17 Feb New art workshop program
An exciting mix of in person and remote workshops for 2022
We have been working with local artist Delyce England for a number of years to bring a diverse range of creative workshops, group activities and learning opportunities.
Delyce has a broad range of talents and skills, including teaching and group facilitation. We are so fortunate that Delyce not only has these skills but also the community spirit to donate her time and breadth of knowledge for our benefit! Read below for our recent interview and volunteer profile on Delyce.
With Delyce, we have designed our art workshop program for the first half of the year.
With funding secured in 2020, we can continue to provide these workshops free of charge or with a nominal fee. Donations of $5 towards venue hire is appreciated but not mandatory.
All materials and equipment required will be provided free of charge.
Please note that fees for workshop attendance will be introduced in July 2022 as our funding draws to a close.
These workshops have been incredibly popular. The February workshops booked out within 24 hours of opening registration. To ensure you don’t miss out on these opportunities, please sign up for our enewsletter and follow us on Facebook and you will be notified when registration opens for future workshops.
Art Workshop Program February to June 2022
All face-to-face workshops are being held at Corangamite Arts Pavilion, Camperdown Showgrounds.
February 2022: The Waterfall Art Study (in person)
10am-12pm Saturday 19th February booked out
1-3pm Wednesday 23rd February booked out
March 2022: Jellyfish Art Study (in person)
10am-12pm Saturday 19th March bookings open 9am 4th March
1-3pm Wednesday 23rd March bookings open 9am 4th March
April 2022: ANZAC Poppies Art Study (digital workshop via Remote Social Local)
Running from 1st April – 21st April with option to include finished artwork on display as a part of Camperdown RSL ANZAC Day commemoration.
All materials will be supplied in a take home workshop kit, to be collected from community house between 9am-1pm on Friday 1st April unless otherwise arranged.
Bookings open 9am 15th March
Free workshop kit collection from community house between 9am-1pm Friday 1st April
May 2022: Water Lilles (in person)
10am-12pm Saturday 21st May bookings open 9am 29th April
1-3pm Wednesday 25th May bookings open 9am 29th April
June 2022: Fungi Forest in Ink (in person)
10am-12pm Saturday 18th June bookings open 9am 27th May
1-3pm Wednesday 22nd June bookings open 9am 27th May
Bookings and information at Community House Workshop website.
We have the following COVID-safe practices in place:
- Proof of double vaccination required
- Masks to be worn indoors at all times
- Limited places and social distancing
- Running each workshop twice to keep numbers down at each individual session
- Reducing workshop time to 2 hours
- BYO refreshments, none served on day
- Use of Corangamite Arts Pavilion / larger venue
Tutor Volunteer Profile
Delyce has lived in Camperdown for 7 years. She and her husband James previously lived in Geelong and Perth.
“Everything you want to do in Camperdown you can do, there are so many clubs and activities and everyone is so friendly. There is that lovely feeling of community”
Delyce has had a lot of experience in teaching and the creative arts. “I was a school teacher. I did a lot of drawing, pottery, and jewellery making for myself but painting was always my favourite thing to do. I taught adults painting and moved to teaching belly dancing for many years before returning to the fine arts”.
Delyce has also travelled overseas to teach, as well as in just about every state in Australia. In May of this year, Delyce will be heading to Ngambi to teach.
One of Delyce’s favourite thing about teaching, especially in a community context, is seeing people build confidence, and you will always here her state the “there are no mistakes in art” at every workshop we hold. Delyce breaks things down and communicates in such a clear and supportive way when teaching, that all levels of experience are catered for.
Delyce believes that anyone can get creative, no matter how much experience you’ve had, “you can become absorbed into whatever project you are working in and it gives you a break from every day worries of life”.
There are many recognised links between the arts and mental health and well-being, and our workshop series with Delyce is about connection, community, creativity, learning something new, having some fun and celebrating where we live.