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.

Reassemble the Human Form with Ingrid Morley

3 Day Intensive: Fri 7 – Sun 9 October, 10am – 4:30pm

$360.30 (Earlybird)
$400.30 (General)

Wonder at the visual shapes that emerge as you observe the model from life with its rich library of possibilities. With as much guidance as you require, draw and trace your own library of shapes and cut them out of cardboard or plywood using a blade or jigsaw. Reassemble your observed shapes using a playful pathway of exercises including space, rhythm, gesture and colour.

In this 3-day workshop enjoy the plasticity of cardboard and plywood and its connection to other sheet materials such as steel and find your expression in a material that assists you to simplify the human form as a jumping off point to develop a small Wall or 3D sculpture.

Prior experience of working with a life model is an advantage but not essential. The course is directed at beginners, experienced artists and students who would like to increase their visual vocabulary and methods of finding the abstract in their artwork.

*Early Bird discount finishes 16 September.

Pictured: inspiration from Ingrid Morley, ‘Ferdinand’, sheet material (steel).

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM


$360.30* – $400.30

Term 4 – 2022: Portrait and Hand Study with Jenny Pollak

Sundays: 9 Oct – 4 Dec (9 weeks), 10:30am – 3:30pm

$775.30 (Earlybird)
$860.30 (General)

This course is an opportunity to model both the head and the hand in a single study. The portrait bust is a common sculptural form used by artists over the centuries. Not quite as common are head studies that incorporate a close connection to the hands. This class will offer the opportunity to develop a portrait in which the hands are an integral part of the sculpture and essential in conveying the feeling of the work (it would be hard to imagine Rodin’s Thinker without the great hand on which the head rests).

Jenny will guide both the beginner and the more experienced artist through the process involved in working with clay from the life model. Students will be encouraged to push their work beyond a merely faithful representation of the body and develop a more personal language and means of expression.

During this 9 week course students will have time to bring their work to a point where it is ready to be fired, exploiting the facility and beauty of clay as a material that can be transformed from the raw and impermanent to a final and enduring sculptural piece.

Pictured above: inspiration from Auguste Rodin, ‘The Thinker’.

*Early Bird discount finishes 18 September.

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM


$775.30* – $860.30

Life Drawing Workshop with Monika Scarrabelotti

Fridays: 14 Oct – 11 Nov (5 weeks), 5:30pm – 8:30pm

$295.30 (Earlybird)
$325.30 (General)

Join artist and teacher Monika Scarrabelotti for five evenings of life drawing. This is a chance to work intensively for 3 hours each week with a life model, exploring quick and long poses. Suitable for beginners to experienced artists, Monika will provide tuition and guidance for all levels. Learn and investigate line, tone, structure and rhythm to describe the human body. Develop skills in observation and human proportion, whilst furthering your drawing skills and gaining an understanding of how to represent the human form.

Fees include paper and basic drawing materials, students are encouraged to bring drawing materials they would like to explore.

*Early Bird discount finishes 30 September.

Pictured: Life drawing by Arielle Morris.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM


$295.30* – $325.30