Classes & Workshops

-Adult Art classes                   -Life Drawing                -Holiday workshop
-Children’s Art classes           -Ceramic classes           -Studio Spaces
-Art Birthday Party’s             -Hens Craft / Art days
_Conference / creative space hire

Create a new artwork each day
With experienced qualified art teacher Talya Caplan

Every day for the week of the 15th of January 2018 10-12pm 
A different workshop each day
Ages 6-15
$25 each day or $100 for all 5 days
Bookings directly to Talya

This Saturday at the Open Garden we are running workshops

Garden Inspired art, painting and craft
Session times are 12.30-1, 1-1.30 and 1.30-2 Cost $10

To book text Talyah
0413 018 345
Or Just turn up
All ages welcomechildren under 7 require supervision

School Holiday Oct 2017 Mural Workshop at The Barn


We are super excited about this workshop and anticipate it will be very popular so please book in early to secure a place.
James Dodd is an established artist who works extensively with various communities producing impressive mural art works.
As you can see in this picture children’s ideas and images are applied to large scale murals using stencils and paint. The workshop will be a rewarding experience where children will be surprised by the results and inspired by the process whilstst having a really good time.

WHEN         October 5th 2017
Morning workshop 10am-1pm
Afternoon workshop 2-5pm
Children can come to one workshop or two workshops, if they come for two they will need to bring lunch. children will be supervised in the lunch break.

WHO            Children ages 8 and up (to 18) (we recommend younger children attend the morning workshop).
Children under 8 will need an adult to attend the workshop with them.
WHERE        142 Mt Barker Rd Stirling SA (see link for direction
COST            $40 per workshop
All materials provided, bring water bottle and a snack and wear old clothes.
Workshop will only go ahead when we have minimum enrolments
Enquiries to

Watercolour Cats for Kids
October school Holiday workshop with Larissa Fraser
Come to learn about watercolours and have fun painting FANTASTIC CATS!!!
Furry, soft, colourful , playful and most of all CREATIVE cats of ANY description or breed!
Larissa will share some special secrets about WATERCOLOUR painting.

This workshop is best suited for ages 6-15
Tuesday 10th of October  11am – 4 pm
$50, snack is provided
To book email Larissa on

Dynamic Life Drawing, Children’s Holiday Workshop

The Concept art uses Life drawing in developing human and not so human characters , come and try to create the fantasy character based on life drawing session with a model.
Firstly we will talk about general rules of Dynamic Amanatony, used by Artists creating Animation
We will have a 2 hours of speed Life drawing with a model (in costume)
We will use number of different materials in order to produce your final Concept Art sketch.
Good opportunity to build up your portfolio of Figure study.
This workshop is best suited for ages 14 to Adults
$60, basic materials and some snacks provided
Thursday 12 of October  10am – 4 pm
To book email Larissa on


General art class with Debbie Haskard-Stauss
Life Drawing and Water colour classes with Larissa Fraser

Debby Haskard-Stauss has been teaching art for over 20 years and runs a beautiful adult art class at The Barn on Thursdays from 12.30-2.30
The class covers, drawing, painting and print making. Students are provided with materials and tuition whilst encouraged to peruse their own projects and direction.

Please call Debby Directly regarding Thursday classes  on O400 163 624


Wednesday 6 PM – 9 PM, ongoing class, To book or enquire email

The Introduction to Watercolour Course 

The general aim of this  class is to give people an opportunity to try and hopefully better understand most of Watercolours’ basic methods and approaches.
The techniques covered

  • Washes and Backwashes
  • Wet into Wet
  • Wet over Dry
  • Special Effects
  • Ink & Wash
  • Splattering and “Controlled Run”
  • Introduction of Gouache into Watercolour
  • Composition and Contrast of Textures
  • Masking and Frisking ,developing your layers
  • Combining techniques into the logical composition

We will paint the series of examples in order to support the personal exploration of the media you can undertake later, not aiming simply to reproduce some work but looking into the logic and potential of Watercolour for any future artistic endeavor.

To book email Larissa on

JULY 2017
School Holiday Workshop
Paint a pet workshop
18th July 2017
10-2pm $50
All materials provided,
To book or enquire email
School Holiday Program
April 2017
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Wednesday 26th April
Learn to do Face Painting       10.30-12.00pm  BOOK NOW

(children under 8 needs adults to stay) 
Clay Skull Making                    10.30-12.00pm BOOK NOW
All ages
Friday 28th April
Circus Workshop for all ages   10.30-12.00pm BOOK NOW

