Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Workshops + Events

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre presents a series of artist talks, workshops and events designed to inspire, inform and enjoy.



Thu September 26, 2019

Celebrate the school holidays with some school-style camp craft. Facilitated by craft extraordinaire Ramona Barry, Camp Craft presents a program of nostalgic activities with a thoroughly modern twist, designed to entertain and inspire. Every workshop includes a take home project.

This program is designed for primary school children aged 5-8, with workshops including Terrariums, Marbling, Weaving, Kite-making and more. Numbers are strictly limited. Book your place below!

Week 1: Thurs 26, Fri 27, Sat 28 Sept |10.30-12.30 each day
Week 2: Thurs 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 Oct | 10.30-12.30 each day
AGE 5-8 year olds
COST $60 (6 sessions) or $12 casual
Click here to book for the whole term (6 classes | $60)
Click here to book for a casual class (1 class | $12)



Tiny World Terrarium
Thurs 26 September

Each Camp Crafter gets everything they need to create their own tiny world terrarium. Choose between an arid landscape or wooded glen and populate your garden with dinosaurs, robots, exotic birds and magic gemstones.

Wacky Weaving
Fri 27 September

This weaving is wild and woolly with each Camp Crafter taking home their own loom and enough material to complete a warm and fuzzy artwork that incorporates yarn, feather and found objects from the beautiful Bundoora Homestead gardens.

Supercool Sunprints
Sat 28 September

Learn how to create amazing images harnessing the power of the sun. Camp Crafters will be able to forage for found objects from the Bundoora Homestead garden and create 3 beautiful cyanotypes and then incorporate them into a fun make-and-take project.

Thur 3 October

Become puzzle master in this super fun jigsaw puzzle workshop. Every Camp Crafter will design and paint their own jigsaw puzzle and get to test out some fun puzzles along the way!

Marvellous Marbling
Fri 4 October

Learn how to create super cool marble effects on a variety of papers, Camp crafters will be able to use their creations to cover a notebook and a set of pencils to make their own stationery sets.

Krazy Kites
Sat 5 October

How high can you fly? Cramp Crafters will find out when they create their own kites and give them a test run in the beautiful Bundoora Homestead garden.

Life Drawing


Sun October 13, 2019

Returning with a refreshed format, join us within the grand setting of Bundoora Homestead for an invigorating term of drawing classes, facilitated by a contemporary artist.

This term will include a focus on Life Drawing, combined with one-off Still Life, Drapery and Plein Air drawing classes.

With a relaxed three-hour tutored session each Sunday, you will be guided to develop your life drawing skills in the company of like-minded individuals.

This program is available to artists at all stages of development, whether you’re trying it for the first time or you have advanced drawing skills. All materials provided.

WHEN Sundays 13 October – 1 December | 10am – 1pm
COST $210 (8 sessions) or $30 casual
Click here to book for the whole term (8 sessions)
Click here to book for an individual class

DAP 2019


Sat September 21, 2019

Join exhibiting artists from the 2019 Darebin Art Prize for a roving discussion of their works featured in this major biennial exhibition.


Saturday 21 September | 11am 
Join Lauren Dunn, Viv Miller, Nicholas Chilvers, Justin Balmain, Liam O’Brien, Sophia Hewson and Yandell Walton

Saturday 19 October | 11am
Join Tama Sharman, Jacqui Shelton, Michael G.F. Prior, Carly Fisher, Liam O’Brien and Britt Salt

BOOKINGS not required

Helen & JMV Smith


Sun October 13, 2019

The Hospital Era | 1920 – 1993
Join this unique guided experience to hear the stories that shaped Bundoora Homestead, a convalescent farm for returned servicemen and a repatriation mental hospital for over 70 years.
WHEN Sunday 13 October | 2.00 – 3.00pm


The Smith Family Home 1899 – 1920
Hear the personal stories that shaped Bundoora Homestead, originally a family home built in 1900. A prominent horse racing and breeding property, the Homestead is a glorious example of Queen Anne style architecture and boasts exquisite decorative features. The tour concludes with our famous Devonshire tea.
WHEN Friday 25 October | 1.30 – 3.00pm
COST $10 | includes Devonshire tea



Sat November 2, 2019

Take advantage of the Homestead’s stunning outdoor spaces and join us for a series of bespoke workshops which explore specialised craft. Facilitated by acclaimed craft expert Ramona Barry, this is a unique opportunity to learn extraordinary creative techniques including Indigo Dyeling, Block Printing, Marbling and more. Numbers are strictly limited. Book your place below!

WHEN Saturdays 2 Nov – 7 Dec | 1-4pm
COST $240 (6 sessions) or $45 casual
Click here to book for the whole term (6 classes | $240)
Click here to book for a casual class (1 class | $45)



2 NOV – Marbling
Discover how ink and water can magically transform paper and fabric into decorative masterpieces. Participants will marble a selection of materials and learn a basic bookbinding technique to create notebooks from their creations.

9 NOV – Indigo Dyeing
Deep dive into the deepest of blue hues into this ancient craft with a modern twist. Participants will be able to dip dye and take home paper, yarn, cottons, silk and their own tote bag or silk scarf in this immersive workshop

16 NOV – Cyanotype Printing
The power of the sun is harnessed in this early photographic technique that is perfect for capturing the natural beauty surrounding the homestead. Participants will experiment with a series of cyanotype prints be able create their own framed artwork to take home

23 NOV – Block Printing
Make your stamp set and design your own set of homewares using this deceptively simple dynamic printing technique. Participants will print a set of napkins, placemats and card sets and take home tools to continue their printing journey.

30 NOV – Natural Dyeing
Experience the alchemical magic of natural dyeing in this immersive workshop that explores both ancient and modern natural dye techniques. Create a swatch book, dye your own yarn and create and take home a delicate table runner inspired by natures palette.

7 DEC – Paper Making
This wet and wonderful workshop will help you discover the joys of papermaking. From pulping, forming and drying participants will be able to take away their own paper set and learn a basic bookbinding technique to create beautiful notebooks out of their creations.