Collage Art Workshops – Threatened Species Day

A collage artwork featuring a large vase of black and white flowers, with yellow and black striped corroboree frogs amongst the blooms.  On the left of the image there is a person riding a Segway and wearing a full hazmat suit and respirator.  They are holding a machine in their hand.
Unfamiliar Home (detail) by Michele England

Collage Art Workshops – Threatened Species Day

Presented by Michele England

Registrations essential – $5 donation payable at the door

Woden Workshop

Saturday 3 September 2022, 10am-12pm

Pearce Community Centre

Belconnen Workshops

Saturday 10 September 2022, 10am-12pm

Belconnen Arts Centre

Saturday 10 September 2022, 1pm-3pm

Belconnen Arts Centre

Gungahlin Workshop

Saturday 17 September 2022, 1pm-3pm

Gunners Place Youth Centre

Tuggeranong Workshop

Saturday 24 September 2022, 10am-12pm

Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Be prepared to get creative with paints, printed paper, cutting and pasting.

Participants will make an A3 collage in a 2 hour workshop with a theme centred on National Threatened Species Day. Cost is $5, paid at the door to help pay for materials. The workshop will start with a brief introduction and discussion about locally threatened species. Following will be a short demonstration of some collage making ideas, including:

  • help with composition of your collage
  • tips on gluing your collaged papers
  • some simple painting ideas to add a flourish
  • printing techniques to embellish your collage

Then its your turn to unleash your creativity and utilise a variety of materials to make a unique collage piece to enjoy in your home or give as a gift.

At the workshop some pamphlets will be available regarding threatened species to help inform you of flora and fauna and issues in our local region.

A headshot of Michele England.  She is wearing glasses with large dark frames and smiling widely at the camera.  Her wavy, shoulder length hair is loosely framing her face.

About Michele England

Michele is an artist whose work investigates issues regarding the environment in which we depend. Michele is intently interested in making works that engage your eyes, body and mind. Her artisistic output is mostly paintings, textiles, printing or small sculpture. The paintings often use a collage aesthetic to combine imagery, painting techniques, pattern and forms. Michele also enjoys combining the practices of art and craft. This pursuit produces works that utilises craft techniques with everyday objects to make interesting metamorphoses and contextual changes to these objects.

Instagram: @eon.artlife


More info

These workshops are presented by Michele England, with support from Australian Conservation Foundation, Conservation Council (ACT region), Vinnies (Canberra and Goulburn), The Green Shed and Belco Arts, Gungahlin Arts, Tuggeranong Arts and Woden Arts.