Workshops in the Studio

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Join our high quality workshops.

Grow your skills and nurture your creativity in our beautiful space.

When you attend our full day workshops most materials are included. This makes it easy for you to come along and enjoy the day. Our workshops and classes are held in the comfort of our air-conditioned Studio. 

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To book a workshop or class.

Please email

cowpergallery@iinet.net.au

with your full name, a contact number and class or workshop choice.

Please note: we have been having difficulties with some emails not reaching us or our replies not being received. If you don’t hear from us within 48 hours please send a text or phone Kerrie. Details are on our contact page.

One Day Workshops in the Studio

Registration and payment for our workshops occurs in two parts.

Following your expression of interest via email in one of our workshops you will be added to our list for your chosen workshop and this will be acknowledged via return email. Your place in the workshop is reserved for you at this point.

When we have enough numbers to run a workshop, or a workshop is sold out, an email with an invoice for payment in full, information on how to pay, and other details pertaining to your chosen workshop, will be sent to you. Please do not make any payment until you have received an invoice as it is only at that point, that we can confirm a workshop will run.

Workshops

We are continuing to plan workshops for the remainder of our 2024 workshop program.

Keep your eye out here for more workshops as we add them to our program.

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    Saturday 13th July - Basketmaking Using Raffia with Kerrie Bowles

    Basketmaking is a craft that has been practiced around the world for centuries in virtually every country. Initially made as utilitarian objects to carry food and essential needs for survival, store goods, belongings and so on, baskets have also now become works of art and expression. In this workshop Kerrie will be teaching making coiled baskets with raffia. We will also look at how we can incorporate snippets of other recycled materials to create lovely vessels with colour and texture. We will look at how to start a basket, how to construct different shapes using the coiling method, how to build your basket form and finishing off and completing your basket. Join Kerrie for a relaxing and meditative day as you learn this gentle and addictive craft!

    Cost: $140.00 includes all materials and morning tea. Please bring your own lunch – our fridge and microwave will be available for you to use along with any cutlery and crockery you may need.

    Workshop Hours: 10am – 4pm

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    Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August - Colour Confidence with Kerrie Bowles

    TWO DAY WORKSHOP

    Working with and understanding colour is a magical process but one that many people struggle with. If you struggle with mixing paint and often end up with ‘mud’, then this workshop is for you!

    In this intensive workshop you will not only learn the theory of colour but also how to use colours that create confidence in your art making process. We will spend two days doing a deep dive into understanding how paints work, how to simplify your paint choices to create any colour you desire (and save money!), how to work with colour to create successful and confident palettes and how to love mud – yes mud is beautiful when you know how to use it correctly!  Join Kerrie for two days of colourful fun!

    Cost: $280.00 includes all materials and morning tea. Please bring your own lunch – our fridge and microwave will be available for you to use along with any cutlery and crockery you may need.

    Workshop Hours: 10am – 4pm each day

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    Saturday 31st August - Basketmaking with Recycled Textiles with Kerrie Bowles

    In this workshop we will use the coiling technique in a different way focussing on the use of fabrics around a strong core. Using materials you will most likely have at hand, means not having to rush out and continually buy more stuff! Using up fabrics that might end up sitting in recycling centres for months on end, or worse still, going to land fill, is an economical and satisfying way to create objects of beauty.  You’ll learn how to source materials, what tools you’ll need (hint: you most likely have them already); how to put fabrics together to create a stunning palette (Kerrie will discuss a little about colour and give you some tips on easy ways to ensure you get colour working for you every time); how to prepare your fabric for basketmaking; how to start, shape and finish off your basket; and all the other juicy tips and hints needed to create a beautiful basket made in a very inexpensive way. Join Kerrie for a relaxing and meditative day as you learn this gentle and addictive craft!

    Cost: $140.00 includes all materials and morning tea. Please bring your own lunch – our fridge and microwave will be available for you to use along with any cutlery and crockery you may need.

    Workshop Hours: 10am – 4pm each day

    JUST ONE SPOT LEFT – BE QUICK!

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    Saturday 14th September - Shibori & Dyeing with Indigo with Kerrie Bowles

    Join Kerrie for one of our all-time favourite and 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. You will learn various ways of creating pattern on cloth and then go on to make a beautiful silk or cotton scarf ready to take home and wear at the end of the workshop.

    Cost: $110.00 includes all materials and morning tea.
    Please note this workshop finishes at 1:00pm

    Workshop Hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Experienced Teachers

    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.
  • Beautiful Environment

    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.
  • Delicious Food

    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!