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June with Renew Leichhardt

4 June 2015 | Posted in: arts, Events, gallery, Leichhardt

June might be the start of winter but that hasn’t stopped our Renew Leichhardt projects from creating an exciting program of activities featuring weekly workshops, exhibition openings and special event.

Recently opened spaces, Skyfire Studio and Flourish & Baird Studio, have transformed their empty spaces into creative places that await you!


Skyfire Studio art gallery and workshop space are proud to announce the launch of its first exhibition of contemporary works, PULSE.

Join in the celebrations at their exhibition opening on Saturday 13th June from 6pm.

Banjo Lessons in Skyfire Studio

To find out more about the innovative and fun workshop program, such as Banjo Lessons ran by Skyfire Studio, visit their website.

You can find Skyfire Studio within Shop 10 at The Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt.
What’s new on Norton Street?
F & B Decorative Finishes at Shop 147 Norton Street, Leichhardt.

If you frequent Norton Street, you may have noticed F & B Decorative Finishes have recently transformed their space into a studio with stunningly restored furniture. Sandy Baird, owner of F&B, will also host paint finishing workshops which start this month.

A series of paint finish ‘Taster Workshops’ are available. These fun and hands on mini courses are a great introduction to Decorative Paint Finishes. Each class covers 2 different Paint Finish techniques, including antiquing, gilding, polished plaster and many other finishes.

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With over 20 years experience in the industry, Sandy Baird will share her expertise and tricks of the trade in these fun, hands on classes
The F&B Taster classes are a great way to have fun while learning something new. Perfect for a hens day, work groups or the home renovator and decorator. For more details visit the F&B Facebook Page or contact Sandy on 0407 063 388.

Wyld & Whimsy have a full schedule of crafty June Workshops
including weekly MUMS’N’BUBS and after school kids classes!

A ‘wyld and whimsy workshop’ is a fun way to get to know the various ways in which simple materials can be assembled, embellished and quite often re-made into delightful new artworks, gifts or household items. Upcycling is what it’s all about!

With an exciting array of ever-changing classes, Skye from Wyld & Whimsy will be happy to accommodate your own suggestions. For more information visit their website or pop in to their shop at 149 Norton Street, Leichhardt.

The Backyard Network held their opening party last month and Matt Moore is the entrepreneur behind this exercise in exchange. The Backyard Network focus on the re-use of natural, and artificial resources, and sustainable living.
Matt has worked as an artist for 25 years and then exploring his green passion and recycling materials with local community gardens and other projects at the Addison Road Community Centre. Thus, Matt’s workshops are focused on creative re-use, design, and real-world sustainable living and after-school and holiday sessions designed to develop creative thinking and problem solving. Visit their Facebook Page for more details or call Matt on 0435 169 672.

What’s happening at The Rizzeria this month?
Collage Cult is a free fortnightly event for collage enthusiasts who meet to share materials, cutting mats and cake. When you experience the extremely addictive and relaxing effects of collaging, you’ll understand why they’re a cult.

Collage image by Beau & Bastian.

Collage image by Beau & Bastian.Collage

The next next is this Sunday 7 June. Join the Facebook event here.

Wednesday Nights Life Drawing
lifedrawingLife drawing is a great way for aspiring artists to study shape, perspective, tone, line, and the human form. Join us at The Rizzeria Wednesday nights for life drawing sessions from 6-8pm. These sessions are not instructional, but basic drawing materials, models and a glass of wine are provided.  For enquiries and bookings, contact Leigh Rigozzi 0439 327 856.

rizzeria exhibition
Cassandra, Lahuta & Robin At The Rizzeria invite you to their graduation exhibition!

Come & celebrate with drinks & snacks on the opening night on Friday 19 June from 6pm. The exhibition will be on display until Thursday 2 July.

terrariumMake Your Own Terrarium!
Create your own mini garden in a jar or other vessel. All materials supplied but feel free to bring your own special jar, little decorations, plants etc. This workshop is open to both kids and adults. The cost is $15 per terrarium.

writing workshop

The Writing Workshop is delivering as series of new workshops for adults. This hands-on, exercise-based creative writing course will help you create settings, events and characters for an extended work of fiction.

Bernard Cohen will run a special introductory course on 3rd and 10th June, 10.00am – 1.00pm each day. Bernard is the award-winning author of five novels and a children’s picture book. His latest novel, The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies, is shortlisted for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing (winner to be announced late June). Find out more here.

electro workshopTonight, Makers Place are hosting Electrocraft – Electronics for Women and Girls, from 6:30pm until 9pm.

If you’re looking for learning informally about electronics in a social setting, the Electrocraft Meet-Ups is for you!
The Meet-Ups are every first thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 9pm.

Depending on the meet-ups, some topics are proposed. You can also find more information here.

1431495482713MAKING COMMUNITY: Hands On Technology Workshop.

Join Irresistable Learning and Three Farm for a full day of hands on making. Learn to inspire children and young people with educational activities that engage their heads, hearts and minds.
In this workshop you will:
Be introduced to 3D printing
Participate in circuit building and hacking activities
Discover the secrets of how to run a successful maker workshop
Walk away with templates for running activities in your library, community centre or school
Understand how to resource and setup 3D printing and circuit building workshops in your organisation.
When: Monday, June 15, 2015 From 9:15am until 4:30pm.
Shop 39 Ground Floor Italian Forum 19-23 Norton St

For more information about each project, please visit our Project section of the website.