If your mid-week after-work drinks routine is starting to get a little stale, spice things up this month at the Art Gallery of NSW's series of free after-work drop-in workshops, taking place as part of its Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage exhibition. Running from 5.30–8.30pm on Wednesdays in November, this Art After Hours series is the perfect way to banish the hump day blues, feed your creative side and experience first hand the colours, lines and shapes that defined the modernist art movement.
You can Paste with Picasso on November 14, where you'll create your very own cubist collage inspired by Picasso himself. If a needle and thread is more your thing, Sew with Sonia on November 21 invites you to sew, stitch or weave with textiles and paper, inspired by the vibrant geometric designs of Sonia Delaunay. Or head along to Make with Matisse on November 28 and create a brightly coloured, fantastical landscape à la Henri using a variety of collage techniques. While you get crafty, DJ Kali (Picnic) will be providing a soundtrack of disco and soul to get the creative juices flowing.
Novices are welcome and materials are provided, so all you need to do is grab a drink, enjoy the music and get crafty. Maybe you'll even be able to turn one of your creations into a Christmas present — but if not, check out A Very European Christmas at the gallery on Wednesday, December 12, where you can enjoy drinks and live music, shop for a unique gift and take part in a festive art-making workshop.
Modern Makers Workshops will take place on November 14, 21 and 28 from 5.30pm. No bookings are required.