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April 2021

Botanical Studies in Mixed Media – 2 day workshop with Jasmine Jan

10 April - 11 April
Jasmine Jan’s Studio, 75 Herring Road
Lambells Lagoon, NT Australia

Botanical artworks using mixed media, watercolour, coloured pencil and graphite pencil. In this 2 day workshop participants will be introduced to working on botanical subject matter and using a combination of mediums. Day 1 participants will cover a series of mark making techniques in watercolour, coloured pencil and graphite to learn how to lay down a base colour and then add detail with coloured pencil and graphite. Day 2 participants will then focus on a series of small botanical studies…

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March 2021

AENT AGM & Regeneration Themed Paint Party with Mandy Rains (from Bush Chook Designs)

28 March @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Darwin Railway Club, 17 Somerville Gardens, Parap
Darwin, NT 0820 Australia

Come and join the Art Educators of the NT for their annual AGM followed by a fun and therapeutic painting session. Where: Railway Club When: Sunday, 28th March 2021 Time: AGM 2.30pm … followed by Mandy’s Paint Party 3-5pm Title of painting: Regeneration Paint Party Description: This 2 hour paint party is aimed at creating art works for our upcoming annual exhibition entitled: Recovery, a theme chosen to help process/reflect upon the impacts and opportunities that COVID19 presented to, and…

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Namuru: Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Practice for Teachers

24 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – link to be emailed to participants

A foundation for the development of learning experiences in response to the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new Online workshop for AENT members by the Artist Educator from the  MCA in conjunction with CDU Gallery . About Namuru: Namuru means ‘path’ or ‘compass’ in the language of the Gadigal people, the traditional owners of the land and waters that the Mueum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is situated upon. Developed by the MCA’s Coordinator of Aboriginal and…

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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
Link will be emailed,

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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