Special Workshops

We run special workshops throughout the year, including: Winter and Summer Holiday Schools, Sculpture in a Day Courses, as well as one off workshops with visiting artists.

If you have any questions or are an Artist and would like to propose a workshop, please contact the Studio.

Upcoming Workshops:

Sculpture in a Day: Soapstone Carving with Karen Alexander

Sun 30 July

Create a small finished soapstone sculpture in this one day workshop. Soapstone is a soft easily carved stone with beautiful patterns and available in a variety of colours. You will be shown how to use rasps and files to reveal the hidden organic shapes and forms within. The final polishing is always a wonderful surprise as that reveals the beautiful colours and texture hidden within the stone.

$175 or book with a friend $320 ($160 each)

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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$175.30* – $320.30

Limestone Carving with Paul Hopmeier

3 Sundays: 6, 13 & 20 August

Learn the skills needed to carve your own unique sculpture in limestone. Guest teacher Paul Hopmeier is an established sculptor and artist and brings his wealth of knowledge to this popular workshop. Enjoy carving in a group atmosphere, beginners to advanced welcome. Fee includes stone.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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$435.30* – $475.30

Sculptural Ceramics with Odette Ireland

Sat 7 & Sun 8 October

Working sculpturally you will learn different hand building techniques that will enable you to complete small sculptures ready for bisque firing. There will be the opportunity to work with two very different clays – Porcelain and Raku, each will give you beautiful results. Instruction will also be given on applied patinas to finish your work. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. Materials included in workshop fees. However, there will be additional clay and firing costs for larger sculptures.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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$315.30* – $345.30

Intensive Marble Carving Workshops with special guest teacher Alnassar – 10 Day Workshops

5 Jan – 28 Jan 2018

Limited places available, bookings open 8 May, 11am.

Italy comes to Erskineville!

You will learn to use traditional hand-tools and techniques for carving, including methods of transferring ideas onto a piece of marble and finding form within the stone. The aim of this carving workshop is to complete a carved sculpture and return home with a finished piece. Participants will work directly on the famous White Statuario Marble from Carrara to acquire basic skills and to understand the nature of the material.

You will learn to use traditional hand-tools and techniques for carving, including methods of transferring ideas onto a piece of marble and finding form within the stone. The aim of this carving workshop is to complete a carved sculpture and return home with a finished piece. Participants will work directly on the famous White Statuario Marble from Carrara to acquire basic skills and to understand the nature of the material.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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$1400.30

Intensive Marble Carving Workshops with special guest teacher Alnassar – 5 Day Workshops

5 Jan – 28 Jan 2018

Limited places available, bookings open 8 May, 11am.

Italy comes to Erskineville!

You will learn to use traditional hand-tools and techniques for carving, including methods of transferring ideas onto a piece of marble and finding form within the stone. The aim of this carving workshop is to complete a carved sculpture and return home with a finished piece. Participants will work directly on the famous White Statuario Marble from Carrara to acquire basic skills and to understand the nature of the material.

You will learn to use traditional hand-tools and techniques for carving, including methods of transferring ideas onto a piece of marble and finding form within the stone. The aim of this carving workshop is to complete a carved sculpture and return home with a finished piece. Participants will work directly on the famous White Statuario Marble from Carrara to acquire basic skills and to understand the nature of the material.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Enrol

$800.30