Workshops and Training

George Street Studios 2014. Photo: Grant Hancock

Riot in Colour with Rosemary Whitehead

4 & 11 March, 12 -3pm

Textile artist Rosemary Whitehead is offering a series of afternoons, skill-sharing the multitude of techniques learnt over her many years working with fabrics and thread.

Rosemary will be sharing her broad experience and knowledge of rag rug making, net making , coat hanger weavings and the knitting of repurposed textiles.
Please bring your own colourful fabrics, a ruler, scissors, (knitting needles), a plate of food (if you wish) or a textile skill to share.



Masterclasses at Canberra Glassworks

Kirstie Rea
Kiln forming
3 to 8 April 2017

Steven Cole
Neon tube bending
5 to 9 June 2017

Simon Maberley
Hotshop mixed media
12 to 16 September 2017

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Just Playing With Sticks and Leaves

5 March 10-3.30 pm
$65 includes all materials

Deborah will introduce you to weaving with natural and recycled materials. Find out about useful     materials. Explore weaving and twining through creating a small basket from a takeaway coffee cup then   create a sculptural piece with sticks and leaves.
Suitable for Adults, children over 14

For bookings please contact the Hahndorf Academy
8388 7250 or
There are limited spaces, please bring your own lunch




Artist Demonstrations at Pepper Street

Saturday 4 March 2 pm – 4 pm
Tim Jones – Collage
Rosi Gates – Textiles

Saturday 11 March 2 pm – 4 pm
Lynette Branson – Beading
Jenny Knight – Textiles

Saturday 18 March 2 pm – 4 pm
Malcolm Jury – Woodwork
Marzena Kaczmarek – Felting

Pepper Street Arts Centre (City of Burnside)
558 Magill Road, Magill, SA




Beginners Resin Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 18 March,  9am – 12pm.

Hannah Carlyle, an Adelaide based comtemporary jeweller, will demonstrate some of the endless creations you can create with resin. Participants will make their own resin jewellery and Sterling Silver earrings.

For further enquiries call  (08) 8294 0451.
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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.

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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.

For more details

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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Make a teacup planter

 26 March, 2 & 9 of April 10.30 to 12.30

An introduction to a broad range of mosaic techniques featuring glass, mirror, tiles, crockery, pebbles, shells, buttons and beads. Use the skills you will learn to make your own teacup planters.

  • Week 1 will be an introductory session, demonstrating techniques, use of tools and materials. An opportunity to try tools before you buy- have a go using glass cutters and tile cutters, explore possibilities and discuss materials to be collected for week 2
  • Week 2 start cutting and glueing your teacup planters
  • Week 3 grout and finish off your pieces

You will need to collect your own materials to use for week two and may wish to invest in some tools according to personal interests. What you want to spend is up to you. Limited tools will be available for use.

The Hahndorf Academy, 68 Main Street, Hahndorf
$60 for 3 Sunday sessions                                                                                  

For bookings 8388 7250 or email

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Top Tips For Exporters

29 March 5:30 – 7:30pm,
Business SA, Unley

Want to take your business to the world in 2017? Come along to this FREE information session
Exporting is a key driver for growing your business and can make you more competitive, create new jobs, and open new markets both domestically and overseas.
While exporting can be an exciting journey, there are several potential pitfalls that businesses need to be wary of and prepared for when looking to export interstate and overseas.
Top tips for businesses looking to export:
1. Research. Knowledge is power and understanding your markets, including cultural, social and business differences, is key to driving success.
2. Plan. Don’t take an ad-hoc approach to exporting and potentially lose market share/product/money along the way. Developing a strategic plan to exporting will help you drive success.
3. Timing. Be prepared and budget for a time lag before receiving an export sale. Exporting can be a marathon not a sprint.
4. Know your product or service. If you and your staff can deliver the ‘elevator pitch’ for your product or service, and tailor it to a specific audience, you will be much more successful in market.
5. Be aware of barriers. These may include tariffs, distribution channels, product registration requirements and regulations in a market.
6. Tap into external expertise. There are several organisations that can assist with various stages of the exporting process.
Business SA has recently launched the Export Ready Program which will help you prepare for exporting, learn how to take a strategic approach, and find suitable in-market partners to grow your brand overseas.
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Sponsorship Masterclass

29 March 2017, 10am – 5pm

UK Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship Consultant Nicole Newman is heading to Adelaide to share over 20 years of experience working with cultural organisations to transform their sponsorship strategies and raise their commercial income.
Who it’s for:
Early- to mid-career fundraising, development and partnerships professionals working in small to medium arts organisations.
What you’ll get:
> A step-by-step guide to securing and maintaining sponsors
> Insider tips and insight into good practice and methodology
> New confidence and language skills to communicate your vision to colleagues, executives and board members
> Case studies of successful sponsorship models in the UK and locally.

For more details
Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place
Earlybird: $70 +GST
General admission: $100 +GST
Includes lunch and refreshments.




Body Painting Workshop

6 April 10am-5pm

Composition is one of the most important things to know as an artist.In this workshop you will learn Negative – Positive – Neutral compositions based in 3 steps, to decide when you have to start from the background or when is better to start with the elements.

1. How to work with the body spaces. A special template with the body map will be given to help you remember the spaces of the body
2. The items you can use on it, horns, tentacles, tribals etc.
3. How to apply the items into the 3D canvas

Venue Adelaide Moulding Casting Supplies – 9 Vincent Ave, Somerton Park. SA.

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Latex Mask Making Workshop

7 April 9am-9pm
Miguel Angel’s Latex Mask Making Workshop teaches the original technique of “Reto Creativo”, which has been perfected to create sculptures in different scales, costumes, masks, accessories, and whatever that comes to your mind.

Venue Adelaide Moulding Casting Supplies – 9 Vincent Ave, Somerton Park. SA.

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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