January 24 – Observational drawing, learn to master tone, light and shadow with objects from the natural world.
January 31 – Mixed media, experiment with a wide range of materials and textured papers to create dynamic drawing effects.

Classes run from 10am-12.30pm and cost $30.

Artists and learners of all abilities are welcome to the classes. Bookings are essential as places are limited. And if you would rather just look at the artworks on exhibition, free gallery tours will be held on four Saturdays throughout the month, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, at 11am.

Various times throughout January

Glasshouse Regional Gallery, 30-42 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie