Koi Fish have intrigued and inspired for centuries. They have been called ‘living jewels’ and ‘swimming flowers’ and embody a quiet beauty and mystery that’s both peaceful and intriguing. Koi fish have an unwavering ability to let go and go with the flow, trusting that life will take them to […]
Looking to give yourself some self-care? Join Jenny and Kay for this one off Beginner Tai Chi Class. Zoomed live from the beautiful Arbour, you will be taken through some of the fundamental moves that will invigorate both your mind and body. As you are guided to transition through movements, […]
Have you missed Viona as much as we have? Join her for this free Dance for Fitness session, zoomed right out of the BHCAC Arbour. She will pump up the tunes and get your heart rate racing as she steps you through some cool and groovy dance steps. This is […]
Join us and be taken for a ride on the potters wheel. Be mesmerised as you watch Tracey transform a piece of clay into a work of art. This demonstrational video filmed at one of BHCAC’s pottery wheels in the Wetcraft Studio is sure to keep you captivated. Tracey will […]
Cherry Blossoms are known as sakura in Japan, and are a symbolic flower of the spring. The Cherry Blossom is a reminder of the fleeting nature of life and symbolises the transience of human existence. They are a gentle reminder to live your life to the fullest. In this workshop […]
Seize the clay and join the creative Frida as she takes you on a hand building discovery session. With such experience and insight regarding all things clay, Frida will share her wealth of knowledge with you. In this demonstrational zoom session filmed right out of BHCAC, Frida will show you how […]
Are you inspired by the beauty of nature and the plant world? Do you want to record nature in all its beautiful detail? Join the very talented Trish to learn the basics of botanical illustration. This live zoom session will give you a new appreciation of what you can do […]
Always wanted to learn the ukulele? Now’s your chance! Described as the world’s friendliest instrument, the ukulele is an easy and enjoyable introduction to learning musical instruments. So dust off your ukulele and join us for this free adult beginner Zoom-Ulele with the always engaging BHCAC tutor Des. Live from […]
Learn how to make beautiful resin jewellery. Each piece is a work of art and no two are the same. You will learn all about how to work with resin, safety, mixing colours and pouring. In this 2.5 hour workshop you will make 10 pieces of jewellery from a selection of […]
Improve your skills in capturing likeness, proportions and facial expressions. With expert tuition from Farimah Eshraghi , students have the opportunity to explore various drawing mediums using photographs as a reference. Materials included.
Discover the highly creative realm of collage with the highly inspiring and talented Roma McLaughlin. Collage is a fun way to be creative and play with colour, shapes and the texture of paper. In this fun and hands on workshop you will be taught how to decorate, cut and arrange your […]
Celebrating Matsudo Week, in this 3-hour workshop with paper artist, Michelle Lackenby, you will learn a variety of Japanese binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home. The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each […]
Hand-build your own organic free formed plates, trays or dishes. Learn the different techniques for creating slabs and then refine and decorate your pieces by adding texture to create unique flatware to be used in your home. Clay, firing and glazing included.
Explore the principles of drawing the human form from a live model. Led by the highly talented Farimah Eshraghi, this workshop is designed to help students understand the proportions of the human body and the concepts of light, shade and tone. Beginners welcome. Materials included.
Kintsugi translates to “golden journey” or “golden repair”, it is the ancient Japanese art of mending broken pottery with a powered gold, silver or platinum lacquer. In this workshop led by Art Therapist Emma Finch, you will be given two pots. One you will keep whole and you will decorate […]
This Paper Making Workshop with Michelle Lackenby is 3 hours of hands-on creative fun! We encourage you to reuse, reinvent and recycle and turn your paper scraps, veggie waste and garden cuts into your own handmade paper. You will learn the ancient art of paper making from start to finish! […]
Join us in this ceramic workshop to celebrate Matsudo Week and design and create your very own Japanese Plate. These plates will be perfect for Japanese cuisine especially sushi. Materials provided.
Learn about the art of Japanese Shibori with Indigo Dye. Shibori is a resist dyeing method of creating crisp, repeating and organic patterns on cloth. In this workshop, we will be using methods including Itajime – folding and clamping, Arashi – pole wrapping and Ori-nui -folded hand stitched pleating. Experiment […]
Junko Azukawa grew up in Toyama, Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps, a region famous for the natural beauty of its landscape. With a lifelong study of calligraphy and ink painting, she has found peace and appreciation deep within and would love to share with you the […]
Ever wanted to try the wheel? Now’s your chance. This class is for beginners to learn basic techniques such as throwing, trimming and glazing in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Start your wheel journey now! Clay and firing are purchased in class.
