TIntype Artist Talk and Portrait sittings

You are invited to a wet plate collodian tintype photographic artist talk with Sam Oster, on

21 March 21 - Artist talk at 11am

Portrait sittings all day (book a time please)

The Tintype Traveller will visit Studio Bowden for the S T I L L exhibition, which concludes at 4 pm on 21 March.  What better way to celebrate than to come an listen to an artist talk about this exciting, mid-19th century, wet-plate photographic process.  All the better if you can see how it all works in a specially fit out caravan darkroom!

If you have ever wanted to see how a large format camera works, and also gain an understanding about how to produce a tintype image in the darkroom, this will be a great introductory experience.

Book a portrait sitting - 4 x 5 inch tintype plate

Cost - $100 per plate / sitting.  Take home a unique, wet-plate collodion, silver bathed and varnished artwork - of you (or a loved one visiting with you perhaps?).

We will be taking bookings for timed portrait sittings to be conducted on the day.  If you are interested, please phone 0412 845 949 or send an email


Tintype Traveller

Comprehensive Introduction

to Intaglio Printmaking 

(2 day etching workshop)


Teacher: Geoff Gibbons of

When: 9.30am-4.30pm, Thurs 23 & Fri 24 Apr 2020



Enrol Here


The class size is limited to 6, so as to ensure that there will  be ample time to complete and print a copper plate.

All materials are included, and morning tea + lunch will be provided each day.   If you have special dietary requirements please bring your lunch.

Class Fee - $280


Payment will secure your place.  Payment details (and please add

your name and 'Intaglio class' to the payment detail:


Account: Studio Bowden

BSB: 085 364

Account: 731071013

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24 March & 7 April 2019

This is a class for intermediate photographers, who are wanting to investigate studio lighting and composition.

Further information and booking details for these workshops is available:

Details, and Book Here


Bronwyn Rees

27 & 28 April, 10am - 4 pm

Do you have etchings or other works on paper - even photographs that you would like to bring together is an artist book?  Don't have the skills or know-how to do this?  Visiting Victorian Artist Bronwyn Rees, will lead the class, and over 2 days, will discuss the Design and preparation of books, Completion of pages and methods for binding.  Consideration of, and the inclusion of words will also be explored.

Bronwyn is currently the artist in residence at the Firestation Print Studio.

Examples of some of Bronwyn’s work can be seen on her website


Some materials will be supplied, but you will need to bring images that sit well together for a book (any source of your choice, and they can be the pages themselves if the same size and on suitable paper, or the images can be mounted on paper if not prints, in which case you will need to bring paper - we can discuss this ahead of class).  A materials list will be provided to participants.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Cost: $300

Enrol here.

Payment will secure your place.  Payment details (and please add your name and 'book class' to the payment detail:

Account: Studio Bowden

BSB: 085 364

Account: 731071013

Art Academy 2018 Workshops


Robin Eley and Tsering Hannaford

Robin Eley
May 9 - 13, 2018, Adelaide, South Australia


The Oil Painting Workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of oil painting. Conducted over 5 days and developed in collaboration with featured artist Robin Eley, the workshop will cover everything from materials, to how to begin a painting and the key steps to a successful result.


Robin Eley
May 8, 2018, Adelaide, South Australia


Robin Eley leads a one day workshop to introduce students to the basics of oil painting. Covering topics such as materials, tone, colour and portraiture, this workshop is designed as an entry point into the more comprehensive Oil Painting Workshop.

Tsering Hannaford
May 5 - 7, 2018, Adelaide, South Australia


Two-time Archibald finalist Tsering Hannaford will take students through her process and share the fundamentals of her classical approach to portraiture that is so rarely seen in contemporary art. She will demonstrate and discuss her technique and then assist as students work on their own life portrait.

Jim Thalassoudis Masterclass

Painting the Evening Light (again)


This Painting Masterclass brings the unique opportunity of having Wynne Prize finalist, and long established artist Jim Thalassoudis, taking you through the process of creating an oil painting on linen (stretcher supplied), from preliminary underpainting to a completed painting.  During the process topics discussed include how to take low light (evening / morning) photographs, composition, the correct use of artists materials and mediums, colour theory and technique.

The workshop fee includes the supply of high quality materials - a 51 x 61 cm oil primed linen stretcher and neutral toned glass palette.  There will also be copious notes.  Paints and mediums by Langridge will also be available for use during the workshop.

In addition, Morning/Afternoon tea/refreshments will be provided.

This is a Masterclass not to be missed!  For more information and examples of works by Jim over the many years of his practice see:

Jim and

instagram - Jimthalassoudis 

Dates:  20 - 23 November 2018,

10 am - 5 pm.

Cost:  $920

Payment confirms your place ENROL HERE

(Please add your name and 'Jim's Class' to BPay details)

Bank Details for Payment:

Patricia Mary Ross T/As Studio Bowden

BSB 085 364

A/C 73107 1013


Trena Everuss

Sunday and Wednesdays

This 6 session drawing class is suitable for beginners and those with some drawing experience. Trena will lead students through the process of image selection; and the translation of a photographic image to completed portrait studies. 

Please email to confirm dates and express interest.

Cost: $390

Composition Workshop



9.30am - 5.00pm


This 3 day workshop, to be run over 3 consecutive Saturdays, will give participants a sound grasp of the fundamentals of visual composition.  The concepts underlying good composition will be unpacked through a series of practical exercises, designed to sensitive students tot he perceptual and conceptual basis of successful composition.  No prior experience is required.

A materials list will be provided following registration.

Cost: $390

Morning and Afternoon tea included.


Express interest here.

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Intaglio  workshop with a difference

This is a workshop for the first time photopolymer plate makers.  Day one will be to design and publish digital imagery for exposure on to the photoplate.  The second day will be available to complete design and print.

Dianne Longley will return to Adelaide in August and September 2018 to run 2 new programs, further details for which will shortly be announced.  Watch this space!