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    September 2019

    Sovereign Hill Spectacular

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Step right up for some spectacular 'high day and holiday' fun at Sovereign Hill. Join in our traditional (and often downright strange) 1850s fairground games. There'll be silly pantomimes, Mr Smith's camera obscura and a magic lantern show. Impress your friends as you test your juggling skills, walk the death-defying balance beam and tackle the high striker. Strike a pose for a funny photo in a 'tableaux vivant', make your craziest face to win a gurnin' through the braffin' contest…

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    Childrens School Holiday Mosaics Workshop

    September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $35.00

    During this two hour Childrens School Holiday Mosaics Workshop your children will learn to create a mosaic picture which they can take home with them on the day. The mosaic will be made using a combination of glass tiles, ceramic tiles, ceramic shards and flat backed beads. No cutting of tiles will be required. Templates will be provided on the day to inspire the children, and they will also be encouraged to develop their own designs. Composition and colours will…

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    School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop

    September 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop Tuesday 24th September 1.30-2.30pm Cost $40.00 each including all materials. During this School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop participants will create a beautiful canvas painting using the acrylic pouring technique. The canvas will be approximately 20x22cm. All paints will be pre-mixed, and the acrylic paint and pouring medium is non-toxic and safe for children. Parents are also welcome to join this workshop. The fee will be the same for adults. The acrylic pouring process involves a…

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    Make your own Garden Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)

    September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $90.00

    As seen on Gardening Australia! During this 3 hour workshop you shall make your own Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately 3-4 litres of water, and we will also make a lid. Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired. Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for…

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    School Holiday Workshop – Pottery Colourful Aquariums

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $38

    During this School Holiday Pottery Workshop Children will create a gorgeous colourful sea aquarium using the rolled out slab method of construction. Details will be added using various texture methods and hand modelling. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. The finished aquarium will remain at the studio to dry and for kiln firing. The kiln-fired aquarium is strong and sturdy and can be displayed in a plate holder or as a wall hanging.…

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    School Holiday, Drop in Day, Christmas Card printing

    September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Print your own Christmas Card using a pre-cut foam printing block. You will have a choice of acrylic colours to create your card. Suitable for all ages - Adults & Kids - Bring the family – No booking required. The fee is $15 per person and includes studio access, guidance, and all materials.

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    School Holiday, Drop in Day – Clay Animal Faces

    September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Create a cute animal face of your choice from clay! Suitable for all ages- Adults & Kids - Bring the family – No booking required. The fee is $15 per person and includes studio access, guidance, all materials and kiln firing

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    October 2019

    School Holiday Printmaking Workshop : Christmas Cards

    October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    Tuesday 1st October 1.30-3.30pm $25 including all materials. During this School Holiday Printmaking Workshop Children will create a gorgeous set of three Christmas Cards and three Gift Tags. Your child will learn about positive and negative space and then create their very own foam printing blocks using their own design which they will bring home for continued printing fun. The foam printing blocks will be made using a stylus tool – no sharp cutting will be required. These cards and…

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    School Holiday Printmaking Workshop – Christmas Cards & Gift Tags

    October 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    During this School Holiday Printmaking Workshop Children will create a gorgeous set of three Christmas Cards and three Gift Tags. Your child will learn about positive and negative space and then create their very own foam printing blocks using their own design which they will bring home for continued printing fun. The foam printing blocks will be made using a stylus tool - no sharp cutting will be required. These cards and gift tags will be a fabulous keepsake for…

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    Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens

    October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    Got creative kids? Then this Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens workshop is for you! During this two hour workshop we will create two paintings using the acrylic pouring technique. We will learn two techniques : a "dirty flip cup" and a "string pull". The dirty pour will result in an abstract acrylic painting, and the string pull will result in a multi-colour field of flowers as pictured in the event pic. While creating our paintings we will also discuss…

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    School Holidays Workshop – Christmas Decorations

