Hands on, lunchtime workshops with Mercurius Australia at the SEA National Teachers’ Conference

At the last SEA Teachers Conference, Mercurius introduced lunch time creative workshops. We had such overwhelming feedback that we will be offering a new series of workshops for this year’s conference.
 
The hands-on workshops will be run by Lily Riley, our resident Artist and Steiner Alumna. Lily will demonstrate the unique properties of a selection of our artistic and craft products, and how they can be used to enhance and explore the Steiner curriculum.
 
Informative, lots of fun, a chance to explore some new ideas and a creative outlet.
 
Workshop 1 – Watercolour Pencils – Monday Lunch time
 
Discover how to subtly blend and mix colours using a brush, some water, and the Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell water colour pencils. Light-fast pigment with wax emulsifiers is activated with water to easily disperse over paper for effortless colour mixing. A hands-on workshop, creating artworks inspired by the natural world.
 
Workshop 2 – Shading in Graphite – Tuesday Lunch time
 
Explore the world of shading with an assortment of unique drawing pencils. Discover the qualities of chalk, charcoal, carbon, graphite, and water soluble graphites. Perfect for portraits, sketching, landscapes, and blending. Experiment for yourself how the different lead compositions work together to create unique artworks.
 
Workshop 3 – Traditional Ropework and Braiding – Wednesday Lunch time
 
From the earliest grades, wool and fibre awaken the will in little fingers. Throughout the grades, fibre and yarn can continue to engage will-filled activities to explore the curriculum. Experiment with and learn how the Lucet was used for Viking Rope Making, about the Japanese Rope Braiding technique known as Kumihimo and how to tie a simple Celtic Knot.
 
The SEA 2021 National Teachers’ Conference will be held at Samford Valley Steiner School, Samford, QLD – 5-8 July, 2021. Early Bird Registration is closing soon, for more information about the conference and for registration please visit https://www.steinereducation.edu.au/teachers-conference-2021/.
 
For more information about Mercurius Australia, please visit their website, https://www.mercurius-australia.com.
May 2021