Workshops and Training

George Street Studios 2014. Photo: Grant Hancock

2018 Adelaide Central School of Art Short Courses

Term 2 enrolments closing Monday 23 April – places still available!

Adelaide Central Scool of Arts short courses are designed to build confidence and develop skills for people of all levels of experience – from absolute beginners through to practising artists.

Small class sizes ensure you receive individual expert tuition in a unique studio-based learning environment. Evening and weekend classes are held over 6 – 8 weeks.

You can book online, by emailing Reception or calling 8299 7300.
Please enrol quickly to avoid disappointment – places do fill up fast!

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Art Gallery of South Australia Drawing Workshops

Extend learning with expert tuition provided by key South Australian visual artists in the areas of observation, composition, use of media, line, tone and proportion.

Workshops offer a unique opportunity for participants to learn by viewing and discussing a range of primary source works on paper from the Gallery’s permanent collection with the facilitating artist and peers.

Participating students have the opportunity to build their Visual Art and Design portfolios, as well as submit works for the Gallery’s Student Drawing Exhibition held during the SALA Festival in August 2018.

Individuals and class groups can register their interest.

Recommended Senior secondary students, educators, TRT and pre-service educators


Thursday 12 April – Booked out
Saturday 26 May
Monday 28 May
Wednesday 30 May
Thursday 31 May
Friday 1 June – Booked out

Tuesday 10 April
Friday 25 May
Tuesday 29 May

Wednesday 23 May
Thursday 24 May
Saturday 2 June


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Pepper Street Arts Centre: StArt Arts Workshop Program

 StArt Arts offers ‘taster style’ workshops for recreational interest. No previous experience, skills or materials required unless stated in the description. Sessions are designed for adult participation.

Bookings are essential, with payment. Please call 8364 6154 or book in person during open hours.

Macrame Friday 6 April 10.30 – 12.30, cost: $15/$9 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members

Paper Making Saturday 7 April 2.30pm – 4.30pm, cost: $15/$9 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members or $24/$14 for City of Burnside and Pepper Club members when booked together with the follow-up Paper Art Bookmaking session (14 April, see separate entry)

Paper Art Bookmaking Saturday 14 April 2.30pm – 4.30pm, cost:$15/$9 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members or $24/$14 for City of Burnside and Pepper Club members when booked together with the preceding Papermaking session (7 April)

Silk Painting Friday 13 April 10.30am – 12.30pm, cost: $15/$9 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members.

Amulet Pendant Wednesday 18 April 1.30pm – 4.30pm, cost: $20/$12 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members.

Felted Bead Jewellery Friday 20 April 1.30pm – 4.30pm, cost: $20/$12 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members.

Lino printing Tuesday 24 April or Friday 27 April 10.30am – 12.30pm (Tues) or 1.30pm – 3.30 (Fri), cost: $15/$9 for City of Burnside residents and Pepper Club members




Deb Richardson – Hapsburg Lace

Sunday 25 March and Sunday 29 April 9.45am – 3.30pm
A variety of traditional Hapsburg Lace stitches will be taught. These will be stitched onto mono canvas to create a beautiful sampler. This can then be constructed into a really useful and unique reading glasses case.

Hapsburg Lace is a style of canvas work done on mono canvas with perle cottons to imitate lace. Join Deb at The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia  for a relaxing introduction to this style of canvas work.

Cost: $110 for members, $130 for non-members

Ph: 8234 1104 or



The Sustainable Artist: Workshop with Alana Gregory

 14 April, 10am – 4pm

by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Sustain your connection to place, your art practice and the environment. Learn to make natural inks, unique brushes and charcoal using local renewable materials.

Today’s artist is largely separated from the environments and communities affected by the paints, paper, and materials which they use. The consequence is that we never see our raw materials in situ – in place. We become alienated from nature, each other and the immediacy of life.

In this workshop you will be creating artworks in ‘living colour’ with local materials gathered and made with our own two hands. Satish Kumar calls it ‘the dignity of making’; “Our hands are instruments of alchemy. They can transform base material into something extraordinary.”

