Adult’s Art Workshops




Flower Scapes

Watercolour Workshop

>Spring Sting ( Watercolour and ink. Marguerite Tierney, 2018.)


Come join artist Marguerite Tierney to learn the methods and materials used in inkand watercolour and create your own original colourful flower scapes in this threehour Saturday morning workshop.

Where: The Arts Emporium, 2 Pearson St, Lambton.

Date: Saturday, The 7h of July

Time : 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $75

To find out more information or to book a place please contact Bookings limited to 15 places.




Two Plein Air Drawing Days

Experience the ephemera of artmaking in the environment with our two Plein Air drawing workshops this July with Julie-Anne Ure

Choose one workshop – $65 or join us for both – $110


Photo by Abby Chung from Pexels

Using a small range of mixed media and traditional techniques (which may then translate to contemporary interpretations) we will experience the great outdoors as plein air artists. With sketch books, fresh air and heightened senses, we will capture both preparatory sketches and detailed drawings to stimulate observation, fire the imagination and inspire future artworks


1.      Observing Nature at the Hunter Wetlands 

Tuesday 10th July 9.30 – 12.30

From the macro to the micro we will study the still specimens of the Wetlands and the moving complexities of nature. Bring your camera. Materials list on booking


2.        Examining the Man-Made at Throsby Creek Newcastle

Thursday 12th July    9.30 – 12.30

As Newcastle’s man-made landscape is rapidly changing we will be doing observational sketches and detailed drawings to capture the ‘here and now’ on our busy harbour.

Bring your camera. Materials list provided on booking


And if it’s raining?

…Then we’ll still be at the Wetlands on Tuesday and will have an alternate ‘Landscape’ workshop for Thursday (…you’ll be advised asap.)

Looking forward to having you with us!






Still Life & Mixed Media Short Course 

Term 3 – 5 week course 

Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm From 24th July to 21st August

Explore one of Art History’s most popular subjects in this short course with Stephanie Jan. You will learn the traditional art of creating a still life and also take a contemporary approach with mixed media using a variety of medium, techniques and materials. You will create both interesting still life and also build a repertoire of contemporary ideas with a solid underpinning of traditional ‘basics’.

To Book- Please contact The Arts Emporium on or 0432 580 112


The Arts Emporium