Grow your skills and nurture your creativity in our beautiful space.
When you attend our workshops all materials and meals – morning and afternoon teas as well as lunch – are included. This makes it easy for you to come along and enjoy the day. Our workshops are held in the comfort of our air-conditioned Studio.
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Beginning Friday 25th October - Weekly Watercolour Classes with Harry Westera
Weekly Watercolour Classes with Harry Westera
Harry is back in term 4 for six weeks of watercolour classes. Commencing on Friday 25th October – 29th November.
Join a small group of keen and friendly students who love to develop their watercolour skills. Over the six weeks Harry will work with you wherever you are in your painting journey – these classes cater for both beginners and more advanced students. There’s always something new to learn! Harry will guide you step by step and provide you with the confidence to explore the wonderful world of watercolour.
Cost: $180.00 plus a kit fee of $65.00 for those wishing to purchase. Kit contains enough paper, paints, brush plus a little surprise for the whole six weeks.
Class size is strictly limited to ensure everyone gets personal attention.
Saturday 26th October - Shibori & Dyeing with Indigo with Kerrie Bowles
Join Kerrie for one of our most popular workshops in the Studio. Indigo has been used as a dye substance for centuries and traditional ways of using it are still practiced around the world. Shibori is the technique of folding, wrapping and tying to create beautiful designs in dyed fabrics and other materials. In this workshop you will learn a little about the history of indigo and shibori, and gain experience using this beautiful dye. We will begin the day by experimenting with various ways of creating pattern on cloth and then go on to make a beautiful scarf ready to take home and wear at the end of the day. All materials, including a silk or cotton scarf, and equipment for the workshop are included in the price. Just bring your sense of adventure and readiness to learn. This workshop is suitable for Beginners and those with some experience.
Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd November. Painting in Oils with Harry Westera
Keep it simple! Learn to paint a few small realistic paintings of different everyday objects. Our first painting will be a tone study using just black and white paint. Then, with just three colours, we will develop a few useful techniques in oil. We will explore colour mixing, use of light and shadow, expressive brushwork and more. Take home finished artworks to frame and hang on your wall!
These workshops are held over two Saturdays.
Workshop hours are 9:00am – 1:30pm and include morning tea.
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All our teachers are practising artists who have extensive training combined with many years of experience. You can be assured that you will receive expert tuition and bucket loads of inspiration.
Our renovated church nestled on the banks of the Clarence River is the perfect setting for a relaxed and creative day out. Enjoy our beautiful space whilst learning new skills and relaxing by the river.
We provide wholesome food and drinks throughout the day to keep your energy levels high. All our food features home style baking with delicious lunches using as many local ingredients as possible - some grown in our own gardens!