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Peter Griffen workshops 2016

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2016
See listing for details

Charges apply

Face off BOOKED OUT

Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Sunday 24 July 2016, 1pm
Sunday 25 September 2016, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Auslan-intepreted talk and workshop: Drawing

For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors and their families

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Djorra (paper) I 2014 (detail) © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Sunday 25 September 2016, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Family workshop: An introduction to Chinese calligraphy

School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Stencil art demonstration

See stencil artist Luke Cornish painting in action

Image: Luke Cornish Father Bob (detail), Archibald Prize 2012 finalist

Saturday 10 September 2016, 11am
Wednesday 28 September 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Cafe foyer
Free

Children's access workshop: Drawing express

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Noel McKenna Animals I have known 2015-16 (detail) © Noel McKenna

Thursday 29 September 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Drop in and draw: October

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu Larrani 2014 © Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala

Saturday 1 October 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Lower level 2
Free

Clay Club

School holiday activity for teenagers

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Children's access workshop: Cut, colour, action

Artmaking for kids with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Colin Lanceley The dry salvages 1963-64 (detail) © Estate of Colin Lanceley. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Lines and meditations painting workshop

With Celia Gullett

Image: Ian Fairweather Anak Bayan 1957 (detail) © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 16 October 2016, 10am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Community access tour and workshop: Beyond words

For adults with specific needs

Image: Wang Zhen Nine years facing the wall late 1800s – early 1900s (detail)

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Drop in and collage

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: David Aspden Coast III 1978 (detail) © Karen Aspden

Wednesdays 5.30pm
12, 19 October 2016

Duration 1 hour
Location: Function space
Free

Japanese bookbinding workshop

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 23 October 2016, 10am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Artist talk and workshop: Eko Nugroho

Hear from the artist and make a zine

Image: Installation view of Eko Nugroho Lot lost 2013-15

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 5.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Tours for tots: Zoom in on nature

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

High-moon haiku

Free drop-in writing activity

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi The bottom of the bucket / which Lady Chiyo filled has fallen out / the moon has no home in the water (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Saturday 22, Sunday 23 October 2016, 2-3pm
(Saturday 29 October 2016 cancelled)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Drawing the collection 2016

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2016, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Drop in and draw: November

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Saturday 5 November 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Free

Drop in and make: Pieces of art

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Katherine Hattam The integrity of the personality 2014 (detail) © Katherine Hattam

Sundays 11am – 4pm
16 October, 6 November 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Workshops: Keeping it contemporary

With Karen O’Connor

Image: courtesy Karen O’Connor

Various Saturdays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Dance and creative movement workshop

Take a masterclass with Eileen Kramer

Image: Eileen Kramer. Photo: Cybele Malinowski

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Free

Absolute beginners 2016

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2016, 1pm
See listing for dates

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Printing under the sun

Solar-plate printmaking with Andrew Totman

Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

Sunday 20 November 2016, 10.15am

Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Community access tour and workshop: Drawing and experience

For adults with specific needs

Image: Richard Lewer It feels like an increased sensitivity… 2015 (detail) © Richard Lewer

Thursday 24 November 2016, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Art essentials 2016

With Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Life drawing 2016 BOOKED OUT

Classes at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm
Term 1: 13 February - 19 March 2016 (booked out)
Term 2: 7 May - 11 June 2016 (booked out)
Term 3: 6 August - 10 September 2016 (booked out)
Term 4: 22 October - 26 November 2016 (booked out)

Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

Follow the curve 2016 BOOKED OUT

Six-week drawing course at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley Studio with Whiteley’s Alchemy 1972-73 © Wendy Whiteley

Saturdays 1.30 - 3.30pm
Course 1: 13 February - 19 March 2016 (booked out)
Course 2: 7 May - 11 June 2016 (booked out)
Course 3: 6 August - 10 September 2016 (booked out)
Course 4: 22 October - 26 November 2016 (booked out)

Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

Tours for tots: Found, collected and assembled

Fun artmaking tours for 3-5 year olds

Thursday 24 and Tuesday 29 November 2016
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Drop in and draw: December

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Gilbert Bayes The offerings of war 1923 (detail)

Saturday 3 December 2016, 11am – 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free

Drop in and make: Fancy fish, beautiful birds

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Eight-panel 'Munjado-chaekkori’ screen 19th century (detail)

Sundays 11am – 4pm
20 November, 4 December 2016

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art Club 2016

For children aged 9-13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Kids Club 2016

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Make your own zine

Free activity for all ages during Gallery opening hours

Daily during Gallery opening hours
(School holiday activities: Monday-Friday 11am - 4pm, 26-30 September, 2-7 October 2016)

Location: Contemporary galleries
Free

Draw Rodin’s ‘The kiss’

Get intimate with a masterpiece

Image: Auguste Rodin The kiss 1901-04, Pentelican marble, 182.2 × 121.9 × 153 cm, Tate: purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate London, 2016

Thursdays 8.45am
10 November, 8 December 2016, 12 January 2017

Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Charges apply