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:

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

Fully booked

$450.30* – $495.30

The Figure and Space with Ingrid Morley

Monday 28 September – Thursday 1 October

Work with a live model with a geometric shape (circle, triangle or similar) to consider the body in relation to space.

The figure and these shapes can be broadly interpreted from the classics or as a platform for more conceptual considerations. With an emphasis on play, working in wax, find a creative pathway to juxtapose the human form in conjunction with an inanimate object – exploring the contradictions and conjunctions between these two entities. Enhance your work in wax with the following possibilities; visual tension, negative space, scale, proportion and balance. Take home a small work in wax or cast your work in bronze.

$445.30* (earlybird) – $495.30

Casting costs TBC.

(pictured above: Leon Smith, ‘On Edge’)

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


$445.30* – $495.30

Felted Forms with Anita Larkin

Sat 3rd October & Sun 4th October

Felt is a medium for sculpture that has a strong tactile allure, is robust yet malleable. Known since Neolithic times, felt is humanity’s first textile and has the ability to form intriguing sculptural shapes. Learn the fundamental techniques of making hollow felted forms using a resist and combining wool fibres, agitation and soapy water. Use these skills in a sculptural project of your own design and learn how to calculate for shrinkage, how to plan a 3 dimensional object using a 2D resist and explore the wonderful realm of sculpture in this amazing medium.

$340.30* (earlybird) – $375.30

All materials included.

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


$340.30* – $375.30

NEW DATES: 5 Week Limestone Carving with Paul Hopmeier

NEW DATES – 5 Mondays: 12, 19, 26 October & 2, 9 November

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

Fully booked

$395.30* – $440.30