Wake & Make #7: Chasing Shadows

Join us for our new online program Wake & Make – a series of fun and social, stay at home creative workshops to brighten up your Saturday morning!
Grab a cup of tea and connect with others, as local artists take you through some arts and making activities to keep you inspired.
Saturday 11 September: Chasing Shadows with Wendy Tsai
10am – 11.30am
This playful workshop will give you an opportunity to experiment with different materials as you trace and follow shadows from your domestic or garden spaces. Shadows can be both elusive or well defined, and we will interact with these kinds of lines and positive and negative spaces using charcoal, paint, crayon, collage materials, and anything else you have on hand. Mostly – let’s have fun and relax together!
Materials you will need to prepare:
At least A3 sized sheets of paper. Have about 10 sheets ready – the heavier the paper the better it will handle paint and collage.
Any or a mix of the following:
Pencils – graphite and coloured
Paint – any sort you have on hand
Collage – old magazines, wrapping papers etc.
Glue – good craft glue or glue stick
You will also need to find something that casts interesting shadows. Sitting under a tree in your garden may be a good place to start!
About the Artist
Wendy Tsai is a Katoomba-based painter who uses art as the process to connect more intimately with the natural environment.
Tsai has been painting, drawing and exhibiting since the early 1990s. She completed a Masters of Art Therapy at Western Sydney University (2003) and was a practicing art psychotherapist until recently. In 2015 she completed a Masters of Philosophy in painting through the School of Art at Australian National University in Canberra. Tsai has been included in the following exhibitions: Kedumba Drawing Prize Collection (2015); Parliament Plein Air Prize (2018); Waverley 9×5” (2018) and the Blue Mountains Portraits (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include Cultivate (2018) and Warriga via Kedumba (2017) at GalleryONE88 in Katoomba and Drawing Kedumba solo show at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery 2019.