Workshops and Training

George Street Studios 2014. Photo: Grant Hancock

Sera Waters Hand Thinking Embroidery Workshop

12 August 1-4pm | $20/$15

Image courtesy the artist

Work with artist Sera Waters to learn embroidery and needlework techniques in an afternoon workshop that will provide new insights into this intricate art form.

Taking inspiration from Sera’s practice and the works in Domestic Arts, this intimate workshop invites you to draw upon your own family histories and traditions to create an artwork on repurposed fabric, using patterns, statements and simple designs.

All materials and light refreshments will be provided.

This workshop is aimed at audiences aged 18 years and older. All skill levels are welcome.

ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide

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The Rob Gutteridge School of Classical Realism

The Rob Gutteridge School of Classical Realism (RGCR) is the only ARC Approved atelier art school in the southern hemisphere. Learn traditional techniques and skills, and acquire knowledge of materials in drawing and oil painting to achieve your highest artistic goals. Teaching is based on the training methods of 19th Century French academies.

Two study options are available:
The Atelier Program: part-time: enrol on a monthly basis of one or more 3-hour classes per week; or: full-time, takes 3 – 4 years.
Workshops: run throughout the year

The long pose: A regular feature of the workshops is Sunday Studio where students paint or draw from life: 1 model, 1 pose, 7 consecutive Sundays, 6 hours per day: 42 hours total – unique in Adelaide.
Anatomy for artists: Another unique feature: Join the annual écorché intensive: 2 weeks, 80 hours, 10 students maximum, January 2018 (dates to be announced).

The RGCR will be open to the public for SALA on 4 consecutive Saturdays in August 2017, 10am-5pm.
Rob Gutteridge  ASGFA, Dip FA(Ptg), Grad Dip Vis Art, Grad Dip Ed, Cert IV (Assessment and Training)
RGCR 49a Whitmore Square Adelaide
0434965434   RGCR Website




Clay Class with Mary Wauchope

6 week course Tuesdays 10-12pm beginning August 8th and completing September 12th 2017

Back by popular demand, Mary’s clay class again at The Barn. This time for 6 weeks. Treat yourself to some creative and social time at the beautiful Barn, go home with hand made ceramic pieces to treasure forever.

  • Materials and equipment are provided, wear old clothes
  • Explore clay hand building and have a go at throwing clay on a wheel
  • No experience necessary
  • Early bird cost before July 29th $240 (for full course) Cost after 29th is $280
  • Places are limited so book early

This six week block of classes is an opportunity to begin to understand clay and explore some of the many processes and approaches to working with this wonderful medium. Students will produce finished works to keep and will surely get a taste of the pleasure, scope and complexities of working with clay.
Mary has over 30 years experience as a ceramic artist and ceramics teacher and is a practicing artist.

The Barn is at 142 Mt Barker Rd Stirling (16kms from Adelaide CBD)
To register or for enquiries email Amy at or call 0431 187 558



Basic Mount Construction and Bezel Stone Setting Workshop

26 August and 2 September, 2x Saturday, 10am- 1pm

Add some colour to your jewellery in this specialised 2-day workshop and learn to set semi-precious gemstones. You will have the time to design and develop a ring with a basic mount and then set your stones using a bezel stone setting technique. All materials including stones and silver are supplied. This workshop is suited to the intermediate jeweller.

For more details

JamFactory, 19 Morphett St, Adelaide




Enamelling Workshop

28 August, 4 and 11 September, 3 x Monday, 6 – 9 PM

Expand your expertise with this specialised 3-class workshop and learn the basic processes of enamelling through designing and making your own piece of jewellery. You will be shown the technique of enamelling through torch firing and the process involved including preparing the metal, firing, clean up and finishing. A basic knowledge of jewellery making is required and all necessary materials will be provided.

For more details

JamFactory, 19 Morphett St, Adelaide




Masterclass: A Drawn Exploration with Annalise Rees

31 Aug – 2 Sept
Extend your approach to drawing with nationally acclaimed artist Annalise Rees. Drawing is a method for coming to understand the unfamiliar and is often a useful tool to interrogate the known. A Drawn Exploration will include fieldwork to collect information and to engage with objects, artefacts and sites using drawing as an embodied and investigative tool.

Incorporating observational techniques, memory, touch and sound you will respond to sites and objects through the process and practice of drawing. You will be able to extend your drawing research to incorporate other mediums and materials relevant to your own studio practice – drawing is premised as a key research strategy for artists working in any discipline.

For more details

Cost $600 – not including materials (Maximum of 16 places available)




2-Day Film & Darkroom Workshop

16-17 September

Join The Analogue Laboratory for an introduction to the darkroom where participants will shoot, process and develop their own black and white photographs.

This workshop is designed for beginners who may have never set foot inside a darkroom, and covers basic photographic chemistry and safe handling practices. Those wishing to brush up on their skills are most welcome too.

Two rolls of black and white film (in either 35mm or 120 format – your choice) are provided in advance for students to shoot and bring along. On day one of the workshop, the film will be developed and contact prints made. On day two, The Analogue Lab will cover the ins and outs of making silver-gelatin prints in the darkroom.

Only 6 places are available for this workshop – so book now!

The Mill Adelaide, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide


Artist Demonstrations at Pepper Street

Saturday 5 August 2 pm – 4 pm
Francie Mewett – Hand stitching on textiles to produce texture
Mario Niesingh – Ceramics

Saturday 12 August 2 pm – 4 pm
Moira Simpson – Encaustic
Anthea Smith – Geometric patterns on to polymer clay beads

Saturday 19 August 2 pm – 4 pm
Lynette Branson – Beading and needle lace
Jenny Knight – Machine embroidery with beads

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




Encaustic Art Workshops – April-August 2017

Tutor: Moira G Simpson
Organised by Evocative Art and Heritage

Workshops for up to 5 are offered in my studio in Scott Creek (just 30 mins from Adelaide CBD). Slightly larger groups can be accommodated in nearby hired facilities (maximum of 12). You will have lots of individual attention!

Encaustic workshops are offered all year – please refer to the website for current dates and join the mailing list to receive notifications of future encaustic workshops, as well as workshops in other media and taught by other tutors. You can also contact me to arrange alternative dates for 2 or more people. If you require overnight accommodation please refer to my website for details of local B&Bs or contact me by email on

For more details

Event listing

Booking Form – Encaustic workshops April-August 2017


Flame Painted Metal Mesh Basketry and Sculpture

Tutor: Lanny Bergner (USA)
3 days: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th Oct, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn flame painting with Lanny Bergner, a mixed media sculptor, fibre, basketry and installation artist who lives in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Lanny uses industrially-woven bronze, brass, aluminium and stainless steel mesh which he embellishes with heat coloration, silicone, wire and glass frit, to create ethereal, semi-transparent organic sculptural forms, geometric structures, installations, vessels, and tables.
In this workshop, learn to apply and control heat from a propane torch to “flame paint” and pattern stainless steel mesh. Design a vessel or 3d form, translate your design into a series of 2-d pieces, and use simple bending, folding, hand-modelling and joining methods to form it into beautiful vessels or sculptural forms. Add embellishments to create unique and beautiful artworks.

Cherry Gardens Hall, 312 Cherry Gardens Rd, Cherry Gardens, Adelaide, SA 5157
$432 early bird rate (bookings by 31st May)

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Event listing

Booking Form




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 & 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