REPORT on the Swanleigh Weekend
An amazing group of women came together in an old boarding house at Swanleigh and worked almost non stop with shifts or workers keeping the lights burning until 1.00am each night in the Drift Inn – a wet area created from the old boarding venue’s kitchen 🙂
It was a feast of sharing and demonstrating, questioning, trialling, investigating, problem solving, laughing and of course a lot of networking, eating, drinking and socialising.
Feedback included comments such as
” a wonderful informative weekend and networking. New ideas and new contacts.”
“such a beneficial time, every moment was worthwhile”
“would love to come back and continue to soak up ideas and info from some fabulous and very talented artists / teachers”
“I forgot this was PD! A real treat for me as an artist”
“What fun being the student! Hope my kids have this much fun in my art classes!”
“I am amazed at the info gained through working on projects and problem solving along the way with so much support and advice”
“Who needs outside presenters when we have such a wealth of knowledge and generosity of spirit, to make a weekend like this just work so superbly. Bouquets to all involved – presenters, demonstrators, IT fixerupperers, coffee makers, cleaners… A magic mix of people and talents.”
“Let’s do this again!!!”
Maybe a few pictures can help give you an idea of the intensity and motivation as we all moved around the designated wet and prep spaces in the Drift Inn.
SWANLEIGH WEEKEND RETREAT
A focus on ‘wet area artwork’ units of work for Primary Art Studios, featuring
- Clay – creating, decorating and glazing
- Australian Curriculum – making links to these units and referencing the three cross curricula areas.
- Artist’s talk by Penny Bovell re contemporary printmaking artists. (Arts on the Move)
Swanleigh Conference Centre
58 Yule Avenue, Middle Swan, WA 6056
12.00pm Friday to 5.00pm – Sunday 26 – 28 July
Cost: $220 members $260 Non-members