Workshops and Training

Stephen Bowers’ studio. Photograph Aise Dillon.

Glass Flameworking workshops with Bernard Stonor

Throughout July

Bernard Stonor is offering workshops during July this year in glass flame working for students and professionals who wish to extend their glass practice to include flame working. He will tailor workshops to suit the experience of the student and cover the technical aspects of the material and working with it in an open flame burner to produces sculptural pieces.

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Evening Watercolour Class

21 July – 8 September 

What is watercolour and how does it work? Experience the different methods and techniques of watercolour, exploring ‘wet in wet’, layering of colours, mixed media, pen and watercolour, as well as colour properties, opaque, stains, etc. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some watercolour experience. Materials list available.

Tuesdays 7 pm – 9.30 pm
21 July – 8 September
(followed by 13 October – 1 December)

Cost $160 (8 weeks)

Bookings and enquiries to tutor Arthur Phillips 8271 0642 or


The Art/Design Interface

22 July – 3 August 


Contemporary glass spans the disciplines of art, design and craft. 
This workshop will concentrate on strengthening ways to enhance your capacity to exploit the qualities of your art works as the basis of design projects and visa versa. It will cover; acquiring techniques, sharpening your creative tools, ways of approaching your works and the crafting ability to get the result that you intend.

This is not a workshop about learning one technique and being able to make a work that looks like the teacher’s. It will be turning your ideas into glass and caters for all levels of creativity and skill; people without glass experience, seasoned professionals and artists from other media wanting to try glass.

For enrolments email


Papercutting workshop

1:30 – 4:30pm Saturday 28 July
Jam Factory Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley SA
Cost $70
Limited to 6 spots


1:00 – 4:00pm Saturday 11 August
Stone & Quoin Studio, 6 Manton St Hindmarsh
Cost $70
Limited to 8 spots

Papercut artist Ellen, of Ellen Marie Artistry, will guide participants in their creation of a small papercut. Students will gain insight into the art of papercutting, learning about the various techniques used to create wonderful patterns and shapes. There will be templates available or participants can choose to test out their skills by designing their own.

Materials supplied, including scalpel, blades, paper, cutting mat, templates and a frame for your creation.Light refreshments will be provided and this is a 14+ event.

Bookings and more information 


Living with a Creative Mind

5:00 – 7:00pm Monday 30 July

The creative mind is wired with the ability to feel with great depth and passion. Without good strategies for managing this hypersensitivity, instead of creativity the result can be a plunge into the emotional depths. The creative mind is also wired for rapid, fluid thinking, making quick associations but also able to control the flight of ideas in a unique and often surprising way.

Rather than trying to live a normal or balanced life creative people can learn to embrace the highs and lows – and begin to see their lives as being like the tides.

Cost Business SA members $50   Non-members $50

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The Mill Masterclasses

Chris Orchard SALA 2018 Masterclass // Identity and the Avatar: Drawing the Head

11 & 12 August

An old aphorism states that every time we make a representation of a head we are representing ourselves. This 2-day studio based workshop at The Mill will navigate notions of identity through the drawing of the head. For hundreds of years artists (in particular), have made images and objects based on the head, from observation and invention. The Avatar, the invented being is often a character the artist uses to examine the human condition and elements of Identity. Participants will be guided through a series of strategies that provide opportunities to make small and large scale drawings of the head, their own and others and through repetition observe the evolution of the physiognomy of the entities drawn. In part I remain fascinated by the variability of the hand made, the slippages that become doors to invention

Cost: $400

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Andrew Dearman Masterclass: How to make an ‘Afghan Box Camera’

25 & 26 August

Participants will learn how to make an ‘Afghan Box Camera’ out of cheap and easy to find materials. We will make the cameras out of cardboard and other materials on day one, and use them to take and develop photographs on day two. No darkroom required, as this camera is a mini darkroom and a camera all in one.

Cost: $150

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Nature and glass blowing workshop with Tim Shaw in Turkey

6 – 16 August

Tim Shaw will be running a Nature and Glass blowing workshop at The Glass Furnace/Cam Ocagi in Turkey.

The course is designed for anyone who is inspired by nature and would like to transfer that inspiration into blown glass. Tim will teach those with no prior knowledge of glass blowing how to gather and control the glass, apply colour and designs to the glass and translate their ideas into objects. Those with prior knowledge will concentrate on honing their skills and developing ideas while being guided by Tim.

Workshop Fee: AUD$1200

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Surface Explorations: Metals and mixed materials for fibre art, jewellery, basketry, paper arts, sculpture and more

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 September 2018 (3 days)

An exciting new workshop with individualised tuition by Mary Hettsmanperger (USA).

Colour and texture metals, screens, wires, linens, papers, fibers, paints, beads, natural and recycled materials and found objects to make fibre art, jewelry, basketry, paper arts, sculpture & more. Apply patinas, enamels and embossing powders, surface burnout and heat using the propane torch to create colour effects on metal, and low-tech metal-smithing, eyelets, rivets, concrete, wax, weaving, and wire-working for connections or creating structures, such as sculptures, baskets, books, or jewellery. The workshop is for artists with a desire to be adventurous and experimental.

