Expressive Movement Drawing

The result was fantastic. We all went home tired and pit out. Unfortunately one participant couldn’t make it but it turned out great fun because I decided to participate myself. 😀 We didn’t stick to the paper though and ended up drawing on the floor…bouncing around…climbing up poles and laughing madly. It was a great workshop. I will add some photos below as well as a short video for those that would like to see the results.

Video:

Workshop Background

In this workshop the aim will be to express feelings that are pent up in the body by using our whole body to create. Please have a look at the below videos on Youtube to get a better idea of what it will be like. Remember that you can determine how involved you want to get into the piece and do not necessarily have to lie down and roll around. 😉 You could also bring some music with headphones to aid you into your experience. You do not have to produce something aesthetically pleasing either….the workshop is mainly about releasing and expressing in a safe, creative environment.

Foto: Kirsten Wechslberger

Before we start we will do some fun exercises to make you feel more comfortable in the environment as well as the people around. The workshop will take place at the Art Lokasie which is on the same property as my current studio. The building is currently still empty and has a lot of space for everyone to work in. I can take a maximum of 10 people all spread throughout the building.

Participants have three options to what material they want to use:

(Or maybe mix them up if you want do more than one drawing)

Option 1. You will be provided with one 210*200 cm pre-primed canvas as well as charcoal to draw with. Price for this option: N$950.00. If you would like two pieces of canvas please let me know and I will provide you with a price. The extra piece must be paid with the deposit. Canvas may always be reused for some other art projects.

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger

Option 2. You will be provided with good quality paper that is connected at the back with masking tape and charcoal to draw with. Namibia doesn’t sell any big enough quality paper for this exercise that is why they need to be connected. Price for this option: N$680.00. If you would like two pieces of paper please let me know and I will provide a price for you. The extra piece must be paid with the deposit.

Option 3. You will be provided with newsprint quality paper connected at the back and charcoal to draw with. Please note that this paper is not good quality and might tear. If you are not much bothered about the actual result on paper but rather expression and release this is an excellent option. Price for this option: N$560.00. If you would like two pieces of paper please let me know and I will provide a price for you. The extra piece must be paid with the deposit.

Where: Corner of Bach and Purcell str. Windhoek West

When:  31 January 2015 14h30-18h30

Price:   Please see the different options and their prices above (N$450.00 deposit must be paid upon booking and latest-on 27 January – Full payment must show on my bank account 31 January)

Fun Printmaking for Kids – 10-12 December

Hello everyone,

I still have spots open for the printmaking workshop this week. Still to come:

Styrofoam printing: Wednesday 10 December 10h30-12h30

Leaf printing: Thursday 11 December 10h30-12h30

Muffin tin printing: Friday 12 December 10h30-12h30

Each day costs N$100.00 but you can book separately.

Book now: Kirsten Wechslberger 0812463255

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Bubble Wrap Printing- Some of Mondays results.

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Yarn Printing –

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Styrofoam Printing
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Leaf Printing
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Leaf Printing

Adults Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating Plaster Deco and Candles

Do you love to make your own Christmas decorations? Would you like to learn to decorate your own angels, trees, stars, snowmen and more to hang on your Christmas tree or perhaps to sell to others? During this workshop the you will learn how to decorate your own plaster objects for the Christmas tree as well as decorate candles for the table or other areas of the house. Guaranteed to be loads of fun.

Book at 0812463255 or kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com

6 December 2014 14h30 – 17h30

Kirsten Wechslberger Studio, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Olympia, Windhoek

 

First cast of Father Christmas from Elizabeth's mould
First cast of Father Christmas from Elizabeth’s mould
First cast of elephant with plaster
First cast of elephant with plaster
First pringle glitter candle demoulded.
First pringle glitter candle demoulded.


The workshop line up is as follows:

Christmas Decoration Workshop 1 – Creating Decoration for Reproduction – Done

Christmas Decoration with paper @ Goethe Centre Christmas Market: Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Producing Moulds of Your Decorations -Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Casting Moulds with Plaster of Paris/candle wax – Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating the Cast Decorations – 6 December 2014 – 14h30 – 17h30

Each workshop costs N$450.00. Payment must be done 5 days in advance. Please e-mail Kirsten for banking details.

Kids Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating Plaster Deco and Candles

Do your children love to make their own Christmas decorations? Would they like to learn to create their own angels, trees, stars, snowmen and more to hang on your Christmas tree or perhaps to sell to others? During this workshop the child will learn how to decorate their own plaster objects for the Christmas tree as well as decorate candles for the table or other areas of the house. Guaranteed to be loads of fun.

