Thursday, July 17, 2008

Judy Wilkenfeld Workshop Announcement!

I know I haven't been around for a while but for very good reason. Some of you may know that I worked very closely with Judy Wilkenfeld in producing commissioned albums for clients mainly based in Sydney. Judy has in recent times shifted her focus into the "Mixed Media" realm of our creative world and has produced some amazing pieces of commissioned work and also taught classes in the US. After much discussion and a dream of mine finally becoming a reality I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting Judy here in Perth for a workshop weekend at the end of August. Following is a personal invitation to those of you who would like to attend......

Your Personal Invitation would like to personally invite you to an exclusive 2 day workshop with the very talented Judy Wilkenfeld creating a project that will be sure to inspire and spark your creativity.

Book of Memories

Preserving our precious memories, photo’s and memorabilia in a book form is the theme for our workshop. We will spend 2 days creating a book starting from 2 antique book covers. It will be very dimensional. The inner book will be made accordion style especially good for newbie’s to mixed media books.

We all have our favourite photos and memorabilia of/from family and or those closest to us.
My experience with documenting people’s life stories reveals that we only need a few photos and or items to preserve the memories.

You will learn how to use symbolism, colour, texture, found objects and your memorabilia to tell the story of those nearest and dearest to you – WITHOUT WORDS.

Techniques you will learn to apply:
Binding a book from cover boards
The ageing of fabrics, papers, images and metals
The adhering of dimensional mixed media items
The use and application of mica and acrylics
The use of symbolism
Working with wire
The creation of a shadow box
Layering of mixed media objects

When: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August, 2008
Where: Bullsbrook rural retreat with a view - Location will be confirmed to you on receipt of booking and deposit.
Times: 9.00am – 4.30pm daily
What’s included: Full workshop facilities, Morning/Afternoon Tea and lunch Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $450.00

This is a daily workshop however if accommodation is required the nearby Vines Resort can be contacted on 9297 3000 to make a reservation. There are also several other Accommodation options available in the area.

Workshop bookings can be made with Sharon Manning on 08 9571 1630 or by emailing A deposit of $150.00 is required at the time of booking and balance due 14 days prior to the workshop (16th August).

On payment of your deposit a materials list will be supplied with your documentation. Workshop kits will also be available for purchase, please contact Sharon on to order. Orders will only be accepted prior to 15th August, 2007. Payment of kit will be required upon order and supplied on the day of the workshop, unless other arrangements are made.

This is a personal invitation to maximise your creative experience and numbers will be limited to 15.

RSVP is required by Friday 25th July.

There is however a minimum number required for the workshop to proceed. If this number is not achieved any monies paid will be refunded in full.

Judy Wilkenfeld is a mixed media artist from Sydney Australia who works mainly on commission-based work. Her artwork has been published in the three leading paper arts magazines in Australia. Judy has been a contributor to an art-zine, and a number of articles related to her artworks have been published both in Australia and the USA, and more recently was the "Artist In Profile" in Cloth Paper Scissors. Judy’s produces Visual Anthologies™, documenting the lives of her clients through a mix of photos using mixed media artwork and found objects.

Judy’s use of symbolism is tantamount to her art pieces. Through the use of textures, found objects and mixed media techniques, Judy conveys the stories behind her client’s lives. Each and every object, colour and texture have symbolic meanings. Bringing history to life in either wall art or book forms is part of her raison d’etre, “everyone has a story to tell”.

We look forward to welcoming you to this very special event and if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Sharon

A full pdf version of this invitation is available here.
Full images are available for viewing here.
Visit Judy's Blog here.


Jenny said...

Sharon this looks so totally aawesome and two days creating with Judy sounds like such a great oppurtinity - You already know I cant make it this year (hint hint hopefully there will be one next year)

See ya next Sunday xxx

Luv Jen

Hope you have been having a great holidays xxx

Judy said...

Thanks for that Shazza - lol!