Upcoming Classes & Workshops this Week at ClayMotion

Upcoming Classes & Workshops this Week at ClayMotion

We are almost mid-term – where did that time go?!

However, there is still plenty of time to join a class and get creative this term – for the kids too!

Whats on this Week – Kokedamas, Ollas, Kids Art, Craft Drop In and the Pottery Bus Tour

  • Tomorrow night, 18th February, from 7-9pm we have a kokedama class with Susan from Little Green Acorn – there are only TWO places left in the class. You will come away from this workshop with two fabulous living works of art – don’t miss out! ENROL HERE 
  • Kids art classes start this Thursday 4-5.30pm. During this six week course children will learn a different art technique each week and bring home six beautiful works of art…. ENROL HERE
  • Want to get more sustainable in the garden? Then the Olla workshop is for you! The next workshop is this Saturday 22nd February 1-4pm. Can’t make Saturday? There is a orkshop on the following Wednesday 26th February 6-9pm. ENROL HERE
  • And don’t forget our Bus Trip to the Warrandyte Pottery Expo this Sunday 23rd February – there are still a few seats left and it’s going to be a FAB day…. check out the exciting itinerary and book your seat HERE
  • The ClayMotion Craft Corner is permanently set up with lots of fun craft activities suitable for all ages – drop in anytime between 11.30-3.30pm Tues-Saturday, and gt crafting!
  • And, of course, casual attendance is always welcome to pottery classes for both adults and children, just ring me first to confirm there are spaces available – 0438382522

Have a great week everyone – and check out below what has been happening in the ClayMotion during the last couple of weeks 🙂

To see lots more art class fun visit the ClayMotion Facebook or Instagram page for lots of images and even more info – and be sure to follow us there too for future updates on Classes and Workshops at ClayMotion.

pottery bus tour to the Warrandyte Pottery Expo.

Ballarat Pottery Bus Tour to the Warrandyte Pottery Expo

Ballarat Pottery Bus Tour to the Warrandyte Pottery Expo

Book your seat HERE

ClayMotion is excited to be hosting our first pottery bus tour from Ballarat to this years Warrandyte Pottery Expo on Sunday 23rd February.

Hosted on the beautiful Warrandyte riverbank, the Expo, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is hosting 70 Australian ceramic artists and two international artists – John Higgins and Richard Phethean.

You will have the opportunity to chat with these artists and invest in their unique artworks.

In the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires this year the expo is also supporting relief charities with potters exhibiting/demonstrating donating pots in a specially set-up fundraising tent.

The Expo has a huge range of fun activities on the day for all ages including:

Music Program all day Sunday.

TENT TALKS with Slow Clay to inform and inspire.

Manningham Arts Centre and Clayworks will offer children’s clay workshops all weekend and wheel throwing demonstrations for the public.

“Cups to Go” – cups handmade by exhibitors for sale with your coffee to enjoy with freshly filled baguettes from Warrandyte’s cafe “Now and Not Yet” or delicious crepes and salads from Stephane le Grand and Ice creams and smoothies available from Max and Marilyn at Ice Indulgence – this is what we will have for lunch! YUM!

On our journey to Warrandyte we will stop mid-point at the Jolly Miller Cafe for a morning tea break, where you can choose from Coffee, Tea or hot chocolate and a range of muffins and slices.

Morning Tea is included in the bus tour fee.
Lunch at the Expo and dinner at The Grand Hotel in Warrandyte are not included.

We will be travelling in a comfy air conditioned mini bus.

Tour Itinerary:

8.30 : meet at ClayMotion Sunday 23rd February.
9.30 – 10.00 : morning tea at the Jolly Miller Cafe
11.00-11.30 : arrive at the Expo
11.30-1.00 : wander & explore
1.00 : meet for lunch
2.00-5.30 : wander & explore
5.30 : leave
6.00 : dinner at The Grand Hotel, Warrandyte
7.30 : leave
10.00 : arrive at ClayMotion

Lots of pottery fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Term One Classes & Workshops at ClayMotion

Term One Classes & Workshops at ClayMotion, Ballarat

Start the new decade off with a creative boost!

Art is a great developer for both adults and kids – it teaches us to think creatively (outside the box), refines motor skills, aids in spacial awareness skills, overlaps with maths and geometry and develops deeper communication and social skills – what’s not to love! Art is also a great therapy for both emotional and physical stresses in our lives.

We have a great range of classes and workshops on offer for term one at ClayMotion, for both adults & kids, which starts this week!

There are a few spots left in the pottery courses and the Thursday morning mosaics class – all of which start this week.

Mid term enrolments are welcome for the pottery course as we are all working on an ongoing range of projects…. but in the mosaics course we are all working on the same project so it is recommended that you enrol the full 4 weeks.

