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Workshops for adults

by beth sorensen

Open Studio

Enjoy the run of your very own studio space each Wednesday, with sessions run by artist Patrice Wills suitable for beginners through to seasoned artists.

Connect with other local creatives, try out new skills and develop your existing artistic skills in a supportive group environment open to everyone.

Workshop facilitator Patrice Wills has several decades experience as a working visual artist, teacher and community support officer, with a focus on evocative, emotionally rich portraits and landscapes.

Experience what it’s like to work in a lively, collaborative studio space, learning from your fellow artists and experimenting with new forms.


Cost: $15
Facilitator: Patrice Wills
Age: Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Every Wednesday from 3 February to 31 March
10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Charcoal Drawing Fundamentals for Adults

Always wanted to learn how to master the lines, texture and composition of classical and experimental drawing?

Experienced workshop facilitator Kristone Capistrano hosts two sessions walking participants through the basics of using observational and practical skills to recreate on the page with charcoal what you can see with your eyes. Develop your skills in using lines, texture, tonality and composition to draw realistic and figurative images, and attend both workshops to develop and improve your drawings over the week with guidance and feedback from Capistrano.


Cost: $25
Facilitator: Kristone Capistrano
Age: 18 and over
Dates and times:
Saturday 13 and 20 March
10.00 am to 12.30 pm


Discover the nuts and bolts of experimental electronic music in this one-day intensive Masterclass, exploring the theremin, and using Ableton, keyboards, and sample packs.

Suitable for emerging sound artists and sound enthusiasts, this Masterclass offers experimental music makers in greater western Sydney the chance to expand their skills, connect with other like-minded music-makers and upgrade their production skills.

Electronic artist Nicola Morton (Equalizer 24K) explores how electric pulses affect the pitch and velocity of sound to create frequency rhythms, guiding participants through the process of creating their own piece of sound art that they can take home.


Cost: Free
Facilitators: Nicola Morton
Age: 15 and over
Materials: Equipment provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops/computers/equipment
Dates and times:
Saturday 13 March
11 am to 5 pm

Fabric printing with Faraimo Paulo

Learn about Polynesian culture and printmaking skills with artist Faraimo Paulo, in a workshop inspired by his current exhibition exploring Polynesian oral storytelling traditions, Eleni – Navigators of Polynesia.

Bring along your own (old) t-shirt or fabric to print on to at one of three stand-alone workshops.  Traditional painter, carver and designer Faraimo Paulo of Tokelau is on a mission to record his people’s history and culture, as rising sea levels endanger it. Learn about grass-roots Polynesian print-making skills and stories at these fascinating workshops.


Cost: $20
Facilitator: Faraimo Paulo
Materials: Fabric or an old t-shirt to print on
Age: 16 and over
Dates and times:
Friday 19 and 26 March
10.00 am to 1.00 pm