Dabble at Dogwood

Still Life Fun

Local artist Cindy Grimes leads a beginner acrylic painting workshop. Participants will explore perspective and shape possibilities for a still life composition and ‘have a go’ with some basic colour theory. Each participant is encouraged to bring a favourite object from home to personalise their composition.

Saturday 1 May, 10am – 3pm

To register click here

Bookings are essential.
***COVID-19 Precautions***
Numbers are strictly limited. Every person attending, regardless of age must have a ticket.

Photo courtesey Cindy Grimes

Create With Jennifer McDuff

Informal creating session with artist Jennifer McDuff.

Bring your own art project and enjoy the company of an experienced Flying Arts tutor with fellow artists.

Saturday 10 April, 10am – 4pm

Morning tea and lunch provided.
This is a FREE event.

To register click here

***COVID-19 Precautions***
Numbers are strictly limited. Every person attending, regardless of age must have a ticket.


What’s in a Box?
Make a decorated box with Penny Eamer, inspired by Darryn Campbell’s exhibition, Amarna Tomb.

Saturday 20 March, 10am – 12pm
For school aged children
Cost – $5

To register, call 4628 5330, email
or pop in and talk to one of our staff.

Bookings are essential.

***COVID-19 Precautions***
Numbers are strictly limited. Every person attending, regardless of age must have a ticket.

Creative Arts Practice Masterclass Weekend

27-28 March 2021
The Laurels of Chinchilla 

Seeking to enhance your arts practice?   

This masterclass is designed to guide you in the process of ‘applied thinking’ strategies for developing ideas and concepts that are the foundation of arts practice. The workshop includes creative investigations, self-reflection, readings, research, and informal group conversations. The outcomes for each artist will include developing starting points for creative explorations, ideas for new projects, time out to think, and to nurture a stronger connection between self and arts practice.   

The masterclass will suit artists who have some experience in exhibiting their work and would like to extend themselves further professionally. You will need to be self-motivated for personal success and open to new ways of thinking. Some additional exercises are required prior to the workshop to bring along so you can get the most out of your time during the workshop. 

Spaces are limited! Book early to avoid disappointment (Via Eventbrite) click here
Email  for more information.

The Laurels of Chinchilla
Cost: $150: Workshop fees and catering (You must be able to attend both days) 

  • Saturday 27 March 2021 9am – 4pm 
  • Sunday 28 March 2021 8.30am – 2.30pm 

 Additional Cost: Accommodation 

Participants are encouraged to consider booking overnight accommodation at the Laurels of Chinchilla for a restorative experience and the opportunity to relax and engage with the masterclass tutor and other overnighting artists. 

 About Sandra Pearce: 

Sandra Pearce is a Brisbane based artist working with paper and printmaking media. Her art practice responds to ideas relating to nature-human conflicts, the impacts of urbanisation and the human manipulation of landscape. Personal experiences are integral to her practice.  

Sandra has exhibited widely in both regional and private art galleries, completed several artist-in-residences, and has many years’ experience in delivering public programs for galleries, local councils and community organisations. 

Clay Workshop with Karen Gaskell
Cheeky Chooks
Saturday 8 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
For school aged children 5+
$5 per child

Explore clay building techniques through the construction of a cheeky clay chook on a pinch pot foundation. Finish off your chook with clay slip paint. Firing included in fee.

Bookings essential.

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Jean Dwyer
Colour Your World
Saturday 15 June, 9am-4pm
For teens and adults
$30 per person

Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, and fast drying medium, which are specially formulated to create colourful polished stone effects.  In this workshop you will be inspired by this increasingly popular medium, and the beautiful artworks you can create. No previous art skills required!

Bookings essential.

Lego Workshop with Claire Healy + Sean Cordiero
‘Monster’ Lego
Saturday 10 August, 2.30pm-5.30pm
For school aged children 5+
$5 per child

Create your own LEGO ‘monster’ sculpture with exhibiting artists Claire + Sean. Bookings essential.

Image caption: Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, Hallway / Rear Entrance – Snake, 2014. Lego, IKEA shelf with drawers and plant, 147 × 115 × 30 cm.
Photograph by Ivan Bulijan. Image courtesy of the artists and Roslyn Oxley.

Mixed Media Workshop with Ruby Purple
Loving Layers
Saturday 24 August, 12pm-3pm
For teens and adults
$10 per person

Explore exhibiting artist Ruby Purple’s ‘tell a story’ creative process to plan a mixed media
artwork and use layering to add depth and interest to your work.

Bookings essential. Snacks provided.

Image: Ruby Purple

Paint Along with Anna Barlett
Colourful Peacock
Saturday 16 November, 12pm-3pm
For teens and adults
$10 per person

Anna’s superpower is making art simple. Paint along with Anna of Happy Shiny Art as she
demystifies the process of creating an acrylic on canvas artwork, taking home your own
‘Colourful Peacock’ ready to hang.
Bookings essential. Snacks provided.

Image caption: Anna Bartlett | Colourful Peacock

Mosaic Paver Workshop with Kylie Bourne
Pieces of the world
Saturday 1 February 2020, 10am – 3pm
For teens and adults.
$10 per person

Dip your toe into the world of mosaics! Selecting from a range of colourful bits and bobs Kylie will teach you the skills needed to create a small mosaic paver, perfect for a spot in your garden.
All materials supplied.

Image caption: Mosaic workshop with Kylie Bourne at Roma

Dogwood Crossing, Miles is delighted to present ‘Island Fashion on Tour’, a Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) regional touring project for children and families.

‘Island Fashion on Tour’ features a range of free, hands-on art making activities created by QAGOMA in collaboration with Australian and Pacific artists Grace Lillian Lee, Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James and Letila Mitchell.

Try your hand at grasshopper-weaving, textile design and creating a piece of wearable art. A trip down the cat-walk will complete the experience.

WHERE: Dogwood Crossing, Miles
WHEN: Saturday 22 August

This is a ticketed timed event, click on the link to register

Image Credit: ‘Island Fashion’ at the Children’s Art Centre, gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Photograph: Josef Ruckli, QAGOMA

Arts Dinners ONLINE
The event will be live streamed so people can participate from the comfort of their own home. Click here for more information on the live streamed event and to register.

On Tuesday 9 February at Dogwood Crossing, Miles will host this newly funded touring program, focusing on the topic: Public Programming: How to get the community engaged with your space

Tuesday 9 February 2021, Dogwood Crossing, Miles
6pm Meet and Greet, Dogwood Crossing Foyer
6.30pm – 7.30pm Online Arts Dinner Talks, Murilla Room

For more info and to register click here

Guest Speakers
Councillor Kylie Bourne
Chinchilla artist, Helen Dennis

The Scenic Rim Regional Council is partnering with the Regional Arts Service Network for South -West Queensland, to deliver the newly named Arts Dinners Live & ONLINE South West Queensland program. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.