Sewing Basics: Make a sleep mask! w/ Aoife Billings
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sewing Basics: Make a sleep mask! w/ Aoife Billings

In this three hour workshop Aoife will teach you how to set up your machine correctly, troubleshoot tension problems, sew a variety of seam types and at the end we put those skills together to create an eye mask to rest your weary eyes!

This class has a maximum attendance of 5 people which allows for individual attention.

It is recommended that you bring your own sewing machine if you have one, as it is best to learn the ins and outs of your personal machine. Let her know by emailing aoifebillings@gmail.com if you do decide to bring it to class.

Your teacher: 

Aoife Billings has obtained both an Associate and Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design and Technology and has been teaching sewing lessons for over 5 years. She regularly holds other textiles workshops such as screen printing, embroidery and quilting with her brother Aaron.
The reason Aoife teaches sewing is to equip people with the skills to express themselves through clothing, without the need to battle it out with the fashion industry with its size, gender and ethical limitations. 

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SOLD OUT Screen Printing for Textiles w/ Bats of Leisure
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

SOLD OUT Screen Printing for Textiles w/ Bats of Leisure

In this two hour class, Fashion graduate Aoife Billings and Fine Art graduate Aaron Billings will teach you the basics of stencil based screen printing for textiles.

You will design, and print your own artwork or pattern on fabric.

Come with ideas for your print, (images or drawings) to kick start the design process.

Aaron and Aoife have been teaching textile printing classes for 5 years through Signal Arts, RMIT, Bunjil Place and Incinerator gallery.  

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Body Positive Life Drawing w/ Frances Cannon
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Body Positive Life Drawing w/ Frances Cannon

Life Drawing Workshop taught by Frances Cannon hosted at Pink Ember Studio.

In this workshop you will learn drawing techniques and proportions of the human form. Models will include both clothed and nude models.

Paper and art supplies are supplied. Also snacks!

THIS IS A SAFE SPACE QUEER EVENT. If you show any disrespect to the models or other students you will be asked to leave. 

Adults only (18+). 

$30

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Introduction to Embroidery: Filling Stitches w/ Bats of Leisure
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Embroidery: Filling Stitches w/ Bats of Leisure

Come and learn learn some basic embroidery stitches, suitable for any skill level. In this  workshop we will covering solid filling stitches, the stitches to use when you want to fill things in. 

You will learn: 

Bourdon Stitch- thin tube like stitching used for lettering.

Brick Stitch - a way of stacking thread to achieve various results.

Long and Short Stitch - another was of stacking thread, more useful for fur and skin tone.

Chevron Stitch - a V shaped stitch useful for leaves. 

Stem Filling Stitch - an adaption of stem stitch to create a filled shape.


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Body Positive Life Drawing w/ Frances Cannon
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Body Positive Life Drawing w/ Frances Cannon

Life Drawing Workshop taught by Frances Cannon hosted at Pink Ember Studio.

In this workshop you will learn drawing techniques and proportions of the human form. Models will include both clothed and nude models.

Paper and art supplies are supplied. Also snacks!

THIS IS A SAFE SPACE QUEER EVENT. If you show any disrespect to the models or other students you will be asked to leave. 

Adults only (18+). 

$30

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Sewing lessons - make your own garment! w/ Aoife Billings
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Sewing lessons - make your own garment! w/ Aoife Billings

Learn how to use your machine, and all the basics of sewing!

Or further your sewing knowledge and skills with one on one guidance to make the garment you've always wanted to make!

Your teacher:

Aoife Billings has obtained both an Associate and Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design and Technology and has been teaching sewing lessons for over 6 years. She regularly holds other textiles workshops such as screen printing, embroidery and quilting with her brother Aaron.

The reason Aoife teaches sewing is to equip people with the skills to express themselves through clothing, without the need to battle it out with the fashion industry with its size, gender and ethical limitations.

Aoife can be flexible around your schedule, contact her via
aoifebillings@gmail.com
for additional booking times and more info!

$50 per hour one on one lessons

$40 per hour if you bring a friend!

2hr per class minimum.

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Small Ceramic Sculptures w/ Lola Digaletos
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Small Ceramic Sculptures w/ Lola Digaletos

Learn how to make a collection of small ceramic sculptures with Lola Digaletos. Ideal for beginners, Lola will bring you through clay techniques and help you design your own collection of small creatures like Lola’s teeth, ghosts and gnomes!

You will learn:

-The clay process and the difference in clay types

-How to use clay to make a sculpture 

-How to use underglazes to decorate

Your pieces will be fired by Lola and you will be contacted when you can pick up your very own collection of sculptures. 

