Following 3-day workshop is on offer:

    • Sep 10, 11 & 12 –  spots available
      • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm &
      • Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm &
      • Monday 9:00am-5:00pm

This workshop is suitable for experienced practitioners including former Waterside students who practice regularly.

Waterside is pleased to be offering a 3-day course to learn, explore, question and play with the endless possibilities of the creative intersection between Australian botanicals and blacksmithing.

The course will start at the Royal Botanical Gardens, visiting three key Australian Plant collections where students will learn techniques to draw and produce images of the observed flora. In the afternoon, armed with a wealth of information, sketches, rubbings and inspiration, we will return to the Waterside Studio to explore design options, techniques and tooling required to forge botanically inspired sculptures. Over the following two days, the student will then be guided through the design and forging of their own personal interpretation of a botanical form.

Once again, the course will be headed by our excellent guest teacher Pete Mattila who will provide guidance and support throughout the course. Pete will be supported by our familiar Waterside crew.

Age Requirements

Minimum age for students is 15.

Price $145 / $1305 (student under 24)

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