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2019 WIRED OPEN LABS
December 17, 2018

•WOL2019_Web Tiles_0015_Layer Comp 16Now in its third year the 2019 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series continues to engage outstanding Australian artists and artisans who provide unique experiences to suit every creative appetite.

Offered throughout the Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes these workshops cater to beginners through to experienced artists. At each workshop you will meet like-minded people, while enjoying delicious snacks and refreshments.

BOOKLETS Our trademark booklets have been distributed throughout the region and are available with our partners. To receive a copy contact us. In the meantime you can view it online HERE.

GIFT CERTIFICATES  This year we are delighted to be offering GIFT CERTIFICATES, a creative workshop is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

PAYMENT PLANS We have a payment plan option available for workshops at the higher end of our price range. Contact us for more information on how these can be set up.

Bookings are essential with places filling fast. Click the links below to find out more detail, and book your tickets.

Links to individual workshops found below, for all the workshop booking links you can view the TryBooking listings page.

4 MAY 2019
WILLOW WEAVING – DRAGONFLY - (SOLD OUT)
WITH PENNY KERR. See below for second workshop on 18 May.

11 MAY 2019
BRUSH LETTERING
WITH KATE BOWER, MRS FLANNELETTE

18 MAY 2019
WILLOW WEAVING – DRAGONFLY - ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP BY POPULAR DEMAND
WITH PENNY KERR

25-26 MAY 2019
CYANOTYPE
WITH RAIMOND DE WEERDT, art of blue

1 JUNE 2019
SHROUD MAKING
WITH HELEN DUNNE, SHROUD MEMENTO

15 JUNE 2019
CHUNKY KNITTING – INFINITY SCARF
WITH SAMANTHA LONGMORE, OHHBULLDUST

30 JUNE 2019
PHOTOGRAPHY – LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
WITH DAVID FERGUSON

26 JULY 2019
WINE APPRECIATION – ITALIAN REDS
WITH BRYAN MARTIN, RAVENSWORTH WINES

2 AUGUST 2019
WINE APPRECIATION – SHIRAZ MASTERCLASS
WITH TIM KIRK, CLONAKILLA VINEYARD

10 + 11 AUGUST 2019
JEWELLERY MAKING WORKSHOPS

POLYMER CLAY JEWELLERY 
RESIN JEWELLERY + MOULD MAKING
WITH NADINE SHARPE, OWN SWEET TIME

18 AUGUST 2019
LOW LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
WITH SOFIE MUCENIEKAS

 24 AUGUST 2019
BOTANICAL ART – ACACIA
WITH CHERYL HODGES

7+8 SEPTEMBER 2019
TAXIDERMY WORKSHOPS

TAXIDERMY FOR BEGINNERS
INTERMEDIATE TAXIDERMY

WITH NATALIE DELANEY-JOHN, REST IN PIECES

25 OCTOBER 2019
WINE APPRECIATION – COLD CLIMATE WINES

WITH RICHARD COTTAM, MOUNT TUMBARUMBA VINEYARD

CHUNKY KNITTING – CUSHION COVER, WITH SAMANTHA LONGMORE, OHHBULLDUST
PAPER FOLDING, WITH CAROLINE CANDUSSO, PAPEL (PAPER)
Please keep an eye on our social media and e-news updates for the revised dates & venues for these workshops.

PAST WORKSHOPS

16 + 17 FEBRUARY 2019 - (SOLD OUT)
BOTANICAL DRAWING WORKSHOPS
BOTANICAL ART – WATERCOLOURS FOR BEGINNERS
BOTANICAL ART – WHITE FLOWERS
WITH JESSIE ROSE FORD

23 + 24 FEBRUARY 2019
SHIBORI DYEING WORKSHOPS
SHIBORI DYEING FOR BEGINNERS
HEAT SET SHIBORI DYEING
WITH KAREN DAVIS, SHIBORI

30 MARCH 2019 - (SOLD OUT)
LAMPSHADE MAKING
WITH ANNA TRIGG, 3CHOOKS LAMPSHADES
Please add your name to the waitlist for a chance to grab a place should any cancellations occur.

31 MARCH 2019 -  ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP BY POPULAR DEMAND - (SOLD OUT)
LAMPSHADE MAKING Register yourself on the waitlist.
WITH ANNA TRIGG, 3CHOOKS LAMPSHADES

Please Note: A 50 cent booking fee is applied on top of  listed workshop costs by our ticketing manager, TryBooking.

ACCESSIBILITY
The Wired Open Labs workshops are presented in a range of venues where varying access needs can be met, and we have endeavoured to make our workshops as accessible as possible. Please contact us with specific access needs before purchasing a ticket to ensure we meet your requirements.