$58


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SOLD OUT Screen Printing for Textiles w/ Bats of Leisure
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

SOLD OUT Screen Printing for Textiles w/ Bats of Leisure

In this two hour class, Fashion graduate Aoife Billings and Fine Art graduate Aaron Billings will teach you the basics of stencil based screen printing for textiles.

You will design, and print your own artwork or pattern on fabric.

Come with ideas for your print, (images or drawings) to kick start the design process.

Aaron and Aoife have been teaching textile printing classes for 5 years through Signal Arts, RMIT, Bunjil Place and Incinerator gallery.  

$52

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Screen Printing for Textiles w/ Bats of Leisure
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Screen Printing for Textiles w/ Bats of Leisure

In this two hour class, Fashion graduate Aoife Billings and Fine Art graduate Aaron Billings will teach you the basics of stencil based screen printing for textiles.

You will design, and print your own artwork or pattern on fabric.

Come with ideas for your print, (images or drawings) to kick start the design process.

Aaron and Aoife have been teaching textile printing classes for 5 years through Signal Arts, RMIT, Bunjil Place and Incinerator gallery.  

$52

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Spooky Craft Night w/ Creepy Cheese
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Spooky Craft Night w/ Creepy Cheese

In this 2-hour craft workshop you’ll get a chance to explore all sorts of Halloween-themed creations with Stephanie Ochona aka Creepy Cheese. Create origami bats, hanging ghost lanterns, carve pumpkins, put together voodoo doll plushies or try other kinds of simple DIY crafts with the help of Steph aka Creepy Cheese.

All art supplies AND Halloween-themed snacks supplied! (but you’re more than welcome to bring your own supplies and spooky snacks too)

If you have any questions, get in touch with Steph.

Email: creepycheeseillustrations@gmail.com

Instagram: @thecreepycheese

$20

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Ink Painting for Paper Flower Arranging w/ Hilary Green
Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

Ink Painting for Paper Flower Arranging w/ Hilary Green

Imagine the flowers of your dreams. In this workshop, Hilary Green will guide you through her own artistic process when manipulating ink on paper. Delve into your imagination to create fantastic flowers, paper bouquets and overgrown gardens. Hilary will guide you through the process of preparing, bleeding, mixing and drawing with ink colours to generate ideas and finish with your own artwork or collaborative collage. During this process you will be encouraged to play and free up your style whilst guided by a professional artist.

$68

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Body Positive Life Drawing w/ Frances Cannon
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Body Positive Life Drawing w/ Frances Cannon

Life Drawing Workshop taught by Frances Cannon hosted at Pink Ember Studio.

In this workshop you will learn drawing techniques and proportions of the human form. Models will include both clothed and nude models.

Paper and art supplies are supplied. Also snacks!

THIS IS A SAFE SPACE QUEER EVENT. If you show any disrespect to the models or other students you will be asked to leave. 

Adults only (18+). 

$30

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Knit your own Tote!
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Knit your own Tote!

Learn the basics in this three part workshop to get you started on a knitting machine and make your own tote bag! 

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, expanding your knitting skills or wanting to learn how to use the knitting machine currently in storage, this class is perfect to get you started.

Covering a few different techniques to equip you to create your own tote design over three weekly classes and you get to walk away with a handy new bag to use over the summer! 

Techniques covered as part of the workshop are:

  • Identify and recognise parts of the knitting machine

  • Cast on, plain knit and cast off

  • Tension and colour striping

  • Tuck stitches

  • Lace Patterning

  • Hems and Finishes

Three session workshop 

November 14, 21, 28 

6-8pm

$180

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Pendant Forming - Jewellery Making w/ Sacreflux
Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

Pendant Forming - Jewellery Making w/ Sacreflux

Learn to form and create your own sterling silver pendant with stones in this two part workshop, guided by the incredible jewellery maker/designer Sacreflux.

This is a very luxurious course where you learn techniques used by Sacreflux, to create your own unique pendant designed by you, with your own finger prints imprinted into the sterling silver.

$165 for the two sessions

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Sketch booking for beginners! w/ Hilary Green
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Sketch booking for beginners! w/ Hilary Green

Come and sketch with Hilary Green and begin your own sketchbook. Hilary will share some drawing exercises, techniques and help you on your way to master your own creative process. This is a perfect workshop for those who would like to start being more creative or are a bit stuck on where to take their ideas. It is also a fun and safe space for learning and meeting new people.

