MAC Masterclass: Impasto Paint Piping

Next date: Saturday, 04 May 2024 | 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Learn how to Mimic Fabric Texture with Impasto Paint Piping with Iranian - Australian Yasamin Khadembashi

Join us for an inspiring workshop as Iranian - Australian artist Yasamin Khadembashi guides you through this interactive session, focusing on utilising and experimenting with impasto paints. In this workshop we will be introducing a new technical approach of piping out paint to mimic the texture and patterning of fabric, tiles, carpets, clothing, embroidery, fur etc. Explore the significance of using paint as a mode to translate and communicate cultural heritage, identity, artistry, language and tradition through the vibrant and rich medium of impasto oil paints. Through this workshop we will be delving into the technical application of using cake piping equipment and palette knives to ‘decorate’ our canvases, guided through colour mixing, theory and application. This event invites you to explore your own cultural and linguistic heritage and history, experiment with rich mediums and techniques, discover a sense of identity, empowerment and community through shared experiences.

Cost: $35 per person all materials included + booking fee

Lake Mac memebr $31.50

Time: 10am to 2.30pm (lunch break 12:30 to 1pm)

BYO Lunch or Drinks and Snacks available for purchase from the cafe.

All materials provided - but if you wish to work with specific images please bring along yourself.

MAC, Yapang

The Museum of Art and Culture (MAC, yapang) is located at the end of First Street, Booragul, on the edge of Lake Macquarie. MAC has ramp access for wheelchairs and prams, baby changing facilities and accessible toilets.

MAC can be reached easily from the lake foreshore cycleway, the water, or by public transport. There is plenty of parking for cars, and buses with accessible spaces available, onsite and adjacent to the Hunter Rowing Club.

Artist Biography.

Yasamin Khadembashi is an Iranian-Australia multidisciplinary artist with a BFA from Curtin

University, focussing on painting, tattooing, sculpture, textile and instillation. Influenced by her families experiences immigrating to Australia, Yasamin draws upon the cultural contexts of post 9/11, Cronulla riots, Sydney Siege, the war on terror and the Iranian Revolution, focusing on women and queer rights within Iran and the diaspora. Her work revolves around the identity crisis many Middle Eastern and Islamic people feel in a predominantly Western society. Engaging with issues experienced by first and second generation families, people of colour, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, often made to feel ostracised, marginalised and vilified when moving to Western countries. Her work signifies the loss of language, heritage, customs, beliefs, food, dance, music and ultimately identity when being forced to assimilate and navigate within hostile land. She delves into the cultural, spiritual and social shift from an Iranian society to Australia;emphasising the isolation, displacement and suspicion placed upon marginalised communities of colour and migratory status.


  • Saturday, 04 May 2024 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


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