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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 

 

Sunday Vinyasa Mini Yoga Retreats
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Vinyasa Mini Yoga Retreats

WITH GRACE CHUA

In this 3-hour retreat, we will breakdown the postures in Surya namaskar to make it accessible for every “body”, of all ages and abilities. You will have the opportunity to put into practice different breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises to help manage stress and anxiety. 

Sunday afternoon 2-5pm (3 hours)

Special introductory price $40- Including light refreshments | A range of Herbal teas

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Nada (Sound) Yoga
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Nada (Sound) Yoga

With sound and vocal healer Dr Kim Echammaal Coull

Nada Yoga is the realisation of oneself as the unstruck sound and its modulation into the beautiful
vocal practice of toning, the singing of svara (Sanskrit vowels), and Sargam (the Indian Musical scale).

Sunday 28th April 7-8.30pm

Introductory price $25

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The Gentle Art of Hand-built Ceramics
May
2
to Jun 6

The Gentle Art of Hand-built Ceramics

With Ceramic Artist Anne Cruse

This six week course will cover the essential skills for making ceramic objects by hand. From the ancient and gentle art of pinch forming – to coiling, slab forming and moulding. 

Starting Thursday 2nd of May | 6.30-9pm | 6 Week course

$270 | Including all materials, barista coffee and light refreshments .

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Basket Weaving
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Basket Weaving

With Sian Boucherd

Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving and take home your own functional work of art.

Sunday 5th May  10am - 2pm 

$139 / including all materials | Barista coffee/tea | complimentary light lunch.

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Clay Sculpture
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Clay Sculpture

with Robyn varpins

Create a figure of an animal, person or an organic form for your home or garden.

Sunday 12th of May | 10am - 4pm

$159 including clay | all materials | firing | barista | coffee and a complimentary light lunch.

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An Introduction to  Kundalini Yoga
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga

With Andrea Gabriel

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is a science and also a technology. Through the use of breath (pranayam), mantra (sound), and asanas (angles of the body known as postures), this technology awakens your awareness and takes you back to your original Self.

Sunday 19th May | 2-5pm

Introductory price $40

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Create your own Treescape, Oil painting for Beginners.
Jun
8
to Jun 9

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  8th & 9th of June / 10am-3pm both days

$245 - Including all materials | Batista coffee/tea | complementary light lunch

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Introduction to Paper Cutting | Paper Cut Botanicals
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Paper Cutting | Paper Cut Botanicals

With Paper cut Artist & Designer Annabelle Williams

This workshop is a lovely introduction to paper cutting themed around Australia’s beautiful botanicals. Using the natural surroundings of NEST as inspiration, you will discover the tools used and learn how to create a botanical design suitable for paper cutting

Sunday 16th of June | 10am - 2pm

$130 including all materials | Barista coffee | Complementary light lunch
Optional $30 take home kit available ( cutting mat, knife, coloured pacer and stick eraser)

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Tea Ceremony | Talk
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Tea Ceremony | Talk

with Chinese Tea specialist Simon Attenborough

We will explore the reasons why tea is so important to consume on a daily basis
and how it can help you improve your health and vitality.

Sunday 14th April 10-11.30am

$15 / Includes tea tasting throughout the talk & light refreshments

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Wednesday Vinyasa Yoga (children welcome)
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesday Vinyasa Yoga (children welcome)

With Grace Chua

Vinyasa is a flowing practice that synchronizes movement with your breath as we move from one posture to the next. We will focus on poses that help to build strength, balance and flexibility.  Our class also incorporates visualization, relaxation and breathing techniques to help manage the daily stresses of life.

Running every Wednesday morning 10-11.15am

Starting Wednesday 3rd April

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Discovering Pastels
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Discovering Pastels

With Julie Silvester

SORRY - SOLD OUT

Learning to work with pastels on a textured surface. Please bring any reference photos that you are wanting to work on in this lesson.

Sunday 24th March  10am - 3pm 

$130 / including all materials and a complimentary light lunch.

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Meditation Evenings
Mar
18
to Apr 8

Meditation Evenings

With Kelly Hine

These mini-retreats are designed to put some extra self-care and bliss into your week, as well as helping you on your path to incorporating meditation, mindfulness and other health and happiness tools into your life.

 Monday 18th March - Monday 8th of April / Monday evenings 7.30-9.00pm - 4 week mini retreat.

Introductory price $129

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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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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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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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