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.

Intensive Marble Carving Workshops 2024 with special guest teacher Usama Alnassar – 5 & 10 Day Workshops

3 – 27 January 2024

Italy comes to Erskineville in January 2024!

You will learn to use traditional hand-tools and techniques for carving, including methods of transferring ideas onto a piece of marble and finding form within the stone.  Participants will work directly on the famous White Statuario Marble from Carrara to acquire basic skills and to understand the nature of the material.

Workshop 1 – 5 Day Marble Carving: Wed 3 – Sun 7 January.

Workshop 2 – 10 Day Marble Carving: Wed 10 – Sat 20 January (rest day on 15th).

Workshop 3 – 5 Day Marble Carving: Tue 23 – Sat 27 January. 

Fees: 5 Day Workshop: $1,150 
10 Day Workshop: $1,950

Fees include one piece of marble, tuition, use of tools and GST.

About Alnassar: Special Guest teacher Alnassar was born in Syria. He lives and works in Carrara, Italy among the white Michelangelo marble quarries, where he teaches sculpture courses and works on small and monumental sculptures. His works have been shown in individual and group exhibitions internationally. Visit Alnassar’s website here.

Please note, that these Workshops are open to any skill level, but carving marble for 5 or 10 days, will be physically straining and tiring, especially if it is a warm January. Please think about your physical capabilities before booking into a Workshop.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm


Felted Forms in Sculpture with Anita Johnson

Sat 20 & Sun 21 April, 2024, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Known since Neolithic times, hand felted wool can form intriguingly soft and complex sculptural shapes. Anita will teach you fundamental felting techniques, how to make seamless three-dimensional forms using resists, to layer resists, and to model solid felted shapes in your hand using agitation and soapy water. Explore the wonderful realm of felted sculpture.

Anita Johnson’s work pictured above.

Fees: $395.30, Early Bird: $360.30*

Fees include: materials and GST. *Early Bird discount available until 30 March 2024.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm