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:

Life Drawing at the Tom Bass Prize

Saturday 7th of March and Saturday 21st March

Come and be inspired by the Tom Bass Prize Figurative Exhibition and spend a couple of hours life drawing. Join Sydney artist and TBSSS teacher, Monika Scarrabelotti, for the afternoon.

Open to beginners and experienced artists, you will have the opportunity to draw from a live model in the beautiful surrounds of historic Juniper Hall.

When: Saturday 7th March and Saturday 21st March, 2 – 4pm.

Where: Juniper Hall, 250 Oxford St, Paddington.

Cost: $25. Pencils, charcoal, paper and drawing board provided. Participants can bring other art materials if they wish. Please note we do not provide easels.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM



Sculptural Random Weaving with Meri Peach

Sat 18th April – Sun 19th April

Random weaving is an ancient basketry technique that offers exciting possibilities for sculptural construction. In this workshop, students will be introduced to the technique and principles of random weaving by constructing a cane bowl, then move on to creating more complex forms and exploring different materials such as reclaimed telephone wire, plastic cables and strips of leather. Notes and all materials will be provided, and students are welcome to bring other materials for experimentation.

Students please bring your lunch, a pair of secateurs and a pair of scissors.

All materials included.

$360* (early-bird) – $400
2 day workshop

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM


$360.30* – $400.30

Sculpture in a Day: Soapstone Carving with Karen Alexander

Sun 3 May 2020

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.

$190 or book with a friend $340 ($170 each)

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


$190.30* – $340.30

5 Week Limestone Carving with Paul Hopmeier

5 Mondays: 4, 11, 18, 25 May & 1 June

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.

$395.30* (earlybird) – $440.30

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


$395.30* – $440.30

Ice Sculpture with guest teacher Anne Marie Taberdo

Sunday 5 July 2020

Back by popular demand…the ultimate winter experience!

Anne Marie Taberdo is a practitioner of the ephemeral art of ice sculpting. Working internationally with both natural and manufactured ice to create large-scale ice exhibitions from Alaska to Germany, ice musical instruments in Norway and event pieces in Sydney, she is accustomed to the many intricacies of the material in various environments.

In this one-of-a-kind TBSSS workshop, Anne Marie will guide and develop your understanding of working with an ever-changing material. You will work against time using various carving techniques with chisels and other ice adapted hand tools on your own block of crystal clear ice. By the end of the workshop you will have experienced one of the most unique ephemeral sculpting materials that has been sculpted and built with for centuries – but don’t forget to photograph it!

Fee: $235. All materials supplied (ice, tools, gloves and waterproof apron). Places limited.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Alabaster Carving with Carol Crawford

Sat 11 July & Sun 12 July 2020

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.

$450.30* (earlybird) – $495.30

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

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


$450.30* – $495.30