Other courses on offer this term for adults include Drawing for Beginners, Acrylic Pouring for Beginners, Eco Dyeing, Kokedamas and Macrame.

As well as the Children’s Pottery Classes we are excited to be offering a Children’s Art Course during term one where the Children will learn a new art making process each week. The course runs for six weeks and will be lots of fun plus creative learning.

Click on the hyperlinks in the above to check out all the details of the courses and to enrol or call me on 0438382522.

Alternatively visit the ENROLMENTS page and browse what is on offer for term one.

Here’s to a creative start to the new decade!

To see lots more pottery and art class fun visit the ClayMotion Facebook or Instagram page for lots of images and even more info.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

January School Holiday Program in Ballarat – one week to go!

The first week of the January School Holiday program here in Ballarat is almost over and what a blast it has been and we are super excited about next week!

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But before next week we have a “Have a go at the Pottery Wheel Drop in Day” this Saturday – drop in anytime between 10.30-3.30 and throw a pot! All ages welcome – as long as your feet can reach the pedal, but if they can’t the little ones can always sit at the bench and have a Make an Animal experience. $15 includes clay, tuition and kiln firing.

Then next week we have morning workshops with Pottery Fantasy Creatures on Tuesday, Wednesday Mosaics and Thursday Acrylic Pouring – suitable for children 7+ and parents are also welcome to enrol and join in.

The craft corner is open every afternoon, and all day Fridays for some crafty fun – again suitable for all the family. No booking required.

And on the final Saturday of the school holidays there is another drop in day and we are doing acrylic pouring – choose from two sizes – 15cmx15cm = $15 or 20cmx25cm = $25 includes all materials and tuition. No booking required.

All of the morning workshops have limited vacancies – more info and online enrolments are HERE or call me on 0438382522.

Information about the Drop in Days is available HERE

And DRUMROLL …. here are some pics from this weeks program – congrats everyone – great creations!

To see more school holiday fun from previous workshops visit the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – and be sure to follow us for updates.

Please see ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

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January School Holiday Program

January School Holiday Program at ClayMotion, Ballarat, Victoria.

Happy New Year ClayMotioners and I hope you  had a great Christmas too!

It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog post in the wake of the catastrophic bushfires throughout Australia, but hopefully the January School Holiday Program will bring some relief and happiness into peoples lives.

We have a great program lined up for the last two weeks of January with both Workshops and Drop in Days suitable for all ages.

Scroll down for a schedule of whats on offer and if you have any further enquiries ring me on 0438382522

More detailed info and enrolments are available HERE and, of course, no bookings are required for Drop in Days.

Parents are also welcome to enrol in the workshops and Drop in Days are suitable for all ages.

Jan 14th – Pottery Monster Mugs 10.30-12.30pm ~ ClayMotion Craft Corner 1-4pm
Jan 15th – Mosaic Picture 10.30-12.30pm ~ ClayMotion Craft Corner 1-4pm
Jan 16th – Acrylic Pouring 10.30-12.30pm ~ ClayMotion Craft Corner 1-4pm
Jan 17th – ClayMotion Craft Corner 10.30-4pm
Jan 18th – Drop in Day – Have a go on the Pottery Wheel 10.30-3.30pm
Jan 21st – Pottery Fantasy Creatures 10.30-12.30pm ~ ClayMotion Craft Corner 1-4pm
Jan 22nd – Mosaic your Initial 10.30-12.30pm ~ ClayMotion Craft Corner 1-4pm
Jan 23rd – Acrylic Pouring 10.30-12.30pm ~ ClayMotion Craft Corner 1-4pm
Jan 24th – ClayMotion Craft Corner 10.30-4pm
Jan 25th – Drop in Day – Acrylic Pouring 10.30-3.30pm

More Workshop and Drop in Day fun can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Acrylic Pouring & Resin Art Workshops this Weekend at ClayMotion

Acrylic Pouring & Resin Art Workshops this Weekend

This Saturday ClayMotion has two workshops coming up that still have limited vacancies – so get in quick, don’t miss out!

The Acrylic Pouring & Resin Art Workshops are extremely popular and achieve great visual results and are, of course, great FUN!

No experience is necessary as you will be guided through the workshops by Dawn Whitehand and Maggie Schirmer. You will learn everything you need to know to duplicate the process at home, including what types of materials you need and where to buy them.

Begin your future artistic journey this weekend and get some art therapy relaxation before the Christmas rush!

So check out some of the following fab pics, get inspired, and click on the links below to enrol or call me, Dawn, for more info – 0438382522



And be sure to visit and follow the ClayMotion Facebook or Instagram pages for workshop updates, and pics of all the fun!

