Make Something With Your Hands

Discovery Workshops

Discover Something New!

Steph Ball, Owner Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat and Jasmine Swales, Discovery Workshop Program Manager

About the Discovery for Recovery Program

The Discovery for Recovery Program was developed in 2020 by the SYP Arts Development group to help support regional communities on Southern Yorke Peninsula by providing opportunities for social connection, local economic growth and cultural development though the arts.

Initially, a series of over 20 arts workshops were available for community members and visitors to Southern Yorke Peninsula throughout 2021-2022 to discover new skills and try something different, and more events are always being added.

As well as the community benefits of the program,  at least 20 artists will be employed and some provided with valuable mentoring and skill development opportunities.

Bookings are available online at www.discoveryworkshops.com.au or by contacting Jasmine Swales, Discovery Workshops Project Manager at jasmine@studiosurf.com.au.

Proudly supported by Country Arts SA through the Regional Arts Fund.

Workshop Location: Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat

Discovery Workshops

Mindful Clay Experience

with Zein Akkad

Dates: TBA

POSTPONED

 

Japanese Teapot

with Zein Akkad

Dates: TBA

POSTPONED

 

Wheel Throwing Experience

with Zein Akkad

Dates: TBA

POSTPONED

 

Nested Clay Bowls with Mocha Diffusion

with Zein Akkad

Dates: TBA

POSTPONED

Still Life Drawing

with Alex Burford

Dates: 9th Dec 2021 

$40

Christmas Wreaths

with Carbery Flowers

Date: Dec 5th 2021

SOLD OUT

Rag Rugs

with Kylie Borg

Date: Friday 7th Jan 2022

Was $55 $30

Seaglass Jewellery

with Jasmine Swales

Dates: 8th or 9th Jan 2022

Was $170 $140

Resin Workshop

with Lianne Cook

Dates: 13th Jan  2022

$70

Family Dance & Move

with Molly & Phoebe

Date: Jan 16th 2022

From $30

Found Object Sculpture

with Jess Donovan

Date: Jan 21st 2022

Event Cancelled

Silver Floral Rings

with Jasmine Swales

Dates: 23rd  Jan  2022

$170

Wire Sculpture

with Thomas Tessellaar

Dates: TBA

Was $120 $60

Wire Sculpture

with Thomas Tessellaar

Dates: Jan 2022 TBA

Was $120 $60

Pastel Wave Painting

with Jason Swales

Date: Fri 11th March 2022

Was $95 $50

Precious Metal Clay

with Cindy Durant

Dates: 2nd or 3rd April 2022

Was $245 $130

Creative Journalling

with Kristin Murdoch

Dates: 2x 2 hour session.          20th & 21st April  2022

Was $120 $65

Paint n Sip

with Caroline Wall

Dates: 6 or 7th May  2022

$85

School Holiday Program

The summer holiday program has been designed as a family friendly set of exciting arts workshops that you can either attend with your children or drop them off and leave them for the day. 

Sessions run from 10am-3pm, with the added bonus of leaving them under the supervision of our trained staff for lunch in the break.

  • Session Cost: $30 each / 2 hours
  • Lunch included: $10
  • Location: Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat, 56 Main St Warooka
  • Contact: Jasmine 0417 439 702
Dec 14
Paper Quilling Designs – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Dec 14
Paint & Groove – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Dec 15
Nature Craft – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Dec 15
Sun Printing (Cyanotype) – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Dec 16
Lino Carving & Relief Printing – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Dec 16
Christmas Card Creation – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Jan 17
Tie Dye – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Jan 17
Paint & Groove – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Jan 18
T-Shirt Design & Print – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577
Jan 18
Posca Session – Holiday Arts Program
Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - 56 Main Street, Warooka, SA 5577

Past Workshops

Posca Art

with Daniel ‘Moth’ Ross

Dates: Fri 16th April 2021

SOLD OUT

Flower Rings

with Jasmine Swales

Dates: 23rd May 2021

SOLD OUT

Fine Art Photography

with Karen Waller 

Date: 29th May 2021

SOLD OUT

Wellbeing Workshop

with Bel Ryan

Date: 1st June 2021

EVENT COMPLETE

Introduction to Art Therapy

with Belinda Ryan

Dates: 2nd-3rd June 2021

SOLD OUT

Art Therapy – Private Sessions

with Bel Ryan

Dates: 1-4th June 2021

SOLD OUT

Mosaic

with Trudie Howith

Dates: 2 sessions – Fri 11th & 18th June 2021

SOLD OUT

Interactive Art

with Henry Jock Walker

Dates: Sat 26th  June 2021

EVENT COMPLETE

Resin Art

with Lianne Cook

Dates: 4th or 11th Sept 2021

SOLD OUT

Lino Carving and Printing

with Christine McCarthy

Dates Sat 9th October 2021

SOLD OUT

Basket Weaving

with June Faulkner

Dates: 16th & 17th Oct 2021

SOLD OUT

Leather Craft

with Sue Cowmeadow

Dates: 23rd – 24th October 2021

SOLD OUT

Kids Leather Craft

with Sue Cowmeadow

Dates: 24th October 2021

SOLD OUT

Paint n Sip Brush Party

with Caroline Wall

Date: 29th & 30th Oct 2021

SOLD OUT

Kids Only Brush Party

with Caroline Wall

Date: 30th Oct 2021

SOLD OUT

Talismans & Tribal Clay Jewellery 

with Niccy Pallant

Date: 6th Nov 2021

EVENT COMPLETE

Potty Party

with Niccy Pallant

Date: 6th November 2021

EVENT COMPLETE

Islamic Mosaic

with Niccy Pallant

Date: 7th November 2021

SOLD OUT

Gift Vouchers

Want to gift a Discovery Workshop to a friend or family member but can’t decide? 

A Gift Voucher is the perfect way to let them choose what suits them best. 

Give the gift of creativity.

Address

Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat

56 Main Rd Warooka SA 5577

Email

Phone

0417 439 702