PAYMENT PLANS 
We are offering a payment plan option for our intensive full day workshops such as Taxidermy (Beginners and Intermediate), Cyanotype and Shroud Making. This allows you to reserve your workshop place with a deposit and pay down the remainder of the course over a few payments. You will find further information in the booking links.

CREATIVE KIDS – NSW GOVT $100 VOUCHERS
The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government ‘Creative Kids’ Program, which entitles parents and carers of young people (18 years and under) to a $100 voucher towards creative activities. These vouchers will be active from 1st January 2019, and one voucher per child is available on an annual basis. All our workshops are eligible for this discount, however, we advise participants under 18 to please contact us before enrolling.

To claim your voucher the parent/guardian needs to establish a Service NSW account and apply for a Creative Kids Voucher

Once your voucher is issued contact us to reserve your child’s place in a workshop: anna@wiredlab.org
Please provide the child’s full name, date of birth and the voucher number.

If the workshop place is more than $100, we will invoice you for the balance of the fee.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD) ACCREDITATION FOR NSW TEACHERS 
Many teachers across a range of subject areas, from Early Childhood through to High School have attended our classes and successfully recorded the experience as ‘Teacher Identified PD’ towards their accreditation requirements. This recognition reflects the quality of our workshops, and ensures enrolment fees are tax deductible for teachers.

Wiradjuri Grasslands, Weaving and Tanning Project: 2018 Workshop Series
August 14, 2018
Wiradjuri Grasslands, Weaving and Tanning Project: 2018 Workshop Series

This skills development and knowledge sharing project is oriented around Wiradjuri agriculture, use of grasses for weaving, and natural tanning methods of animal hides.
In 2018 this project returns and includes a series of low cost …

WIRED OPEN LABS 2018 Workshop Series
February 19, 2018

Offering a range of creative opportunities our 2018 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series will be sure to inspire while developing new skills and social networks.
WIRED OPEN LABS continues the significant expansion of The Wired Lab’s …

WIRED OPEN DAY FESTIVAL + the ‘agri(culture)’ project
September 26, 2017
WIRED OPEN DAY FESTIVAL + the ‘agri(culture)’ project

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 2017
THE WIRED OPEN DAY FESTIVAL is our signature all ages event featuring some of Australia’s most notable visual and performing artists. Explore the land and discover specially commissioned projects as we premiere …

THE WILD LAB – KOSCIUSZKO
September 25, 2017
THE WILD LAB – KOSCIUSZKO

ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND RECORDING MASTERCLASS WITH CHRIS WATSON (UK)
Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th October, 2017

Image Credit: M Vanderveer/OEH
The Wired Lab presents leading field recordists and sound artists Chris Watson (UK) and David Burraston as part of …

An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy
July 18, 2017
An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy

An Evening on the Art of Taxidermy
Join The Wired Lab for a talk that educates attendees on the gothic and exotic art of taxidermy, it’s history, and some of the practicalities on how it’s …

WIRED OPEN LABS 2017 Workshop Series
February 24, 2017

 
Offering a range of creative workshops for all ages throughout communities in the Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes, ‘WIRED OPEN LABS’ will be sure to inspire while developing new skills and social networks.
‘WIRED OPEN LABS’ is a …

The Edge
November 18, 2016
The Edge

The Edge
The Edge, Cootamundra & Tumut, 2016 & 2017
Tamara Dean documents the informal rites of passage that young people create for themselves in nature.  Recently this was realised in ‘The Edge’ an acclaimed photographic series. …

‘2017 Wired Open Day Festival’ & the ‘agri(culture)’ project – SAVE THE DATE
November 17, 2016
‘2017 Wired Open Day Festival’ & the ‘agri(culture)’ project – SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE, Saturday 21st October 2017, because the 2017 Wired Open Day Festival is going to be a big as these thar hills! Featuring the ‘agri(culture)’ project, this years festival will feature collaborations with the …

Box Gum Grassy Woodlands, Listening Post
November 17, 2016
Box Gum Grassy Woodlands, Listening Post

A commission for the ARTLANDS Dubbo festival, these audio field recordings of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands – an endangered habitat endemic throughout much of South Eastern Australia, invites you to close your eyes and listen …

Radio Roulette
November 17, 2016
Radio Roulette

ARTLANDS, 27th-30th of October 2016
Commissioned for the ARTLANDS Dubbo festival and projected to tour nationally in 2017/18. Radio Roulette is a wild, live non-stop event that attempts to understand the entire world through amateur radio. It …