Corner Pitman & Howell St. Greenway 


NOVEMBER, 1st to 4th, 2024


Contemporary Craft Retreat, Canberra

The Contemporary Craft Retreat is a combined Polymer Clay, Metal Clay, Art Doll, Air-Dry Clay, Paverpol, Felting, Beading, Mixed Media Workshop Event. We invite you to learn a variety of contemporary art and craft skills from the cream of Australia's most talented Contemporary Clay, Paverpol and Art/Craft Instructors.
Meet and mingle with like minded people in the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club, Level 3, and enjoy wholesome, tasty meals of your choice from the Café or Restaurant on Level 2.

The Contemporary Craft Retreat is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a friendly, creative, fun-filled weekend away.....or you may prefer to attend classes for one day only.

Visitors may select and book your Accommodation nearby, there are two options within walking distance. 
Accommodation is available at the Alpha Hotel, Greenway and also The Abode, Tuggeranong.
I have organised with The Alpha for special rates at $149/ night twin share, please mention The Craft Retreat when booking..... and get in early or you may miss out on the special deal.
(Let us know if you are coming on your own and wish to share a room.)

                                               Class Times:                                          Cost:                               
                                       Friday        10am to 5.30pm             $145  (plus kit)       
                               Saturday    9am to 5.30pm              $150 (plus kit)
                               Sunday      9am to 5.30pm               $150 (plus kit)
                               Monday     9am to 4pm                     $140 (plus kit)

This is a Community Event, fees go directly to running this not-for profit event which cover venue hire, Instructor fees, advertising and other associated running costs. Organiser's work over the weekend & do not receive any payment for their time & effort.

Corner Pitman & Howell St.


Park under the Club, (turn off Cowlishaw St).
Sign in on level 2
Retreat is on Level 3

Contemporary Craft Retreat DONATES
 to .....

2019  Ladies of Samunnat

Namaskar    We are very grateful for your generosity and heartedly thankful for the support. On behalf of ladies of Samunnat they would like to say Namaskar and thank you. Here we are thinking of the donation money could go for the health treatment like cancer. Women are in high risk of cancer here and the treatment is very expensive so we thought if we keep the fund for it, we can at least support like donating for buying medicine or check-ups for our ladies. Now we can start keeping fund for the health treatment. Thank you so much. Danyabad Tapai lai. 🙏🙏🙏
Lots of loveKopila and ladies of Samunnat. 2019

2020, The year of Covid-19     

Namaskar    We are very pleased to know about your generosity at this difficult time. The situation of infection now is spreading in the community so we are very vulnerable. In Spite of all the hard time we have slowly coming back to the work which we need also. We have been lockdown for 120 days which was really stressful and question of the survival. Here is a high risk of infection cause you know our health system. But at this stage in Your initiation of Cotter retreat has donated a huge amount which really makes a difference in our ladies life. We are very grateful and delighted for such a kind and loving generosity. Thank you very very much on behalf of the Samunnat ladies.

With lots of love   Samunnat ladies and Kopila.

2022....... donated to Samunnat and WWF Nature Australia.

Namaste from Tansen in western Nepal to all you lovely Contemporary Craft Retreaters.  I wanted to say thank you to you all.  I can't begin to tell you how much the money will be appreciated. While we have been able to keep selling the jewellery and running the programs, income has dropped significantly (as it has everywhere) and need has increased.   We have more women and children staying at the house than ever before. 


On behalf of all the native species and beautiful natural places you will help with your donations to WWF-Australia, thank you!  Your generous gift will help create a world where people and nature can thrive together.