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: The Drawn and Painted Figure In and Out of Context

Tutor:  Anthony Cahill

 Dates:  Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2021, 10am – 4pm

Closing date:Friday 5th February 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $170

Non-members $210



In this workshop we explore contemporary approaches to painting/drawing the human figure. We will work between realism and abstraction.

We will draw and/or paint our individual responses to a model in the context of an imagined landscape, first using props which provide a kind of theatrical backdrop, and then incorporating images from photographs or magazines.

We explore possibilities and complete a series of preparatory sketches before working towards a more fully realised work.

The tutor will work with individuals to explore their personal responses to the subject matter. This is an open-ended process which aims at exposing participants to a new ways of seeing and new ways of doing.

This workshop is now fully booked.

The Garden © Anthony Cahill

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: Watercolour: Learning the rules, then breaking them.

Tutor:  John Haycraft

 Dates:  Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th March 2021,  10am – 4pm

Closing date: Friday 20th February 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $160

Non-members $200



Participants will paint, brush in hand, from the first moment to the last. I believe the way to learn is to run flat out. There will be stumbles from time to time. You may fall over, but you pick yourself up and go again, wiser for the experience. That is how to tackle this medium. It needs boldness and a preparedness to make mistakes – that is how we learn. There will be challenges but along the way we will have fun, another essential ingredient for learning.


Suitable for intermediate and advanced levels.

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Ardlethan © John Haycraft

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

Advance Notice 2021

Roslyn Kean – Japanese woodblock June 19/20.
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.