Studio Workshops

Follow your creative flair and be inspired by the Incinerator Gallery’s exciting and diverse range of adult art courses. 

The Incinerator Gallery art making program offers high quality art instruction in an encouraging studio classroom environment for adults wanting to learn a new creative skill or further develop an existing one. Students of all abilities build their skills quickly through interaction with artist tutors and peers.

Bookings essential as class sizes are limited to small groups.

Workshops include all materials (unless stated otherwise).

Studio Workshops run for two hours each weekly class over eight weeks.

Classes run on the following weeks starting:

Mondays: 29 April, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June, (not 10 June public holiday), 17 June, and 24 June

Wednesdays: 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May 

Thursdays: 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 7 June, 14 June, 21 June

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All classes are $250 for eight sessions. 

Classes and tutors for this autumn semester include:

Beginner Drawing with Archie Barry

Mondays, 10am from 29 April

This course provides instruction in a range of drawing techniques to develop each student’s ability to depict shape and tone in a confident and accurate manner.

Led by artist Archie Barry, each session involves looking at artwork examples and a drawing demonstration, followed by guidance throughout the drawing process.

(This class is a pre-requisite for Intermediate Drawing.)

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Ceramics with Sachiko Mardon

Mondays, 6.30pm from 29 April

Led by artist Sachiko Mardon, this course focuses on clay hand-building techniques as a foundation for making small useful objects.

Students will learn about clay types and applications, methods of forming including pinching, coiling and slab-building to create a series of objects that are fired and functional.

BYO towel or apron.


Intermediate Drawing with Archie Barry

Mondays, 6.30pm from 29 April

This course takes a more focused approach to creating drawings with a realistic sense of tone and depth. Led by artist Archie Barry students will further hone their skills to work on developing drawings across two to three-week projects.

This allows students to delve into specific tonal drawing techniques more thoroughly, with guidance and feedback along the way.

Suitable for those with intermediate drawing skills or have completed the Beginners Drawing course.

Observational drawing & painting with Ben Guy Wednesdays, 6.30pm from 1 May

Facilitated by artist Ben Guy, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to a variety of basic drawing and painting techniques, working in a ‘draw what you see’ process.

Using a range of three dimensional and two dimensional references, students gain an understanding of form, tone and basic colour mixing methods.

DLSR Photography with Suzanne Balding
Wednesdays, 6.30pm from 1 May

Do you have an elaborate camera hiding in a cupboard with so many buttons you don’t know where to begin?

This course will provide the confidence to switch off the automatic setting and strategies to construct the perfect photo.

Photographer Suzanne Balding will demonstrate and explain the functions on the camera, with set tasks showing how to use the camera creatively and independently.

Bring your own SLR camera.

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Traditional textiles with a Contemporary Twist with Bats of Leisure
Thursday, 6.30pm from 2 May

This course introduces a variety of handcrafted textile techniques including embroidery, fabric painting and screen printing.

From week five and under guidance from Bats of Leisure—sibling artists Aaron and Aoife Billings—students will focus on their preferred technique to create a more substantial artwork.

Suitable for beginners and experienced sewers.

Includes most materials (please bring any special fabrics or materials you might like to incorporate in your final piece).

Requires some homework.

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Fusing and Slumping Glass with Bethany Wheeler
Thursday, 6.30pm from 2 May

Bethany Wheeler will explain different glass types, kiln forming techniques, safety in the studio, and how to cut sheet glass.

Students will create a range of small items such as bowls, platters, wall pieces, jewellery, ornaments and a tangram puzzle, whilst gaining an understanding of kiln firings.

Suitable for beginners to advanced levels.

Includes materials.

Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2019, 2:12 AM