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Ainslie Arts Centre

Introduction to Lampshade Making - Canberra ACT

Join us for a fun morning learning the tips and tricks of modern lampshade making in a vibrant community arts hub in the heart of Canberra!

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Introduction to Lampshade Making - Canberra ACT
Introduction to Lampshade Making - Canberra ACT

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia

About the event


Participants will not only be going home with their own fabulous, unique drum lampshade, but will get a thorough grounding into the art of modern lampshade making, where the fabric is bonded to the lampshade wall - no sewing is involved.

You have a choice of 3 sizes (S, M, L) - options shown at checkout.


In this beginner-level workshop there is a min. of 6 and max. of 12 students - you are guaranteed personal attention.

It is followed same day by the Lined Lampshade Workshop -  if you want to have a whole day of lampshade luxury, then you're very welcome to join us for both workshops!


Our workshop is located in the Ainslie Arts Centre, part of a twin heritage art hub located in Canberra CBD - home to the largest collective of artists, theatre makers, dancers and musicians in the ACT.

Parking and Public Transport options are incredibly convenient - check out their website for all the details.


  • No prior knowlegde, or skills are required for this workshop.  I'll be taking you step by step through each stage of the process - although it is a little fiddly - I'll be doing my best to make this as easy and fun as possible!
  • Minimum age is 16years
  • Physical dexterity is required in the form of using scissors to cut fabric and other materials accurately, and to use your hands to perform many procedures

What's included

  • All the supplies you'll need are included (except fabric*).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools
  • Notes summarising everything you learnt in the workshop, including a list of resources for future purchases
  • Private link to real-time video showing the full workshop process
  • We'll stop mid-morning for refreshments; BYO or grab a cuppa from the adjacent cafe

What to bring

  • BYO fabric* (see below)
  • A pair of good, sharp fabric scissors if you have them, but no worries if you don't (I have plenty)
  • A pair of ordinary craft type scissors
  • An old credit, or store loyalty card (something that doesn't matter if it gets a bit bent)


  • BYO FABRIC:  The detailed info you need re. type and qty of fabric will be emailed following booking
  • In summary: you'll need a piece of fabric minimum width 110cm (for Medium shade) or 135cm (for Large shade) x 50cm. Best types are natural fibres (cotton or linen) or mix of natural and poly.  AVOID thick/stretchy/frayey/silky/sheer or stiff.

What else

  • Kits are available to purchase so you can turn your lampshade into a pair, or different size, when ytou get home
  • Please either bring cash or your credit card/phone to pay
  • Check out our YouTube channel for lots of tips and tricks to help you prepare for this workshop!


Due to the difficulties of refilling short-notice vacancies in small-group workshops I'm sorry but NO REFUNDS are available.

However - if you're unable to make it you can transfer your booking to a friend or family-member to attend in your place on the day.

If you are sick, and can provide a Drs certificate, a credit will be provided for future workshop.

Further info

Following booking an info sheet will be emailed to you with all the details about our location, what to bring and more.  If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact me via the Contact form.

YouTube chanel has lots of short videos helping you prepare for this workshop.


  • Lampshade Making Canberra

    Choose from 3 sizes of Drum shades to make in this workshop, which includes all the supplies (except fabric), notes and tuition.

    From A$140.00 to A$180.00
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    • A$140.00
    • A$160.00
    • A$180.00



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