Are you a creative soul looking to explore a new medium? Are you looking for artistic inspiration? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Samford and Surrounds Art Trail and Open Studios 2019 is where you need to be.
Collated by Creative Samford Inc., the Samford and Surrounds Art Trail and Open Studios 2019 (held each weekend from June 1 - 23) is dedicated to showcasing local artistic works, developing the lively creative arts community and establishing Samford as a thriving art scene. This year the month long program includes a suite of creative workshops from textiles to block carving, hosted by local artists.
Creative Samford Inc. want their town to be seen the way they see it - a creative and fun place for budding artist to share their work and for eager art enthusiasts to swim in a sea of unique masterpieces. One of the things they offer at the Samford and Surrounds Art Trail and Open Studios 2019 – which is open for the public to join in on – is artistic workshops. You can choose from:
Each of these fun workshops are held by talented artists, so no matter what you want to do you will be in good hands and taught the right skills. Pre-booking is essential, so get in quick as workshops are very popular!
An exceptional artist, Christa Coetzee can paint with using just about anything, so it seems fitting that one of the workshops she hosts is Stick Drawings. Although, you won’t be asked to simply pick a stick up off the ground, what will be given instead, are hand crafted, organic and up-cycled drawing instruments. Christa also teaches a second workshop – The Contours of our Country – focused on enjoying art alongside a journey. It’s about finding a view and getting creative with it.
Learn from multi-media artist, Ann Russel. In her workshop, Introduction to Watercolour, you’ll learn a timeless way of creating art using easy techniques and beautiful colours. At the end of the workshop, you’ll walk away with your finished painting feeling proud of your accomplishment.
Working with many mediums including textiles, gouache, printmaking, acrylic and wax, Helen Evans has had such a successful career she now has two studios. Hosting two workshops during the Arts Trail month-long program, you can learn the ancient technique of encaustic or be introduced to watercolour and mindfulness.
As part of the Samford and Surrounds Art Trail and Open Studios 2019 program, you can hop on a bus to explore the Samford region, participate in workshops and meet local artists. The Art, Food, Wine Tour will showcase the splendours of the Art Trail, as wells as some of the best food and wine tasting near Brisbane. This foodie tour is the perfect way to spend a Saturday and features some of the best food, art and wine you’ll find in the Moreton Bay Region. The tour will be filled with artist studio tours, galleries, artist talks, shopping opportunities, amazing food and, of course, excellent wine.