Membership has benefits.

Membership gives you a huge range of benefits.
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Full Membership


Per annum renewable
every 12 months from joining date.

Pensioners / Superannuants


Per annum renewable
every 12 months from joining date.


Full-time Students


Per annum renewable
every 12 months from joining date.

Canberra Art Workshop is a thriving studio centre for the arts in the M16 Artspace. We welcome all artists, from complete beginners to practicing professionals.

You’ll find a group that’s right for you — life drawing, pastel, watercolour, portraiture, printmaking, and others — all run in Canberra Art Workshop’s studio.

As well as the self-directed art groups, we also provide weekend workshops, tutored classes, art talks, group shows, and exhibitions.

Canberra Art Workshop is a non-profit body. We are self-funded, owned and operated by our members. We are gratefully supported by many volunteers including Convenors, Events, Communications and Exhibition Teams, and our Website Manager.

We are managed by an elected voluntary Committee.

Renewing membership?

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A few FAQs that are asked regularly.


If I join, what can I expect?

The CAW is welcoming to artists of all skill levels and offers a stimulating and supportive environment for them artists to learn and practice.
There are a wide variety of activities to choose from (see pages in this website).
Members receive discounts on all CAW Classes and Workshops. However, Art Groups do apply some extra fees per term and for models (where applicable).
Members receive a monthly newsletter which keeps them up to date on all activities and discussions within the Association.

How does a free trial work?

Art Group participants are required to be a financial member of CAW.
But members or prospective members are offered one free trial session in an Art Group before they must join CAW and/or pay term fees.

How is CAW governed and managed?

The CAW is a volunteer Association, governed by a Committee. Committee members, including office bearers, are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting and serve a one-year term.
Convenors are the leaders of our Art Groups and offer a welcome to all participants.
Volunteer Teams of members are formed to undertake the work involved in various activities, such as Events, Communications, Exhibitions and Membership.

Can I show my artwork?

CAW offers a variety of ways for members to show their work.
There are 2 annual exhibitions (see exhibition page) that shows an online Gallery displaying the artwork for the following 12 months.
A rotating studio exhibition is open to all Art Group participants.

How can I volunteer?

CAW welcomes volunteers. You can email us on [email protected] to offer your help.