Cost $460 + $40 materials

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Gallery One 2018 Classes and Groups

Life Drawing
Oil and Acrylic Painting with Margaret Slape-Phillips

Hooked on Tuesday, a yarn morning
Charcoal Drawing for Beginners with Brooke Walker
Watercolour Painting with Laure Vincent-Allard

Open Studio
Step by Step Oil Painting with Julie Arnott
Basics in Colour and Painting with Acrylic and Oil with Lauryn Arnott
Stitch by Stitch Embroidery with Anna Scott

Mitcham Miniature Artists and Crafters
Bobbin Lace
Step by Step Drawing with Julie Arnott
Step by Step Oil Painting with Julie Arnott
Portrait Drawing
Watercolour Painting with Laure Vincent-Allard

Morning and Afternoon Teddy Bears & Cloth Dolls with Kay Schulz
Life Drawing
Saturday Felting
Brown Owls

Create an oil painting – portrait of your beloved ones with Margaret Slape-Phillips. 10 sessions starting 4 may – 6 July.

Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street, Mitcham
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Jewellery making classes in the Adelaide Hills

Suitable for beginners or those with existing experience. New classes commence each term.

• We have a wide range of times available, in the daytime, evenings, and Saturdays
• Classes are held fortnightly during school terms
• 3 hour or 6 hour fortnightly classes available
• The classes are at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills
• Cost for a term of five classes is $330 plus the cost of materials
• We also have 6 hour classes for the super-keen which cost $660 per term.

Make your own quality jewellery – Our jewellery making classes are all about you!
• Absolutely no experience required (but it’s also OK if you have some)
• Hands-on approach where you get to take home jewellery you made yourself
• Choose what jewellery projects you create
• You can work with precious metals and gemstones.

We’ve created the ideal learning environment
• Learn in a fully equipped studio
• Instruction is provided by a professionally trained and experienced jeweller
• Small class sizes (no more than 6 people)
• Enjoy a fun, supportive, friendly and creative environment
• Affordable tuition prices.

Some of the hands-on skills and techniques you will learn in our classes:
• Saw piercing
• Filing, emerying and polishing
• Forming, shaping, bending
• Soldering
• Texture
• Drilling
• Design.

For more information
or email to make a booking.


Workshops in jewellery making from recycled and reclaimed materials

Sue Garrard is a South Australian based artist working in the areas of jewellery, print-making and installation. Much of her arts practice focuses on the use of recycled and reclaimed materials.

Sue will soon be teaching workshops in jewellery making from recycled and reclaimed materials at her studio at the JamFactory Seppeltsfield.

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Individual and 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


Rob Gutteridge School of Classical Realism – Écorché Anatomy Sculpture Intensive

10 – 21 September

Écorché provides a classical Western method of teaching and learning the anatomy of the human figure, first popularised according to Hale (1993) through “the écorché, flayed-body statuettes of the mid- and late sixteenth century”. Learning outcomes are achieved through the construction of an écorché (anatomical sculpture of a flayed figure). Students begin by making a skeleton over an armature, using professional grade sulphur free sculpting clay. Onto this they make, and then attach the deep and superficial muscles. The project is designed primarily for visual artists. The study concentrates on the anatomy affecting visible form and structure, namely the skeletal and muscular systems. In this, it differs from medical anatomy.



General public: $25.00 per hour = $2,000.00

10% discount for enrolled RGCR students: $22.50 per hour = $1800.00

Additional costs:

Armature: $115.00

110 page course notes and instruction book: $40.00

Polymer clay: $40.00.

Sculpting tools: $25.00.

Total = $220.00


General public: $2220.00

RGCR student: $2020.00

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Surface explorations for fibre art, jewelry, basketry, paper arts, sculpture and more

with Mary Hettmansperger (USA)

25-27 September, 10am–4pm

Cost: $460 + $40 materials

Colour and texture metals, screens, wires, linens, papers, fibers, paints, beads, natural and recycled materials and found objects to make fibre art, jewellery, basketry, paper arts, sculpture and more. Apply patinas, enamels and embossing powders, surface burnout and heat using the propane torch to create colour effects on metal, and low-tech metal-smithing, eyelets, rivets, concrete, wax, weaving, and wire-working for connections or creating structures, such as sculptures, baskets, books, or jewellery. The workshop is for artists with a desire to be adventurous and experimental.

Illustrated flyer and booking form

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Advanced Moulding and Casting Workshop

6:00 – 9:00pm  Tuesday 2 – Wednesday 3 October

Cost $275

Want to learn how to make different kinds of moulds? Why not book in for our Advanced Moulding & Casting Workshop on October 2nd & 3rd. The workshop is conducted by Jo Bain, who is the 3D Design Supervisor at the South Australian Museum. Jo specialises in taxidermy, biological model-making, moulding and casting.

Bookings and more information

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


Taking the photographs you dream of

PART ONE – Gets you up to speed with the way your camera works and it’s main controls

PART TWO – Starts you off using the full control of your camera for specific creative results

PART THREE – Gives you an insight into storytelling and light and how to create meaning in your photos

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Presenter Nat Rogers spent the last twelve years as a working photographer — photographing catchy images for newspapers — and it’s her mission to help photographers stop wasting money on cameras they don’t know how to use. The truth is… you need a few simple hacks and bits of knowledge to succeed with any camera. Nat knows this because she’s mentored and taught hundreds of people and watched them have AHA moments with their camera.
Online 3 hour video course $257

For more details and to book