Workshops

Jess Forster art and design. Sustainable textiles, felt objects and artworks. Up coming Workshops.

 

Future Workshops + Events


I wholeheartedly believe in the notion of 'pay it forward'. I fulfil this mantra by sharing my knowledge + passion with others.

 

See below for A CALENDAR OF future Art EXHIBITS, EVENTS + Felting Workshops.

please contact for further inquiries.


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WORKSHOP DATES + LOCATIONS: 



YASS, NSW: "Fibre as Art" - Wall Hanging Workshop @ Creators Nest
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

YASS, NSW: "Fibre as Art" - Wall Hanging Workshop @ Creators Nest

In a 3 hour workshop, participants will learn about the ancient craft of felting whilst creating their own Wall Hanging to take home. Felting is the process of interlocking fibres into a strong fabric through heat, water and agitation. We will also sample various freeform weaving, stitching and pre-felt collage techniques.

 Come and enjoy a unique, immersive and sustainable process - we even use locally sourced wool! 

Time: 10am - 1pm 

Location: The Creator's Nest - 67 Comur Street Yass (Old Fellow's Hall)

Cost: $55 per person

Ages: 16 years +

All materials are supplied & light refreshments are provided. 

CLICK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOT - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

 

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WAGGA, NSW: Adults 'Fibre as Art' - Wall Hanging Workshop
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

WAGGA, NSW: Adults 'Fibre as Art' - Wall Hanging Workshop

FIBRE AS ART - WALL HANGING WORKSHOP

Thursday 11th October, 6pm - 9pm

Eastern Riverina Arts Office, 98 Fitzmaurice Street Wagga Wagga

$55 Per Person

Includes all materials + light refreshments (wine + cheese!)

In an immersive 3 hour evening workshop, participants will learn about the natural properties of locally sourced sheep wool and it’s creative possibilities - including handmade felt. Jess will explain and demonstrate the various processes and techniques involved with handmade felt. Students will design and create their own project - a unique wall-hanging to take home.

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, interactive and collaborative - and above all FUN! I can't wait to share my ideas, skills and knowledge with you!

Click the button below to book your spot. Places are limited. 

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WAGGA, NSW: Kids Felt Nest Workshop @ ERA
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

WAGGA, NSW: Kids Felt Nest Workshop @ ERA

KIDS FELT NEST WORKSHOP

Thursday 11th October, 10am - 1pm

Eastern Riverina Arts Office, 98 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga

$35 per student, all materials + light refreshments included.

In a fun, unique, creative workshop, the kiddos will be immersed into the unique art form of felting! Using locally sourced wool, we will create a ‘Felt Nest’ or bowl using wet-felting and ‘resist’ techniques. 

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YASS, NSW. Creators Nest: Kids Fibre Fun - Felt Nest Workshop
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

YASS, NSW. Creators Nest: Kids Fibre Fun - Felt Nest Workshop

KIDS FIBRE FUN: Felt Nest Workshop

Wednesday 10th October, 10am - 1pm 

Creators Nest Yass

In a 3 hour workshop, students will learn about the natural properties of locally sourced sheep wool and it’s creative possibilities - including handmade felt. Jess will explain and demonstrate the process and techniques of wet-felting. Students will immerse themselves in their own project, creating a handmade Felt Nest (bowl) to take home!

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, interactive and collaborative. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments will also be included.

$35 per student. Click the button below to book your spot. Places are limited. 

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TUMBARUMBA, NSW: Kids Fibre Fun - Wall Hanging Workshop
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

TUMBARUMBA, NSW: Kids Fibre Fun - Wall Hanging Workshop

KIDS FIBRE FUN - WALL HANGING WORKSHOP

Friday 5th October, 2pm - 5pm 

Tumbarumba Artists on Parade, Wenona Studios 

In a 3 hour workshop, students will learn about the natural properties of locally sourced sheep wool and it’s creative possibilities - including handmade felt. Jess will explain and demonstrate the process and techniques of wet-felting and free-form weaving. Students will immerse themselves in their own project, creating a handmade wall-hanging to take home.

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, interactive and collaborative. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments will also be included.

$35 per student. Click the button below to book your spot. Places are limited. 

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TUMBARUMBA NSW, Kids Mixed Media Workshop - 10am - 1pm
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

TUMBARUMBA NSW, Kids Mixed Media Workshop - 10am - 1pm

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP - Kids School Holiday Art Class

Friday 5th October, 10am - 1pm

Tumbarumba Artists on Parade, Wenona Studio 

In a 3 hour workshop, students will utilise a range of mediums to create a unique artwork of their own. Students will be immersed in the playful use of inks, charcoal, paint and paper, whilst learning contemporary art techniques and skills.  

All materials + light refreshments provided. 

