Workshops and Training

George Street Studios 2014. Photo: Grant Hancock

Leading Lights Projection Arts Workshop

16-19 February

Leading Lights brings the participating artists together in a process designed to develop specialised skills in digital art / animation / projection, storytelling, community art, cultural development, remote collaboration, workshop facilitation and creative project facilitation, in which they maintain project momentum, strengthening relationships between several remotely connected partners, stakeholders and groups.

The training workshop will occur in two stages, beginning with an intensive training session on 16-19 February 2017 in Port Adelaide, and culminating in a practical residency in Goolwa in April 2017.

There are up currently 8 places in the program, of which four places have been filled. During the program, there are two levels of training.

1: Regional Digital Arts Collaboration: specialist skills involved in the production of projection art and digital arts projects.

2: Advanced mentorship in the high level process of devising and managing a community arts project featuring digital media public outcomes.

Interested regionally based participants who qualify will be able to apply for subsidised places and all interested participants will be able to gain support through our upcoming crowdfunding campaign. For further details please contact Verity Brookes, Community Engagement Officer on verity (at) or Andy Petrusevics, Animator and diorector on andy (at), or call 1300 illuminart to be sent an info pack.

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Make a clay figure with Alison Smiles

21 February

A two part clay workshop for youth.

Part 1: Using local terracotta clay, participants will make clay figures using hand building techniques.

Part 2: Participants will surface decorate their figures.

Final products will be available for collection two weeks later, after they have been bisque and gloss fired.

For ages 15 to 25 years.

Gallery 1855, 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully

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Tried and Dyed Stunning Shibori Silk Scarf  with  Denise Averay

18 February, 1 – 3.30pm

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at silk dyeing but thought it wasn’t for you because you can’t draw or paint, or that it was too hard, then this is the workshop for you. It really is easier than it looks! I will show you two simple Shibori (resist) techniques that create stunning, beautiful and unique patterns simply by folding and binding or clamping the fabric and using only three or four dye colours – no drawing or painting skills required! You’ll also learn a bit about the silk dyes and why we use them, as well as some colour theory relevant to the session. All you need to do is choose which method you want to try. At the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your own unique scarf.

Contact on 8272 4504 or email



Decorate it

18 March  2- 5:00PM

Introduction to ceramic surface decoration techniques with Hills Edge Clay artist Anna Couper.

Cost $25. All materials provided.

For more details
Gallery 1855, 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully




Crash Course A & B: Developing Film and Making Prints

18 – 19 March

Includes two rolls of Iford HP5+ B&W Film
Saturday March 18, 2017 – 1:30pm – 5pm
Sunday March 19, 2017 – 10:00am – 4pm
Instructors: Alex Bishop-Thorpe & Aurelia Carbone

An introduction to Developing your own black-and-white film and making prints in the darkroom! Two rolls of Black and White film in either 35mm or 120 format (your choice) will be provided ahead of time for you to shoot and bring on the day, and then we’ll develop them and make contact prints. On day two, we’ll cover the ins and outs of making silver-gelatin prints in the darkroom. This workshop is designed for beginners who may have never stepped foot inside a darkroom before and covers basic photographic chemistry and safe handling practices.

Price includes all equipment and chemistry, as well as tea, coffee, biscuits, afternoon tea on the first day and a full lunch on the second.

$340.00 ($185.00 Deposit at time of booking)

Includes two rolls of Ilford HP5+ (400ISO) Black and White film.

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Painting classes with artist Sophie Dunlop

23 March 12:30 – 3:00PM

Join a relaxed painting class and develop your drawing and painting skills with artist and teacher Sophie Dunlop.

Participants provide own materials. Easels will be provided by the studio.

For beginners and intermediate painters.

$240 for an eight week course, commencing Thursday 23 March 2017.

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Gallery 1855, 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully




Nuno-felted butterfly shawl by Jean Gauger, the workshop tutor.

Nuno-felted collage workshops with Jean Gauger (USA)

Nuno Collage scarflette/shawlette (2 days).
25-26 March 2017, 10-4
Beginners or internediate

Make a beautiful nuno-felted collage scarflette/shawlette. Covers the fundamentals of nuno felting along with some unique techniques that top feltmakers use: dreadlocks, ruffles, eyes and edges. First make a set of samples then put it all together to make your own lightweight beauty with a sandwich of silk/wool/silk.


Butterfly Beauty: 3-in-1 butterfly shawl, skirt or tunic (3 days).
27-29 March 2017, 10am-4pm
Intermediate. (Prior nuno-felting experience required or take the 2-day scarflette workshop first)

Make a stunning nuno-felted Butterfly Shawl that can also be worn as a skirt or, with a slight change of pattern, can be made into a tunic. Study patterns and colours on butterfly wings, then develop your own personal design. Learn to exploit qualities of fine merino wool, silk hankies, tussah silk, bamboo and novelty yarns, and how different wool colours will change the colour of your silk. Learn to make the “eyes” found on some butterflies, as eye-catching details for your garment.

For further details and to book, go to or contact Moira Simpson on 83882371 or

Discount for full-time students, seniors and concession card holders.

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Individual & Team Glass Blowing

Individual Workshop: Experience an intensive one-on-one session in the glass studio…practice glass blowing techniques taught by experienced practitioners in a professional environment. Participants then design and make their own glass piece whilst developing skills in gathering, forming and design.

Session Times: Saturday or Sunday 8am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Group Workshop: Live glass blowing demonstrations and tuition, where everybody will be dipping into the furnace with a chance to make their very own paperweight or drinking glass. This program is perfect for social, corporate and school groups.
Session Times: Negotiable

Time & Date: Duration: 4 hours
Cost: Individual Workshop $520 | $480 concession Team Workshop $3200 (max 16 people)
To book contact Karen Cunningham on (08) 8410 0727 or


Evocative Art and Heritage Workshops

Moira Simpson of Evocative Art and Heritage is now teaching workshops in fibre arts, encaustic and mixed media, as well as offering workshops in various media taught by invited Australian and international artists. Workshops for 2-5 people are taught in her studio in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and workshops for 6-15 people at alternative venues.
For further information see or email Sign up to her mailing list for notification of new events as they are scheduled.


Durham Studio Workshops

10am – 5pm daily (closed Tuesdays)
Workshops are now available at Durham Studio, Glenelg in Basic screen printing, Fabric Art and Jewellery Making. To book call Jlz – 0438 843 845  or  Lisa – 0451 374 274.



Union St Printmakers

Printmaking Intensives – Tuesdays, on demand

Fancy designing and printing your own Christmas cards? Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers can show you how. Simone runs printmaking intensives at Union St Studios in Stepney, Tuesdays, 9am-4pm. Learn a new technique whilst hand making something beautiful to give or sell. Intensives in screen printing, stencilling, lino printing, wood engraving, monoprinting, collagraphs, etching, waterless lithography and more. For further information, email


Embroiders Guild of South Australia

The Embroiderer’s Guild of SA offers regular classes in general and specialised embroidery techniques.
Visit here for the current list.

16 Hughes Street, Mile End, SA 5031. Phone (08) 8234.1104 / Fax (08) 8234.1513.
For more information, email