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December 2020

AENT 2020 Post Card Initiative

31 December, 2020 @ 8:00 am

Dear AENT member current, past & future At this time we are unsure of what our annual exhibition may look like for 2020 and if it will happen at all. In lieu of this we invite you to be involved in a Post Card initiative designed to draw us together in a time that we are unable to. We will be providing all interested parties 2 stamped blank water colour post cards for you to create an artwork on, any…

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AENT’s ‘Studio Thinking’ 2021 Book Club

18 December, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art Educators, We are keen at AENT to learn more about ‘Critical Thinking’ strategies by offering to members one of two related books for our first ever Book club: Studio Thinking From the Start (Primary & Middle Years focused) Studio Thinking2 (Senior focused) “The authors of Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Art Education (2007) set out to systematically investigate what it is that visual arts teachers in arts-based high schools teach in their classes, and how these classes are organized. From there,…

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September 2020

Screen Printing with Elizabeth Martin

19 September, 2020 @ 10:00 am

This Screen Printing workshop will be facilitated by local artist Elizabeth Martin. In this session you will acquire a clear understanding of the processes used to print a cotton tea towel with a simple 2 layer registration using water based fabric printing inks. There will also be an opportunity to combine multiple small botanical motifs onto a second tea towel to encourage a mix and match approach to colours and layout.   $40 for Members, $80 Non Members  Max 12…

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August 2020

AENT MEETING – Members and Friends of AENT All Welcome

18 August, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Link to Agenda for Meeting & Link to Minutes from Previous Meeting  

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June 2020

Rescheduled: 2020 AGM

24 June, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Darwin Ski Club – across from MAGNT

AENT's 2020 AGM will be @ Darwin Ski Club, 4.30pm, Wednesday, 24th June 2020.   Nibbles provided

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Cancelled: One day Introduction to Botanical Illustrations in mixed media – Jasmine Jan

14 June, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jasmine Jan’s Studio, 75 Herring Road
Lambells Lagoon, NT Australia
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We hope to be able to offer this workshop later in the year. In this one course participants will be introduced to a range of techniques for combining watercolour, graphite and coloured pencil to produce detailed illustrations around a botanical theme. Participants will learn how to build colour details with watercolour washes whilst building form and volume using graphite and then adding finer details and textures using a combination of graphite and coloured pencil. Participants will also learn tips to…

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May 2020

Sketch ‘n’ Sip – Online drawing session

22 May, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sketch ‘n’ Sip – Online drawing session Join us on Friday evening, the 22nd May for a light and fun Zoom drawing session while you sip on a glass of your favourite beverage and whip up a little drawing of one of Darwin’s favourite flowers: The Heliconia. You will also have the option of turning your drawing into a printed postcard, if you want. It will cost $40 for 60 postcards at TopEndPrint, this is a DIY component though –…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: An evening of Life Drawing with Shilo

20 March, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Air Raid Arcade, Cavenagh St
Darwin, NT 0800

This event has sadly been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation. Pre-payments are in the process of being refunded. CANCELLED: A Friday Evening of Life Drawing

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February 2020

Professional Development opportunity at MAGNT – with Kate Murphy

20 February, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday 20 Feb Time 3.30pm - 5.30pm @ MAGNT No charge Members and non members welcome! Working with groups in art galleries can be a fantastic way to engage students in active learning outside the classroom. During this informal session we will have an introduction to the Ned Kelly exhibition and spend some time investigating different approaches to engaging students with these works during a gallery visit. We’ll also discuss how these strategies can be applied to responding to any…

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2020 AENT invited to ‘Taksu’ CDU Gallery Exhibition

5 February, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
CDU Gallery, Charles Darwin University, Building Orange 12.1.02 Casuarina campus NT 0810 Australia + Google Map

On Wed 5th Feb CDU Gallery Staff will host a floor talk of the current Taksu exhibition for AENT @ 3.20pm in the CDU Gallery. For the first time in many years, Darwin audiences have the opportunity to see the rich diversity and splendour of Balinese art in an exhibition at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery. Taksu: The Art of Bali profiles recent gifts to Charles Darwin University by two of Australia’s most prominent collectors and devotees of Balinese art,…

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