$35 per student. 

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TUMUT, NSW: Kids Fibre Fun - Wall Hangings, 2pm - 5pm
Oct
2
2:00 PM14:00

TUMUT, NSW: Kids Fibre Fun - Wall Hangings, 2pm - 5pm

KIDS FIBRE FUN - Wall Hanging Workshop

Tuesday 2nd October, 2pm - 5pm

Five Ways Studio, Tumut Plains Road

In a 3 hour workshop, students will learn about the natural properties of locally sourced sheep wool and it’s creative possibilities - including handmade felt. Jess will explain and demonstrate the process and techniques of wet-felting and free-form weaving. Students will immerse themselves in their own project, creating a handmade wall-hanging to take home.

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, interactive and collaborative. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments will also be included.

$35 per student. Click the button below to book your spot. Places are limited. 

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TUMUT, NSW: Kids Mixed Media Workshop - 10am - 1pm
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

TUMUT, NSW: Kids Mixed Media Workshop - 10am - 1pm

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP - Kids School Holiday Art Class

Tuesday 5th October, 10am - 1pm

Tumut - Five Ways Studio, Tumut Plains Road

In a 3 hour workshop, students will utilise a range of mediums to create a unique artwork of their own. Students will be immersed in the playful use of inks, charcoal, paint and paper, whilst learning contemporary art techniques and skills.  

All materials + light refreshments provided. 

$35 per student. 

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COBRAM: Kid's Funky Fibres - Felting
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

COBRAM: Kid's Funky Fibres - Felting

FUNKY FIBRES

Felting + Weaving For Kids

Hen's Teeth Trading, COBRAM, Victoria 

Sunday 30th September, 2pm - 5pm

$35 per student, all materials supplied + light refreshments included.

Why not try a unique school holiday activity where kiddos can get hands on + creative whilst learning new skills.

Each student will learn about fibres such as sheep wool, where they come from, why they are important to our everyday lives and how we can utilise them to create artworks. Students will learn simple weaving and felting techniques to create a unique wall-hanging. 

The workshop is designed as a step-by-step, which means I will demonstrate each stage, then students will attempt. 

This makes it achievable, fun and suitable for ages between 6 and 15 years.

Click below to book! 

 

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COBRAM: Kid's Drawing - Mixed Media Madness
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

COBRAM: Kid's Drawing - Mixed Media Madness

MIXED MEDIA MADNESS

Hen's Teeth Trading, Cobram, Victoria.
Sunday 30th September, 10am - 12.30pm

In a 2.5 hour workshop, students will utilise a range of mediums to create a unique artwork of their own. Students will be immersed in the playful use of inks, charcoal, paint and paper, whilst learning contemporary art techniques and skills.  

All materials + light refreshments provided. 

$35 per student. 

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COBRAM, VIC: "Fibre As Art" - Full Day Workshop
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

COBRAM, VIC: "Fibre As Art" - Full Day Workshop

"FIBRE AS ART": Full Day Workshop

Make your own Felt Wall-Hanging

Hen's Teeth Trading, Cobram, Victoria.

Saturday 29th September, 10am - 4pm

$95 All materials + light refreshments included.

DESCRIPTION:

In a full day workshop, participants will learn about the natural properties of locally sourced sheep wool and it’s creative possibilities - including handmade felt. Jess will explain and demonstrate the process of felt making, leading each participant through two unique projects. The first project utilises various felting techniques such as wet-felting, using pre-felts, cutting and stitching to create a triptych artwork. Students will then apply their new skills, fuelled by creative inspiration, to create their second project – a felt wall-hanging for their very own wall.

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, interactive and collaborative. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments will also be included. Please bring your own lunch, or a small plate to share.

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BRAIDWOOD, NSW: Adults Felt Nest Workshop Saturday 22nd September
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

BRAIDWOOD, NSW: Adults Felt Nest Workshop Saturday 22nd September

  • Braidwood Regional Arts Group (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FELT NEST WORKSHOP

BRAIDWOOD REGIONAL ARTS GROUP

43 Wallace Street, Braidwood

10am - 1pm, $55 per person

All materials + light refreshments provided.

Felt Nest Workshop

In a three hour immersive workshop, learn about the ancient and ethical craft of felting wool. You will create your own ‘Felt Nest’ or bowl using locally sourced sheep wool and natural fibres.

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BUNGENDORE, NSW: Fibre As Art - Wall Hanging Workshop
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

BUNGENDORE, NSW: Fibre As Art - Wall Hanging Workshop

FIBRE AS ART: WALL-HANGING WORKSHOP

Saturday 8th September, 2pm - 5pm

School of Arts building, 57 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW

In a half-day workshop, participants will learn about the natural properties of locally sourced sheep wool and it’s creative possibilities - including handmade felt. Jess will explain and demonstrate the process and techniques of wet-felting. Students will immerse themselves in their own project, creating a handmade wall-hanging to take home.

