Award winning artist Lily Platts will host the Canberra in Colour painting session at Enlighten.

Learn new skills, connect and celebrate all things Canberra through creative expression.

08 March 2022

As we approach Canberra Day and reflect on what it means to call Canberra home, you’re invited to sharpen your creative skills through a series of community art workshops.

The workshops celebrate living in the capital, exploring the quirks of the city and provide you the opportunity to connect, create and learn new skills. Each program is suitable for beginner artists and there is no previous experience required. Whether you are a beginner or an expert creator, young or young at heart, you can get involved.

Some costs may apply and pre-registrations are required as numbers are limited for each workshop.

Canberra In Colour: Tea-Total Session at Enlighten
Hosted by the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, award winning artist Lily Platts will guide you through painting the iconic Canberra bus stop. Participants will learn visual art skills and add their own unique touches to create a work to keep and love. To top it off, local musician Rourke Puksand will also be performing while you create your piece.

Art supplies, a delicious grazing platter along with a selection of teas and sweet treats are all included in the program.

  • What: Canberra In Colour: Tea-Total Painting Session at Enlighten,
  • When: Monday 14 March. Two sessions available. 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
  • Where: Enlighten Festival at Commonwealth Park.
  • Who: Suitable for all abilities and family friendly.
  • Cost: $30 per person, bookings required.

For bookings are more information: https://enlightencanberra.com/program/canberra-in-colour-tea-total-workshop/

Canberra In Print is a Linocut print making workshop

Learn the skills of Linocut at the Canberra In Print Workshop

Canberra In Print
Join artist Sally Mumford for a linocut print making workshop and explore the layers of Canberra. Linocut printmaking involves carving a then inking and printing the image onto paper. The workshop will include drawing your own design into a sheet of linoleum, transferring it onto a lino block and learning techniques for carving the block, inking and printing.

  • What: Canberra In Print Linocut Workshop
  • When: Multiple sessions available:
    • Friday 11 March, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Saturday 12 March, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Monday 14 March, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Where: Canberra Museum and Gallery
  • Who: Suitable for all abilities. Ages 16+.
  • Cost: $10 per person, bookings required.

For bookings are more information: https://events.humanitix.com/canberra-day-workshop-canberra-in-print

Canberra In Fibre Glove example
Make art using new, found and recycled materials at the Canberra In Fibre workshop

Canberra In Fibre
Join fibre artist, Sharon Peoples, for a workshop making ‘gardening gloves’ inspired by her work in the exhibition, Connection Point. Participants will create a pair of gloves, from new, found and recycled papers that reflect Canberra gardens, landscapes, reserves. Simple stitching will be used to highlight and decorate the gloves. Participants are encouraged to bring maps, sheet music, tickets, tags, buttons, ribbons and any other treasured paper or scraps.

  • What: Canberra In Fibre Art Workshop
  • When: Multiple sessions available:
    • Saturday 12 March, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Mon 14 March, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Where: Canberra Museum and Gallery.
  • Who: Suitable for all abilities. Ages 16+.
  • Cost: Free, bookings required.

For bookings are more information: https://events.humanitix.com/canberra-day-workshop-canberra-in-fibre

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