03 August 2008

Judy Wilkenfeld teaching in Melbourne

My sister Marg and I have invited internationally recognised, Aussie artist, Judy Wilkenfeld to Melbourne to teach a two day workshop "Book of Memories" .

Preserving our precious memories, photo’s and memorabilia in a book form is the theme for our workshop. We will spend 2 days creating a book starting from 2 antique book covers. It will be very dimensional. The inner book will be made accordion style especially good for newbie’s to mixed media books.

We all have our favourite photos and memorabilia of/from family and or those closest to us. My experience with documenting people’s life stories reveals that we only need a few photos and or items to preserve the memories. You will learn how to use symbolism, colour, texture, found objects and your memorabilia to tell the story of those nearest and dearest to you – WITHOUT WORDS.
Techniques you will learn to apply:
Binding a book from cover boards
The ageing of fabrics, papers, images and metals
The adhering of dimensional mixed media items
The use and application of mica and acrylics
The use of symbolism
Working with wire
The creation of a shadow box
Layering of mixed media objects

Dates: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, 2008
Venue: U3A Knox Inc. Parkhills Campus, Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully
Times: 9.00am – 4.30pm daily
Cost: $395 including morning and afternoon teas, and lunches

For more info or to book contact:
Kathy kathyata@yahoo.com.au OR
Marg byrnemargaretm@yahoo.com

You can see more pictures of this beautiful book on Judy's blog under the heading Fair Maid of Perth