NatureArt Lab

Studio Art Course: FLOWER COLLAGE: 17 - 31 May 2022 (Beginners - Intermediate)

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Create your own flower collage, and learn about the parts of a flower with award-winning professional artist Valerie Kirk.

Date: 17 - 31 May 2022

Days/Time: Tuesday afternoons, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, Canberra

Materials: All materials are included for this workshop for a small extra fee of $10 per person plus the cost of a small frame. 

Course Description: 

The starting point for this flower collage project will be looking at the structure and parts of flowers, often used in their identification. This will be done through looking at a key reference book, “Name that Flower – The Identification of Flowering Plants” which clearly illustrates the components and how they work together. From the visual information gained, we will produce sketch designs to work out a composition for the collage.

To produce hand coloured paper for the collage we will paint and print paper to achieve beautiful modulated colours in a range of lights and darks. A small work can be made as a greetings card to try out the papers and collage technique. Finally, decide on the composition and work with the prepared papers to create shapes for your background. You will have a beautiful flower collage which can then be framed in class.

Your Tutor

Valerie Kirk studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art, where she discovered woven tapestry. As a graduate she came to Australia and worked in the Australian Tapestry Workshop and travelled the country to teach in communities and colleges, work as an artist-in-residence, exhibit and lead community tapestry projects and textile tours. Between 1990-2017 she was a Senior Lecturer and Head of Textiles at the Australian National University.

During 2004-2019 she was commissioned to design and weave six major tapestries to celebrate Nobel/Japan/Kyoto Prizes in Science associated with the Australian National University. Awards such as the Australia Council New Work grant, ACT Creative Arts Fellowship, Muse Arts Woman of the Year Award and the Canberra Centenary Community Tapestry project mark substantial success and her artwork can be seen in collections nationally and internationally.

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