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Oct
16
Wed
House Number Mosaic Workshop @ ClayMotion
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
House Number Mosaic Workshop @ ClayMotion

House Number Mosaic Workshop 

Wednesday Evening 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon

16th October till 7th November

This terms workshop is to create a mosaic house number, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special you want to incorporate.

The course will run over four weeks from the 16th October till 7th November on the following schedule:

Week One: Develop design, transfer design to mounting board and begin arranging tesserae.

Week Two: Begin adhering design.

Week Three: Finish adhering design.

Week Four: Grout finished mosaic.

Each class will run for two hours, and all materials will be provided.

The cost is $160.00 for adults and includes all materials, and coffee and tea.

More Mosaic making fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Would you like to give this course as a gift? Click HERE for a gift certificate.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Oct
17
Thu
House Number Mosaics Workshop @ ClayMotion
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
House Number Mosaics Workshop @ ClayMotion

House Number Mosaics Workshop 

Wednesday Evening 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon

16th October till 7th November

This terms mosaics workshop is to create a mosaic house number, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special you want to incorporate.

The course will run over four weeks from the 16th October till 7th November on the following schedule:

Week One: Develop design, transfer design to mounting board and begin arranging tesserae.

Week Two: Begin adhering design.

Week Three: Finish adhering design.

Week Four: Grout finished mosaic.

Each class will run for two hours, and all materials will be provided.

The cost is $160.00 for adults and includes all materials, and coffee and tea.

More Mosaic making fun from previous workshops can be seen on the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – so be sure to follow us for updates.

Would you like to give this course as a gift? Click HERE for a gift certificate.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Oct
19
Sat
Kokedama Workshop @ ClayMotion
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kokedama Workshop @ ClayMotion
Make your own Kokedama Workshop
Saturday 19th October 10-12noon | Tuesday 19th November 7-9pm

Would you like to add some unique greenery to your home?

In this 2 hour kokedama workshop you’ll learn to make 2 of your very own kokedama and take them home. The workshop will guide you step by step through the process of making these clever moss balls. All materials are supplied and you will have lots of different varieties of plants to choose from, including succulents.
Making kokedamas is a great way to green your home and is a great Winter indoor activity, and, of course, they make great gifts!
Cost : $49
Duration : 2 hours
What to bring : Yourself!  And wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty in to make your living works of art.
To see more acrylic pouring fun from previous workshops visit the ClayMotion FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages – and be sure to follow us for updates.
Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE
Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop @ ClayMotion
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop @ ClayMotion

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Saturday 19th October 1-4pm OR Tuesday 29th October 6-9pm

The Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop is presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving.

Places are limited, so enrol sooner rather than later!!!

The workshop fee includes all you need to create a fantastic plant hanger – cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant! And since making things is hungry work, there will be yummy treats to eat too!

A small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple macrame knots and get making!
It’s going to be awesome!!

As well as coming away from the workshop with a beautiful wall hanging, you will also be provided with a worksheet to remind you how to complete the knots you learnt during the workshop once you get home.

More macrame 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

Oct
26
Sat
Macrame & Pot Plant Making Workshop – make your own Hanger and Pot @ ClayMotion
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macrame & Pot Plant Making Workshop - make your own Hanger and Pot @ ClayMotion

Macrame and Pot Plant Hanger Workshop – make your own macrame hanger and plant pot!

Saturday 26th October 1-3pm – make your pot

Saturday 9th November 10-1pm – make your macrame hanger

Make your own plant pot and then make your own macrame hanger to display your pot and plant!

Using the coiling method of construction Dawn will guide you through the technique of making a plant pot from clay and glaze it using coloured slips. Your pot will remain at the the studio to dry and for kiln firing, and will be available for the following macrame workshop.

The Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop is presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving.

The workshop fee includes all you need to create a your plant pot and a fantastic plant hanger – clay, glaze, firing, cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant!

A small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple clay construction and macrame knots and get making!
It’s going to be awesome!!

As well as coming away from the workshop with a beautiful hanging planter, you will also be provided with a macrame worksheet to remind you how to complete the knots you learnt during the workshop once you get home.

More pottery and macrame 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

Oct
29
Tue
Plant Hanger Macrame Workshop @ ClayMotion
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Plant Hanger Macrame Workshop @ ClayMotion

Plant Hanger Macrame Workshop

Saturday 19th October 1-4pm OR Tuesday 29th October 6-9pm

The Plant Hanger Macrame Workshop is presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving.

Places are limited, so enrol sooner rather than later!!!

The workshop fee includes all you need to create a fantastic plant hanger – cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant! And since making things is hungry work, there will be yummy treats to eat too!

A small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple macrame knots and get making!
It’s going to be awesome!!

As well as coming away from the workshop with a beautiful wall hanging, you will also be provided with a worksheet to remind you how to complete the knots you learnt during the workshop once you get home.

More macrame 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

Nov
2
Sat
Eco Dyeing @ ClayMotion
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eco Dyeing @ ClayMotion

During Term Four one fabric dyeing workshop is being offered – Eco Printing. Scroll to learn more:

Eco Printing with Dawn Whitehand

Enrol HERE

Also called eco dyeing, eco printing is a contemporary application of traditional natural dyeing. Eco dyeing uses plants which are enclosed within fabric by bundling, winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes.