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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

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Abdul Abdullah – An Introduction to Portraiture

22 April, 1 – 4pm

In this workshop, four-time Archibald prize nominee Abdul Abdullah provides participants with an in-depth insight into his unique painting practice, with a specific focus on portraiture.

You will be introduced to a range of techniques using acrylic paints, discuss compositions and colour combinations, and learn simple ways to construct portraits with a focus on the creation of shadow and light in your work.

Please bring along a photo or image you would like to use as inspiration for your portrait. All materials and light refreshments are included.

Cost: $109 Full  / $79 Concession + booking fee

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Pastel Workshop with Roe Gartlemann at The Hahndorf Academy

April 22, 10am – 3.30pm $75pp
A contemporary approach to working with Pastels with lots of colour.
This workshop is suited to any level of experience and will be exploring a variety of new techniques. Roe has a lot of experience as an art teacher and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and techniques.

Be inspired by pastel artists for example the exhibition‘ Colour of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Bookings 8388 7250 or email there is a materials list available



Art Gallery of South Australia – Educator Connect: Colours of Impressionism

4 May, 5 – 7pm

Join the Art Gallery of South Australia for an exploration of colour through a scientific lens as leading colour manufacturer David Coles examines the history of pigments through a series of practical demonstrations. Participate in a making session on how to integrate process based learning into your classroom.

Recommended All educators and pre-service educators

Cost $22  per educator (includes entry to Colours of Impressionism)
Bookings essential

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The Portrait from Life, Tsering Hannaford

5 – 7 May 

Working from life is a time honoured tradition in the artist’s practice. As a two-time Archibald Prize finalist, Tsering Hannaford is one of the rising stars of Australian art and her dedication to working strictly from life has garnered national attention.

In her 3 day course, Tsering will take students through her process from preparation, to pose and finally to paint and share the fundamentals of her classical approach to portraiture that is so rarely seen in contemporary art. She will demonstrate and discuss her technique, specifically the unique benefits of her observational approach and then assist as students work on their own portrait from one of several life models.

With our camera and sound crew on hand, all demonstrations will be shown live on multiple tv screens around the room allowing all students to have a front row seat.

If you are looking to improve your observational skills, breathe life into your portraiture or simply want to pull back the curtain on a way of working that stretches back hundreds of years, please do not miss this opportunity to learn from this young master.

The course is designed to accommodate students of all levels. There is no requirement of experience, just a desire to learn.

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Graphics & Typography in Printmaking
Emily Floyd with Jake Holmes

26 May, 10am-4.30pm
Learn how to create graphic prints using a range of accessible printmaking techniques. Emily Floyd and local printmaker Jake Holmes will introduce participants to a range of techniques in a workshop inspired by Floyd’s use of language and texts to create works that aim to initiate discussions about contemporary social, cultural and political ideas and the 1970s printmaking genre of the political post.

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ACE Open Lion Arts Centre
$149 Full / $119 ACE Associate/Concession



Resin Jewellery Workshop

26 May, 9am – 12pm

Interested in making your own resin jewellery?
Check out our Beginners Resin Jewellery Workshop.

In this workshop, participants will be shown how to make their own resin jewellery by Adelaide based contemporary jeweller, Hannah Carlyle. Participants will also learn how to make a mould so they can create their own unique piece of jewellery.

For more details

Adelaide Moulding and Casting Supplies
9 Vincent Street Somerton Park





Mud Dye Workshop with Alana Gregory

26 May, 10am – 4pm

by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Apart from the joy of playing with mud, there is good evidence to conclude that: breathing in, playing in, and digging in dirt is good for your health! In this hands-on beginners course we will explore the use of local clays, ochres, and earth to create colourful designs on cloth.

Our ancestors have been connecting with the landscape and the colours of their local environment through the practice of dyeing natural fibres with earth pigments for thousands of years. Examples have been found in textiles throughout Asia and Europe (Swiss Lake Dwellers ~ 3000 BC, ancient Egypt, and all over the Mediterranean). The practice continues today in many parts of the world, most famously with the Malian people who create what is known locally as ‘Bògòlanfini’ or mud cloth.

