The Alchemy of Assemblage
The Alchemy of Assemblage
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Join artist & author Pia Jane Bijkerk at one of Sydney’s most beautiful antique and restoration warehouses, Elements I Love, on Saturday August 27, 2016 for an enchanting winter workshop to ignite your creative spirit through“The Alchemy of Assemblage”. While enjoying champagne and nibbles, you’ll acquire the knowledge to create your own piece of personal art on wood using a collection of elements you love. Learn how to be creative in your everyday life with natural and found materials.
Through the process of creating your own assemblage board (collage on wood), Pia will guide you on how to recognise and follow your intuition, allowing your creative spirit to flow freely - a technique you’ll be able to practice and strengthen over time. Using your own small found objects as well as a selection of collected materials, Pia will help you discover how to approach a creative project by guiding you through making your own beautiful and evocative collage: “…like bringing to life one of the pages from my book, My Heart Wanders” writes Pia.
To accompany the items you bring with you, there’ll be a selection of materials to add to your board including cloth, paper, tacks, string, feathers, shells, and ink. Along with learning how to finish your board professionally with sanding and beeswax with expert help from Pia and the team at Elements I Love, you’ll gain the necessary know-how to make more assemblages at home to adorn walls or give as gifts.
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Location: Elements I Love, 124 James St Leichhardt.
Make: one assemblage board.
Learn: how to approach a creative concept and learn skills that will enable you to craft other assemblages. Gain insight & knowledge into the thought process behind creative and artistic projects whilst learning the stylist’s trade techniques that make it happen.
Bring: your creative spirit along with mementos from home that represent a moment, a place, a time, memory or person you love. For example: a photograph, a scrap of fabric, leather or similar, an old letter or card, a ticket etc
Supplied: boards and some materials, champagne (or gluhwein if it’s very wintery) and nibbles.
Booking essential. Limited numbers.
About Pia Jane Bijkerk:
Pia Jane Bijkerk is as internationally renowned photographer, stylist, blogger and author. Her books include the highly admired, My Heart Wanders – an illustrated travel memoir that celebrates taking risks, letting go and making a home wherever you are, as well as Paris: Made by Hand, Amsterdam: Made by Hand, and Little Treasures: Made by Hand. Known for her signature style, using natural elements in all her work, she is also a modern-day nomad, having lived in the US, Canada, and Italy, as well as Paris and Amsterdam where she worked as a photographer and stylist. She is currently residing in Sydney. For more information about Pia, please visit her website www.piajanebijkerk.com
About Elements I Love:
Established since 2003 Elements I Love (previously Architectural & Antique Elements) is one of Sydney’s best-kept secret antique and restoration destinations, housing an incredible collection of one-off antiques and architectural materials from around the world, each piece is sourced by owners Brooke and Tim. Located in a rambling old, two-story warehouse in Sydney’s Inner West, you’ll find time worn and classic pieces amongst a small selection of handpicked European homewares. Brooke and Tim travel regularly to France and Belgium to source antique objects for their clients, as well as further afield to India and Argentina where they focus on finding pieces that tell a story through texture and age. With their small team they work to bring out the best in each object and showcase it all in one of the most unique warehouse experiences in Sydney. For more information please visit www.elements.net.au