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WIRED OPEN LABS – 2021 WINTER SEASON
May 21, 2021

WOL Winter 2021-01

WELCOME to the winter edition of the 2021 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series. Throughout 2021 our workshop program will be released seasonally with the winter series spanning 3 months from June through to August. The winter season has workshops to suit every creative appetite from beginner dabblers, through to green thumbs, DIY’ers and experienced creatives. At each workshop you will learn new skills, whilst meeting like-minded people, and enjoying delicious snacks and refreshments.

This year we were pleased to offer a group booking discount, where any booking of four or more to a workshop automatically receives 10% off the ticket price. We are also offering a BUSHFIRE SUBSIDY PROGRAM which provides free places to residents, front line and support workers impacted by the Dunns Road Bushfire.

The Wired Lab is registered with the NSW Government’s ‘Dine + Discover’ program, with NSW residents entitled to 2 x $25 ‘discover’ vouchers that can be used towards our June workshops. We continue to offer ‘Creative Kids’ $100 vouchers, and PD opportunities for NSW Teachers. Further information about these initiatives and others such as gift vouchers and accessibility can be found below the workshop listings.

The Wired Lab is a not-for-profit company and registered charity, your support of our workshop programs contributes towards our mission to provide a range of community and cultural development opportunities for regional communities.

BOOKINGS are essential for all workshops with places filling fast. For more information about each workshop and to book tickets click on the links embedded within the workshop title below.

BOOKLETS Our distinctive booklets will distributed throughout the region and are available with our distribution partners listed below or you can view the 2021 Wired Open Labs workshops booklet online here

* SUN 25TH JULY, KIMO ESTATE, GUNDAGAI *

SOCIAL MEDIA – SOLD OUT, CLICK LINK TO JOIN WAITLIST

WITH DAVID FERGUSON

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* SAT 7TH AUGUST, JUGIONG *

CERAMICS – HAND BUILDING AND JEWELLERY –    SOLD OUT, CLICK LINK TO JOIN WAITLIST

WITH EMMA FLEETWOOD – THE SEASONAL CERAMICIST

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RESIN EARRINGS MASTERCLASS (BEGINNERS WELCOME)

AN EVENING OF RESIN ART

WITH NADINE SHARP, OWN SWEET TIME

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* SUN 8TH AUGUST, JUGIONG *

POLYMER CLAY JEWELLERY

WITH NADINE SHARP, OWN SWEET TIME

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* SAT 14TH AUGUST, JUGIONG *

A BIRD IN THE HAND – BIRD ILLUSTRATION

WITH PETER MARSACK

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* SUN 15TH AUGUST, JUGIONG *

A BIRD IN THE BUSH – BIRD ILLUSTRATION

WITH PETER MARSACK

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* SUN 22ND AUGUST, KIMO ESTATE, GUNDAGAI *

PHOTOGRAPHY – LANDSCAPES

WITH DAVID FERGUSON

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* SAT 28TH AUGUST, JUGIONG *

KNOTLESS NETTING AND SCULPTURAL LOOPING

RANDOM WEAVE A NESTY BASKET

WITH HARRIET GOODALL HANDMADE


GENERAL INFORMATION

GIFT VOUCHERS A Gift Voucher to a creative workshop is truly a gift that keeps on giving. They can be purchased  for a specific workshop or for a certain amount so the recipient can choose their own adventure(s). From personal thank yous to corporate gifting we can provide a voucher electronically or a beautifully presented gift certificate. Gift Vouchers can be purchased HERE.

NSW DINE & DISCOVER VOUCHERS – 2 x $25 VOUCHERS The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government ‘Dine & Discover’ Program, which entitles NSW residents to  2 x $25 ‘Discover’ vouchers. Participants can redeem 1 voucher per workshop only. Instructions for how claim vouchers are listed on the bookings page for each of our workshops in June and August. The Dine and Discover program ends 31st August 2021.

CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS – $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 & under) to a $100 voucher towards creative activities per calendar year. All our workshops are eligible for this discount, however, each workshop has varying age requirements so please contact us before enrolling.

BUSHFIRE SUBSIDY Thanks to our ‘pay it forward’ scheme and a wonderful partnership with Casteleden & Co we are able to offer subsidised and free workshop places to those who have been impacted by Dunns road bushfires. A brief EOI is required, to self-nominate or nominate a friend email us and we will send you a form.

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 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.

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. If you have specific access needs please contact us before purchasing a ticket to ensure we meet your requirements.

COVID-19 The Wired Lab will always put the health and safety of our participants, facilitators and staff first. We are registered as a Covid Safe organisation and have adopted a Covid-Safe plan and will continue to follow official advice from the NSW Government as it becomes available.

THANK YOU to the wonderful local businesses for distributing our workshop booklets:

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