Join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for a range of exciting classes and courses. See below for what’s on this month or the side panel for all other upcoming programs.

The Beginning of a Thing; The Art of Flowers – A Floral workshop with Leahlani Johnson


Saturday 2 September
10:30am – 1pm
$75 – $70 Insight Members
Bookings at Reception or by calling 4780 5410
Working with a variety of seasonal flowers the workshop will introduce participants to several approaches of working with the living material. Some of the techniques covered in the workshop will include flower pressing, basics of floral arranging, installation methods and discussion surrounding the historical context of the flower within art practice.

Leahlani Johnson completed a Master of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design in 2015 is a trained and experienced floral designer and educator, who employs living plant material in her art practice.

Tea and Cheese with Liliana Algorry


Saturday 9 September
10:30am – 12:30pm
$70 / $65 Insight Members
Bookings essential at Reception or by calling 47805410

Dare to pair! Join Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender, for something out of the ordinary – cheese and tea pairing, a true delight. The pairing of cheese and tea creates a combination that enhances the aromas and flavours of tea and cheese bringing out a new complex third flavour.  In this workshop you will experience aromas, flavours and textures of teas from different world regions (Green, Black, Oolongs and Pu-erh), paired with cheeses from Spain, France, Holland and Italy. All Teas are naturally farmed with no fertilisers or pesticides used.

Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender will run the workshop. All teas provided at the workshop/masterclass are premium teas from natural farming.

Painting and Mixed Media with Tim Allen


11 October – 29 November
10:30am – 1pm
$310 / $290 Insight Members 
Bookings essential at reception or by calling 47805410

This workshop will focus on a fresh and bold approach to observational painting and drawing. Tim will demonstrate a range of techniques in ink, mixed media, acrylic and oil painting, offering new skills and ideas for both beginners and experienced students. An understanding of mark-making and layering techniques in each of these media will then help the students respond creatively to a range of observational subjects; these will include still life, interiors and landscape. There will be also plenty of individual feedback as students develop their own unique approaches and styles.

Artist Biography:
Tim Allen has been exhibiting his work professionally for over 20 years. He has been a finalist multiple times in many of Australia’s leading art prizes, including the Wynne Prize, the Dobell Prize, the Kedumba Drawing Award and many others. In 2014 his work was featured in Artist Profile magazine. He exhibits with Defiance Gallery in Sydney and NockArt Gallery in Hong Kong. Tim is also a very enthusiastic teacher, having taught for many years at TAFE and at art workshops around Australia. Tim lives and works in the Blue Mountains.