Eco dyeing workshops at Clayotion Ballarat Victoria

Eco Dyeing Workshop at ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria

Eco Dyeing Workshop at ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria

I LOVE eco dyeing, so decided to incorporate it into the workshop schedule at ClayMotion, and last Saturday was our first workshop, and it was fantastic with some superb results.

We eco dyed silk scarves with a range of botanicals from my garden including lemon leaves, red flowering gum, wattle, camelias, lavender and either string or rusty wire for binding.

The workshop had seven paticipants and they were a great bunch, and we produced some terrific colouring and patterns.

They enjoyed the workshop so much, they want more! So next year (I know – where did the year go!) I will be offering this beginners workshop and another workshop were we might explore vegetable dyeing, or dyeing on other fabrics such as cotton or linen – its in the planning phase – so stay tuned by subscribing the NEWSLETTER, or follow ClayMotion on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM, and be sure to visit the ENROLMENTS page for all the info on upcoming classes and workshops.

So, without further ado, here are some pics from yesterdays workshop!

Pottery Classes ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria

Term One is Almost Over – where did the time go?

What a crazy busy term! And what a great range of classes we have offered this term at ClayMotion!

Pottery, Mosaics, Macrame, Silversmithing, Kokedamas, Acrylic Pouring, kids classes …. and we have even more planned for term two! Stay tuned for dates and times!

Check out some of the term one action below 

As is usual ClayMotion will be running a school holiday program over the Easter break, and we have some great activities planned, from structured class activities through to casual drop in days.

Classes are available for enrolling now via the School Holiday Shop category, and Drop in Days are just that – so, no bookings required.

Check out the schedule below …

School holiday art ClayMotion Ballarat Victoria


Tuesday April 9th – house pencil holders


childrens mosaics , ClayMotion, Ballarat Victoria


Wednesday April 10th – mosaic money box


pinch pot ClayMotion Ballarat


Thursday April 11th – drop in day: pinch pot animals


acrylic pouring ClayMotion Ballarat Victoria


Saturday April 13th – drop in day: acrylic pouring


mosaic terracotta pot ClayMotion Ballarat Victoria


Tuesday April 16th – mosaic a terracotta pot



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Wednesday April 17th – drop in day: paper weaving



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Thursday April 18th – monster mugs

Such a Busy Weekend at ClayMotion!

Well, it was a busy week at ClayMotion and Saturday topped it off!

The day was kicked off with the first kids pottery class for the term in the rear studio, and a Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting in the middle studio.

The kids pottery class had a mix of returning and new students and even a couple of mums joined in!

There are a couple of places available in the kids pottery class and mid-term enrolments are welcome; and the next Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting session is on the 16th March. Enrol early to secure your place as these workshops are very popular!

There was just time for quick lunch break before the afternoons program began with kokedama making in the rear studio and an Introduction to Acrylic Pouring workshop in the middle studio. Both of these workshops are very popular and there were some great results.

The next kokedama workshop with vacancies is coming up on the 30th March, and the next Introduction to Acrylic Pouring workshop is on the 16th March. The ‘Introduction’ workshop covers alot more technical information than the ‘Make your own’ workshop, so that you have the knowledge to create your own paintings at home.

What’s on This Week

  • There is more kokedamas coming up for Tuesday, but the workshop is full! Check out the workshop on the 30th March where vacancies are still available.
  • Also on Tuesday is the mum & bubs drop in day. Drop in any time between 10-2pm and have a clay play!
  • Pottery classes are ongoing with mid term enrolments welcome, however there are only paces in the adults Wednesday morning class and the kids Saturday morning class – everything else is full!
  • Introduction to Jewellery making is running this Saturday and there are two vacancies, so enrol now to avoid missing out!

Well, that’s about for this week…. have a good one!

This Week at ClayMotion

Term One is now underway with Adults Pottery Classes starting last week, kids pottery this week, and acrylic pouring and kokedama workshops happening this weekend!

Are there any vacancies you ask?

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Adults Pottery – Tuesday & Thursday night pottery classes are both full, and there are 4 vacancies available in the Wednesday morning class.



Children’s Pottery – Wednesday afternoon is full, with some vacancies available in the Saturday morning class.


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Acrylic Pouring – The Saturday morning ‘Make your own Painting’ is full, with 2 vacancies available in the afternoon ‘Introduction to Acrylic Pouring’ course.



Kokedamas – The Saturday afternoon workshop has 4 vacancies available…. book soon to secure your place!


Enrol sooner rather than later to avoid missing out! Visit the SHOP to enrol, call me or drop by the shop!
34A Mair Street East, Ballarat