    October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $39.00

    Wednesday 2nd October 1.30-3.30pm $39.00 including materials and firing. During this School Holidays Workshop the Children will create a set of Christmas decorations using the slab and imprint method of construction. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. The decorations, when fired, will be threaded with Christmas themed ribbon. These decorations are great for hanging on the tree, using as gift tags or as special gifts for family and friends. This is a fun…

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    Childrens School Holiday Mosaic Christmas Decorations

    October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    During this two-hour Children's Mosaic Christmas Decorations Workshop your children will create a beautiful mosaic Christmas tree which they can take home with them on the day. The mosaic will be made using a selection of glass tiles, ceramic tiles, ceramic shards, beads, buttons, and flat-backed beads. No cutting of tiles will be required. The pre-cut wooden Christmas Tree will be painted with gold glitter paint on the back and front and then a mosaic design will be adhered to…

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    School Holiday, Drop in Day, Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting

    October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00 – $25.00

    Family Drop-in Day – suitable for all ages… bring the kids, bring your mum, bring your aunty or uncle – all welcome! Express yourself and create your own acrylic pour painting. All paints are pre-mixed so you can just have fun pouring the paint on the canvas and experimenting. You can choose between 15x15cm canvas – $15 – or a 25 x 20cm canvas ($25.00) Your fee includes studio access, all the materials needed, and guidance to create your masterpiece.

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    Spring Train Rides

    October 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Invermay Railway, 6 Muscatel Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2
    Train Rides

    Spring Train rides at Invermay Miniature Railway from 11am to 3pm.

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    Make your own Acrylic Pour Painting

    October 12 @ 1:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    Acrylic Pour Painting – create your own If you’d like a one off experience creating an acrylic pouring painting then this is workshop is for you. If you want check if you like the technique before enrolling in the BEGINNERS course, then this is also the course for you. You will create your own unique 20x25cm acrylic pour painting canvas. All paints will be pre-mixed and you will be shown how to layer your paints to create beautiful abstract patterns…

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    Corroboree by Full Moon

    October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15

    Beginning as darkness descends on Sunday 13 October, Corroboree by Full Moon will feature Wadawurrung dancers and their friends from the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Ballarat. The performance presents an opportunity to learn about the region’s 50,000+ year history and vibrant Aboriginal culture today, and how we can all play a part in caring for Country. The event forms part of the annual Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Program. Sovereign Hill’s new adventure Play Space will be open…

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    Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

    October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    The Plant Hanger Macrame Workshop is presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving. Places are limited, so enrol sooner rather than later!!! The workshop fee includes all you need to create a fantastic plant hanger - cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant! And since making things is hungry work, there will be yummy treats to eat too! A small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple macrame…

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    Macrame and Plant Hanger Workshop – make your own macrame hanger and plant pot!

    October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $120.00

    Macrame and Plant Hanger Workshop - make your own macrame hanger and plant pot! Saturday 26th October 1-3pm - make your pot Saturday 9th November 10-1pm - make your macrame hanger Make your own plant pot and then make your own macrame hanger to display your pot and plant! Using the coiling method of construction Dawn will guide you through the technique of making a plant pot from clay and glaze it using coloured slips. Your pot will remain at…

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    Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

    October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    The Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop is presented by Benita from local Ballarat business Winter Lane Weaving. Places are limited, so enrol sooner rather than later!!! The workshop fee includes all you need to create a fantastic plant hanger – cotton rope, hanging ring and a pot to display your favourite plant! And since making things is hungry work, there will be yummy treats to eat too! A small group size ensure plenty of personal attention to master some simple macrame…

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    November 2019

    Eco Dyeing – create your own silk scarf

    November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $95.00

    Also called eco printing, eco dyeing is a contemporary application of traditional natural dyeing. Eco dyeing uses plants which are enclosed within fabric by bundling, winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes. Presented by ClayMotion owner, Dawn Whitehand, this eco-dyeing workshop will be held on Saturday 2nd November from 1-4pm. You will leave the workshop with two beautiful silk scarves…

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