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Sip & Snip (18+)

From: $65.00

  • 3 hours
  • ALL levels welcome
  • ALL materials included
  • For ages 18+ (big boys & girls)
  • About the workshop

    Need some time out? Need an escape? Then become the creator of your very own visual journey where you get to dabble in what some artists may call the dark arts of contemporary art, i.e. collage.

    Why? Because have you ever been told NOT to cut up books? Exactly!

    In this workshop, you’ll be ENCOURAGED to do just that! But instead of destroying things, you’ll get to create a whole new world of your own – almost like a dream, but on paper.

  • What you will learn

    Bring along yourself and/or a playmate – be it your bestie, secret-not-so-secret crush, visiting family/friends, date or loved ones and surprise yourself with the always-unexpected result of the most unique piece of art straight from your imagination!

    You’ll be presented with an eclectic collection of a specially curated selection of paper paraphernalia (vintage children’s books, encyclopaedias, National Geographics, calendars from olde, etc) and led through a step-by-step approach.

    The deeper we go into the workshop, the more freedom you’ll have, but I’ll be there to gently guide you all along the way, without being invasive.

    Welcome to the incomparable thrill of cutting into what you’ve always been told wasn’t allowed.

    You’ll cut out ONLY the parts that resonate with YOU, that matter and stand out to YOU. The result will be something UNIQUELY YOU.

    Groups are kept small (max 7) so it’s not overwhelming, and light refreshments & French background music will be served.

    You’ll be sitting in the dreamiest, light-filled studio on the planet, situated next to a stunning pool with water fountains. It’s a healing sort of place – one that makes people leave with a smile.

Happy clients

Dawn Rieniets (Kangaroo Spotting)
Rochelle is an incredibly warm and welcoming host. Her studio feels like a magical little cottage from a time long ago which was the perfect setting for creativity. As a painter, I felt like collaging helped me tune into a different part of my imagination and now I’m brimming with ideas. I would love to go back again!
The sip n snip workshop is such fun. Rochelle is wonderfully warm and welcoming for all. I recommend it for anyone looking to try creating art through collage in a relaxed, non judgemental environment.
Mog vGB
I always really enjoy Rochelle's collage workshops, and while the Vision Board workshop was a different activity to what we had done before it was all handled with the same incredible enthusiasm, sharing and support as her other offerings. I really appreciated getting the plan for the day and the structure worked very well for the Vision Board process. I went home with a finished Vision Board that is beautiful and inspiring and is now hanging on my wall above my desk. Rochelle's studio is truly a magical place that fosters and encourages creativity and a sense of exploration and play that makes the sometimes vulnerable process of making art feel both safe and very fun.
Nicole sheehan
A calm, beautiful, peaceful studio to release and reset doing a vision board ❤️ highly recommend this class! A must
Natalia Orel
Last week I stumbled upon a gem and booked a holiday workshop. It was out of this world experience - from the moment we approached the studio, we felt the magic of Rochelle and her carefully curated space, whimsical and dreamy, Poolside Montsalvat. The art of collage is a highly potent self-expression tool, and Rochelle knows how to guide and inspire you. My 8yo loved it, and definitely will be back together with me.
Siobhan Jennings
I cannot recommend Rochelle’s workshops enough! Rochelle is so warm and extremely generous with her time and guidance. I’m so happy with the piece I created in the workshop and I can’t wait to do another class!
Strubing Farm
What a wonderful class! My daughter had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed creating her collage piece. The studio is a beautiful space and Rochelle is such a delightful person! Very kind and patient with the kids. Thoroughly recommend.
Jesse A
I recently had the pleasure of participating in a fantastic collage workshop hosted by Rochelle at her stunning studio at Montsalvat, Eltham. It was an eye-opening, creative journey. Many thanks to Rochelle for such a wonderful experience!
Nah Yeah
I attended a great workshop with Rochelle at her beautiful studio in Eltham. Rochelle provided us with lots of materials and supplies and provided a lovely warm, welcoming space. I really enjoyed the relaxing music and healthy snacks and tea. Such a beautiful creative experience. Thanks Rochelle!

Frequently asked

  • What to bring

    If you’re a leftie, please bring along your leftie scissors.

    BUCKETLOADS of curiosity!

    Water bottles are highly encouraged. Please make sure they can safely close to avoid spillage on paper materials.

    Although light refreshments will be provided for sessions that exceed 2hrs, including basic tea/coffee-making facilities, you’re welcome to BYO plate/preferred drink(s) to share.

    Any words (poems, lyrics, letters, literature) & photos/prints/paper materials you may wish to incorporate into your art piece. However, the wide, eclectic selection of visual material I’ll provide, will be more than enough if you choose to come as a clean slate (the latter HIGHLY recommended)!

  • Arrival & other info

    Montsalvat’s Opening hours to the public are from Wed – Sundays, 10am-4pm.

    If your Collage Session falls WITHIN this timeframe, please announce yourself at Montsalvat Reception where your name will be on the guestlist.

    The Receptionist will guide you towards your adventure at STORYHOLDING Poolside Studio.

    If your Collage Session falls OUTSIDE this timeframe (i.e. on a Monday/Tuesday or in the evening), an email will be sent upon your booking confirmation for special entrance instructions.

    Toilets available on-site.

  • Where is the class / workshop located?

    All workshops are located at Storyholding studio (at the pool, Montsalvat), 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095, Australia.

  • Cancellations and refunds

    If we cancel the class / workshop: you are entitled to a full refund.

    If you can’t attend the class: you’re welcome to send someone in your place or a refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. Free of charge.

    A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

    No changes will be allowed after these times.

  • Terms and conditions

    Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Storyholding or organised by Storyholding must agree to the below terms and conditions.

    Liability waiver

    I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Storyholding.

    Photo and video

    I agree to give Storyholding unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Storyholding  classes and events or on Storyholding premises. (For use of Storyholding marketing materials).


    To secure your place in a class, course or workshop, full payment at the time of booking is required.

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