EBACC Beading Workshop

EBACC is delighted to be able to offer a Beading Workshop. 

If you are interested then please call 0412 155 391, email ebacc.email@gmail.com or send a message through the Contact page of our web site: www.ebacc.com.au/contact/

Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is suitable for both those new to beading and those who have already made beaded jewellery. During the first week the tutor will demonstrate the basic skills. The tutor will supply a kit to make two items – a pair of earrings and an angel charm (cost $5 per student). The student will then make the earrings and angel charm in the class.

Students may choose to make one of the tutor’s suggested projects during the second week. The tutor will provide a bracelet kit for $10 and necklace kit for $15. Alternatively, the student will be able to make a project of their own choice. The tutor will provide information regarding suppliers.

  • Tutor: Diane Cheetham
  • Dates:  Saturdays 8th and 29th September 2018
  • Time:
    • Week 1: 10:00 – 12 noon
    • Week 2: 12 noon – 16:00
  • Workshop Fee: $80
  • Membership: $20 if not already an EBACC member
  • Tutor will supply:
    • A kit for the earrings and angel charm to be made in Week 1 – cost $5 per student
    • (Optional) kit for a project to be made in Week 2: Bracelet $10 per student; Necklace $15 per student
    • All tools required for use during the class
  • Students to provide
    • Materials for the Week 2 project if they choose to make a project of their own choice

EBACC Crochet Workshop

EBACC is pleased to announce that we are offering another Crochet Workshop.  Crochet is a very popular craft at the moment and so we expect demand to be high for this workshop.  Book soon to ensure your place – places available on a strictly first come, first served basis.

This workshop will run over two Saturdays. During the first week the tutor will teach the basic crochet stiches and how to follow a pattern. Students will then be able to embark on a project of their choice, returning for a second Saturday for further help with their chosen project.

This workshop is also suitable for people who are already able to crochet but want to expand their skills.

  • Tutor: Mrda (Merrill) Hawthorne
  • Dates:  Saturdays 25th August and 1st September 2018
  • Time: 10:00 – 14:00
  • Workshop Fee: $100
  • Membership: $20 if not already an EBACC member
  • Tutor will supply (at no cost to students):
    • Other crochet hooks for use during the class
    • Extra yarn
    • Books etc. for ideas
  • Students to provide
    • 4.5mm crochet hook
    • Acrylic yarn
    • (Possibly) An idea for a project

If you are interested then please call 0412 155 391, email EBACC.email@gmail.com or send a message through the Contact page of our web site: www.ebacc.com.au/contact/

EBACC Watercolours Workshop

We are delighted to be able to offer a one day Watercolour Workshop, led by Judith Hoste.

  • Date: Saturday 18th August 2018
  • Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Cost: $80.

Register now by phoning 0412 155 391 or emailing ebacc.email@gmail.com

Registrations for this wrokshop close on Wednesday 8th August 2018.

EBACC Pop Up Shop at Ettalong Markets

Have you visited the EBACC pop-up shop at Ettalong Markets yet? Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of January 2018.

So much on offer – paintings, pottery, jewellery, textiles and lots more! Something for everyone. Don’t miss out – see you there!

Landscapes in Pastels

Hot off the press!

Those of you who have previously completed a workshop with Gwynneth Boyce will know how good they are!  We are delighted that Gwynneth has agreed to teach another workshop for us in February 2018.

Click here to find out about Gwynneth’s next workshop – Landscapes in Pastels

Vale Penny Riley

photo of smiling woman

EBACC Founder, Penny Riley

Members of Ettalong Beach Arts & Craft Centre joined the family and friends at Palmdale Crematorium on Tuesday 28th January 2014 to bid their last goodbyes to Penny.

The relationship that Penny had with EBACC goes back to 1986 when she started teaching pottery to students, many of whom are still members to this day, attending other classes, teaching or serving on the committee.

The members had been using a house owned by The Ettalong Beach War Memorial club for around 10 years when Penny decided to kick start the movement for the art centre to have their own premises. She was the driving force behind the construction of EBACC’s current premises in Kitchener Park. With support from Gosford City Council, State and Federal Government the transition to the new building was under way.

Her tireless work on this project was recognised by Gosford City Council in 1994 when she was presented with an Australia Day Award for community service.

1996 saw Penny receive an award for Cultural Services to the Community and a Community Service Award from Rotary International in 2002.

Penny was made an inaugural life member or Ettalong Beach Arts & Craft Centre in 2001 and regarded this as one of her proudest moments.

So much more could be said but this short poem written by her loving son Tim says it all.

The potter’s wheel, it turns like life

Dancing to the tune of the potter’s fife

Making magic pots from dirty clay

To admire or use from day to day.


Penny loved potting, throwing and glazing

And firing up the kiln to get pots amazing

The kiln, the wheel, the clay were her life

Cutting clay slabs with a muddy knife.


Penny’s life was like the potter’s wheel

Round and round from head to heel

She loved art, music and culture too

A patient teacher through and through.


We’ll miss her laugh and coffee mug

So give her one last, large, loving hug

And pray she meets some potters above

Because she’s a person we all love.