Bundanon

Tailor your school’s Bundanon experience through these workshops. Select from options below.

Short Workshops

On offer are short workshops for a day visit or as part of a residential program

Group of students sitting on the sand by a river painting

Visual Effects

Taught on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, Visual Effects develops confidence in expressive drawing using ink and wash techniques.

A sculptural abstract arrangement of natural materials such as sticks and rocks

Environmental Sculpture

Collect material from the environment and create small ephemeral sculptures and installations. The site and the natural world are considered, as is experimentation and collaboration.

Close up photograph of the site of a caravan painted in gold, black and white patterns

Pulpit Rock & Caravans

Work with a variety of viewpoints and combine subject matter and patterns from Brook Andrew’s Travelling Colony with iconic Pulpit Rock. Develop drawing skills in an imaginative or surrealist approach.

A forest of trees with a mountain range behind and low clouds above the trees

Landscape Photography

Explore locations across the Bundanon property (bush settings, contemporary architecture and historic buildings). Create a series of photographs, working collaboratively in groups or pairs.

Mountains in the background with a large rock on the mountain

Pulpit Rock with Watercolour

Experiment with mark making techniques in pen and watercolour. Develop a unique style to create an impression of the escarpment.

Long Workshops | Visual Arts

Presented over three hours and offered as part of the residential program (one per night stay). Connecting practice with place. Extended engagement in techniques and mediums. Locations may vary due to weather. Additional workshops can be organised on request.

Dense forest of tall trees

Layered Landscape

Explore using an experimental charcoal layered approach to develop tonal and textural responses to the landscape. 

A person working on a handmade book with drawing and collaged elements

Artist’s Books

Start with observational drawing, using pen, ink, wash and collage. The resulting artwork is further developed into a concertina format with book cloth covers.  This workshop can be adapted for Visual Design and photography students. 

Charcoal drawing of an abstract landscape

Superpanorama Drawing

Use a range of media such as willow, compressed and chunky charcoal to explore mark-making. Create responses to the tone and textures in the environment.  

Abstract artwork of topographical environment

Mosaic Landscape

Create detailed observational drawings from different viewpoints using various pen mediums. Collage is incorporated with leaf rubbings and ink wash to create a mosaic effect.  

School Workshops

Microscapes

Collect and organisa small assemblage from natural objects, followed by a detailed pencil and pen drawing and gouache painting of a selected area of the composition.

A person painting on an easel overlooking a river

Plein Air Painting

Work en plein air and experiment with painting techniques and compositions. Explore personal approaches to landscape painting.

Plants, trees and orchid flowers growing on a rocky wall

Landscape Photography

Walk the Haunted Point loop, pass through various landscapes and plant communities. Create a series of photographs. 

Student holding the jaw bone of an animal while drawing an picture of it

Skulls

Create detailed drawings, using a variety of media and techniques. Become familiar with the form and structure of skulls belonging to wombats, kangaroos and farm animals. 

Photograph of abstract print artwork

Experimental Printing

Experiment with layering collage and over-printing to create compositions using Gelli plates and foam plates.

Long Workshops | Design

Abstract illustration of a building, overlayed with text

Visual Design | Bundanon Panorama

Create a series of drawing studies based on the architecture and built environment of Bundanon. Observe and draw the structures. Design a layered panoramic composition to incorporates different viewpoints, perspectives and elevation drawings with photographs and collages of patterns and structures. Text may be introduced into the design. 

Suitable for Visual Design students.

School Workshops

Textiles | Eco-dye Bundles

Use a range of cotton, silk and wool fabrics to create two different bundles, which incorporate natural dye plants. 

Dense forest of tall trees

Textiles | Introduction to Shibori

Work with cottons and silks, to explore different styles of Shibori (including arashikumoitajimimokume, pleating and contemporary methods).

Indigenous Cultural Workshop

Hear the stories of the South Coast narrated by local First Nations elder Julie Freeman. Afterwards, learn how to twine string made from local plants to create a necklace or anklet. The cost of this 2 hour workshop is $385 per group for a group of up to 24, $600 for groups 25 and over. 

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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