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.

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


Course title: Exploring Drawing

Tutor:  Pam Vaughan

 Dates:  Wednesday evenings: February 3, 10, 17, 24. March 3, 10, 17, 24  2021

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January 2021 5pm

Fees:  Members $280

Non-members $360



Enjoy creating a series of drawings using a range of media and techniques. You will be introduced to some accessible observational drawing approaches, ways of portraying the ‘aliveness’ of all subject matter and of building your confidence in connecting with your own visual language for the purpose of producing more powerful, meaningful and authentic images whether they be naturalistic, expressive or abstract. You will develop your ability to reflect on your own artwork and learn how to sustain an effective studio practice. Pam will bring along subject matter for you to respond to or you may bring your own. You will also have the opportunity to design and create your own drawing project.

Teaching will take place through demonstration, group and individual tuition, and discussion of artworks by historical and contemporary artists.

Suitable for all levels.

This workshop is now fully booked. Email if you wish to go on a waiting list for cancellations.

The Kitchen Step © Pam Vaughan

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.

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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.

Workshops 1 and 2 are fully booked. Email to attend Workshop 3 or 4.

Waiting lists are available for all the Saturdays. Email To be placed on these lists.

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

Advance Notice 2021


Wendy Tsai – Charcoal drawing & collage May 15/16
Rob Linigen – Raku ceramics May 5
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.