Heathy Heritage Week Free Event When it comes to nutrition, we can never put enough effort towards understanding what it is we put into our bodies. Jacquie Ackland, former Masterchef contestant will demonstrate two delicious dishes using the healthy pyramid model. Participants will take away recipes and healthy cooking tips […]
Looking for something to do after school drop off? Why not come and get your hands dirty and learn how to work the wheel. This beginners two week course will teach you how to throw, decorate and finish. Your favourite pieces will be galzed and fired for pick up in […]
A gentle workout on the chair to music, incorporating arm and leg work to increase core strength and maintain flexibility. The class will aslo involve the use of balls, scarves and therabands. It is suitable for those with a previous injury to ‘get back on track’, or to just keep […]
In this 3 hour Free to Feed experience, work together as a group to make 6-8 authentic dishes and traditional tea from your cooking instructor’s home country, while learning about their journeys and rich cultures. This will culminate in a shared feast of your own making! Please wear closed toed shoes […]
Learn how to weave various forms and styles of baskets. Play with different materials, from locally sourced fibres to recycled fabrics and how to source them. Learn many weaving techniques, and expolre the various shapes and forms that can be created. Materials included.
Exercise in a quiet, mindful and relaxing way. This class is designed for those without experience in tai chi and will focus on the fundamental skills of Yang Tai Chi. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE TRIAL SESSION
Working with a gel pen, Katherine will guide you through the process of altering printed photographic images. You will explore the negative spaces through mark-making to transform and shift the focus of the original image. Participants are welcome to bring their own photographs to draw on. All other images and materials […]
In this informative session with artist in residence, Emma Finch, you will learn what art therapy is, some of its benefits, who art therapy is suitable for and be presented with some case studies. You will also take part in some practical examples involving the removal of a concern or […]
In this hands on workshop you will take home your own beautifully handcrafted hard covered concertina book made from the highest quality archival art materials – ready to take on your paint, pencil or ink marks. As you make your book you will learn many essential booking binding skills about grain, folding […]
Paper cutting is an ideal medium for creating gifts, cards, handmade books and wall hangings. Be inspired by the traditional folk art of paper cutting and the modern reinvention of this art form. Guided by artist Roma McLaughlin, make your own cut-outs using this intricate technique. Materials included.
Master the technique of paper marbling to create stunning designs with beautiful colours and patterns. Have fun creating your own marbled paper, fabric marbling and see demonstrations of more advanced techniques. Marbled paper can be used to create beautiful gifts or to keep for yourself! Materials included.
To celebrate the exhibition Metamorphosis at Whitehorse Artspace, be guided in the art of quilting by artists from the Australian Quilters Association. Have fun with colour and pattern and learn how to create your own original mini art quilt from layered fabrics. Discover ways to enhance and embellish your artwork using a […]
Join the joyous Communiyt Choir who meet on Sunday afternoons for simple, rhythmic, melodious tunes. No singing experience is required. Tea and coffee provided.
Create stunning wearable pieces of art using colourful recycled plastics and vintage ‘found objects’. You’ll learn how to design and construct jewellery using basic tools and techniques that anyone can pick up. The possibilities for these striking pieces of jewellery are endless! Materials included.
Spend the day learning and experimenting with different methods of textile printing. This workshop will cover the basics of designing small scale repeat patterns for fabric, and how to translate them onto a rubber stamp, a piece of lino and a stencil for printing. Screen-print your own finished design onto […]
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the main principles of ink painting and will learn the central role of water to compose a balanced artwork. You will discover ‘wet on wet’ and ‘wet on dry’ techniques, and will experiment with layering effects to create light and darkness. You […]
In this hands on workshop with Roz Slade of Be Kind Textiles, you will learn the basic principles of natural dyeing using paper, plant materials, metals and mordants using steam. This workshop begins with a short stroll (optional) to forage and collect suitable plant material locally. You will use the […]
Be part of the solution with this practical sustainability workshop. Participants will learn how to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh and hygienic without the use of single-use plastics such as cling-wrap. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will make their own ready-to-use beeswax […]
Guided by artist Katherine Marmaras create your own unique masterpieces. Working with a gel pen, Katherine will guide you through the process of altering printed photographic images. You will explore the negative spaces through mark-making to transform and shift the focus of the original image. Participants are welcome to bring […]
Guided by artist Katherine Marmaras create your own unique masterpieces. Katherine will guide you through the process of altering printed photgraphic images in order to encorage you to view things differently. You will explore negative space and mark-making to divert your attention to the less obvious. Participants are welcome to […]