The Lost Ones Gallery runs a continuous series of workshops, focusing on teaching interesting and compelling techniques. We want to give everyone a chance to have a crack at the skills that are in danger of disappearing – from creating dyes from natural plants, to using permaculture techniques to increase the harvest of your land; from book binding, to shibori linen techniques to taxidermy. Join us to learn some almost-forgotten techniques. To order a gift certificate, simply nominate their name when you're completing the order form.



APRIL 19 - May 24, 2017


LIFE DRAWING SERIES - Creative Challenges & Costumes

Wednesday nights - 6pm to 9pm (19th April - 24th May 2017)
6 weeks for $138 inc GST, or book week by week $27 inc GST per session.
Concession: 6 weeks $120 inc GST, week by week $22 inc GST.

Structured classes in life drawing, for the beginner right through to the experienced. Backboards, kraft and butchers paper provided for practice. Creative challenges including the use of projections, light/dark, costumes and a wide range of models.

Bring your own paper and equipment as well.








BLEND YOUR OWN HERBAL TISANE - high tea with the Cottage Herbalist, Caroline Parker

Saturday 20th May - 2pm to 4pm.

Tickets $35 inc GST

Trentham-based holistic health expert, and tea-drinker, Caroline Parker shares the benefits of her knowledge of the craft of blending and creating healthful and delicious herbal teas.

Come share in her wisdom, and build your own blend of teas from her wide selection. We'll discuss what to look for when foraging for your own herbs in the Ballarat wilds, and the medicinal benefits of different plants.

You'll leave with your own blend of tea, made by you. An afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches is included.


sunday april 23, 2017

painting masterclass


23rd April 2017 - 10am to 4pm.

Tickets $220 inc GST

With a career spanning over twenty years, Daniel Butterworth has exhibited extensively, won numerous awards and been a finalist in the Doug Moran Prize and Archibald Prize.

Daniel is renowned for his often raw and confronting approach to portraiture, with self-portraits a recurring theme.  His large-scale oil on paper works have been commissioned and collected widely, coveted for their loose and honest painterly style as well as Butterworth’s uncanny knack at capturing the subject.

Spend a day in an intensive masterclass working with Daniel, as he explains his techniques. Explore his expansive painterly approach. Some materials provided.



Friday JUNE 16,  2017

scotch malt whisky


Back by popular demand!

DATE: Friday 16th June
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets are $140 inc GST

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will join us again to explore a selection of their exclusive whiskies. Single malt bottlings from across the globe - rare and exclusive, this is for those people who really want to educate their palate!

This is a tutored tasting with our host from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society guiding you through the tasting and appreciation procedure, as well as the history and background to bottling. Learn to identify the different heritage of scotch whiskys right down to the distillery.

The whiskys featured are single cask single malt, purchased directly from distilleries in Scotland by SWMS and are not commercially available anywhere in the world.

Gourmet platters will be provided to accompany the workshop.


APRIL 8  - APRIL 29, 2017



Saturday April 8, 22, and 29  
2pm - 5pm   
COST: $200 inc GST (full course of 3 days)

Do you get the feeling you haven’t quite unlocked all the secrets of your beautiful DSLR camera? Are your photos good but not great? Thankfully, legendary local photographer Jeremy Bannister has devised a three-week photography course for the DSLR enthusiast.

Over the three weeks Jeremy will take you through the details of camera basics, aperture, shutter settings, cropping & composure, flash photography and on to advanced techniques. You will engage with practical demonstrations and will complete tasks to hone your new-found skills.

You will need your own DSLR camera. 
Book now to learn from one of Ballarat’s best!



SUNDAY JUNE 27,  2017


Internationally acclaimed Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. 

Sunday 25th June,  2017 - 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Intimate performance with only 50 places available. Tickets $50 each book here


FRANZ SCHUBERT - String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D.887
PETER SCULTHORPE - String Quartet No. 18
CARLOS GUASTAVINO - Songs arranged for string quartet by Iain Grandage

Including an interval of 20 mins during which CDs will be available to buy.



TEACHER : Roz Slade of Be Kind Textiles

DATE : Saturday 10th of June 2017
TIME: 10.30am - 4.30pm
COST: $140 inc GST

Spend the day learning, designing and experimenting with different methods of textile printing. This class will cover the basics of designing patterns for fabric, how to translate them into stamps, relief carvings and stencils for printing.

All techniques learnt can be used for paper and fabric printing at home. You will take home your own rubber stamps, a carved Lino piece, and a cut stencil. During the class you will have the opportunity to try out screen printing with your own finished design. 

Some calico and white cotton fabric will be supplied, and there will be blank tea towels, tote bags and lengths of fabric available for purchase on the day (cash only). Feel free to bring along any fabric you already have that is cotton or linen.

You are encouraged to bring along any drawings or previous designs you would like to work with or you can let your imagination flow on the day! There will be plenty of material for you to draw inspiration from.

All levels of experience welcome, there will be plenty of time to ask questions and work at your own pace.



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