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 13th July - Upcycled Textile Baskets with Ruth Woods
Making baskets with recycled materials can be so satisfying. In this workshop you will learn to create coiled baskets using supplies you already own such as pre used clothing, loved linens or your fabric scraps. Do you have small pieces of fabric you love too much to throw away and just can’t bear to part with? Using recycled fabrics, complementary threads and interesting yarns you can create so many beautiful baskets. Ruth encourages her participants to experiment and explore colour, texture and shape with these materials. Enjoy a day exploring this very satisfying and relaxing craft. Workshop includes a delicious morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
One Day Workshop
Cost: $140.00 SPACE AVAILABLE
Saturday 27th July - Weaving on a Simple Loom with Kerrie Bowles
Have you been admiring beautiful hand woven wall hangings and other items on Instagram, Facebook and interior design magazines? Have you been wishing you could make your own? Then this workshop is for you! In this workshop you will learn how to use a simple frame to create a small woven piece. We’ll be using yarns, threads, fabrics, wool roving and found bibs and bobs to create something that is as individual as you are. You’ll learn the skills to take you from start to finish of this relaxing and meditative craft. You will be provided with a small loom, which is yours to take home to complete your weaving and go on to make more pieces in the future. This workshop is suitable for Beginners and those who would like to brush up on their weaving skills.
Saturday 10th August - No More Auto Mode with Raimond de Weerdt
Join our master photographer Raimond de Weerdt for something new in our series of Photography workshops. This one day workshop is designed for those who own a digital SLR or mirrorless digital camera with manual settings. Whilst taking pictures using the camera’s Auto Mode is easy and convenient, it unfortunately inhibits full creative control of the camera’s other settings. Join us as we learn how to get your camera off Auto mode.
Regardless of the camera’s brand (Nikon, Canon, Sony etc) this workshop will give you the knowledge and conﬁdence to start exploring the world of photography beyond the Auto Mode.
In addition this workshop covers many other techniques such as composition, lighting and ﬁle management.
Students need to bring their own camera, a fully charged battery and enough storage on the memory card.
Saturday 24th & 31st August - Watercolour Painting with Harry Westera
Join Harry Westera to develop your watercolour skills. These workshops run over two Saturdays in August. Details are as follows:
Day 1: Watercolour in Black and White. Learn to simplify tones to create a strong design and make your painting stand out.
Day 2: Watercolour in … Colour! Is colour confusing for you? Learn to develop harmonious colour schemes with a limited range of watercolour paints.
Harry will explore the above and a whole lot more over these two days. Please note the times for these workshops are different to our usual workshop hours and include morning tea but no lunch. Workshops run from 9:00am – 1:30pm.
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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!