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Workshops


WORKSHOPS 

Nest is a centre for workshops and classes with various holistic and art-based themes, they are run within gallery throughout the year; exhibitions, musical soirees and seasonal art and craft markets are also on the calendar.

 

CURRENT WORKSHOPS 

 


PASTEL BIRD PORTRAITS
Dec
15
to Dec 16

PASTEL BIRD PORTRAITS

WITH SALLY EDMONDS

In this two day workshop, Sally will take you through the process of creating a beautiful portrait of a Rose Robin using pastel, pastel pencil and colour pencil

Saturday 15th December / Sunday 16th December 10am - 4pm both days.

$280 / Includes all materials, refreshments and a complimentary light lunch

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Open Weave Basket Workshop
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Open Weave Basket Workshop

With Sian Boucherd

Develop your weaving skills through techniques such as string making, twining, wrapping and knotting and take home your own functional work of art.

Sunday 9th December  10am - 2pm 

$120 / including all materials and a complimentary light lunch.

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Create your own Treescape, Oil painting for Beginners.
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Create your own Treescape, Oil painting for Beginners.

With Karina Buckingham

In this two day workshop you will create your own 18 x 18 inch oil painting of a peaceful landscape to take home. Contemporary Landscape Painter Karina will guide you step by step through the whole process and students of all abilities are welcome.

Saturday & Sunday  24th & 25th November / 10am-3pm both days

$220 / including all materials and a complimentary light lunch

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Contemporary Homewares
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Contemporary Homewares

With Sally May Mills

Clay slabs are a versatile and rewarding way to create contemporary homewares with unique handbuilt qualities. Learn how to use dynamic techniques to make plates, bowls and platters. 

Sunday 18th November 10am - 3pm

$140 / including all materials and a complimentary light lunch.

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Nurture in Nature Workshop
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Nurture in Nature Workshop

With Natalie McGrath, Carla Weir, Simon Attenborough & Maya Bouchard

Woman’s Wellness Workshop Featuring Naturopath Natalie McGrath, Natural Beauty with Carla from Gaias Organic Gardens, Tea tasting/ceremony with Chinese tea specialist Simon Attenborough & Nature garland design and creation with Maya from Nest Design Studio

Sunday 11th of November 10am - 2.30pm

FREE WORKSHOP - RSVP / All materials provided.

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Organic Gardening
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Organic Gardening

WITH GAIA’S ORGANIC GARDEN’S

Learn the skills you need to create food at a minimal cost for life!. 
Get the most out of your garden with our complete organic gardening workshop. we also show you everything you need to know from soil health to seed saving and harvesting tips to get the most out of your space.

Sunday 22nd July 11am - 3pm

Includes a course workbook with detailed instructions on the methods of organic gardening and a lunch held here at Nest with nutritionally dense organic superfoods.

$50 pp

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Sculpture - Up-cycled and found objects
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Sculpture - Up-cycled and found objects

With Neil Elliot

In this two-day workshop Neil will guide you through basic woodworking and metalworking techniques using up-cycled and found objects. You will learn how to operate basic hand held power tools safely, and how to apply your newly acquired skills to your sculpture.

You will be required to bring along your own materials (found objects and up-cycled objects) along with some basic tools.

Saturday 16th June 10am-4pm / Sunday 17th June 10am-4pm

$260 / including a complimentary light lunch and refreshments on both days.

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Fermenting For Better Health
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Fermenting For Better Health

With Gaia’s Organic Gardens

Kombucha, Kefir, and sauerkraut and fermenting basics. but we take you that step further by showing you how to use your fermented foods to create beautiful nutritionally foods.
Take home kits and wholefood recipe book included.

Sunday 10th June 11am - 3pm

$120 / Includes a complimentary light lunch and refreshments

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Design and make tableware
Nov
9
to Dec 14

Design and make tableware

With Andrea Vinkovic

This is an introduction to hand building with clay, focusing on tableware design. You will learn simple and effective techniques to create unique plates, bowls, trays and drinking vessels in a relaxed atmosphere. The tableware you will design and make is dishwasher and microwave safe.

6 Week course running every Thursday evening 6pm - 8.30/9pm

Starting 9th of November - 14th December

Christmas special $275 per person.

All materials plus one bag of clay per student and firing included

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Pit / Barrel Firing
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Pit / Barrel Firing

With Narayani Palmer

In this workshop we will learn about the basics of pit/barrel firing.
Various minerals and combustible materials will combine with the
flames and smoke of an open fire to create stunning colours and
marks on your ceramic work.

Saturday 23 September 1pm - 8pm / Sunday 24th september  10am - 12pm

$260pp Includes a complimentary evening meal by the fireside, set in the picturesque Perth Hills. A walk down the heritage Darlington Railway Reserve and Sunday morning in-house Barista coffee complimentary brunch.

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Heart Song Sound Healing
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Heart Song Sound Healing

With Kim Echammaal Coull

During her group sound healing sessions, Kim uses crystal singing bowls, channelled vocal
toning and song, gentle gonging, ocean drum, flute, bells, bar chimes, and dream harp to evoke a deeply relaxing, healing, and nourishing experience

Please bring along a yoga mat, blanket and socks as we ask all participants to leave their shoes at the entrance

7pm till 9pm  Wednesday evenings / Bookings essential.

$30 pp

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POURING ACRYLICS
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

POURING ACRYLICS

With Gayle Mason 

'Absolutely mesmerising', watch the flow of paint and pouring medium as it makes rivers and islands of beautiful colour across your piece.  This workshop will keep you entranced, as your artwork reveals itself and will prove, that anyone can enjoy being an artist and create a beautiful piece of art.

Saturday 19th August  $250pp

All materials provided. Complimentary light refreshments/lunch included.

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Introduction into Aromatherapy
Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction into Aromatherapy

With Candice Parkinson from Equivalence Mind | Body | Soul

Discover natural ways to increase your energy levels, balance your mood, reduce stress, create a healthy immune system and regain and restore overall vitality.                                            

You will create and take home your own signature natural perfume oil, using organic essential oils.

Sunday 6th August 11-3pm. $70 pp

All materials and Light refreshments included.

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Natural Beauty
Jun
4
10:30 AM10:30

Natural Beauty

With Gaia’s Organic Garden’s

Move completely away from conventional beauty products and know what is going into your body with our complete natural beauty regime using on natural organic home grown products. Indulge in a cacao fest as we indulge ourselves. Includes 3 take home products and a detailed recipient book

Includes an exclusive Nest long table lunch.

10.30am - 1.30pm

$120 pp

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Life Drawing
Apr
20
to Jun 15

Life Drawing

With Marie Hass

In this 8 week course, Marie Haass will cover the basic elements and technical skills of drawing. She has studied and worked in Paris and Berlin and holds an MA in Visual Arts.

All materials and light refreshments included

6.30pm till 9pm every Thursday evening 

$350 pp

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Calligraphy
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Calligraphy

With Judith Ann

Learn the art of writing gracefully & with flair & style by professional calligrapher & qualified tutor Judith Ann

10am to 3pm

All materials and light refreshments included

Plus an additional Pointed Pen Calligraphy kit to take home

$150 pp 

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