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For workshop hire enquiries & other information contact Fiona Fudge 4861 4093

Note: For our insurance purposes all students, teachers and tutors in all courses must be financial members of the BDAS            

2020 Weekend Workshops

2 Day Abstract Workshop

with Sue Meredith

28 & 29 January 2020  -   From 9.45am till 4.15pm  Studio 1

Cost:  $165  

Note:  This workshop is now full but there are a few places still available on the waitlist for a further weekend workshop in February or March - Dates TBA

Please contact Sue - or 0416 142 565

The aim of this workshop is to explore the fundamental approaches to making abstract art and to gain some understanding about the mystery of creating an abstract work. Through experimentation and practice you will develop your own personal vision, loosen up and have some fun creating your own abstract works.


We’ll look at ways of translating an image into something more abstract, as well as the idea of letting go of traditional visual references and subject matter.


We’ll consider techniques, conceptual elements, principles and elements of design, composition, gesture, mark-making, texture, layering, tone, colour and collage in creating an abstract artwork.


Sue Meredith is an artist and tutor at BDAS. She’s interested in painting, drawing, mixed media, colour and abstraction. She has recently had works on show at BDAS.

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©  Work by Sue Meredith

Beginners art workshop for adults

with Tracey Miller

9 February 2020  -   From 10am till 4pm  Studio 1

Cost:  $150  

We’ll do four structured sessions using four different mediums all in one day.

Tracey will guide beginner and intermediate artists through an exploration of various mediums.

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We’ll create art works using mediums such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, collage and acrylic paint.

Have fun, explore, experiment and you’ll take home your own artistic treasures.

When:       10.00 am until 4.00 pm. Sunday 9 February, 2020
Where:    Studio 1, BDAS, 1 Short St., Bowral.
Tutor:      Tracey Miller See more information at
Cost:        $150. All materials are supplied.

All you need to bring is yourself and your lunch.


For beginners - we’ll create in charcoal, graphite, pastel, paint and collage.

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Abstraction, Colour & Acrylic Paint

Take a line for a walk

with Peter Griffen

7 & 8 March 2020  -   From 9.30am till 4.30pm  Studio 1

Cost:  $210  BDAS members & $240 non members 

Working in an abstract way from the imagination to start with, participants will experience total freedom in mark making, use of colour, texture and materials. Once this feeling of freedom is established, still life objects will be introduced.


Freedom to explore will be encouraged. Detail will not be an issue at first, instead, “take a line for a walk”. Discovery will come from experimentation. One aim is to become familiar with the still life objects and feel uninhibited in referring to them in drawing and painting. The other aim is to feel free to create images, which in themselves work in an abstract way and do not necessarily refer directly to any known subject matter.


Acrylic paint will be the main medium used but drawing, collaging, splashing, scraping, etc., and using any other materials will be encouraged.

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©  Works by Peter Griffen

Sculptural Felting 3D Vessels

with Denise Lithgow

7 & 8 March 2020  -   From 9.30am till 4.30pm  Studio 1

Cost:  $200  BDAS members & $230 non members 

Design and create a unique sculptural vessel using pure merino wool in this inspiring creative workshop.

Textile artist Denise Lithgow will guide you through the process of making and moulding felt into innovative forms and shapes. You’ll learn how to form shapes and translate these into three-dimensional non-functional vessels. 


Enthusiasm and imagination are the best ingredients to bring along to this workshop.


In this workshop, a progressive range of skills will be developed, so that the participate feels confident designing their own range of felt vessels.

   Collage and intuitive drawing as a design tool to create innovative forms 

and designs in felt (no drawing skills are required).  

Ways to form shapes and translate these into three dimensional shapes.

Using resists to take 2D into a 3D form. 

   Using surface decoration such as free form stitching into the felt surface to 

enhance the pieces.

Participants will be challenged to play with their own designs using 

sculptural felt techniques.


If you long to take your flat pieces of felt into another realm then this may just be the workshop for you.

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©  Works by Denise Lithgow



2 Day Abstract Workshop

With Sue Meredith

28 & 29 January 2020   -   Cost $165

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1 Day Beginners art workshop for adults

With Tracey Miller

9 February 2020   -   Cost $150

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Abstraction, Colour & Acrylic Paint  -  Take a line for a walk

With Peter Griffen

7 & 8 March 2020   -   Cost $210  (BDAS members)  $240 (non members)

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Sculptural Felting 3D Vessels

with Denise Lithgow

7 & 8 March 2020  -  Cost $200  (BDAS members)  $230 (non members)

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Drawing Workshop 

with Noel Thurgate

14 & 15 March 2020  -  details to be finalised

Watercolour Workshop

with Malcolm Carver

16 & 17 May 2020  -  details to be finalised