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Gelli printing workshop at Camellia Gala Day Sunday 28th July

The Friends of Lisgar Garden invite you to:

A nature-themed Monoprinting workshop,
with artist and printmaker Michelle Mabbott.

The art workshops have two time spots: 11.00 – 12.30 and 2.00 – 3.30.
The art workshops will involve Gelli printing cards/envelopes; plus there will be colour-in sheets. Each session is 15-20 minutes long and a donation to cover the cost of materials – $2, $1, 50c. You will have the pleasure to bring back home a Gelli printing artwork.

The workshop consists of an introduction on Gelatine Plate Printmaking, Monoprinting and Ghost Prints. Then the guests are invited to collect natural materials for printing, within Lisgar Garden.

Gelatine Plate Monoprinting without a printing press is an easy and immensely productive artform for all children and adults to enjoy.

This workshop encourages artistic creativity and an appreciation for nature combined. Simple materials give unique and satisfying results.

The process is immediate, with room for personal challenge and improvement to the prints produced.

Camellia Gala Day – Sunday 26th July 2015 from 11:00 to 15:00

Time: 11:00-15:00, Sunday 26th July 2015

Thanks to Anri Okukawa. Picture Copyright Arnaud Gits
Our model Anri Okukawa wearing a traditional Japanese kimono in Lisgar Garden

Free Admission.
Purchase a French Crepe or bring your own picnic.  Hot drinks available for a donation. No ATM on site, bring Cash!

The Friends of Lisgar Gardens and Hornsby Council  invite you to our 20th edition of the Camellia Gala Day.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Stephen Utick, Secretary of Camellias Australia, International Camellia Society Director for Australia, Walter Hazlewood Award of Honour
> From 11:30 to 12:00, Dr Stephen Utick will talk about rare camellias species

> From 12:00 to 12:30, Dr Stephen Utick will run a guided tour of Lisgar Gardens, focusing on rare Camellia species.

Guest Speaker: Jim Powell, Dip of Horticulture, Past President of Camellias Australia, National Camellia Champion.
> From 13:00 to 14:15, Jim Powell will explain how to grow, prune and propagate your camellias. You will be able to ask questions… and get answer from a Camellia specialist!

Ikebana demonstration: Sandy Marker, Sogetsu Ikebana teacher, 2015 Norman and Mary Sparnon scholarship winner for Australia. Sogetsu Ikebana is a school of Japanese art of flower arrangement.
> From 14:30 to 15:00, Sandy Marker will offer a demonstration of Sogetsu Ikebana.

Origami Workshop: Hanae Bansemer, experienced Japanese Origami artist
> From 12:30 to 13:00, Hanae Bransemer will run an Origami workshop. Learn how to create a camellia out of paper. Workshop suitable for kids and adults.

Botanical Cards and prints by botanical artist
Annie Hughes
 will be on sale

Accessible (lift/ inclinator) to wheelchairs and prams
Guessing Competition – win a camellia
Proceeds to the Friends of Lisgar Gardens