The University of the Third Age
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Creative Art Workshops in May at the Logan Art Gallery

Everyone is invited to the U3A Creative Art Workshops and Demonstrations at the Logan Art Gallery Workshop, Wembley Rd, Logan Central

Paper stories:

22nd May  Personal imagery in cloth paper, collage and print

Workshop with artist/educator Sandy Johnson

Here are some examples of her work currently on show at the gallery:

22 May, 10am to 1pm
CONTENT:  Join local artist and educator Sandy Johnson for this practical workshop in personal imagery through print, stencil and collage. Sandy is one of three exhibiting artists who investigate the links between the past and the present, the personal and the universal though drawing, assemblage, collage and artists books.

Participants will work with printed papers, paint, inks and collage to create final layered collage artworks.  They will create designs from happenstance doodles etc, then use these to make prints & stencil motifs, together with the application of personal ephemera (objects of personal significance such as letters, poems, stamps, found objects, photos, lace, and so on) to create a cloth paper collage.

Sandy will demonstrate the process for making  cloth paper and students will then have the opportunity to use their prints, stencils and brought ephemera to produce their own cloth paper collage.  Participants may need to complete their artworks at home.

WHAT TO BRING:  Paper ephemera: letters, old drawings, stamps, special papers, text, poems etc (objects of personal interest to add to your artworks).  Other materials will be provided free of charge,   

Starting to paint with Acrylics
Workshop with local artist Diane Deshong

Date: Thursday 29th May, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Want to learn a new hobby or enhance your knowledge of the absolute basics?
We hope this workshop will appeal to members who have never painted before as well as those who would like to have advice on the basics from a semi-professional who really knows her stuff.   Please tell your friends that all are welcome, and this is a good chance to look at the possibility of starting a new and exciting hobby.
Students quality materials will be provided free of charge, except for canvases ($5) and acrylic paper (about $1)

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Come along on Friday afternoons. The next session is on 23 May. Those who attended the last session said it was extremely interesting and helpful in helping us deal with financial issues in retirement. To join this class just turn up or ring Darren.
The class details are below.

X55 Financial Security in Retirement ** New**
Darren Titmus Tel 0466 934 574 (9 to 5)

A reminder that there are vacancies available in this class looking at key issues that face retirees. Over the next few presentations, Darren will address the changes in the Budget, and the implications for us. 
Four fortnightly sessions starting on 9th May.
Logan North Library, Friday 2:00 - 3:30 pm
For updated details, visit the

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


On the last Saturday of April we held a Book Sale at Logan Central Library’s Book Shop. We had many volunteers to help and lots of customers. Books , DVD’s, CD’s and puzzles were priced by the Library . Prices ranged from 50c to $2. We made over $250.
We used some of this money to pay for printing and laminating photos to make posters for a display we made at the Loganholme Library for the month of May. Jean Townsend booked the Library display cabinet and Kathy Roman, Diane and Bill Bohlen put the display together. Hopefully this will spread the word about what U3A has to offer.
The U3A Logan District display at Loganholme Library
 The Creative Art Group had a wonderful ‘hands on’ workshop. Turkish Artist Serap Siper demonstrated and instructed Ebru Art, the name given to authentic Turkish art of marbling using special Turkish dyes and brushes. U3A group members had fun creating their own pieces of art. More members are welcome to join the weekly art sessions run by Jean Townsend at the Logan Art Gallery every Thursday 10:00am to 1:00pm.
The next workshop will be on 22 May. Local artist and educator, Sandy Johnson, is providing a practical workshop especially for U3A in personal imagery through print, stencil and collage. Sandy is one of three exhibiting artists in Paper Stories, an exhibition by three local women artists who investigate the links between past and present, personal and universal stories and memories, expressing them though drawing, assemblage, collage and artists books. Learn how to create cloth paper. Create designs from happenstance doodles etc. Use these to make prints & stencil motifs, together with the personal ephemera to create a cloth paper collage. More members are welcome call Jean Townsend 3801 1949

 U3A lunches are continuing to be enjoyed by participants. We had two new members last month and we had an enjoyable time at Springwood Tower bistro where Kathy made us very much at home. Everyone is welcome to come for some good food and robust conversation.
              Lunches are held on the second Tuesday of the month 12:00pm
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Kevin Ross is proud of his Ukulele  “Beginners Class” singing their graduation song.  Kevin says, ” They are really good.”  

The Camera Club went for a photographic shoot to GoMA  during term break. They had fun taking photos of Cai Guo-Qiang  “Falling Back to Earth” installations. Afterwards they enjoyed lunch together at the GoMA cafĂ©.

We should all be proud of U3A members Rosalind Dyer and Rod Holmes who entered the Logan Gems Photography competition. Rosalind won the Action and Adventure category and Rod was a finalist for the Nature and Wildlife category.

Our committee was meeting in our new classroom at John Paul College on the 7th of May. After agenda items were discussed we then met members of the new Brisbane U3A committee who were visiting us. JPC was providing afternoon tea for us.