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from unWearableArt to Wearable pieces of Art by Beatrice Carlson

13 Aug 2022 to 14 Aug 2022
Sat and Sunday: 10am to 3pm
Playfull exploration of different techniques to create a necklace
Event type: 
$129 most material included
Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa
214 Hibiscus Highway Orewa


Beatrice Carlson is a 10 times finalist and Awards winner of the World of WearableArt Competition from 2010 to 2019. She is now focusing on contemporary jewellery, working in her private studio with Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls and Greenstones. She is also a visual artist and a printmaker with a fashion design background. Her practice is as non-toxic as possible and the materials very ethically sourced.

This workshop is a conversation in between medium exploring various techniques Carlson has been using in her WOW garments as well as for the other sides of her practice.

The day will start with Carlson talking about the pieces presented at Estuary Arts Centre for the current "Wear your Art out" exhibition. Then, you will approch different medium: Dry point etching on Perspex, printmaking, collage, you choose! 

You will create your own necklace (cabochon and bezel provided) using your prints/collages and enhanced with Carlson's beads n' pieces. Bring also what you would like to work with: ideas, collage, materials, beads... the workshop has no limitations...besides time! 

Beatrice Carlson offers most material as well as some tutorials; tools are provided by Estuary Arts Centre. The workshop is enrolling a maximum of 10 adult participants in order to give the best experience possible.

Written by

Beatrice Carlson

20 Jul 2022