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Botanical Gardens
Bridge Street, Benalla VIC 3672
Telephone: 03 5760 2619
gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au
Open 10 - 4pm (Winter Hours) Closed Tuesdays


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Benalla Art Gallery Public Programs

SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Paper Flowers

Spring is here!  Create your very own bunch of flowers using paper, glue, scissors and special folding techniques. Inspired by Benalla’s Botanical Gardens you will be making wildflowers, native flowers, poppies, peonies, roses and sunflowers.  Take them home in a bunch to display in your own vase. 

Cost: $12 members & $15 non-members
Ages 5 – 12 YRS
Bookings essential.

For more information and bookings please contact:
p. 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT


When: Wednesday 25th September 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: 15.00

SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Wire and plaster sculpture

Renowned Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) is the inspiration for this special sculpture workshop. His impossibly tall, elongated figures are often shown walking and appear almost weightless.

In this workshop you will make people and animals from wire and plaster – perhaps in the style of Giacometti! We will show you how to construct a sculpture to create something really special to take home.

Note: Wear suitable clothing that can withstand a messy activity! Otherwise, large T-shirts are available to wear over clothing.

Cost: $12 members & $15 non-members
Ages 5 – 12 YRS
Bookings essential.
p. 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT

Image: Alberto Giacometti, Three Men Walking 1949, bronze. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection


When: Thursday 26th September 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: 15.00

Little Artists - Art activities for preschoolers

Benalla Art Gallery’s ‘Little Artists’ program is developed specifically for pre-school children.
We use games, storytelling and creative activities to encourage young children, along with their parents and carers, to have fun while learning about art. 
Sessions are free and are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month from February to December.
 
2 OCT   6 NOV   4 DEC
For more information and bookings please contact:
p. 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: Free

SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Garden Sculpture

Using air dry clay and wire you will create your very own fantasy ‘creatures’ – fairies, dragons, pixies and goblins.  Learn hand-building and sculpting techniques using clay tools and your imagination.  These fascinating creations can be decorated with acrylic paint (plus a clear sealant if placing outdoors) when fully dry.  A fun introduction to 3-D art!

Cost: $12 members & $15 non-members
Ages 5 – 12 YRS
Bookings essential.

For more information and bookings please contact:
p. 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT


When: Thursday 3rd October 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: 15.00

SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM: Paint a masterpiece on canvas

Inspired by The Colours of Country exhibition you will paint your own landscape masterpiece on canvas.  Using an easel, canvas, acrylic paints and brushes try your hand at painting like a professional.  We will discuss line, shape, colour and perspective using the artworks in The Colours of Country as our starting point. 

Cost: $12 members & $15 non-members
Ages 5 – 12 YRS
Bookings essential.

For more information and bookings please contact:
p. 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT


When: Friday 4th October 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: 15.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Soft Pastels Landscape & Portraiture

Tutor: Jennifer Paull

Saturday 12 October 1 - 4PM Soft Pastels - Landscapes
Saturday 19 October 1 - 4PM Soft Pastels - Portraiture

Beginners to Advanced: Series of 2 workshops
Ages 14+

Jennifer Paull is an artist from north-east Victoria who is well-known for her portraits, figure studies and landscapes in pastels. 

The first workshop is an introduction to the use of soft pastels.
Explore different application techniques, colour theory, the appropriate selection of paper and suggestions on how to choose subject matter to produce simple landscapes.

Week two focuses on portraiture using pastels with an emphasis on facial proportions and correct dimension to create a likeness.

All subject matter will be provided for both classes.

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three or more sessions: $10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619 e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

Image: Jennifer Paull, Reedy Creek, 2017, pastel on paper. Courtesy of the artist.


When: Saturday 12th October 2019 - Saturday 19th October 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Botanical Art - Watercolour Basics

Tutor: Margaret Zaal

Saturday 26 October 1 - 4PM

Beginners to Intermediate: Series of 2 workshops
Ages 14+

Join accomplished artist Margaret Zaal for a series of botanical drawing workshops. Develop observation and rendering skills to create detailed drawings of live specimens including plants, flowers, leaves and fruit. 

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three of more sessions:
$10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

Image: Margaret Zaal, Eucalyptus Caesia (Australian Native), gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist.


When: Saturday 26th October 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Observational Drawing

Tutor: Ken McFarlane

Saturday 9 November 1 – 4PM
Saturday 16 November 1 – 4PM

Beginners to Intermediate

Ken is an experienced artist and in this course he will guide you through the elements of observational drawing.  You will be shown how to use two point perspective to sketch buildings and man-made structures. 

You will improve your observational drawing skills using a variety of graded pencils to create tone and form that can be applied to develop clear and accurate still life drawings. 

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three or more sessions: $10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619 e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Saturday 9th November 2019 - Saturday 16th November 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Plein Air Painting in the Botanical Gardens

Tutor: Wendy Jagger

Saturday 23 November 1 – 4:30PM

Beginners to Intermediate

Wendy Jagger teaches ceramics and painting from her purpose built studio in Mansfield, Victoria.  Join Wendy in the Benalla Botanical Gardens for a spring afternoon of painting en plein air (in the open air).

Drawing on the many botanical specimens and vistas in the surrounding gardens you will explore the local landscape and learn painting techniques using gouache.

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three or more sessions: $10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619 e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Saturday 23rd November 2019 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

First Mondays

Join us on the first Monday of every month at 10am with an eclectic and ever-changing curated program of talks and tours.
See the latest exhibitions and listen to talks by guest artists and curators. Kick start your week with art and friends.

Next session: Monday 2 September
Benalla Art Gallery Collection Research
Speaker: Trish McGann

For more information contact Benalla Art Gallery 03 5760 2619
Email gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Monday 4th March 2019 - Monday 2nd December 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Ledger Gallery
Price: 2.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Paper Peony Workshop

Tutor: Louise Seymour

Sunday 7 December 1 – 4PM

Beginners to Advanced

Learn the art of paper flowers with Louise Seymour of Paperlab. Louise has created bespoke paper flowers and installations for companies like Facebook, Instagram and Westfield and was invited to be the artist in residence at luxury brand Gucci in Melbourne.

Over 3 hours, Louise will guide you through the anatomy of a peony and teach you how to create your very own using luxurious imported Italian crepe paper. The class covers how to create the stunning fluffy centres, as well as how to perfectly shape the petals and attach them to give the full bloom effect they are famous for. You will create between 3-4 paper blooms that can be arranged into a bouquet, or to use as the perfect gift topper this Christmas season. By the end of the class you will have learnt all the techniques and secrets to creating luxurious everlasting paper peonies to continue the craft at home.

All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

Cost: $85 or $80 Gallery members
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619 e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Saturday 7th December 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 85.00

Art After School

ART AFTER SCHOOL

Experiment, create and explore at Benalla Art Gallery’s Creative Teens Program. It’s free!

Are you interested in making art? Join our after-school art workshops, connect with like-minded young people and work alongside guest artists.

When: Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:45pm (during term)
Where: Benalla Art Gallery Studio
Who: Young artists (12 - 18 yrs)

This is a great opportunity to work with different materials, techniques, processes and explore a variety of artforms including drawing, painting, sculpture, multi-media and printmaking.

For more information: 03 5760 2619


When: Thursday 15th August 2019 - Thursday 12th December 2019 3:15PM - 4:45PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: Free