Winner of summer art workshop

Shepparton resident Tanya Minotti is the winner of a free workshop from the Shepparton Art Museum “Summer Art Experience” series.

The competition asked people to submit 30 words on why they wanted to do a Summer Art workshop. Ms Minotti’s entry was “I often fantasize about creating sculptures and other useful things using clay but having six children (youngest is 16mo) I just don’t get to even get close to making anything!”

Ms Minotti chose the Holding Water Clay Workshop with local artist Angie Russi as her preference and will participate in the three-day workshop next week. “The workshop gives me an opportunity to meet others interested in clay and to learn more and contribute to my own personal development. With six children my time and opportunities are limited so it’s great to be able to do something for myself,” said Ms Minotti.

The workshop is one of four creative art workshops being held in Murchison from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 January. The workshops include Liquid Cipher Painting with Salvina Conti, The Handmade Paper and Print Workshop with Robyn Thompson, the Textile Workshop with Ilke White and the Angie Russi clay workshop.

The Handmade Paper and Print Workshop has limited places available however the other workshops are almost full. In the Paper workshop, participants will explore the surroundings of the Goulburn River to illuminate ideas for the production of a small illustrated story of landscape and place.

Using natural fibres found on location to create hand-made paper, participants will be tutored in lino carving and printing techniques to create a limited edition hand printed book or object.

Each workshop goes for three days from 10am to 4pm daily with each being taught by well-known artists. The cost of $320 per person ($300 for Friends of SAM) covers essential equipment, materials and some refreshments. For more information please contact SAM’s public program staff on 5832 9520 or 5832 9494. Numbers are limited so you need to act fast.