The Art of Soap Making (FULLY BOOKED)


This workshop is fully booked. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please email to express your interest in future Art of Soap Making workshops, and we will inform you of upcoming workshop dates.

 Make your own bars of soap from scratch in this beginners’ workshop. Discover the method of cold process soap making and how to create the right balance of bubbles, creaminess and moisturisers.

Environmentally friendly and healthy for your skin, Amber Countryman’s favourite cold process recipe contains no animal fats, no palm oil and no artificial colours or fragrances. After this workshop, you will be able to make your own natural soap products in your home kitchen from basic ingredients.

Learn the process, which ingredients you can use to naturally colour your soap and what the word saponification means. Take home some glorious soap creations and try it for yourself.

All materials are provided, including soap ingredients and safety glasses. Please wear a long-sleeved, tight-fitting shirt and trousers.

Participants will take home three bars of soap each, and the knowledge of how to make more at home.

Please note that the soap takes up to four weeks to cure. Therefore, participants will have the option of taking a selection of Amber’s pre-made soaps home on the day, or coming back to the Art Gallery four weeks later to collect soaps made in the workshop.

Price: $55 | $50 Friends of the Gallery (includes all materials and three bars of soap)

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery (entry via the front of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)

Who: Anybody curious about trying a new activity or making a safe and environmentally friendly soap to use in the home or give as a gift

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery

About the Tutor 

Amber Countryman is a Central Queensland based artist, best known for her meaningful public artworks and installations created from discarded materials since 2014.  A student of Visual Arts at CQUniversity, Amber draws inspiration from the living world and current environmental concerns. 

Through creative practice, Amber's passion for environmental awareness became the inspiration for her art.  Fuelled by the desire to make a positive change to our environment, she remains driven to bring into focus an awareness that we are all part of the solution.

Leading by example, one of Amber’s lifestyle norms is environmentally friendly products in her home.


  • Sunday, 25 August 2019 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 September 2019 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Rockhampton Art Gallery, 62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton City 4700  View Map

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