(children under 5 needs adults to stay) 
All workshops are $25
Bookings through Try Booking
Enquiries to
or call 04431 187 558
About the Tutors
Circus Workshop for all ages!.
Come and learn juggling, hula hoop, plate spinning, pyramids, rola bola, stick balancing and more!!!!. All ages/levels welcome and will be catered to in this fun and inclusive workshop!.
Kate Wright is an actor, physical performer, MC and circus artist from Adelaide, South Australia.Kate has performed in 21 countries since she started touring in 2005.  She is a co founder of hilarious double act ‘OzStar Airlines’ which toured full time on the international festival circuit for 6 years and is still being performed coming into its 10th year since it was created.Kate has worked extensively with UK theatre company ‘dotComedy’ performing in a large repertoire of different productions since she starting working with the company in 2009.Kate has created solo shows ‘Ding Dong, Yvonne Calling’ (which she received funding from Adelaide Fringe to create) and ‘Katie Wright Dynamite!’ which she has toured in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, United States and Australia. Some festival highlights include The London National Theatre’s ‘Watch this Space’ program, (UK)  Oerol Festival (NL),  Festival of Fools (IE), Stockton International Riverside Festival (UK), Karavaan Festival (NL) and Passage Festival (Denmark). In 2013 Kate scored the role as ‘Mimi’ in ABC KIDS popular TV series ‘Hoopla Doopla’. She featured as a series regular in all 52 episodes.  Since the show aired, Kate has toured Hoopla Doopla as a part of the ‘Giggle and Friends’ tour presented by Live Nation. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Dance and Drama from Deakin Univeristy and a Diploma of Circus from CircoArts and has trained as a youngster with Adelaide’s Cirkidz Youth Circus.
Face Paint for every body
Juliette is an Adelaide face painter and owner of Face Paint for every body. She took over ownership of this fabulous business in 2015 from Angela Winters. Since then, she claims learning curve has been incredible and life changing! I have met many inspiring artists and business people along the way who she learns from everyday. Juliettes hope is to always foster the idea of community to those in our world of face painting, whether you are a painter or pass on the gift to another through your friends, family or your organisation, you are all what matter to us most. If you are lucky enough,  to embrace face painting as a hobby or profession, you know the joy and fulfillment that comes with expressing your creativity and making a difference to the lives of others! Whether you are a beginner or hold many years experience painting,  there is always so much to share and learn from one another. Juliette places a strong emphasis on classes here in Adelaide. The Face Painting industry has seen much progress over the last few years and skill development is at the heart of a successful community like ours.
Find an excuse to face paint, it’s good for you!

We have been having a lot of fun at The Barn with all sorts of Art themed events please see below for regular class info, future and past workshops and birthday parties.
Clay, Stitching and Wood Work
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Friday 7th October
5-9 years 10.30-12
10-16 years 12.30-2

Tuesday 11th October
5-16 years 10.30-12
Cost $25 per child,
To Book go to TRY BOOKINGAll materials provided, wear old clothes and bring smocks if you wishWe can be flexible with ages in either session if these times are inconvenient please let us

Back by popular demand, Mary’s clay class again at The Barn. This time for 6 weeks. Treat yourself to some creative and social time at the beautiful Barn, go home with hand made ceramic pieces to treasure forever.
6 week course Tuesdays 10-12pm beginning August 8th and completing September 12th 2017
  • Materials and equipment are provided, wear old clothes
  • Explore clay hand building and have a go at throwing clay on a wheel
  • No experience necessary
  • Early bird cost before July 29th  $240 (for full course) Cost after 29th is $280
  • Places are limited so book early
This six week block of classes is an opportunity to begin to understand clay and explore some of the many processes and approaches to working with this wonderful medium. Students will produce finished works to keep and will surely get a taste of the pleasure, scope and complexities of working with clay.
Mary has over 30 years experience as a ceramic artist and ceramics teacher and is a practicing artist.
The Barn is at 142 Mt Barker Rd Stirling   (16kms from Adelaide CBD)
To register or for enquiries email Amy at or call 0431 187 558



Dabbles Wednesday 13th July Ages 2.5 – 7
For kids to do with parents, grandparents or carers
9.45 – 10.45 am
Foam Craft – Using colourful & sparkly pieces of foam letters & shapes make some pictures, door hangers or name plaques.
Cost $15 per child (all materials included)

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Children’s ART Ages 6 – 12
11.45am – 1.45pm
Shiny, Sparkly little canvases – Animals, Fish, Reptiles or Birds turn these into a bold and bright little canvas, ready to hang.
Cost: $25 per child (all material included)
Bring along your lunch for a short break at 12.30pm

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Tuesday 19th July Dabbles Ages 2.5 – 7
For kids to do with parents, grandparents or carers
9.45 – 10.45 am
Stencils, Rollers & Stamps
With a step by step process you and your child will explore the use of these tools making patterns with individual designs.
Cost $15 per child (all materials included)

 Children’s ART Ages 6 – 12 11.45am – 1.45pm
Paint a Canvas – Choose from a pre-drawn design on canvas carefully paint these in watercolours or acrylic paints.
Cost: $25 per child (all material included)
Bring along your lunch for a short break at 12.30pm

Below are examples of past workshops

Please register interest to either attend or host workshops at The Barn

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Something different these school holidays 
In the true nature of The Barn, from it’s school art room days these holidays we are running things a little differently.
We have a few instructors and several activities set up so Children can choose from clay, sewing  or have a go at it all. Parents can stay and play or leave children in our care (for children 6 and up)
Wednesday 20th January & Thursday 21st January
10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
Cost $20 per child
All materials included, wear old clothes.
All bookings and enquiries to or call 0431 187 558
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Stephanie James-Manntan 0410 479 895 or email
Ceramics Workshop at The Barn