CAW response to the Corona-virus pandemic update.

Revised 6 June 2022


The progress of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be carefully monitored by the Canberra Art Workshop, in order to ensure the studio is a safe environment for all attendees. Please follow the guidelines below.

Guidelines to CAW Studio Users

Stop the Spread

CAW recommends that you fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending studio activities.

Please do not enter the CAW studio if

  • you are feeling unwell, experiencing a fever, cough or any symptoms of COVID-19, the flu or a simple cold, OR

  • you have been asked to stay at home for any reason even if you have no symptoms, such as waiting for test results, possible exposure to the virus etc.

Sign In

Signing in is no longer manditory in the ACT, however if you wish to, use the QR code at the M16 entrance or in the CAW studio.


  • All studio participants must use the CAW’s online booking and payment system prior to attending. This way we manage booking lists and avoid handling cash.

  • CAW limits participants in studio activities to 14, including a tutor and model where relevant.


  • If possible, the windows and/or door should be opened during sessions to allow the flow of air.


  • Please use a hand sanitiser.

  • Labels above the two sinks in the kitchen area indicate that:

    • one is for washing crockery and cutlery only

    • the other is for all other cleaning purposes – hand washing, studio and art materials.

  • Please bring your own refreshments, mug, water bottle and/or thermos etc.

  • If you use studio cutlery and crockery, please place all items in the dishwasher. It is the responsibility of the last group each day to turn the dishwasher on and the first group in the morning to empty it. If the fridge is used, please empty it at the end of each session.

  • Each group must clean surfaces in the studio, including easels, at the end of each session.

  • The studio is professionally cleaned once a week.


Masks are not mandated in the CAW studio. However, if you find socially distancing difficult, it is recommended that you wear a mask.


  • Models should not share drapes, cushions or other materials.

  • Every model is asked to bring their own sheet and cushions. Convenors may keep a spare set in case the model is unable to comply.

CAW Committee and Convenors

Letter to ACT Health Directorate from Prue Power.

Click to read or download.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of CAW’s Covid Policy