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.

Introduction to creative tea and herbal blends



This creative hands-on learning experience will introduced you to various types and grades of teas and choosing inclusions like spices and herbs. Push the boundaries and explore your full sensory skills to understand: the importance of choosing base teas; flavours relationship; balance; visual appeal; Inclusions; ratios; and flavours.

Participants will put together their own creation, taste it during the workshop and take one creation home. Tea blending is not just art, it is chemistry of flavours, knowledge, skills and tricks that with practice will give you the necessary experience to achieve the charm of blended teas. The workshop will be run by Liliana Algorry – Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender.

$27 | $25 InSight Members

Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

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.