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.

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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!

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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 …

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Tuesday April 9th – house pencil holders


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Wednesday April 10th – mosaic money box


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


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Saturday April 13th – drop in day: acrylic pouring


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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

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School Holiday Program – Week Two ; AND Pottery Classes Resume Next Week

Hello ClayMotioners, I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year!

And a good start would be to not miss out on all the fun kids school holiday activities being offered by ClayMotion this week!

Design a Shoe by You! Enrol HERE

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Pour your own acrylic canvas & candle! Enrol HERE

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Make a set of Terracotta garden signs! Enrol HERE

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Felt your own Bag! Enrol HERE

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And how about experiencing the calming qualities of clay this year! Pottery Classes start next week for adults and the following week for children.

Enrol online or call me 0438382522


Mosaic Classes Term Two & Upcoming Classes

Mosaic Classes Term Two & Upcoming Classes

WOW – such great results from the term two adult mosaic classes!

This term we created a garden paver using a mixture of tesserae including glass tiles, glass shards, ceramic shards and beads. We made the pavers using the direct method, using outdoor grout so that the paver will last forever as the prided focus of the garden bed!

Students had a great array of ideas for their design which we drew on paper and coloured as a basic guide for laying out our tesserae. We then glued the tesserae to fibreglass mesh and, when dry, grouted the layout onto the paver.

The next round of mosaic classes will be offered in mid August and I am planning a three dimensional project, so stay tuned!

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Laying out the Tesserae

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Grouting the Tesserae

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The finished mosaic pavers

Acrylic Pouring Workshops Start This week!

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring Workshops start this week …

Fluid Art is an amazing spontaneous process that gives the most beautiful results and with three different sessions being offered there is a time to suit everyone!

Tuesday 24th April 10-1pm, Thursday 26th April 6-9pm or Saturday 28th April 1-4pm.

Presented by Ballan artist Maggie Schirmer, this workshop is an introduction for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring.

What you can expect: Acrylic Pouring at Claymotion Ballarat Victoria

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

$120.00 for 3 hours of fun creativity includes all materials

Enrol via the online shop, call me for more information on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat Central.

Don’t Miss Out!


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Enrolments Open for Mosaic Classes – adults and children

Pottery classes are underway this week and mosaic classes begin for adults on May 2nd and for children on June 7th.

Adults will make a garden stepping stone over a four week period, and children will make a mini garden stepping stone over a two week period.

Adults classes are available on a Wednesday evening 7-9pm or a Thursday morning 10-12noon.

Children’s classes are on a Thursday after school 4-5.30pm.

Enrol easily via the ONLINE SHOP, call me on 0438382522 or drop into the shop at 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat.

AND remember there are MACRAME and ACRYLIC POURING workshops this term also …. enrol via the ONLINE SHOP