Workshop Weekend - Arts Margaret River
Arts MR Workshop Weekend

Workshop Weekend

Explore your creative side with an array of diverse workshops

Learn new skills in a relaxed and enjoyable 3 hour class and take home a wonderful piece at the end of it.


Build a Bee Hotel – 9am-12pm

This workshop is a must for all nature lovers, giving you the chance to build your very own Native Bee Hotel. All materials are supplied, together with an information sheet about Bees. Customise your Bee Hotel with a variety of designs etched onto ply and leave with a beautiful creation for your garden and a place for bees to call home.

Presented by Sarah Scheltema from Ruby Daze Designs and Ian Thwaites.


 Indigo Shibori Dyeing – 9am-12pm

Indigo dye is a natural dye with a distinctive blue colour. In this workshop you can learn how to use binding and clamping techniques to dye the provided samples and lengths of fabric and t-shirts or you can bring along your own natural fabric to dye. This is a great chance enhance the individuality of your craftwork or to create a standalone item to use or wear. Please note: Indigo dye can stain clothing and footwear, so be sure to wear something old! Presented by Dea Haddow.


Find Your Own Artistic Style – 1pm-4pm

This is a rare chance to be guided by iconic Margaret River artist Rebecca Cool through the process of finding your own unique artistic style. Use your ideas and inspiration, with guidance from Rebecca, to create a painting to take home that reflects your own individual style and creativity.

Presented by Rebecca Cool.


Make a Living Succulent Dreamcatcher – 1pm-4pm

If you want to create an eye-catching piece for your home or garden, this workshop will guide you through the process of making a Living Succulent Dreamcatcher. Create a grapevine wreath and adorn it with succulents for a gorgeous keepsake or handmade gift. Please note: Your dreamcatcher will need to be laid horizontally for a few months after the workshop to allow for the roots catch onto the wreath. A great gift just in time for Christmas! Presented by Adele Clairs from Wild Art Floral Designs.



Wildflower Painting – 9am-12pm

Create your own wildflower or garden flower design using silk painting techniques on paper with inks and masking fluid. A small frame will be provided so your finished floral creation will be instantly ready to show off at home. Presented by Dea Haddow.


Reusable Feed Sack Bags – 9am-12pm

A chance to see the beauty and function in an unexpected item! In this workshop you can create a funky reusable bag from a feed bag. Washed and ready to cut and sew, these bags are tough and will certainly be a talking point to be proud of at your next visit to the farmers market. Please note: Feed bags are allocated on a lucky dip basis, participants will need to bring their own sewing machine, spool of thread and bobbin, tape measure or long ruler, scissors, sewing clips (if you have them) and pen.

Presented by Jo Jennings.


Edible Ombre Art – 1pm-4pm

Get creative in the kitchen and add ‘wow-factor’ to your cakes.  Each participant will have the chance to decorate a small pre-prepared cake with coloured buttercream to create the ombré effect. Learn how to cut the cake into layers and how to get the cake even and layered with buttercream. You can then mix colours and apply them to the cake, decorating the top with a colourful array of sprinkles, meringues, edible flowers and drip glaze. Presented by Nadia Haskell from Harlequin Desserts.


Naturally Printed – 1pm-4pm

Create a work of art from the natural environment using seeds, stems, leaves, resin and ash. Learn how to create various compositions and coloured prints and how to make your own natural pigments from resins and spices. Participants are welcome to bring any natural items that you wish to permanently capture with this timeless technique.  Leave the workshop with your own creation and the ability to continue at home with little equipment. Presented by Frank Geronazzo from Margaret River Printmaking


The workshops will be held at Fair Harvest and includes materials and morning or afternoon tea.  A hearty, organic lunch comprising of soup/ bread /pesto is available for an additional $18 and must be pre-purchased.

Cost: Workshop $50 per person, Workshop and lunch $68 per person (Hurry limited places!)