Learn how to endlessly create beautiful designs for your wardrobe and home mindfully, sustainably and ecologically through the art and science of mud dye.

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Narrative and the Personal Archive in Composite Painting
Julie Fragar

10 June, 11am-4pm
Hone your painting skills under the instruction of Brisbane-based artist Julie Fragar in this painting masterclass designed to develop a range of oil painting skills and techniques.

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ACE Open Lion Arts Centre
$119 Full / $99 ACE Associate/Concession
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Weaving with Unconventional Materials
Carly Snoswell

1 July, 11.30am-4pm

Work with artist Carly Snoswell to master a fresh take on traditional tapestry weaving techniques, with a focus on introducing unconventional materials into your textiles practice.

For more details

ACE Open Lion Arts Centre
$69 Full / $49 ACE Associate/Concession




Collect, explore, construct; working with metal with Julie Blyfield

9 – 13 July

Develop ideas for making jewellery and objects taking inspiration from personal, historic or botanical collections. Beginning with sketching, model making and exploring ways of texturing metal you will investigate how one idea can be developed in a number of different ways resulting in the design and creation of a suite of personal jewellery pieces or objects.

For more details

Sturt Winter School, NSW

Cost: $800 + $65 materials

Art Gallery of South Australia – En Plein Air

18 July, 10am – 5pm

Be inspired by the Impressionists! Join us for an exploration of riverfront en plein airpainting with artist facilitator Tsering Hannaford. Learn alternative ways to incorporate a variety of painting techniques and materials into your classrooms.

Recommended All educators and pre-service educators
Where Meet at the Radford Auditorium
(Majority of the workshop will take place on the River Torrens and all materials)
Cost $160 per educator (includes entry to Colours of Impressionism)
Bookings essential Book using the form below

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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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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
For more details




Encaustic Art Workshops, March-May

Moira Simpson is offering workshops in Encaustic Art in her studio in Scott Creek in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, just half-an-hour from Adelaide CBD. Download a brochure at for details of workshop content.

To gain a full range of introductory methods, it is recommended to book all three days of Encaustic 1 and 2.

Encaustic Art 1:  Colour & Markmaking.


Sunday 29 April

Tuesday 1 May

Encaustic Art 2: Layers & Images (includes collage and photo transfer).


Saturday 5 – Sun 6th May

Tuesday 8 and Tuesday 15 May

Other dates available by arrangement for 2 or more people. Encaustic Art 3: Textural Surfaces (2-day workshop) is also available by arrangement.



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.



Hahndorf Academy


Start Weaving Workshop

Sunday 15 April

Enjoy a relaxed 5hr learn-to-weave session with local textile artist Megan Walsh-Cheek. Participants will learn simple beginner’s tips and tricks, practice 3 popular weaving techniques, as well as how to start and finish a weaving ready for hanging.

The workshop will reflect Megan’s guiding conviction that art making should be accessible to all budgets and skill levels. She champions the use of both locally sourced and preloved materials and encourages her students to look at everyday materials in playful new ways. Inspired by the phrase ‘Do what you can, where you are, with what you have’ – with some imagination & a little resourcefulness, creating your own weavings can be easier than you think.

All materials included. All ages and skill levels welcome. BYO Lunch and snacks to nibble while you work.

Pastel Plus

Sunday 22 April

A contemporary approach to working with Pastels with lots of colour.            
This workshop is suited to any level of experience and will be exploring a variety of new techniques. Roe has a lot of experience as an art teacher and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and techniques.
Be inspired by pastel artists for example the exhibition ‘Colour of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Life Drawing

Mondays 6pm till 9pm

A great class for those wanting to learn life drawing with an edge. Beginners to Advanced will be catered for in classes that involve short teacher demonstrations as well as one on one instruction and critical feedback throughout each session. Learn about proportion, anatomical shapes, movement, mark making and most importantly how to create dynamic and interesting figure drawing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Enquire for prices and bookings

Hahndorf Academy 68 Main St, Hahndorf



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.

For more details




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