Studio Workshops


We now offer art workshops for adults during the day, providing a place to experiment and test a range of different media in a creative, supportive environment.

Shadow Spaces
This workshop will focus on making a wall-mounted, sculptural form that will consider positive and negative spaces as well as shadows. To begin, we will gather inspirational images and create a series of drawing studies using different density pencils and Indian ink. The focus will be on how a limited colour palette will enhance form using monochromatic tones. We then will use a wide range of mixed media including paper, card, polystyrene, paper pulps, wire and plaster. You’ll get to try out cold wax paints, Indian ink, paint and dye washes to embellish your sculptural forms. 

Fridays 10am – 1pm, 17 August – 21 September

Six sessions $180 includes most materials | Suitable for all levels
Tutor: Iona Matheson

Sequins, Beads and Embroidery

Join Charlotte Valliant who has studied fashion design and model making in Haute Couture University of Paris. She loves to learn and discover new techniques to pass on to others, and has a unique background in fashion art making, exquisite embroideries of sequins, seed beads and feathers. Charlotte has made embroideries and dresses for Haute Couture houses like Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

This is a rare opportunity to work alongside a highly skilled person in the fashion art industry. This is a beginner level workshop open to people with basic hand sewing skills. You will learn about sequins and beads embroideries which are present in Haute Couture. Over the weekend you will learn specialist techniques starting with abstract designs then moving into patterns such as flowers, animals, geometric patterns or with your own patterns. You will get an understanding of the history of this artform through to contemporary embroideries.   

Saturday 25 August and Sunday 26 August
(Saturday 10 – 4pm, Sunday 10 – 3pm)

$180 plus materials cost of around $30/student  |  Tutor: Charlotte Valliant

Bookings (09) 817 8087 x 201

Image: ©Paillettes Langlois-Martin



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on 817 8087

Please note: bookings are
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