Monday, 27 June 2011

Welcome to.... The Classrooms

Hey everyone... check out the new expansion of the Schoolhouse into the Classrooms. If you know anyone interested in a space get them to get in touch IMMEDIATELY. We are almost full up. email

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Kids these days are so dam cool! I had more fun than any of them at the NLNL Kids Dance Party on Sat afternoon. They taught me how to Jerk and Sponge Bob.... Wooop!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Broadsheet love Gemma's sewing classes!

 Broadsheet love Gemma's up coming class at the SHS so do we!....

Here are the details...
Project: Totally Awesome Winter CAPE!

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm commencing Saturday 23rd June

Location: School House Studios, 97 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

You do not have to own a sewing machine to participate, as machines will be provided.

Cost: $105 (for all three classes)

Preparation: If you already own a machine, become familiar with it. At first, learn how your machine's tension works. Try sewing a neat straight line, then try sewing a neat circle. Try and find the reverse function on your machine. Try threading your machine, and refilling your cotton spool. You will soon realise that most machines are similar.

What to bring: 
·  3 by 1.5 Metres of warm fabric for the outer side of your cape. I would suggest 100% pure wool.
·  3 by 1.5 Metres of light fabric for the inside of your cape. I would suggest 100% pure cotton.
·  A pair of sharp fabric scissors.
·  A fabric pencil.
·  A box of pins.
·  Cotton which matches your fabric colour
·  A clasp or button to close your cape. I would suggest a button similar to that used on a duffel coat.
Session 1:
·  Layout and cut out all fabric / pattern pieces
·  Learn how to lay out pattern pieces (with out wasting fabric)
·  Straight / bias grain awareness
·  Reading a pattern
·  Notches
Session 2:
·  Sewing on hood
·  Pin and sew outer edges, zig zag cut and press
·  General stitch machine skills
·  Reinforcing stitches
·  Stitch tension.
·  Reading a pattern cont:
·  Reading notches cont:
Session 3:
·  Pressing edges.
·  Sew the opening closed.
·  Sew on clasp
·  Neat finishing
Helpful places to visit: The fabric store on Brunswick street have some nice fabrics, or you could try Clegs on Elizabeth street in the city, or Spotlight on Sydney Road, or Lincraft on little Collins Street.

BRUNCH of muffins, pastries, freshly ground drip coffee orange juice will be provided!
If you would like to reserve a place, please let me know.

G E M M A  P A T F O R D
+61 439 423 959

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Two Bright Lake on Art Nation!!

Two Bright Lakes featured on Art Nation this week! Filmed in the Schoolhouse. Don't miss watching this awesome video and Otis' tv debut!

Thursday, 16 June 2011


Amazing night last night at the Schoolhouse Studios. Bec put on a great night of music and dancing for us all in the Chapel. Thanks to Jacob Silver, The Pups and The Harpoons for playing... you're all super talented. Sorry to those of you who didn't make it in, we had a totally full house. 


                                    Door bitches
                               Fugazza Love -
                               Jacob Silver

                                The Pups
                                The Pups
                                The Harpoons

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


                    We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny winters day on Saturday for the second
                     Show and Tell at Schoolhouse. Everyone was in very good spirits despite a large 
                     evening at RAOB GAB on Friday night.
                                    Ceiba Tree goodness.

                                 Elizabeth has been busy making precious little houses to sell.
                                 There is even a miniature Schoolhouse Studios.

                            Beth in her amazing Justin Bieber outfit selling hand woven necklaces.

                               Ella's Pot Luck  Preserves

                                Cieba Tree Hectapus and a couple of Alice's jars
                                 Lovely Melissa
                                 Ella and Mitra
                               Pot Luck scented candles.
                            Ella and her Pot Luck preserving equipment in her beautiful studio.
                             Martha Betty caused most of us to leave the market broke
                             due to her amazing spread of vintage clothes.
                               Marnie and Katie - many say they look like sisters.
                               Marni's beautiful hand made jewellery.

                                 New tattoo...nlnl

Saturday, 11 June 2011