Dandenong Ranges Open Studios returns on April 2nd and 3rd, celebrating creativity in all its forms and giving you the opportunity to peek inside the hidden creative spaces of incredible local artists. Even better, those keen on a creative outlet can register for an upcoming workshop to get hands-on and learn an artsy trick or two. Some are even free- all you need to do is register.
For a full list of this year’s workshops, demonstrations and presentations, or to book a place at any event, click here.
Some of this year’s workshops include learning to make your own shibori design to immerse in indigo. Learn this gorgeous Japanese dyeing technique with artist Jude Craig all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Explore the relationship of colour in music at a concert featuring grand piano and percussion by Tracey Roberts, entry is by donation. Held on Sunday, April 3, discover more by clicking here.
If screen printing is more your thing, enjoy a mini-workshop where you can learn the art of printing on glass. The free 30-minute workshop, held on both event days, will be taught by Brenda Page. Discover more here.
Ever wanted to design a book? Join Joy Serwylo to play with paper and make a book. The one-hour workshop is free and held both Saturday and Sunday in Upwey. Click here to learn more.
In addition to a variety of studios and hidden nooks to explore all weekend long, indulge your creative side and participate in a number of events.
Each studio space offers unique stories and histories. The weekend is an opportunity to get an exclusive ‘sneak peak’ into the vibrant making spaces of the Dandenong Ranges. This year the program is bursting with 35 participating studios, including 7 studios participating for the first time, 5 Collectives and 4 emerging artists.
Let your curiosity guide you through the scenic Dandenong Ranges in full autumn glory, the perfect backdrop for an incredible weekend, celebrating all things artistic.
To learn more about Open Studios click here.