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2020 WIRED OPEN LABS

WOL2020CoverimageNow in its fourth year the 2020 WIRED OPEN LABS workshop series continues to engage outstanding Australian artists and artisans. We are excited to present thirty-seven workshops in partnership with seven rural communities across Eastern Riverina and South West Slopes. When you book places in our workshop program you are also contributing to the small businesses and communities we partner with.

This year’s program has  workshops to suit every creative appetite, from beginner dabblers, through to home cooks, DIY’ers and experienced creatives.

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.

Throughout 2020 we are pleased to continue our DROUGHT SUBSIDY PROGRAM which provides free places to drought impacted people, please click the link for further information. We also continue to offer ‘Creative Kids’ $100 vouchers, and PD opportunities for NSW Teachers. Further information about these initiatives can be found below the workshop listings.

OUR XMAS GIFT TO YOU   As a token of our appreciation we are offering a 20% DISCOUNT on all bookings made by Christmas Day 2019 (closing midnight). When booking your workshop ticket or gift certificate enter the code XMASLOVE2020 to receive the discount.

GIFT CERTIFICATES     A Gift Certificate to a creative workshop is truly a gift that keeps on giving, and allows people to choose their own adventure(s). From personal thank yous to corporate gifting we can provide a voucher electronically, or a beautifully presented certificate printed on a high quality gift card designed and made by Australian artists, which we will express post to you.   Alternatively, you can gift a ticket to a specific workshop. Once you click the ‘book now’ button for each workshop, you can select the gift option.

PAYMENT PLANS   We offer payment plan options for our intensive full-day workshops, and workshops at the higher end of our price range. This allows you to reserve your workshop place with a deposit, and pay down the remainder of the course over a few payments. Contact us for more information on how these can be set up.

BOOKLETS   Our trademark booklets have been distributed throughout the region and are available with our partners or you can VIEW IT ONLINE HERE. To receive a copy contact us.

BOOKINGS   Bookings are essential with places filling fast: follow the links below to find out more detail, and book your tickets. (Please Note: A 50 cent booking fee is applied in addition to the listed workshop costs by our ticketing manager, TryBooking.)

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE & BOOKING LINKS

SAT 8 FEBRUARY
MAKE YOUR OWN RESIN EARRINGS FROM SCRATCH
WITH NADINE SHARPE, OWN SWEET TIME

SAT 8 FEBRUARY
AN EVENING OF EARRINGS WITH WINE + CHEESE
WITH NADINE SHARPE, OWN SWEET TIME

SUN 9 FEBRUARY
POLYMER CLAY JEWELLERY

WITH NADINE SHARPE, OWN SWEET TIME

SAT 29 FEBRUARY
LAMPSHADE MAKING, BOOROWA
WITH ANNA TRIGG, 3CHOOKS LAMPSHADES

SUN 1 MARCH
LAMPSHADE MAKING, HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH
WITH ANNA TRIGG, 3CHOOKS LAMPSHADES

PLEASE NOTE: the dates listed here for both the lampshade making workshops is correct. Due to unforeseen circumstances the original dates printed in the booklet had to change.

