Saturday, December 9, 2023
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Thursday, November 23, 2023
Saturday 2nd December is the last of our open Saturday's for 2023, as well as the Sketching Nature Workshop in the morning from 10am -12, we are making it an open invitation for members of the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop as well as the public to drop in and celebrate the end of the year with afternoon tea... We were going to make it and afternoon/evening event, but 'Light Up Windsor' is also on in the evening from 5-9pm and some would like to be involved in that as well.
We share our corner block of Campus drive (Piggery Lane) with our Earthcare neighbours, and they have asked the Piggery Artists to do a series of Art Workshops in the Gardens. and I have volunteered to to the first one also on the morning of 2nd December from 10am-12. It will be 'Sketching Nature' using graphite pencils on paper … basically just plein air sketching with an emphasis on just enjoying the experience, if anyone is interested in joining in just contact me... Earthcare are providing lunch with it.
ART IN THE GARDEN WORKSHOP
SKETCHING NATURE WITH PENCIL AND PAPER
THERE IS HAPPINESS IN THE MAKING OF ART.
Art tends towards BALANCE, ORDER, JUDGEMENT, of RELATIVE VALUES, LAWS of
GROWTH, the ECONOMY OF LIVING. (Robert Henri)
Drawing enhances your creativity and activates your brainDrawing actively opens your brain to creative thinking. Developing a sense of imagination helps
stimulate the brain, creating new pathways allowing you to process new ideas and engage in
creative problem-solving. This practice can help you not only create something beautiful but also
apply that same imaginative power and critical thinking skills to your everyday situations.
Drawing is an act of meditation and promotes mindfulnessTaking the time to focus on a sketch allows you to be more mindful of the world around you. an
appreciation of beauty and truth, self inquiry through perceiving, it can help you find a sense ofbalance in your day to day.
Doodling can help you get your mind off of things
Doodling can help induce what scientists call the “flow” state. During the process, you become
fully engaged with the project at hand. This increased concentration can help push away anydistractions or negative thoughts that you may be experiencing
Drawing allows you to communicate better and develop a visual language
Drawing is like learning or practising a new language. Exercising your creativity can help you
express complex thoughts or emotions that you may not be able to find the words for. Developing
this visual language helps you better understand yourself and your own personal thoughts, feelings,
and desires. Through this, it may also help benefit the way you communicate with the world around
Art is therapeutic and an effective form of stress relief
Drawing — and other forms of art — can help you release stress and anxiety. You can draw at
home to boost your imagination and creativity, be more mindful and grounded, and relieve anxious
Don't try to make a good Picture, it is about having an interest in the subject and what makes it
interesting to you.The Artist is learning to See, to Understand, to enjoy
Sunday, October 29, 2023
It used to be called the 'Hawkesbury Art Fair' but now in its 10th year it has been renamed "Hawkesbury Now' 2023, at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, the Deerubbin Centre in Windsor. It was officialy opened by deputy Mayor Barry Calvert and will be open daily until 3rd December.
The Piggery participated again and was represented by