Yesterday the lovely people at Jo & Co Cafe hosted us for the very first Seedsmiths Crafternoon. A huge thank you to them for making us feel so welcome and a huge thank you to the people who came along with their portable crafty or arty project! It was great to meet new people and catch up with old friends as well!
We have plans for another Crafternoon next month - keep yourself in the loop by coming back here, or checking out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details.
Crafternoons are open to anyone who is able to come along on the day - it doesn't matter your age or gender (although children need to be accompanied by an adult!) If you can't make it to a weekday Crafternoon, please let us know. If there is enough interest we may be able to organise a weekend time. Get in touch here: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here, or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter! (Links above.)
Michelle and Naomi
Calling all crafty-type people ... bring your current project (small and portable is best!) along to a Crafternoon session with Seedsmiths Tasmania, starting June 2016. Come along to the designated venue with your embroidery, crochet, knitting, sketching (or whatever!) and spend some time chatting and making, over coffee or tea (or a glass of wine if you like.) Bring some friends and maybe make some new ones!
If possible, please use the event page on Facebook to register your interest before the Crafternoon session, or send us an email: email@example.com - this enables us to book a table at the venue and ensures that there's enough room for everyone. For updates and reminders, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The first Crafternoon with Seedsmiths Tasmania will be held at Jo & Co Cafe, 74 Main Rd, Penguin on Friday 17th June at 2:00pm. There is no cost to participate, other than what you want to eat and drink.
Hope to see some of you there!
Michelle and Naomi
Just an aside: I have to be totally honest with you and tell you I didn't even realise I'd left out the 'h' in exhibition on the chalkboard until I looked at the photos afterwards! Yikes! I do know how to spell it, promise! Aherm, moving right along ...
Last night was the culmination of a huge amount of work by Michelle in organising and curating the Youth Week Photography Exhibition at ArtsCape. The exhibition opening was fabulous - a large number of people turned up to celebrate these very talented, local young photographers. Awards were given out for a number of categories and I have to say I'm glad I didn't have to try and choose the award winners - the standard of work was incredibly high. It is so exciting to be able to see how creative the kids in our community are.
The winners were -
Encouragement Award: Jasmin Anderson & Angela Woolnough
Personal Impression category: 1st - Jasmine Nichols; 2nd - Peter Streat
Sense of Place category: 1st - Joel Humphries; 2nd - Toby Moore
It Starts With Us category: 1st - Issabelle Ward Meade; 2nd - Logan Butt
Congratulations to all the winners. A very big thank you to the council and the National Youth Week people who provided the grant for Michelle to run the exhibition and for Seedsmiths to run the iPhoneography workshop beforehand.
The exhibition will be open at various times over the next week or so. Check out our FB page for updates on days and opening hours. Make sure you come along to see how the artists have interpreted the Youth Week themes - it's definitely worth a look!
Welcome to Seedsmiths. We are so very excited to work with the community in the coming months. Seedsmiths is all about the local community and sharing the creative skills-base we have here. We are for creating and making, learning and growing.
Courses will be held twice yearly, once during summer and again during winter. We are hoping to finalise courses for the summer 2015 season as soon as possible, as well as lock in details for the launch event in February - keep checking back here and on the Facebook page for updates on that front. Each teaching season will culminate in a designer's showcase - a very special event featuring stalls and demonstrations highlighting what has been made, learnt and grown during that time.
We are currently taking applications from potential teachers with a variety of skills to share. If you are interested in running a course through Seedsmiths, please download and complete the application form at the conclusion of this post. Then email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, stay awhile, have a look around and maybe even fill in our survey? It takes just a mere matter of moments and gives us valuable feedback in regards to courses for the future. Alternatively, if you have ideas of things you'd like to make, learn, grow feel free to shoot us an email at the above address.
Michelle & Naomi
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