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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Saturday 28th September - 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.
Sunday 6th October - SeedArtLab: Exploring Seed Diversity with Sophie Munns Day 1
As part of the 53 Islands project in October join us for two days of workshops with Brisbane based artist Sophie Munns. An intensive program will take you deep into the world of seeds through many different lenses. Smart Phone cameras & multiple drawing approaches will be used on Sunday morning to examine seed material collected over the last decade of the artist’s Homage to the Seed project which has been running since 2009. This project began in a Seed Lab at Brisbane Botanic Garden and has taken Sophie far and wide ever since. Sunday afternoon we’ll be working on a series of small artist books applying layered mixed media surfaces & drawing seeds into these beautiful surfaces in ink.
You also have the option to join us for a second workshop day on Monday 7th for a wonderfully comprehensive experience indoors and outdoors – details below.
One Day Workshop
or combined with Monday 7th October $275.00 for both days
Monday 7th October -SeedArtLab: Exploring Seed Diversity with Sophie Munns Day 2
Start Monday morning on an Island Field Trip in honour of the 53 Islands festival program. We’ll be taking photos, collecting seed material, working in journals and on paper out in the field. The afternoon will be spent back in the Studio at the Gallery documenting discoveries in a special Artist Book.
This workshop follows our Sunday 6th workshop with Sophie. You have the option to book for one day or join us for both days for a wonderfully comprehensive experience indoors and outdoors.
One Day Workshop
or combined with Sunday 6th October $275.00 for both days
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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!