THURS 5 MARCH
BAKING – ARTISAN SOURDOUGH BASICS
WITH BAKER DOMENICO SCHIPILLITI,  THE SIR GEORGE

SAT 7 MARCH
 WILLOW WEAVING -PIGLET  – MORNING CLASS, 10AM -12.30PM
WITH  PENNY KERR

SAT 7 MARCH
 WILLOW WEAVING -PIGLET  – AFTERNOON CLASS, 2 – 4PM
WITH  PENNY KERR

SUN 15 MARCH
WOOL FELTING – FROM PADDOCK TO PRODUCT
WITH  JESS FORSTER

SUN 22 MARCH
WATER COLOUR BRUSH LETTERING
WITH  MRS FLANELETTE

SUN 22 MARCH
CREATIVE BOOK RECLAIMING
WITH  MRS FLANELETTE

FRI 27 MARCH
BOTANICAL ART – EUCALYPTUS FLOWERS
WITH  JESSIE ROSE FORD

SAT 28 MARCH
BOTANICAL ART – EUCALYPTUS LEAVES
WITH  JESSIE ROSE FORD

SUN 29 MARCH
BOTANICAL ART – FLOWERS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
WITH  JESSIE ROSE FORD

SAT 04 APRIL
TEXTILE PRINTING – BLOCK PRINTED SCARF
WITH PRINT SAFARI

SAT 04 APRIL
TEXTILE PRINTING – TEA TOWELS
WITH PRINT SAFARI

SAT 2 MAY
BAKING – ARTISAN SOURDOUGH BASICS
WITH BAKER DOMENICO SCHIPILLITI, THE SIR GEORGE

SAT 16 MAY
TAXIDERMY FOR BEGINNERS
WITH NAT DELANEY-JOHN, REST IN PEICES

SAT 17 MAY
ENTOMOLOGY
WITH BAKER DOMENICO SCHIPILLITI, THE SIR GEORGE

SAT 23 MAY
CARVE A SPOON FROM A TREE 
WITH JEFF DONNE, SPOON SMITH

SUN 24 MAY
CARVE A SPOON FROM A TREE 
WITH JEFF DONNE, SPOON SMITH

SAT 30 MAY
WILLOW WEAVING – PHEASANT - 10AM – 12.30PM
WITH PENNY KERR

SAT 30 MAY
WILLOW WEAVING – PHEASANT - 2PM – 4.30PM
WITH PENNY KERR

SUN 7 JUNE
SOCIAL MEDIA
WITH DAVID FERGUSON, KIMO ESTATE

SUN 14 JUNE
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
WITH DAVID FERGUSON, KIMO ESTATE

SUN 28 JUNE
PHOTOGRAPHY – LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

WITH DAVID FERGUSON, KIMO ESTATE

SAT 1 AUGUST
PHOTOGRAPHY - CYANOTYPE 

WITH RAIMOND DEWEERDT, ART OF BLUE

SUN 2 AUGUST
PHOTOGRAPHY - GUM BICHROMATE

WITH RAIMOND DEWEERDT, ART OF BLUE

SAT 8 AUGUST
CERAMICS – HAND BUILDING - 10.30AM -12.30PM
WITH EMMA FLEETWOOD, SEASONAL CERAMICIST

SAT 8 AUGUST
CERAMICS – HAND BUILDING - 2.00PM -4.00PM
WITH EMMA FLEETWOOD, SEASONAL CERAMICIST

SAT 15 AUGUST
WILD LIFE ART – BEETLES IN WATER COLOUR
WITH CHERYL HODGES

FRI 21 AUGUST
BAKING – SOURDOUGH VARIATIONS
WITH BAKER DOMENICO SCHIPILLITI, THE SIR GEORGE

SAT 22 AUGUST
WOVEN BASKET WITH LEATHER HANDLE
WITH HARRIET GOODALL, HARRIET GOODALL HANDMADE

SUN 23 AUGUST
FISH-TRAP LAMPSHADE WEAVING
WITH HARRIET GOODALL, HARRIET GOODALL HANDMADE

 SAT 29 & SUN 30 AUGUST
REUPOLSTER REPAIR REJUVINATE
WITH FIONA EDMEADES & STEVE THOMAS, WE, US & STUFF

SAT 12 SEPTEMBER
BAKING - ARTISAN ADVANCED YEASTED BREADS  
WITH BAKER DOMENICO SCHIPILLITI, THE SIR GEORGE

SAT 17 & SUN 18 OCTOBER
CORROSION CASTING – SHEEPS HEART
WITH GAVIN BURLAND, REST IN PEICES

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ACCESSIBILITY
The Wired Open Labs workshops are presented in a range of venues where varying access needs can be met, and all venues are wheelchair accessible.
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.

DROUGHT SUBSIDY PROGRAM - FREE WORKSHOP PLACES
Thanks to our partnership with Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network we have a number of subsidised (FREE) places available to those who have been directly and indirectly affected by drought. Financial support is also offered to travel and accommodation costs for those needing to travel longer distances to attend.
A brief EOI is required, the form and eligibility requirements can be found HERE.

CREATIVE KIDS – NSW GOVT - $100 DISCOUNT 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. One voucher per child is available on an annual basis.
To claim your voucher the parent/guardian needs to establish a Service NSW account and apply for a Creative Kids Voucher

All our workshops are eligible for this discount, however, for discounts to be applied you must first contact us before either registering for a voucher, or enrolling in a workshop.
Once your voucher has been issued, send us the with child’s full name, date of birth and the voucher number to reserve their place in a workshop.

PD ACCREDITATION FOR NSW TEACHERS - TAX DEDUCTIBLE WORKSHOP PLACES 
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.

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