Open Studio

Expand your creative practice and network.

Cost:

$15.00 – $40.00 per person

Duration:

4h 30min  –  6h

About this experience

Want to get your craft on but don't have the space or facilities at home? Or maybe you are studying art at school or Uni and would like the space and facilities to work on your projects? Students receive a discount; show your student ID on arrival. 


Sew a garment, work on your clay hand-building skills or practice with the pottery wheel, screen print, paint, sit and knit and more! Whatever your craft, we'd love to have you join us in the studio.


Join us in the studio, open from 10-4 Tuesday and Friday and Wednesday evenings 5 -8:30 pm, and create as much as you like. Please allow yourself adequate time to get set up and work on your projects and enough time to pack up by 4 pm. The latest arrival time is 2 pm. If we do not have participants in the studio by 2 pm, we will close the studio at 3 pm.


As a multi-craft studio we have lots of space and a range of facilities included in the price:




  • Lightbox

  • Cutting mats and knives

  • Scissors

  • Wash out sink with a pressure washer

  • Kitchenette access

  • 6m Textile print bench

  • Large clean workbench area

  • Clay slab roller

  • Large clay extruder

  • Basic pottery tools

  • Screen printing squeegees

  • Coating troughs

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Heat press

  • Photography lights

  • Induction stoves

  • General equipment (bowls, buckets, pots, large spoons, etc.)

  • Hair dryers

  • Scales

  • Library of books

  • And more!


Additional charges apply for the use of some equipment and materials:




  • Screens 

  • Inks

  • Clay

  • Glazes

  • Screen Exposure unit (DIY or prepared for you)

  • Printers (A4 Inkjet, A3 Inkjet, A4 Laser)

  • and more!


Any additional costs will be recorded by staff and charged for at the end of your session.


If you require the use of equipment such as a pottery wheel or screen exposure, please add a note when booking your session.


Terms & Conditions



  • We do not offer teaching/assistance during Open Studio time but are happy to chat and answer questions when possible.

  • The staff must note any additional items you use for payment at the end of your day in the studio.

  • All materials and tools must be purchased, hired or self-provided.

  • You MUST clean all equipment thoroughly after use.

  • Please take care when using our equipment and tools. Breakages will incur a cost.

  • Wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Aprons are available.

  • Do not leave your valuables unattended. We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen goods.

  • Please ensure you clean up before closing time (3 pm).

  • No clay (or similar materials) down the sink!

  • Please be aware that the studio is a busy space with staff working around you.

  • Be respectful of others working in the studio and their work. Minimise noise, take phone calls outside and listen to music with headphones.

  • Students must show a student ID on arrival.


WORKSHOPS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. PLEASE READ OUR Cancellation & Refund Policy. BY BOOKING A WORKSHOP, YOU AGREE TO THESE POLICIES.