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DERIVAN OPEN DAY 2016

inspire YOUR WORLD innovate ALWAYS create IN TECHNICOLOUR

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It's on again!!... SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH from 10am to 2pm.

October sees Spring in full swing and what better time to feel inspired than by a visit to the bi-annual Derivan Open Day, where we open our creative doors to the general public with tours, performances and workshops.  It’s not only about us opening our doors, it’s also about opening yourself up to creative possibilities. Let us help you inspire, create and innovate!

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DERIVAN OPEN DAY BEGINS.

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MULTI COLOUR SCREEN PRINTING - Ian Mallett

MEDIUMS 101, Q&A MEDIUMS DEMONSTRATION with Paul McCarthy.

DERIVAN TECH QUESTIONS TABLE - Raj Reddy

ARTISTS AT WORK DEMONSTRATIONS - Various

IMPASTO TECHNIQUES DEMONSTRATION with Mignon Parker.

FABRIC ART MAGIC WORKSHOP - Margaret Lopez

DINOSAUR PAINTING WITH MATISSE FLOW, Kids Art Spot, Factory Carpark Area.

WIGGLE BOT - Kids Art Spot, Factory Carpark Area.

ZOMBIE FACE PAINTING - Kids Art Spot, Factory Carpark Area.

INTERACTIVE MURAL PAINTING - Kids Art Spot, Factory Carpark Area.

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INK AND MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES - Kate Belton

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 DERIVAN WATERCOLOUR PENCIL PROJECT - FDAA

GELATINE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP - Annie McMahon

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SAUSAGE SIZZLE OPENS

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FACTORY TOUR
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  COLOUR MIXING WITH DERIVAN BLOCK INKS - Melissa Read-Devine
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INK AND MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES - Kate Belton

DERIVAN WATERCOLOUR PENCIL PROJECT - FDAA

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FACTORY TOUR
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GELATINE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP - Annie McMahon

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DERIVAN OPEN DAY CONCLUDES.

 

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Below is information on the workshops and activities to take place at this year's Derivan Open Day on Saturday 15th of October.

Bookings for workshops will be available on the day; places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and you won’t want to miss out!
No bokings prior to Open Day will be taken this year.

We’ve got plenty of demonstrations too and factory tours that showcase just how we make our products and the environmentally efficient initiatives Derivan has implemented.

Logo Starlight Foundation
All proceeds from sales, workshop participation and donations raised and organised on Open Day, will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION, a non-for-profit organisation that brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia.

For more information on this compassionate and worthy initiative, go to www.starlight.org.au

 

We also would like to sincerely thank all artists and presenters who kindly donate their time to share their knowledge with you!



the workshops, the activities...

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Are you wondering how to make your acrylic paint thicker, thinner, more textured, glossier or even transparent? The answer lies in using the correct medium and artist Paul McCarthy is on hand show you what mediums to use and how to use them correctly with Matisse acrylic paints.
 
Paul has been painting and selling his work for the last 25 years with numerous solo and joint exhibitions both here and overseas. He has also worked extensively as a community artist, including working with remote aboriginal communities, high schools and as the acting curator for the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

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Teacher: PAUL McCARTHY
Time: 10:00am & on-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.


Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
Entry gold coin donation participation will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

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Interested in creating your own prints on fabric, clothing or paper?...
Ian Mallett from Tutorius Maximus will show you how to achieve superior results by taking you through the screen printing process step by step. Find out what additional effects you can achieve through layering and hand printing as you create your own design under Ian’s guidance.

 

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Teacher: IAN MALLETT
Time: 10:00am & on-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.

Max Number of Participants: 10 per session.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
For a $2 donation you will have the opportunity to head home with printed bag of your own design. The sales proceeds will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

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There’s more to lino printing than you might expect and artist Melissa Read-Devine wants to show you just how much! Join her in this fun workshop and learn the basics of lino printing, including how to create and transfer your design, cut a linoleum block, mixing your own custom colour and print it by hand using Derivan Block Ink.

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block ink

 

 

Teacher: MELISSA READ-DEVINE
Time: 12:00pm (1 hour session)
Location: Marquee, Factory Carpark Area.

Max Number of Participants: 10 per session.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
Entry gold coin donation participation will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

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Spray it..., pour it..., dip it.  Tie dye with a twist.  After this workshop you will have all the skills to take an ordinary T-shirt from simple to colourful with many different tie-dye techniques. An easy and fun workshop that’s fun for both kids and adults. (Minimum age requirement 10 years).

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Teacher: MARGARET LOPEZ
Time: 10:00am & on-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.

Max Number of Participants: 10 per session.
Participants Requirements: None. All painting materials will be provided by Derivan.
BYO t-shirt or purchase one on the day for $7.00. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

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This workshop will introduce you to the technique of gelatine plate monotype printing - a fun, easy method of printmaking that does not require a printing press.

Using Matisse Flow acrylic paints and Matisse Open Medium, you will be introduced to some of the many techniques that can be used to create prints from gelatine plates, including working with stencils, direct painting, working with textured and natural materials, multiple-stage printing and much more.

Each student will receive a complimentary canvas bag to carry their gelatin print home in.

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Teacher: ANNIE McMAHON
Time: 11:00am & 1:00pm (1 hour each session)
Location: Factory Ground Floor.

Max Number of Participants: 8 per session.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
Entry gold coin donation participation will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

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Mixed media is the art of using lots of different techniques and materials to create uniquely beautiful pieces. But where do you start?..., right here in this workshop with artist Kate Belton!

Kate will demonstrate different ways to bend, stretch, wash and distort Matisse Inks and mediums to create an out of this world space painting. Get ready to be blasted out of your creative comfort zone!

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Teacher: KATE BELTON
Time: 10:30am & 12:30pm (1 hour each session)
Location: Factory Mezzanine Level.

Max Number of Participants: 8 per session.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
Entry gold coin donation participation will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

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FDAA will be showcasing the new Derivan Watercolour Pencils.

Creating folk art with watercolour pencils?, It’s not something you see everyday but the folk from the Folk and Decotaive Art Association will be on site to teach just how it is done using Derivan Watercolor Pencils and a simple lugagge tag.

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pencils

 

 

Teacher: FDAA
Time: 10:00am; 11:00am & 12:30pm (1 hour each session)
Location: Factory Mezzanine Level.

Max Number of Participants: 15 per session.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
Entry gold coin donation participation will be donated to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

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Have you ever experimented with Matisse Impasto Medium? It’s our go-to product for thickening acrylic paint to create a multitude of textural effects. Artist Mignon Parker will be demonstrating this product and its many uses throughout the day.

Watch as Mignon takes acrylic paints to heights, places and textures you haven’t seen before.

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Teacher: MIGNON PARKER
Time: 10:00am & on-going throughout the day.
Location: Marquee, Factory Carpark Area.


Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.
Gold coin donation participation will be given to the STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.

 

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If you’ve got a technical question then Raj has the answer. He’s our resident chemist and all round science guy. When we need to create a product he’s the one we turn to for formulas, safety concerns and making the products perform as required. He’s got a Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) which is just as impressive as the paint formulas he creates with us.

There isn’t much about the science of our products that Raj doesn’t know, so feel free to try to baffle him with your best shot.

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Our Chemist: RAJ REDDY
Time: 10:00am & on-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.

Max Number of Participants: N/A.
Participants Requirements: N/A

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demonstrators

 

 

Watching an artist at work is a beautiful thing, and we have participating artists for you to observe as they go about creating beautiful artworks in this group demonstration.
This is a great opportunity to watch, learn and get inspired, or just take a break in a creative atmosphere.
 

Location: Marquee, Factory Carpark Area.

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We’re all about fostering creativity in children so make sure you get in early to reserve a place for your budding artist. All activities have been created especially for children using non-toxic products. Art and fun are natural partners and we’ve got plenty of both to choose from!

Kids Activity 1
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Time: 12:30am - 2:000pm
Marquee, Factory Outdoor Area

Miniature Participation Game
"When Darkness Falls" (Fantasy Game)
"The Oceanic Empire" (Sci-Fi Game)

with Ty Gock

Kids Activity 2
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Marquee, Factory Outdoor Area

Dinosaur Paint with Derivan Minis
with Chris Shai-Hee and Ally

Kids Activity 3
Time: 10:00am - All Day
Marquee, Factory Outdoor Area

Interactive Painting for Kids
with Philip Aspden.

Kids Activity 4
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Marquee, Factory Outdoor Area

Wiggle Bot
with Mark Boyle.

Kids Activity 5
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Marquee, Factory Outdoor Area

Zombie Face Painting
with Christina & Lorina.

 

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PAUL McCARTHY; Fine Art   PETER GRIFFEN; Fine Art
MELLISSA READ-DEVINE; Print Making   OCKER DOWN CRAFTS; Decorative Art
MARGARET LOPEZ; Fine Art   PHILLIP ASPDEN; Fine Art
CATHERINE HARRY; Fine Art   AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF MINIATURE ART (NSW); Decorative Art
AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF CALLIGRAPHERS INC.
Decorative Art
  DIANA BRANDT; Liquid Pencil
FRIENDS THROUGH FOLK ART GUILD INC.;
Decorative Art
  DENISE SHULIK; Decorative Art
JANETTE NEWMAN; Decorative Art   KAREN DIMMOCK; Decorative Art
CENTRAL COAST DECORATIVE ARTISTS ASSOC.;
Decorative Art
  THE FOLK ART & DECORATIVE ARTISTS' ASSOC.; Decorative Art
ANNIE McMAHON; Gelatine Printmaking   LIEBBY ELIAS; Fine Art
DECOUPAGE GUILD OF NSW INC.; Decoupage   STEVE UNDERWOOD; Acrylic Landscape
PETROS HOVAGHIMIAN; Fine Art   JODY GRAHAM Fine Art
STAVROS PAPANTONIOU; Fine Art   PHILLIPPA THOMAS; Fine Art
U CAN B CREATIVE; Decorative Art   KATHY DALAMICO; Fine Art
TY GOCK; Miniature Gaming & Painting   CHRIS SHAI-HE; Miniature Gaming & Painting
ALLY SHAI-HE; Miniature Gaming & Painting   LEANNE JONES; Fine Art
IAN MALLETT; Screen Printing   NOELINE MILLAR; Fine Art
KATE BELTON; Fine Art   PAULINE ZUFFEREY; Fine Art
MEADOWBANK TAFE; Fine Art   GEORGINA HART; Fine Art
PAMELA GRIFFITH; Fine Art   DONA GILBERTSON; Fine Art
MIGNON PARKER; Fine Art   MARK BOYLE; Wiggle Bot
STEPHANIE GALLOWAY-BROWN; Fine Art    

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where we are...

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DERIVAN PTY LTD
Unit 4/23 Leeds Street, Rhodes NSW 2138
Ph: 02 9736 2022

We are about a 10 minute walk from Rhodes Train Station (part of the Northern Train Line), up Blaxland Road and turn right into Leeds St.

No private on-site carparking available. Unrestricted on-street parking is permited on Leeds St, Cavell Ave. and Blaxland Rd.

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