Terms and conditions about Strathnairn Arts workshops and courses

Please note that workshops may not run if the required minimum number of enrollments is not reached. If this occurs, any fees paid will be refunded in full. Cancellations 14 days prior, will be refunded in full – within 14 days of the starting date, NO refund will be will be given. To secure a place, we encourage you to book at least 21 days prior to the start date.

In the event of Extreme or Catastrophic fire ratings in the ACT, Strathnairn Arts is compulsorily closed to the public, and workshops will be rescheduled or fees refunded, depending on tutors availability and participants’ wishes.

Strathnairn Arts has all necessary public liability insurance, but a failure to follow safety instructions may result in you not being covered in the event of an accident or incident. Please contact us at for more information.

If a workshop is being run by an external provider, different terms and conditions may apply. Please check with the provider.












2016 Past Workshops

BRONZE CASTING COURSE II —— NOW CLOSED—–Please email your details if you wish to go on the cancellation list. 

with Peter Latona, Strathnairn Studio Holder

A second workshop will run in September/October and will include an additional Tuesday session.

The workshop is limited to 8 participants 

Workshop Dates are:

Tuesday 11 October, Tuesday 18 October, Tuesday 25 October, Tuesday 1 November

Saturday 5 November, Saturday 12 November

Tuesday 15 November, Tuesday 22 November, Tuesday 29 November.

Cost > $680

Course Flyer & Registration Form > Bronze Casting Course II 2016



An Introduction to Batik,

with internationally recognised Textile Artist Joan James and Hellen O’Sullivan

Saturday 18 June, 2016 10am-4pm

At the Village Hall Strathnairn Arts

90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT

Bookings – Cost is $104.99



with Peter Latona, Strathnairn Studio Holder

Tuesday evenings 6.30-9.30pm + Saturdays 9.30am-4.30pm (inc 1 hr break)

Workshop Dates are:

Tuesday 19 April, Tuesday 26 April, Tuesday 3 May

Saturday 7 May, Saturday 14 May

Tuesday 17 May, Tuesday 24 May, Tuesday 31 May

Location of course sessions
The Foundry, Strathnairn Arts, 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615

This open workshop approach tailors instruction to each individual’s level of experience.  The workshop will instruct you in all aspects of casting a small bronze sculpture from making a wax form to finish with a polished piece using the lost wax investment-moulding process.  We welcome students at any level of sculptural / art experience.

Peter Latona has worked as a figurative sculptor and a bronze casting teacher for 30 years and is a Strathnairn studio holder.

His commissions include those of past prime ministers.

Cost > $600

Course Flyer & Registration Form > Bronze Casting Course 2016


An Introduction to Batik, with internationally recognised Textile Artist Joan James


Saturday 21 May, 2016 10am-4pm at the Village Hall Strathnairn Arts 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT

Bookings – Cost is $100


with Dr Mark Dober, Strathnairn Artist-in-Residence

Two sessions:
Saturday 16 & 30 April 2016
from 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Location of workshops
Strathnairn Arts: 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615 (Woolshed in case of bad weather)

These 4 hour workshops will be conducted outdoors at Strathnairn by Mark Dober, our artist-in-residence. Mark will take you through all the steps to create a vibrant and well observed watercolour painting. How do I go about editing and structuring my painting and mixing colours? What mark making and technique do I bring to the broad sky and the grassy expanse of pastoral landscape? Working in the landscape you see and feel nature directly, and this will encourage immediacy and directness in your painting.

Cost > $80 per Saturday 4 hour session – $160 for both sessions 8 hours total

Workshop Flyer & Materials List > Mark Dober workshops




A kids workshop – adults accompanied by a child are most welcome

Two sessions:
Sunday 13 & 20 January 2016
from 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Location of workshops
Strathnairn Arts: 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615

This is a two sessions workshop where kids will get the opportunity to form clay into objects inspired by ancient Cyladic and Mycenaean artefacts and figurines. Ancient history has been Sally’s lifelong inspiration and she is eager to share her passion.

What to bring: A snack and a water bottle

What to wear: Old clothes and enclosed shoes

Cost: $50 for 2 sessions

How and when to pay: Payment can be made on the day either in cash or EFTPOS

Booking: email or phone 6254 2134



Monday evenings

7 – 9:30 pm

Strathnairn Arts – Village Hall

90 Stockdill Drive, Holt

Starting Monday 22 February 2016

These sessions are open to anyone who would like to work from a life model

Beginners to advanced, everyone is welcome

No teaching is provided

BYO materials – easels and drawing boards are available

Classes will be run on school terms for 10 weeks

This term will be 5 weeks 22 Feb – 4 April

(no class Easter Monday 28 March) Cost $100

 Workshop Flyer


BRING A STORY PROJECT with Idil Abdullahi

Two sessions:
Wednesday 13 & 20 January 2016
from 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Location of workshops
Strathnairn Arts: 90 Stockdill Dr, Holt ACT 2615

Inviting young artists (12+) to be part of an inspired Muslim community youth project. Modelled on the idea of ‘bring a plate’, but instead of food we ask for you to bring a story that you would like to share and have turned into an artwork that decorates the plates you make.

Over two workshops, we hope to provide an opportunity for you to create objects while discussing important issues relevant to you and the group, while enjoying the creative journey and making.

Cost > Free

Enrolments Click here