Presented by ClayMotion owner, Dawn Whitehand, this eco dyeing workshop will be held on the Saturday 2nd November from 1-4pm.

You will leave the workshop with two beautiful silk scarves that you have created yourself. You will learn how to prepare your silk fabrics then to arrange leaves and flowers on a silk scarf. We will explore folding methods for various print outcomes and try different binding materials for varying effects. We will also ‘set’ our scarves after the dyeing process so that the colouration is permanent and will not fade over time.

This workshop is a perfect introduction into the world of eco printing.

You will be able to use the skills learnt at this workshop at home to print on new or vintage silk textiles. Create something new or breath new life into an old piece.

The workshop fee is $95.00 and includes all materials

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

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Nov
9
Sat
Pottery Wheel Throwing Class @ ClayMotion
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pottery Wheel Throwing Class @ ClayMotion

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class

Ever wanted to learn the potters wheel and make your own gorgeous bowls and cups?

During this three hour pottery wheel throwing class you will learn and practice the basics of using the potter’s wheel with Dawn Whitehand.

What you will learn:

Clay preparation
Clay centring
Making a bowl
Making a cylinder
Slip and carving decorative techniques.

Dawn will demonstrate the techniques you need to achieve making your pots, and you will then have the opportunity to practice these making methods.

During the final hour of the workshop you will have the chance to decorate your pieces with coloured slips and carving decoration.

Your creations will remain at the studio to dry and for kiln firing.

Your fee covers studio access, tools & equipment, tuition, all materials and kiln firing of three finished pots. (you may pay extra firing fees for more pots if you choose)

The class is limited to 6 participants so that plenty of time is available for your learning experience.

See lots more pottery class fun by visiting the ClayMotion Facebook or Instagram page for images and even more info.

Please read ClayMotion Terms & Conditions HERE

Nov
13
Wed
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)
Wednesday 13th November 6-9pm
$90 includes all materials, tuition and kiln firing.
As seen on Gardening Australia!
During this 3 hour workshop you shall make your own Garden Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid.
Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired.
Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for kiln firing.
Read on to learn more about this ancient irrigation technique…
 
What is an Olla?
An Olla is an ancient watering/irrigation system constructed with unglazed porous clay pots.
 
– Olla is the Spanish word for “pot” and is a clay pot used for irrigation.
– Ollas can save 30% to 70% of the water used by other irrigation methods
– Veggies and flowers LOVE Ollas, because they provide just the right amount of water exactly when the plants need it.
– Installing an Olla is simple, just dig a hole, bury the pot and fill it with water!
– One 3 litre Olla will irrigate a 60 x 60cm garden bed.
 
Ollas may be the most efficient method of local plant irrigation in drylands known to humanity due to the microporous (unglazed) walls that do “not allow water to flow freely from the pot, but guides water seepage from it in the direction where suction develops. When buried neck deep into the ground, filled with water, and crops planted adjacent to it, the clay pot effects sub-surface irrigation as water oozes out of it due to the suction force which attracts water molecules to the plant roots. The suction force is created by soil moisture tension and/or plant roots themselves.” (AE Daka – 2001.) The plant roots grow around the pots and only “pull” moisture when needed, never wasting a single drop. “Ollas virtually eliminate the runoff and evaporation common in modern irrigation systems, allowing the plant to absorb nearly 100 percent of water.” (City of Austin Water Conservation, 2006.)
 
To use ollas in a garden or farm, one buries the olla in the soil leaving the top slightly protruding from the soil (ideally the neck of the olla is glazed to prevent evaporation or it should be reasonable to apply a surface mulch that covers the neck of the olla without spilling into the opening). The olla is filled with water and the opening is then capped (with a rock, clay plate or other available material to prevent mosquito breeding, soil intrusion and evaporation).
 
“Depending on factors such as the plant’s water needs, soil type, time of year, and environment ollas may need filling weekly or daily. Water usually takes between 24 and 72 hours to flow through an olla.” (Bulten, 2006) Water should be added to an olla whenever the water level in the olla falls below 50% in order to avoid build up of salt residues along surfaces of the olla that may prevent desired seepage.
(https://permaculturenews.org/2010/09/16/ollas-unglazed-clay-pots-for-garden-irrigation/)
Image courtesy: http://www.plugandplaygardens.com/olla-clay-pot-irrigation/spring-sale-20-off-2-gallon-ollas/
More Olla making 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
Nov
16
Sat
Fluid Art for Beginners – Acrylic Pouring @ ClayMotion
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fluid Art for Beginners - Acrylic Pouring @ ClayMotion

Fluid Art for Beginners – Acrylic Pouring

November 16th 1-3pm

The Fluid Art for Beginners introduces participants to Acrylic Pouring and is an introductory workshop for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring. Paints are not pre-mixed and you will make two 20x25cm paintings.

Acrylic pouring is a mesmerising, satisfying and meditative – ideal for settling the mind and inner healing via abstract expression.

Participants will create two beautiful pieces of art and will learn how to recreate the experience at home thereby building upon the skills learnt during the workshop.

What is offered:
2 hours of demonstrations and interactive experience.
Learn about paint texture and consistency for best outcomes.
Learn about layering colours and how to avoid getting mud.
Experiment with different mixtures to create the allusive cells.
Take home 2 pieces of art.
Take home recipes for successful ongoing creative processes.

The course fee includes all the materials you will need to create your artwork. Aprons are also available, but wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint spills on.

More acrylic pouring 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