HEAPS of classes, courses and workshops as promised… It’s on for young and old at the ARTspace!!!

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FINALLY a full school holiday program at the ARTspace. You asked, and we heard you… 
This post contains an absolute HEAP of upcoming courses, classes and workshops! It’s text heavy, but read on – there’s something for everyone…I couldn’t fit everything on here, but if you need more information, you are ALWAYS welcome to give me a buzz, or contact the relevant hosts directly. Information will be also on www.redolivestudio.com and www.undergroundartspace.com.
Phew! Hitting send. Just in time to chill for a lovely Mothers Day…. I hope…???? 
July School Holidays 1st-11th July
Please find attached all you need to know about our many fabulous classes for your little people in the July school holidays. We’ve got everything from acrylic and water colour painting, through to polymer clay necklace making and candle making. Huge range of classes for varying ages. Classes are kept small so get in quick. If we have heaps of interest for particular classes, we can divide groups into morning and afternoon classes. 
Application form is attached with this email so you can print and post, or I’ve left it unlocked so you can fill it and flick it back to me. 50% deposit is required upon booking to secure your space. Judging by the responses we had to my last email, I’m expecting them to fill fast. We can’t wait 🙂
Kere 0424 604 603 or email kere@redolivestudios.com (or hit reply)
July Art class planning
COURSE 5 with Rachel Carroll begins May 26th (4 week course)
Rachels classes have been super popular with many repeat attendees. She is always open to having new members join the class, and teaches in such a way that everyone is comfortable at their own personal level. Suits beginners through to experienced Artists. Book quickly – as the regulars fill up fast!
Rachel 0423 982 349 or email rc_artist@hotmail.com
2014 painting and drawing at underground artspace
EXPRESS YOURSELF – new regular younger folk classes with Dawn Kemp
Term 1 (4 weeks) beginning Tuesday 27th May or Saturday 31st May
Term 2 (8 weeks) beginning Tuesday 15th July or Saturday 19th July
Dawn is a resident of the ARTspace, and shares my own philosophies about creating a zone for children to explore and experiment. Dawn brings much technical knowledge, experience and background theory to the class – but supports the interpretation of said knowledge within each person. Classes run Tuesdays 4-6pm (ages 6-12) and Saturdays 2-4pm (ages 13 +)
Dawn 0413 619 420 or email expressyourself_syd@outlook.com
Sundays 15th and 22nd June
Vivianne brings a wealth of technical knowledge relating to all aspects of Art, and is the consummate explorer. Her strength, and passion is bringing out the creative within each person, and working within their own styles and tastes. Vivianne will provide the information and tools to support you along your continuing or beginning creative journey in a space that let you figure out who YOU are as a creative person. (Adult classes)
Vivianne 0417 450 744 or email viv2go-art@yahoo.com.au
Viv Workshop
GETTING YOURSELF OUT THERE with Gabby Malpas (Q&A session for Artists)
Dates to be advised. 
Course covers all the littles things you don’t even know you need to low from being noticed, dealing with Galleries, how to present yourself and your work. Gabby’s extensive International experience in both the Art and corporate world make for an amazing session, jam packed full of interesting information. Expressions of interest. 
Gabby 0423 470 831 or email gabby@gabbymalpas.com
*Getting yourself out there FLIER
Dates to be advised. 
To learn the basic techniques and principles of watercolour and complimentary art techniques.  The course will cover basic information such as paper, materials, where to buy, how to present your work and how to build a picture. The emphasis is to learn by watching and doing and to complete a small project. This course can be designed for both children and adult workshops. Expressions of interest. 
Gabby 0423 470 831 or email gabby@gabbymalpas.com

*Getting your Watercolour Mojo on

NEWS: ‘Lost’ Exhibition, Flourish Arts 39 Cameron Street Birchgrove THIS WEEKEND and next lots of ARTspace Art classes!

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 Hey Gang,

Just a quick note from me. I’m very excited to be taking part in a group show this weekend at Flourish Arts in Birchgrove. It promises to be incredibly diverse, and it’s always exciting to ‘cross the bridge’ and wave my wares somewhere away from the Northern Beaches. It’s actually been awhile – in fact only 2-3 times since I became an ‘Insular Peninsula’ in 2006. Would love to see you there. Adrian and I are manning the Gallery Sunday afternoon, so come join us for a quick bubbly. 
Further to that it’s been so much fun having Rachel and her uber creativity at the ARTspace. There’s more information about the glorious Lisa Woolfe and her course also. They’re taking bookings NOW for term 2 so please contact them with interest. 
Also, on another exciting front – Gabby Malpas is sending an expressions of interest class for doing some classes at the ARTspace. I can not WAIT for these. So exciting. Please see attachment for more info. But following for important dates and info! Let Gabby know ASAP if you’re interested – her classes over the bridge book out super quickly!
Gabby Malpas email: gabby@gabbymalpas.com or phone: 0423 470 83 1  
Date proposed:  Sat/Sun 29-30 March, Sat/Sun 19-20 April, During the Easter Holidays.
Rachel Carroll email: artclassesnorthernbeaches@gmail.com or phone: 0423 982 349 
Dates proposed: 24th March – 14th April (Monday Evenings 6.30-8.30pm)

                         26th March – 16th April (Wednesday mornings 10.00 – 12.30pm)



Gabby Malpas – Prints on Canvas

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“Poppies” by Gabby Malpas

As you know, Adrian and I have had the pleasure of working with some pretty incredibly Artists since we made the big foray in to both retail and Gallery life. Among them, we discovered Gabby Malpas who first showed with the underground ARTspace in 2010, and has remained a loyal Artist and firm friend ever since.

Gabby’s unique style isas breathtaking as the quality of her work, her presentations – and her rich vibrant colours are as huge as her personality.

Gabby has a fantastic website which you should certainly check out, and has recently (after a long long time researching, sampling and working to get the right supplier both in ethics and quality) released her line of Cotton Canvas Prints. Not only are they fabulous – the price is simply extraordinary. You can’t afford to miss this!

The image attached is the one we will be purchasing for our daughter Lanya’s Christmas or Birthday. We have long since made it a point to buy Lanya things of substance as opposed to plastic bits and bobs that ultimately end up in landfill.  Let’s face it, to my (very biased) mind Art heads that category…We are blessed to have a child that agrees, and appreciates Art as we do.

The following is taken from Gabby’s website:

At present I am offering three sizes:

A2 – 40cm x 60cm = $100.00AU
A1 – 60cm x 84cm = $200AU
A0 – 84cm x 119cm = $300.00AU

Each print is produced in waterproof oil-based inks on cotton canvas stretched over a wooden frame.  I have chosen the materials for their natural feel (cotton, rather than nylon), and for their durability.  Please keep artworks out of direct sunlight so ensure the colours stay bright for many years.

Below is a small selection of works I have available as prints on canvas.  Nearly every work I have produced can be printed – if you see something you like, please get in touch.

Please also be aware that as this item is produced overseas there will be a lead time of a few weeks if I do not have one already in stock.