Photos: student kayak workshop with Zahidah

Zahidah ran a successful workshop with school students on Thursday 18 November 2021. 

Zahidah instructing students from the kayak

The nine Year 11 students from Thomas Carr College, along with three teachers, joined Zahidah on kayaks through the mangrove forests in Victoria.

The workshop is about a two hour trip: 20 minutes to kayak around the mangroves, then stop in a sheltered spot within the mangroves, then to sketch the scene using watercolour technique.  The aim of the workshop is to create a bond between the kayaker (student) and the mangrove trees by sketching them and to build greater understanding of the mangrove forests in Victoria, Australia.

For more details about workshops, please open this link: https://zahidahart.com/workshops/.

The reveal ! – monoprint workshop with Nicola

Nicola Cerini led a monoprint workshop in the Gordon Gallery, in front of her beautiful printed linen artworks.

Monoprint is an easy instant and one-off original printing process and we highly recommend you try your hand at this technique.

A rough interpretation of the technique: The participants use various coloured ink on a plate (usually a simple piece of glass), and introduce various ways of mark-making from scratching to drawing directly into the ink. Thereafter, paper is placed on top and the ink is transferred by rolling with a brayer (this could be done with strong hands or even a spoon, but even pressure is advised). Peel the paper off the plate, and reveal the masterpiece!

Here are a couple of images of the reveals, and the process…

Look at the dancers at Jacqui’s workshop

Jacqui Dreessens, from Wild Moves International, led a fabulously fun interpretive dance and movement workshop in conjunction with her live dance and video performance titled Echelons (2021) at the Mangroves from the Water exhibition. During the official opening day on Saturday 14 Aug, the participants followed her instructions to feel inspired by nature and mangroves to experience, interpret and become at one with nature.

Unfortunately a few participants had to remain in lockdown, but do spot out very own curator Zahidah busting some cool moves!

Workshop alert! Monoprinting for all

Why not try your hand at some fun printing techniques! Any skill level welcome!

A small fee applies, but yummy afternoon tea is supplied!

Please book directly with Nicola, on her website: nicolacerini.com/workshops

Due to Covid regulations and current lockdown, the exhibition and events has to be postponed. The opening is  now on 14 August and we will update the dates and times of the events shortly. You can still view the list of events to make your choices to attend…booking details will be shared shortly!

Workshop Alert! Paint from a kayak in the mangroves

Here is an exciting opportunity to be led via kayak into the secret gardens of the mangrove wetlands by our experienced kayaker and watercolour artist / Curator Zahidah Zeytoun Millie.

Sunday 15 August, Lake Conneware, Barwon Heads.

Please contact Zahidah directly on mangrovesfromthewater@gmail.com to book your spot.

Spaces are limited and we have 2 extra kayaks to use, thanks to the NBC school !