Bring along a sketchbook to begin!

$50

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How to Make a Plush Toy w/ Cat Rabbit
Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

How to Make a Plush Toy w/ Cat Rabbit

Make a plush toy with Cat Rabbit! In this two day workshop she will teach you her soft sculpture process, using felt as a starting point. You will start with basic felt shapes and how 
to make them, how to work out and apply basic pattern templates and pattern making techniques, a slew of simple stitches, all the way through to the adding the fine details, and imbuing a little felt lump with your own charming character.

7th and 8th of September 4-7pm

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Intuitive Plant Care Workshop w/ Miranda Jill Millen
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Intuitive Plant Care Workshop w/ Miranda Jill Millen

Sick and tired of googling why your plants are dying? Do nursery staff give you judgmental looks when you don’t know the names of your plants? By using our intuition and a few basic tips, you can learn how to make almost any plant thrive, without using up your data or interacting with anyone. Join artist, Miranda Jill Millen, in a workshop designed to bring you and your plants back together in love and harmony. Through understanding the innate connection between human needs and the needs of your pot plant, you can learn the art of intuitive plant care.

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Introduction to Embroidery: Outline Stitches w/ Bats of Leisure
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Introduction to Embroidery: Outline Stitches w/ Bats of Leisure

Come and learn some basic embroidery stitches, suitable for any skill level with Bats of Leisure; siblings Aaron and Aoife Billings . In this workshop we will be covering outline stitches, the stitches to use when you want to embroider words, lines and motifs. 

The stitches you will learn: 

Back, Chain, Stem, Straight and Curved Stem, Running.

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Comics drawing and character design w/ Aaron Billings
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Comics drawing and character design w/ Aaron Billings

In this three part series Aaron Billings would like to share his years of experience working in the Melbourne comics scene with you. Through a series of drawing games and story boarding exercises you will develop the skills to create your own 6 page comic.

 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM

 Thu, 29 Aug 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM

 Thu, 5 Sept 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM

What will you learn:

*Drawing games (to loosen you up)

-exquisite corpse

-telephone (drawing game based on the telephone whisper game)

-drawing prompt game

* Drawing technique 

- how to hold a pencil for the greatest effect

- how to map out backgrounds and build figures

* Story boarding

-how to build a narrative with 3 acts

-techniques for drafting

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Watercolour Pup Portrait Workshop
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Watercolour Pup Portrait Workshop

Come and enjoy a dreamy afternoon working with watercolour to create a portrait of your pup/a pup pal of your choosing.

Have you ever struggled to achieve a realistic look to your watercolour illustrations or find watercolour to be a little difficult to use? This could be the workshop for you!

Together we will work through a number of techniques (including lots of problem solving tips and tricks) to go from a blank piece of paper to an informed, balanced and detailed picture of your bb for you to take home.

We will use a range of paintbrush sizes, watercolour paints and a couple of different types of really gorgeous paper to find out what works best for you.

I'll provide everything you need, including some tasty snacks to keep us motivated! Just bring your lovely self and a picture of your pup pal (printed is ideal).

Z xxx

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Zine-making workshop w/ F*EMS
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Zine-making workshop w/ F*EMS

A 2 hour zine-making workshop led by Freya Alexander & Tegan Iversen of F*EMS.

F*EMS is a Melbourne-run collective for female-aligned & non-binary people to creatively express themselves by contributing to our triannual zine. 
In this workshop participants will be taught how to make their very own zine from a single piece of A4 paper. We will teach some drawing exercises & warm-ups & you will create a beautiful zine or two (or three) to take home!

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Drawing workshop w/ Tegan Iversen
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Drawing workshop w/ Tegan Iversen

A 2 hour drawing workshop led by artist, illustrator & curator Tegan Iversen.

In the workshop participants will be taught some drawing exercises, warm-ups & techniques & create beautiful art to take home. We will be drawing using fine liners & biros on paper; drawing fun objects (brought by Tegan) as well as from photographs.

We will also have nice chats & talk about art stuff such as tips from Tegan on how to apply for illustration work & art exhibitions. Also some tasty snacks will be provided.

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Embroidery Series: Botanicals w/ Bats of Leisure
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Embroidery Series: Botanicals w/ Bats of Leisure

Join Bats of Leisure for a three-part Embroidery Workshop Series, focussed on teaching you techniques and embroidery stitches ideal for plants and flowers!

You will learn basic embroidery stitches, as well as specialised techniques to create lovely botanical designs.

At the end of the three-part workshop you will have created your own embroidered art piece to take home.

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