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:

Intensive Marble Carving Workshops with special guest teacher Alnassar – 5/10 Day Workshops

7 Jan – 25 Jan 2019

Bookings open Wednesday 4th July by phone or in person.
Bookings open Friday 6th July online.

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.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fully booked

$850.30* – $1475.30

1 Day Figurative Sculpture in Clay with Ingrid Morley

3 February 2019

Course now fully booked but contact the studio to join the waiting list!

Working directly in clay from a life model, students explore the body’s three-dimensional shape using the fundamental principals of sculpture –  how to observe form and obtain structural integrity.

After initial warm up exercises, students touch on central aspects of classical figurative sculpture to further their individual investigations – proportion, composition, rhythm, negative space, weights and balances and the influence of light.

Students will learn the technical aspects of working with clay – texture and tools and methods of finishing a work in clay will be discussed.

The course is designed for beginners to advanced students. Numbers are limited.

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fully booked


Collaborative Sculpture Prize Workshop

Term 1 2019 – Wednesdays

This new 10 week workshop will give participants the opportunity to work collaboratively on a sculpture project with the aim of submitting the sculpture to sculpture prizes in 2019. Facilitated by senior TBSSS teacher and regular prize entrant and finalist Wendy Black, Wendy will guide the group through the process of making a collaborative sculpture. As a group, participants will come up with a concept to match the prize brief, test, experiment and make the sculpture/s and then go through the process of documenting, writing and submitting the application/s.

Limited places available for this workshop (max 8 students). Standard workshop materials covered, any special materials will need to be financed by the group.

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


$470.30* – $520.30

Sculpture in a Day: Soapstone Carving with Karen Alexander

Sun 7 April 2019

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.

$180 or book with a friend $330 ($165 each)

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


$180.30* – $330.30

Alabaster Sculpture with Carol Crawford

Sat 27 Apr & Sun 28 Apr 2019

Carol Crawford, a specialist alabaster sculptor, will be teaching this weekend workshop.  Carol works almost exclusively in alabaster of different kinds, and is known for her soft sensuous forms.  She will guide you on the use of different hand tools, and how to realise a beautiful form out of the rough stone you have chosen. Alabaster is a very fine, stable beautiful stone that can be easily carved, it can be translucent or opaque white, salmon orange, yellow or green or a combination. For this workshop you will be working with beautiful white alabaster (translucent and opaque) shipped all the way from Italy! Places are strictly limited and early bookings are encouraged for this popular course.

$395.30* (earlybird) – $440.30

Fees include one piece of stone. Additional stone will be available for purchase.

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


$395.30* – $440.30