Workshops and Training

Stephen Bowers’ studio. Photograph Aise Dillon.

Adelaide Central School of Art: BVA/ BVA [Hons] – due date extended to 25 Jan

Applications to study a Bachelor of Visual Art or a Bachelor of Visual Art [Honours] at Adelaide Central School of Art have been extended to Friday 25 January.

Adelaide Central School of Art offers an intensive, studio based degree program taught by some of Australia’s leading artists, writers and curators. Visit their website to find out more.

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Adelaide Central School of Art: 2019 Summer School

Enrol today in their highly anticipated Summer School program beginning Thursday 10 January!

They are offering classes in drawing, painting, ceramics and printmaking. With a range of two-day intensives or half-day courses, designed for beginners through to experienced artists, there’s sure to be a something for you!

You can book online, by emailing Reception, or calling 8299 7300.
Enrol now – places fill up fast!


The Mill + Adelaide Festival Masterclass

he Mill is excited to unveil our Adelaide Festival Masterclass series for 2019. This year’s program offers local artists a chance to learn from the best in their field.

Adelaide Festival Masterclass – Hofesh Shecter (UK) 

Hofesh Shechter is no ordinary choreographer. Israeli born, London-based Shechter exploded into the contemporary dance world when, as a relative unknown, his 2007 work In Your Rooms was hailed as one of the most important new works of the millennium.

His work defies genres – part dance, part gig, part theatre. His trademark gestural language – derived from folkdance, military exercise, club-dancing and even the gym – is addictively hypnotic.

Work alongside the master and learn repertoire from ‘Grand Finale‘, a highlight of this year’s Adelaide Festival program.

Ideal for professional-level contemporary dancers / choreographers.

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Field Recording and Focused Listening Workshop 

Join sound artist, Tristan Louth-Robins and be taken on a sound walk through sites in Port Noarlunga. During the walk, participants will learn about aspects of acoustic ecology, whilst using a variety of microphone and recording techniques to observe and closely listen to environments. Following the sound walk, Tristan will provide an overview of his practice as a sound artist, including a discussion on his current exhibition on display at Sauerbier House, Compression. Suitable all ages. Bring hat, water, sunscreen, comfortable footwear.

Bookings essential.

Cost: $5.00 per person.

When: Saturday 12 January 2019

Time :  12.30 – 3.30

Where: Sauerbier House, 21 Wearing St, Port Noarlunga 


Opulent Journeys: The Pottery Workshop Calendar

13 April – 27 April 2019

Join our Ceramic Tour to China, and become immersed in the ceramic world of Jingdezhen. Enjoy demonstrations by master artists in Mould Making, Teapot Making, Pigment and Carving Decoration, Tissue Transfer Application & brush making. Some pieces from the ceramic workshops will be fired for tour members to bring home. Marian Howell has previously led 2 extremely successful tours to Jingdezhen, and following on feedback from participants we are extending the time in Jingdezhen to enable more time in the studio and to explore this incredible ceramic centre.

For more information please visit our website
or contact Opulent Journeys
Phone: 1300 219 885


Nature in Clay Workshop

An experienced clay artist, Alison Smiles will help you make beautiful and functional porcelain clay dishes using nature to decorate – Alison will then fire your work in her studio and send to you (delivery included).

Minimum Participant Age: 16 years old

For more information and to book

Drawing Us – ‘Life’ Drawing with Fran Callen

January 14, 2019

Learn drawing techniques appropriate to ‘drawing life from life’. This 3 day workshop will include drawing movement, the figure, and everyday moments.

Exercises include drawing a live model, a ‘sketch walk’, collaborative sketching and expressive and experimental drawing. So if you want to loosen up, enhance skills, broaden your ideas of what drawing can be, or just ‘get back into drawing’, this is for you.

No experience necessary (though it is welcome), just an enthusiasm for drawing.

You may bring what you like to draw on and with, but suggestions include: Black drawing pens (eg. felt tip pens, roller pens, gel pens) of different thicknesses, Extra thick black texta or posca, Two colours of any drawing media (eg. oil pastel, chalk pastel, colour pencil), glue stick, scissors sketchbook, graphite pencils (A1 or A0 paper is recommended).

Duration: 3 days x 6.5 Hours

Class Times: Monday to Wednesday 9:30 – 4:00

Date: 14-16 January

Cost: $350


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Jewellery making by Cindy Durant

Cindy Durant will be teaching silver metal clay workshops in her Penong studio. Have fun and learn how to make your own custom jewellery just in time for Christmas. Find out more via her website

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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


Pepper Street Arts Centre Workshops

Pepper Streer Arts centre have ongoing workshops throughout the year. Bookings are essential, either visit the website or call 8364 6154.


Advanced Moulding & Casting Workshop

Adelaide Moulding and Casting Supplies is holding an Advanced Moulding & Casting Workshop in the first week of October. Participants can learn how to create a two piece jacketed silicone skin mould and more.

Book here

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