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:

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!


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

The Figure and a Geometric Form with Ingrid Morley

Wednesday 15 July – Friday 17 July

Work from the model with a large triangular form or similar geometric shape.

Working in wax, find a creative pathway to juxtapose the human form in conjunction with an inanimate object – exploring the contradictions 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.

$405.30* (earlybird) – $450.30

Casting costs TBC.

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM


$405.30* – $450.30

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


$395.30* – $440.30