Creative Arts

We have a range of quality creative arts courses to suit different individuals. Our relaxed and informal learning environment is a great place to socialise and acquire new creative skills. Please contact the office for more detailed information about the courses below.

Basket Making – Create a Corn Sheath Basket

For beginners and improvers.

Create coiled stitched baskets out of corm sheaths. Some materials supplied, but you may like to prepare some of your own. You will learn how to form an even core and coil and stitch it firmly, using the curled ends of the sheath to create texture. You can also make a lid to finish off your basket.

Tutor: Margaret Balfe

Saturday 22 May (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $40 / $30 concession


Create a Stained-Glass Sun Catcher

Make your own sparkling stained-glass sun catcher and learn leadlighting, soldering and glass-cutting techniques.

Tutor: Cat Blamey Wheeler

3 x 2 hour sessions

Cost: $80 / $60 (concession)


Stained Glass – Intermediate. Individual projects and repairs 

For people who have completed the Create a Glass Suncatcher course, this workshop extends those skills and enables participants to be guided through personal projects and repairs.

Tutor: Cat Blamey Wheeler

3 x 2 hour sessions

Cost: $80 / $60 (concession)


Life Drawing

Life model session with guided tutoring. Suitable for beginners or experienced artists. Some materials supplied.

Tutor: Kim McDonald

1 x session (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $70 / $50 (concession)


Card Making 

Have some fun creating three lovely paper projects/cards to share with someone special in your life. All materials are provided and use high quality products, so you will leave with some beautiful handmade projects.

Tutor: Sheryl Lorenz

3 individual workshops in Port Franklin (1pm – 3pm)

Cost: $20 for each workshop


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