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DERIVAN OPEN DAY 2018... WHAT'S ON

inspire YOUR WORLD innovate ALWAYS create IN TECHNICOLOUR..., FIESTA!

 

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It's on again!!... SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH 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.

This year’s theme is FIESTA! It’s a day of festivities & celebration of all things creative! Get drawn into the music, colours and explorative demonstrations. Starting at 10:00am at our factory in Rhodes, we invite you to see our products in action. Demonstrators will be on hand want to share their creativity with you, showcasing their skills in landscape painting, calligraphy, screen printing, decoupage, miniature painting, folk art and a whole lot more.
We also have scheduled a number of workshops for those who want hands-on art experience.

Scroll down the page to find out what's on...

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the right thing...

Logo Starlight FoundationAll proceeds from our sales of Open Day 2018 T-Shirts and Sausage Sizzle service 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!


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the workshops, the activities...

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Adults the world over has let too many years pass since they finger-painted. The joys of getting our hands messy and creating have long been forgotten, as we became serious adults.  Find out how much fun it is to ditch those brushes for a more tactile approach to painting.  Learners of all levels can pick up finger painting, no background in painting required whatsoever. 

In this workshop Stephen will take you through how to create realistic paintings using only what you were born with. Prepare to rediscover that childhood passion of getting messy while learning a rad new skill to create art at home! He will be sharing one of his painting methods “Finger painting” which he uses to create fast, dramatic, scenic paintings.

Stephen Evans, is a full time artist with 30 years experience working as a scenic artist in film and theatre, Fine art and mural work. For the last 20 years has run a studio / gallery in Bondi beach showcasing my work and producing artworks. For more on Stephen Evans, go to  https://www.stephenevans.com.au/

finger painting

 

 

Teacher: STEPHEN EVANS
Time: Workshop 1 @ 10AM
Time: Workshop 3 @ 12PM

Max Number of Participants: 20 per Workshop.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.

Workshop Bookings: Go to our Eventbrite ticketing service page by clicking HERE....

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Have your feet got sox appeal? Well after this workshothey certainly will!

Anne Mitchell shows how to take an ordinary pair of socks from simple to sexy with tie-dye techniques. An easy and fun workshop that’s a shoe-in for both kids and adults. (Minimum age requirement 10 years).

BYO socks or arrive barefoot and purchase a pair for only $5

Teacher  Anne Mitchell from Genesis Creations  http://www.genesiscreations.com.au

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soxs

 

 

Teacher: ANNE MITCHELL
Time: Workshop 1 @10:30AM
Time: Workshop 2 @12:30AM
Time: Workshop 3 @1:30PM

Max Number of Participants: 10 per Workshop.

Workshop Bookings: Go to our Eventbrite ticketing service page by clicking HERE....

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This Flower Pot Painting workshop will have you painting your own brightly coloured flowerpots.

Hand painted pots look spectacular in the garden or indoors, to add an individual touch. In this workshop we supply you with a terracotta pot, which will be transformed into a fun and colourful creation.
Our Pot Painting expert Marg Lopez will help you choose from a variety of painting techniques, using high quality Matisse Background paints.

Marg will demonstrate the process of sponging, painting and adding those important finishing touches. Designs and patterns will be on display with examples of how to create a flower-tastic end result!

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garden art

 

 

Teacher: MARG LOPEZ
Time: Workshop 1 @10:30AM
Time: Workshop 2 @1:00PM

Max Number of Participants: 10 per Workshop.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan, including terracotta garden pot.

Workshop Bookings: Go to our Eventbrite ticketing service page by clicking HERE....

 

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In Spanish, fiesta means "feast". It’s mainly associated with Mexico, but is also celebrated in many countries where families come together to welcome their loved ones with their favourite food, drinks, candles, flowers, decorations and incense. A ‘fiesta’ is held in celebration of a saint's day or other religious occasion such as Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead, which occurs in early November.

Join the FDAA to learn some basic painting strokes using Derivan Flow Formula paints. With bright colours and a choice of two simple designs, celebrate both the origins & vibe of the Fiesta!!
No previous painting experience needed, as the FDAA teachers will guide you through this project. You will paint ONE project design only in the workshop.  

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fiesta art

 

 

Teacher: The Folk & Decorative Artist Association Teachers
Time: Workshop 1 @10:00AM
Time: Workshop 2 @12:30PM

Max Number of Participants: 15 per Workshop.
Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan.

Workshop Bookings: Go to our Eventbrite ticketing service page by clicking HERE....

 

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Join Peter Griffen as he demonstrates experimental, abstract and semi-abstract painting. Many acrylic painting techniques will be demonstrated, with a particular emphasis on composition, line, colour and collage. In this drop in workshop, simple projects will be set. Intuition, self-expression and individuality will be encouraged.

You are invited to join Peter in his pop up studio river side and create your own abstract art work.

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Teacher: PETER GRIFEN
Time: On-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.


Participants Requirements: None. All painting materials will be provided by Derivan.

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You can never have enough tote bags! Print maker extraordinaire Andrew Totman will assist you in printing your very own tote bags for you to take home. Andy will take you through the craft of screen-printing and give you wonderful tips on making the printed image eye catching.

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tote

 

 

Teacher: ANDREW TOTMAN
Time: On-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.


