Art Workshop


The workshop began life as the lock-up, servicing the Port Adelaide Police Station. However the police have long since moved to new premises, in St Vincent Street. Where drunks and other felons once spent the night, at the pleasure of the constabulary, we now hold our workshops.


The building contains two workshop areas, a kitchen, three cells and a small room, just inside the entrance.  One workshop is for painting and the other, for pottery and mosaics, which has a pottery kiln that is available for hire. There small room and cells are used for storage of art works and equipment.




Classes are run by talented and experienced tutors including John  Ford (Watercolours), Kaz Pedersen and Graham Benson-Smith (General art) and Sally Hayes and Penny Mortimer (Children’s art).  There are also several private classes in general art and quilting. Tutors hire the facility and charge students a daily fee.


Generally, tutors design their sessions to enable students to progress, according to their skill levels and abilities.  They are conducted on a project basis, where individuals plan and complete works at their own pace guided, when required, by the tutor.  The social interaction provides a friendly atmosphere that facilitates a warm and supportive learning environment. 



To download a workshop Booking form click this link:             Workshop Booking Form

Workshop Venue

Watercolour classWatercolour class

Port Community Arts Centre