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:

Sculpture in a Day: Soapstone Carving with Karen Alexander

Sun 3 June

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

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$175.30* – $320.30

Alabaster Sculpture with Carol Crawford

Sat 14 Jul & Sun 15 Jul

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

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$395.30* – $440.30

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

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$320.30* – $355.30