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


$850.30* – $1475.30

Felt Forms with Anita Larkin

Sat 6th October – Sun 7th October

Felt in contemporary sculpture is a medium that has a strong tactile allure. Known since Neolithic times, felt is humanity’s first textile, and has the ability to form intriguing shapes. In this workshop wool fibres will be felted by hand using agitation and soapy water, coaxing them into sculptural shapes. Learn fundamental techniques making hollow forms using a resist, as well as techniques for the modelling of solid felt shapes. Combine these skills in a sculptural project of your own design. Learn how to calculate for shrinkage and how to plan a 3 dimensional object using a 2d resist. Explore the wonderful realm of sculpture in felt.

$320* (early-bird) – $355
2 day workshop

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


$320.30* – $355.30

Sculpture in a Day: Soapstone Carving with Karen Alexander

Sun 28 October

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


$175.30* – $320.30