Making time: Art workshop series

6 Jul 2024 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

People sitting down doing crafts

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon of creativity with artist and expressive arts therapist, Tira Dowling. Explore different art processes and materials in these monthly supportive guided workshops. Come along and activate your creativity in a comfortable and relaxed studio space.

All materials are included at the workshop and all skill levels are welcome. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy or bring an apron.

Saturday 6 July: Home stitched layers

Discover the joy of creating intricate artworks using a variety of materials and techniques. In this workshop, you will explore the rich textiles, the versatility of collage, the charm of embellishment. Dive into the world of home inspired creativity as we layer fabrics, patches, and stitches to craft unique pieces that tell your story. 

Saturday 3 August: Blooms and beyond

A mixed media exploration of flowers, collage, texture, and colour. Capture the essence of floral elements alongside collage techniques, while also incorporating texture, colour and form into the creative process.

Saturday 7 September: Whimsical sculptures 

Join us for a whimsical journey into the world of patterns and sculpting! In this workshop, we delve into the weird and wonderful realm, where imagination knows no bounds. From peculiar creatures to fantastical beings, we will explore the art of creating bright patterns and untap the bizarre world of creations using air dry clay. Participants will unleash their creativity, infusing their unique creation with humour and wonder.

Saturday 12 October: Colourful depths - painting with texture

In this workshop, immerse yourself in the vibrant world of texture painting inspired by the natural environment. We will explore the use of rich, luscious and luxurious layers to create depth and dimension in your artwork. Participants will explore bold strokes to enhance and capture texture and form. 

 Join the waitlist

Contact to join the waitlist if you have missed out on tickets. These workshops are also delivered at Redcliffe Art Gallery.

About the facilitator

Art is a way of knowing, of understanding oneself and forming threads of connection to the inner world within each of us.

Tira Dowling has followed this thread of curiosity throughout her career. She is passionate about the relationship to self and guiding others to discover these threads of knowing within them.

Tira has explored many areas of the globe, to wonder, consider and learn about herself, other culture and the world we inhabit. As a therapist, Tira invites participants into an accepting, warm creative space to discover and witness their own creativity and lived experience.

Connection, autonomy, community, curiosity, wonder and fun are key aspects of Tira's practice. A deep seeded passion of selfhood and growth are woven in creative engagements either individual or group sessions.

Image credit: Embellysh Photography


  • Saturday, 06 July 2024 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, 03 August 2024 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, 07 September 2024 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, 12 October 2024 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM


Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510  View map

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