Book at 0812463255 or kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com

6 December 2014 09h00 – 12h00

Kirsten Wechslberger Studio, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Olympia, Windhoek

 

First cast of Father Christmas from Elizabeth's mould
First cast of Father Christmas from Elizabeth’s mould
First cast of elephant with plaster
First cast of elephant with plaster
First pringle glitter candle demoulded.
First pringle glitter candle demoulded.


The workshop line up is as follows:

Christmas Decoration Workshop 1 – Creating Decoration for Reproduction – Done

Christmas Decoration with paper @ Goethe Centre Christmas Market: Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Producing Moulds of Your Decorations -Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Casting Moulds with Plaster of Paris/candle wax – Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating the Cast Decorations – 6 December 2014 – 09h00 – 12h00

Each workshop costs N$450.00. Payment must be done 5 days in advance. Please e-mail Kirsten for banking details.

Adult Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Pouring the Candles or Plaster

Have your very wanted to produce your own Christmas decorations? Would you like to create your own angels, trees, stars, snowmen and more to hang on your Christmas tree or perhaps to sell to others? In this workshop you will learn how to pour the candle wax and plaster of paris to create your own candles and decorations.

Book at 0812463255 or kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com

29 November 2014 14h30 – 17h30

Kirsten Wechslberger Studio, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Olympia, Windhoek

Some of the candles produced
Some of the candles produced
Adults rolling out the clay to make moulds
Adults rolling out the clay to make moulds
Margie creating first star candle moulds
Margie creating first star candle moulds
Muffin tray that will be used to make glitter candles
Muffin tray that will be used to make glitter candles
Moulds ready to be poured with plaster and candle wax
Moulds ready to be poured with plaster and candle wax
First star shape candle poured
First star shape candle poured
More star shape candles
More star shape candles
Margie preparing the glitter for the muffin candles
Margie preparing the glitter for the muffin candles
Candle wick glued into place so that wax can be poured
Candle wick glued into place so that wax can be poured
First de-moulded candle
First de-moulded candle
Glitter muffin candles  poured, waiting to cool
Glitter muffin candles poured, waiting to cool
Another start
Another start
Telma de-moulding the second pringle candle
Telma de-moulding the second pringle candle
First pringle glitter candle demoulded.
First pringle glitter candle demoulded.
Butterfly hardening, permanent marker holding the wick in place
Butterfly hardening, permanent marker holding the wick in place
Some of the candles produced
Some of the candles produced

Christmas Decoration Workshop 1 – Creating Decoration for Reproduction – DONE

Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Producing Moulds of Your Decorations – DONE

Christmas Decoration with paper@Goethe Centre Christmas Market. DONE

Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Casting Moulds with Plaster of Paris/candle wax – DIONE

Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating the Cast Decorations – 6 December 2014 – 14h30-17h30

Each workshop costs N$450.00. Payment must be done 5 days in advance. Please e-mail Kirsten for banking details.

Kids Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Making the Candle and Pouring the Plaster

Do your children love to make their own Christmas decorations? Would they like to learn to create their own angels, trees, stars, snowmen and more to hang on your Christmas tree or perhaps to sell to others? During this workshop the child will learn how to create their own decorations/objects with clay by pouring a mould. Your child will be able to make candles as well as plaster of paris decorations.

Book at 0812463255 or kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com

29 November 2014 09h00 – 12h00

Kirsten Wechslberger Studio, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Olympia, Windhoek

 

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Candles and clay made by Nuwa
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Finished muffing glitter candle
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
First cast of Father Christmas from Elizabeth’s mould
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
First half of Adam’s mould.
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Adam’s second half of mould ready to be poured
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Adam’s elephant – perfect plaster mould
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Adam grating the wax to make it easier to melt
The mould - Father Christmas
The mould – Father Christmas














The workshop line up is as follows:

Christmas Decoration Workshop 1 – Creating Decoration for Reproduction – Done

Christmas Decoration with paper @ Goethe Centre Christmas Market: Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Producing Moulds of Your Decorations -Done

Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Casting Moulds with Plaster of Paris/candle wax – 29 November 2014 09h00 – 12h00

Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating the Cast Decorations – 6 December 2014 – 09h00 – 12h00

Each workshop costs N$450.00. Payment must be done 5 days in advance. Please e-mail Kirsten for banking details.

Children Holiday Art Workshop January

Don’t have a program for your children for the beginning of January yet? Are your children creative? Do they like arts and crafts? Are they between the ages of 6- 18? This might be right up their alley.