Participants Requirements: None. All materials will be provided by Derivan, including blank tote bag.

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Catch artist Kate Belton and her friends and create some inspiring artworks with ever-popular pouring painting techniques. Gain tips and tricks to create dynamic abstract paintings along with geting transfixed to the wonders of acrylic mediums.

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pouring

 

 

Teacher: KATE BELTON
Time: On-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.



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The stunning art of Felting 3D Vessels.

Vessels, such as bowls and vases are both ancient and familiar forms. Artist Denise Lithgow (from Lithgow Designs) will be demonstrating the joy of working with pure merino wool to create a unique, visually exciting, sculptured felted vessels.

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felt

 

 

Teacher: DENISE LITHGOW
Time: On-going throughout the day.
Location: Factory Ground Floor.



 

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demos

 

 

 

Whether you are a beginner, amateur, hobbyist or full time artist, we all learn best from watching others demonstrate techniques and skills. With 35 artists demonstrating their dedicated knowledge you will be sure to pick up some highly valuable creating tips. Watching an artist at work is a beautiful thing!

This is a great opportunity to watch, learn and get inspired, or just take a break in a creative atmosphere. 

Time: On-going throughout the day.
Location: Main Marquee, Factory Carpark Area.

 

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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.

You don’t get to be a company that’s been around for 50 years without two things – great products and happy customers. As a way of showcasing our products, a feature of the Open Day will be our Super Sample Stand.
We will have our Super Paint Professionals on hand to show you our products and decant them into sample containers so you can try in the comfort of your own home.

If you’ve ever been curious about one of our products then the Super Sample Stand is a must do for you.

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technical

 

 

Time: On-going throughout the day.
Location: Main Factory Entrance

 

 

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calligraphy

 

 

The Australian Society of Calligraphers.

Join us in the classic & contemporary art of Calligraphy. Although an age-old art form, calligraphers have always been inspired to experiment with not only letters, but also different tools and mediums.

The ASC represent some of Australia’s finest calligraphers and lettering artists who will be demonstrating.

Location: Marquee, Factory Carpark Area.

 

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tour

 

 

Ever wanted to know what it takes to create paint?

Take our factory tour and find out how we do it in the greenest way possible.
Derivan remains a family-owned Australian company and our CEO, Steve Patterson will be your guide and answer any questions you may have.

 

Time: 11:45AM & 12:45PM
Location: Meeting at main Factory Entrance.

 

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Visit our Creative Kids Corner under the Marquee in our main Carpark area.

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!

Face Painting

Is your child a little angel? A princess? or maybe a zombie or a pirate? Our resident face painters will be on hand with a range of designs to transform your child using our non-toxic Derivan Face and Body Paint.

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FIESTA!!
Paint By Numbers

Fiesta is a time to celebrate! So what better way to get into the celebratory mood by painting with no pressure? We supply the paint, the brushes and the paint-by-numbers artwork. All you have to do is match the paint to the number and paint away to contribute this retro-fun project.

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Paint Catapult

We love messy art at Derivan HQ, and this activity is an epic messy adventure. How could anyone resist launching paint through the air with our handmade catapult? This is such a perfect combination of engineering, and art. Come and watch the spectacle of flinging paint!

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Paint Spin Machine


Come join Peter Burr to create a unique piece of art. Watch paint fly in our own Derivan Spin Art Machine. As the canvas rotates the centrifugal forces draw the wet paint outward creating awesome designs. No two designs are the same!

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Interactive Mural Painting

Want to leave your mark?...

Well do it in paint and help us create a beautiful mural designed by Phillip A.
Add a little or a lot. When it comes to this type of group art every bit really does count, so feel free to step up!

 

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PAUL McCARTHY; Fine Art   PETER GRIFFEN; Fine Art
PAUL NISTED; Book/Sketch Artist   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
ANNE SCOTT; Book/Sketch Artist   LIEBBY ELIAS; Fine Art
DECOUPAGE GUILD OF NSW INC.; Decoupage   STEVE UNDERWOOD; Acrylic Landscape
PETROS HOVAGHIMIAN; Fine Art   STEPHEN EVANS, Fine Art
ANNE MITCHELL; Decorative Art   PHILLIPPA THOMAS; Fine Art
MELISSA READ-DIVINE, Decorative Art   KATHY DALAMICO; Fine Art
TY GOCK; Miniature Gaming & Painting   KAREN HICK; Fine Art
BARBARA ENRIGHT; Script Brush Lettering   LEANNE JONES; Fine Art
DENISE LITHGOW; Decorative Art   NOELINE MILLAR; Fine Art
KATE BELTON; Fine Art   PAULINE ZUFFEREY; Fine Art
ANTHONY BUSELLI; Fine Art, Landscape / Portraits   GEORGINA HART; Fine Art
JULIE SIMMONS; Fine Art   DONA GILBERTSON; Fine Art
MIGNON PARKER; Fine Art   MEG MADER; Mixed Media Art
STEPHANIE GALLOWAY-BROWN; Fine Art   PHILIP KENT; Fine Ar, Porttraits
LOIS JANIK; Fine Art   XAVIER GHAZI; Fine Art, Abstract Landscapes
JULIE PEADON; Children's Art Demo   JOSE GUTIERREZ; Fine Art, Landscapes

 

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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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