This workshop is designed to be hands-on, interactive and collaborative. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments will also be included.

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BUNGENDORE, NSW: Felt Nest Workshop
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

BUNGENDORE, NSW: Felt Nest Workshop

FELT NEST WORKSHOP

Bungendore NSW: School of Arts Building, 57 Gibraltar Street 

10am - 1pm, $55 per person, all materials + light refreshments included.

In a half-day workshop, participants will be immersed into the unique art form of felting, its cultural connections and its creative applications. Using locally sourced wool, we will create a ‘Felt Nest’ or bowl using wet-felting and ‘resist’ techniques. All materials will be supplied and light refreshments are included.

Click below to book your spot.

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COBRAM: Felt Nest Workshop - Adults
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

COBRAM: Felt Nest Workshop - Adults

In a hands-on 2.5 hour workshop, students will learn about the incredible properties of wool, where it comes from and how we can transform it into special objects to keep. Students will create a felt nest or bowl using locally sourced wool. 

Thursday 12th April

6pm - 8.30 pm

$45 per person

All materials included. Light refreshments provided.

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COBRAM: Kids Felting Workshop (Morning)
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

COBRAM: Kids Felting Workshop (Morning)

In a hands-on 2.5 hour workshop, students will learn about the incredible properties of wool, where it comes from and how we can transform it into special objects to keep. Students will create a felt nest or bowl using locally sourced wool. 

Thursday 12th April

10am - 12.30 pm

$35 per person

All materials included. 

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'Felt Nest Workshop' - ORANGE, NSW: Thursday 29th March 10am
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

'Felt Nest Workshop' - ORANGE, NSW: Thursday 29th March 10am

In conjunction to Jess Forster's solo exhibition at the Corner Store Gallery in Orange NSW, she is also teaching a series of felting workshops to share her knowledge and creativity with the local community. 

Workshop participants will learn about the unique and ancient process of creating natural animal fibres into felt fabric. Each person will create their very own felted 'nest' to take home...

Details: 

Hosted at the Corner Store Gallery, 382 Summer Street Orange NSW. THURSDAY 29th March, 10am - 12.30pm. $45 per person. Limited to 12 people per class. All materials included. Light refreshments included. 

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Felt Nest Workshop - WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH 6PM
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Felt Nest Workshop - WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH 6PM

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP!

In a fun, hands-on creative workshop, participants will learn about the ancient craft of felting. Using locally sourced wool and other natural fibres, we will create our own 'Felt Nest' or bowl to take home. 

Wednesday 28th March, 6pm - 8.30pm

All materials supplied, light refreshments provided. 

The Corner Store Gallery, Summer Street ORANGE

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'Felt Nest Workshop' - ORANGE NSW. Tuesday 27th March 6pm.
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

'Felt Nest Workshop' - ORANGE NSW. Tuesday 27th March 6pm.

In conjunction to Jess Forster's solo exhibition 'Dust + Gums' at the Corner Store Gallery in Orange NSW, she is also teaching a series of felting workshops to share her knowledge and creativity with the local community. 

Workshop participants will learn about the unique and ancient process of creating natural animal fibres into felt fabric. Each person will create their very own felted 'nest' to take home...

Details: 

Hosted at the Corner Store Gallery, 382 Summer Street Orange NSW. Tuesday 27th March, 6pm - 8.30pm. $45 per person. Limited to 12 people per class. All materials included. Light refreshments included. 

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Wagga Wagga - Felt Nest Workshop @ Eastern Riverina Arts
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Wagga Wagga - Felt Nest Workshop @ Eastern Riverina Arts

Eastern Riverina Arts will be hosting a FELT NEST Workshop on Saturday 17th February in conjunction with my work being the current 'Window Gallery' Feature Artist this month. 

The workshop will explore the incredible properties of wool and the ancient craft of felting. Participants will learn to create their own 'felt nest'. 

To register, use the 'Contact Me' page or email jforsterdesign@gmail.com to ensure your place. Spots are limited!

Details:

Location: Eastern Riverina Arts office, 98 Fitzmaurice Street Wagga Wagga

Time: 10am - 1pm

Cost: $40 per person, pay on the day.

 

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Felting Workshop - School Holidays: Tumut
Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Felting Workshop - School Holidays: Tumut

  • Tumut Art Society: Five Ways Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In a half-day workshop, big kids will learn about wool and its fascinating properties, where it comes from and how to make their own felt. In a hands-on experience, participants will learn how to create their very own felt 'nest' to take home. All materials are supplied and are locally + sustainably sourced.

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