Open Studios workshops bring creative skills close to home

Take a basket weaving workshop with MRROS artist Cynamon Aeria as part of the program of workshops and classes with creatives this year.

Take a basket weaving workshop with MRROS artist Cynamon Aeria as part of the program of workshops and classes with creatives this year.

The 2021 Margaret River Region Open Studios program kicks off this week with an exciting list of artists and creatives throwing open their studio doors to welcome visitors on the region's bountiful art trail.

This year, a series of workshops with talented South West artists has been released, with plenty of chances to learn and create along the way.

Food Photography Workshop & Wine Tasting with Sarah Hewer and Jo Perry

Gather round for a guided tasting of new release Dormilona wines and a chat about food photography. Sarah and Jo will cover some simple approaches that can transform your food photography. The skills they'll cover can be used with any type of camera including smartphones.

Monday 13 & 20 September - Free - Booking Required

In Conversation: Creative Minds with Sarah Hewer and Jo Perry

Pull up a stool and gather round the table for a guided tasting of new release Dormilona wines and a chat about inspiration, creativity and storytelling in art and wine between photographer Sarah Hewer and winemaker Jo Perry.

Sunday 19 & 26 September - Free - Booking Required

Twined Basket Weaving with Cynamon Aeria

This workshop is aimed for those basket weavers who want to develop their skills in the traditional basketry style of Twined Basket Weaving. Suitable for adults with some basketry (or rope) experience, and with a moderate level of hand dexterity.

Monday 13 September - $102 - Tickets

Weaving a Basket From Your Garden with Cynamon Aeria

Which plants and local weeds can be used to weave a basket? How do we use them? Come learn and be inspired to weave a basket (or two!) using coiling and random weaving techniques.

Sunday 26 September - $55 - Tickets

Painting Workshop with Heidi Emma

Learn how to see the world differently in this introductory workshop where no painting or drawing experience is necessary and is in fact an advantage! All materials included and complimentary glass of wine and nibbles available to enjoy while you paint.

Sunday 12 September - $120 - Tickets

Paint Your Pooch by Louise Farnay

A new workshop with acrylic on canvas, plenty of textures and guided brushwork, all you need to bring is a photo of your furry friend.

Tuesday 14 September - $135 - Tickets

Mindful Stitching with Nirala Hunt

Take some quiet time for yourself with the soothing rhythms of hand stitching. There is no plan, no 'right way'. You may find a story hidden in your work, a visual type of journaling you may like to share.

4-5pm Wed 15, Fri 17, Sat 18, Wed 22, Fri 24, Sat 25 September - $5 per session. All materials included.

Please text to book 0401 397 156.