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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Weekly Watercolour Classes with Harry Westera
Our weekly watercolour classes with Harry Westera have been a resounding success so we will be running these again in Semester 2.
Term 4 dates:–
25th October – 29th November – 6 weeks. 9:30am -12:00pm
These times may be subject to change however will be confirmed asap.
Cost: $180.00 plus a kit cost of $65.00
The kit includes all the material you will need for the six weeks of classes.
24th November - Shibori & Dyeing with Indigo with Kerrie Bowles
This is one of our most popular workshops and is always lots of fun 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 silk or cotton 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. Come along ready for a day of fun! This workshop is suitable for Beginners and for those with some experience.
Open Vat Day is for those who have completed a Shibori and Dyeing with Indigo workshop previously with Kerrie. The vats will be operating and you are welcome to come anytime between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Participants bring their own fabrics (pre washed and natural fibres work best) and prepared – you are also welcome to use our equipment or bring along your own. As we will be working as a group please don’t bring large amounts of fabric (eg. metres and metres of fabric). If you’d like to dye a large quantity please get in touch and we can work out another time and cost. A light morning tea will be served. Please note: this is not a workshop and as such there will be no instructions given. Cost includes access to the vats and light morning tea.
Numbers will be limited to ensure there is plenty of room for everyone to work comfortably.
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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!