When we think back to what we loved about doing arts and crafts as a kid – it was always the messier the better.  

Becoming an adult, we may think we have matured, but if we are really honest with each ourselves –The more grubby we get – the more fun it is.  

Indulge your inner child and have fun with a hands-on art class with CAE.  

Hands-on art classes for adults

The best thing about getting hands-on is the tangible work of art at the end, it may not be perfect, but it’s yours – and that is always special.  

Getting messy allows us to explore and experiment – so get your hands dirty and channel your creative side with enthusiasm.  

Embrace the mess and check out some of our most popular hands-on courses below:  

Sculpting for Beginners 

This hands-on course introduces students to the basics of sculpture and various aspects of creating three-dimensional work through a variety of materialsThree dimensional and bass relief sculpture techniques will be demonstrated and practised with clay, plasticine and wax. 

CAE Short Course - Sculpture

Screen Printing 

This is a two-day weekend workshop where students will learn the basics of screen printing. The course will cover how to make designs using cutouts, oil pastels, photographic stencils and block out to print onto fabric, clothing or paper 

The pace is a little fast and furious but by the end of the two days, students will have produced multiple screen-printed designs onto clothing/fabric or paper as either a single colour print or a multi-coloured print. 

Screen Printing_CAE Short Courses_Melbourne CBD

Ceramics: Introduction 

This is a great class for anyone keen to make a start with clay. We will cover simple and attainable techniques for making a varied range of functional and decorative pieces. You will work towards creating your very own one-of-a-kind designs while learning how to confidently take your ideas from concept to final piece. Materials including clay and glazes are included in the course fee. 

CAE Craft Short Course - Ceramics