Dates: 5 – 9 January 2015 (Monday to Friday) 09h00-10h30 – Making edible Sculptures with: grapes, marshmallows, gumdrops and toothpicks as well as making a Plaster and Balloon sculpture – N$500.00 10h30-12h00 – Build your own erupting volcano – N$500.00 Children may attend both workshops or just one. Children will have a few breaks in between to rest, eat, drink and play. Please pack food and drink. Workshops will be in my NEW STUDIO on the corner of Bach and Purcell Street in WHK West – Art Lokasie Artist House. 10 spots are available. Book as soon as possible. Payments must be done 5 days in advance. Please contact me @ kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com or 081 246 3255.

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Building a volcano
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Volcano papermache
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Food Sculptures
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Food Sculptures
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Painting the Volcano
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Carrot Sculpture
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
The finished volcano – ready for explosion

Children Holiday Workshop December

Don’t have a program for your children for the beginning of the December holidays yet? Are your children creative? Do they like arts and crafts? Are they between the ages of 6- 18? This might be right up their alley.

Dates:     8 – 12 December 2014 (Monday to Friday)

09h00-10h30 – Create your own Mosaic – N$500.00

10h30-12h00 – Fun Printmaking Techniques: Yarn printing, Leaf Printing, Styrofoam Printing, Muffin Tin Printing and Bubble Wrap Printing – N$500.00

Bubble wrap printing was today. Tomorrow is Yarn printing. See pictures from today below:

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Bubble Wrap Print
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
String Print
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Styrofoam Printing
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Leaf Printing

Children may attend both workshops or just one. Children will have a few breaks in between to rest, eat, drink and play. Please pack food and drink. Workshops will be in my studio at Arebbusch Travel Lodge. 10 spots are available. Book as soon as possible. Payments must be done 5 days in advance. Please contact me @ kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com or 081 246 3255.

Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Finished Mosaic
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Muffin Tin Printing
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Mosaic Design
Photo: Kirsten Wechslberger
Creating Mosaic

Kids Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Creating the Mould

Do your children love to make their own Christmas decorations? Would they like to learn to create their own angels, trees, stars, snowmen and more to hang on your Christmas tree or perhaps to sell to others? During the first workshop the child learned the first part: how to create their own decorations/objects with clay for the mould making process so that their design can reproduced over and over. A mould is a hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material when it cools and hardens. During the next workshop your child will learn to make the mould for reproduction purposes. Your child is welcome to create other objects than Christmas decoration.

Book at 0812463255 or kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com

22 November 2014 09h00 – 12h00

Kirsten Wechslberger Studio, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Olympia, Windhoek

The workshop line up is as follows:

Christmas Decoration Workshop 1 – Creating Decoration for Reproduction – Done

Christmas Decoration with paper @ Goethe Centre Christmas Market: 15 Nov 14h00-21h00 & 16 Nov 09h00-14h00 N$100/h. Payment upon commencement.

Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Producing Moulds of Your Decorations – 22 November 2014 09h00 – 12h00

Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Casting Moulds with Plaster of Paris/candle wax – 29 November 2014 09h00 – 12h00

Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating the Cast Decorations – 6 December 2014 – 09h00 – 12h00

Each workshop costs N$450.00 except the Goethe Centre Christmas market. Payment must be done 5 days in advance. Please e-mail Kirsten for banking details.

ADULT CHRISTMAS DECORATION WORKSHOP 2 – CREATING THE MOULD

Have your very wanted to produce your own Christmas decorations? Would you like to create your own angels, trees, stars, snowmen and more to hang on your Christmas tree or perhaps to sell to others? In the first workshop you learned how to create your own decorations/objects with clay (samples) for the mould making process so that you can reproduce your object over and over. During the next workshop you will learn to make the mould for reproduction purposes. A mould is a hollow container used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material when it cools and hardens.You are welcome to create other objects than Christmas decoration if you would like to learn how to create basic moulds.

Book at 0812463255 or kirsten.wechslberger@yahoo.com

22 November 2014 14h30 – 17h30

Kirsten Wechslberger Studio, Arebbusch Travel Lodge, Olympia, Windhoek

The workshop line up is as follows:

Christmas Decoration Workshop 1 – Creating Decoration for Reproduction – DONE

Christmas Decoration Workshop 2 – Producing Moulds of Your Decorations – 22 November 2014 14h30 – 17h30

Christmas Decoration with paper@Goethe Centre Christmas Market. 15 November 14h00-21h00 &16 November 09h00-14h00 N$100.00 per hour. Paid upon participation. (adults and children)

Christmas Decoration Workshop 3 – Casting Moulds with Plaster of Paris/candle wax – 29 November 2014 14h30 – 17h30

Christmas Decoration Workshop 4 – Decorating the Cast Decorations – 6 December 2014 – 14h30-17h30

Each workshop costs N$450.00. Payment must be done 5 days in advance. Please e-mail Kirsten for banking details.