Workshops are a way to extend our skills, refine our art-making and stimulate new art-making practices. Our workshops foster an appreciation of each others’ art-making in the presence of expert guidance from the tutor.

For more information contact the workshops coordinator at:


For all 2021 workshps COVID19 precautions will be in place. Details will be on the application forms.


Course title: Playing with Paint Series

Tutor:  Lindena Robb

 Dates:  Saturdays: 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 29 May, 2021, 10am – 4pm

Closing date: Friday 12th February 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $70 per workshop

Non-members $90 per workshop


Description: With gentle guidance, Lindena will guide you through a series of inspirational processes around a different theme each day.        Choose one or more Saturdays.

Workshop 1, 27 February: Colour: A series of exercises exploring the impact of colour.

Workshop 2, 27 March: Design: Experiment with the impact of shape, contrast and position on the page.

Workshop 3, 24 April: Texture: Play with layering, rubbings, and various paint mediums to create texture.

Workshop 4, 29 May: Collage with a difference: Play with and manipulate collage materials to create something unique!

Four peaceful days of experimentation and fun to find what you enjoy the most. No experience necessary.

These workshops are now fully booked.

Course title: Raku firing

Tutor:  Rob Linigen

 Dates:  Wednesday 5th May 2021,  9.30am – 4pm

Closing date: Wednesday April 21st, 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $70

Members Only.



This is a raku firing day for already-bisqued work. You will glaze, pack, fire and unload the raku kiln. The materials fee covers glazes used during the workshop, firing charges and the use of workshop tools and equipment.


Bisqued work should use a raku clay (eg. Keane’s White Raku or Feeneys BRT). There is a limit of four average-sized pieces per person, maximum height 25cm. Avoid heavy pieces as you will have to lift them out of the kiln with tongs.


Suitable for all levels of experience.

Go to the online entry form here

Download the paper form to post here

Ardlethan © John Haycraft

Course title: Compositing image stories with charcoal and pencil

Tutor:  Wendy Tsai

 Dates:  Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th May 2021, 10am – 4pm

Closing date: Friday 30th April , 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $140

Non-members $180



This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore charcoal as a medium, integrating coloured pencil to give vitality to the drawings. These explorations will be developed into blended or collaged images that have personal meaning or narrative. It will be a fun workshop with opportunity to play with the materials and discover individual drawing styles.


Suitable for all levels.

Go to the online entry form here

Download the paper form to post here

Ardlethan © John Haycraft

Course title: Japanese Woodblock – Mokuhanga

Tutor:  Roslyn Kean

 Dates:  Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June 2021, 10am – 4pm

Closing date: Friday 4th June , 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $140

Non-members $180



The workshop is aimed at giving a complete understanding of the methods of traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques using pure pigment and water for printing, use of barens for taking an impression by hand, carving techniques, sharpening of tools, understanding Japanese and East Asian papers, traditional registration methods and various transfer methods of getting the image onto the block. Understanding baren choice and how to obtain variation in the printed surface is paramount to the gentle rhythm of printing an edition.

A selection of prints both historical and contemporary will be viewed during the introduction talk.


Suitable for all levels.

Go to the online entry form here

Download the paper form to post here

Weaving ancestral voices II, 2018 © Roslyn Kean

Advance Notice 2021

Robyn Collier – Landscape painting July31/August 1
Margarita Sampson – Small sculpture September 4/5
Clara Hali – Figurative sculpture October 6,13,20,27, Nov 3
Gillian Hand – Artists’ books October 16/17.