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.

Members have priority booking.

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: 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.

This workshop is now fuly booked. To go on waiting list please email

Weaving ancestral voices II, 2018 © Roslyn Kean

Course title: Keys to painting a great landscape

Tutor:  Robyn Collier

 Dates:  Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August 2021, 10am – 4pm

Closing date: Friday 16th July , 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $160

Non-members $200



We will be working on one landscape painting using oil paints over the two days. I will cover basic composition, colour mixing, and tonal values. I will show you my technique, which is alla prima (wet-in-wet) or direct painting. We will work by following my demonstration on the same subject matter, drawing on a photograph which I will supply. I will assist you individually where needed and encourage you to paint in your own style. My main aim is to help you paint a better landscape, in a relaxed and enjoyable class.

This workshop is now fulllly booked. To go on waiting list please email



Wintering © Robyn Collier

Advance Notice 2021

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.