Saturday, December 9, 2023

Art in the Garden Workshop - Sketching Nature with Pencil and Paper

from a Hawkesbury Earthcare facebook post
 
On 2 December 2023, Art in the Garden Workshop - Sketching Nature with Pencil and Paper was facilitated by Malcolm Robertson of Piggery Lane Studios.
It was heart expanding to witness the immersion of the participants in their art provided by the ever increasing beauty and serenity of the garden.
This was the first of five Art in the Garden workshop series. Watch this space for upcoming workshop dates.
This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of Australian Government’s response to the 2022 floods. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of NBMPHN.
We (Henry Doubleday Association of Australia- HDRAA) are so grateful to be able to deliver this programme
 





 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023


FREE WORKSHOP - SATURDAY 2 DEC 2023 - 10-12noon
Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre Richmond NSW
Places are limited.
Henry Doubleday Research Association of Australia (HDRAA) are collaborating with Piggery Lane Studio and Gallery, resident artists located at Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre, Richmond. Each of the five workshops will be facilitated by one or more of the resident artist’s in a variety of modalities (eg. landscapes, portraits, abstract, expressing emotions through art, etc) in the garden.
Art in the Garden is designed to uplift people and foster a sense of well-being following a natural disaster.
This workshop is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of Australian Government's response to the 2022 floods. Wentworth HealthCare is the provider of NBMPHN.
Bookings:
Enquiries:
Amanda Argent 0409 513 337 secretary@earthcare.org.au
 
FREE EVENT - Saturday 2 December 2023 - 10am - FREE EVENT
BOOK THROUGH EVENTBRITE LINK BELOW
Art in the Garden Workshop - Sketching Nature with Pencil and Paper with Malcolm Robertson of Piggery Lane Studios
Join us for a fun and creative morning at the beautiful Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre in Richmond, NSW, Australia. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you learn the art of sketching using pencil and paper. This workshop is perfect for art enthusiasts of all skill levels.
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 you.
Drawing is an act of meditation and promotes mindfulness Taking 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 of balance in your day to day life.
An article in 'Realism Today' quotes Artist, Patricia Watwood on drawing as a mindfulness practice, which she says she uses it "to help nurture my individual voice, develop some calm and focus in this really hectic world, and use drawing as a way to continually renew my commitment to my creative path."
Our experienced instructor will guide you every step of the way, providing tips and techniques to enhance your artistic abilities. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with nature and unleash your creativity.
This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of Australian Government’s response to the 2022 floods. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of NBMPH. Open to residents in the Hawkesbury and Penrith areas.
Sign up for this FREE workshop NOW - Limited spaces


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Last Open Day of the Year

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.

Art in the Garden Sketching Nature Workshop

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
you.

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
thoughts.

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

Hawkesbury Now 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

 Jenny Lloyd, 

 


Kym Morris


Malcolm Robertson






Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Hawkesbury Earthcare teacher training

 The Hawkesbury Earthcare centre has been running a teacher training course all week, some of them dropped in to the Piggery for a visit yesterday.



Thursday, October 5, 2023

Viewing the Piggery

Some neighbours accross the road taking a great interest in whats going on at the  Piggery.

The Piggery Lane Studios are open every first Saturday of the Month 10am - 4pm