Join us from home, for a 2-hour multifaceted creative experience delivered to your door and via zoom. Tea-Total brings together things that warm the soul – musicartstorytellingand afternoon tea – creating an opportunity for you to makeshare and indulge.

In each session of Tea-Total, participants will learn visual art skills to create an artwork, responding to the Canberra community. Taking inspiration from a work created by the feature artist during the class, participants will receive step-by-step demonstrations and guidance throughout the creative process. The program pace and structure will ensure you create a work you love, even if you are a complete beginner. And if you’re a regular at TAC’s Tea-Total events, you’ll be able to develop your own home gallery of ‘local’ hidden gems & quirky characterfrom the ACT.

Local musicians will perform while you work, bringing the atmosphere of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre to your living room and providing inspiration and space to create in between each stage of the creative process. A delicious hamper for two, prepared and delivered by popular Canberra caterer The Lazy Grazer, will feed you for the afternoon. Your home-delivered Tea-Total package includes a ‘goody-bag’ from Tuggeranong Arts Centre with all of your art supplies.


Each ticket purchase includes entry for two people. Your ticket includes:

  • An art class with a professional artist, accessed via zoom
  • Streamed live music by a local musician, accessed via zoom
  • Afternoon tea hamper from The Lazy Grazer
  • Art Supplies for your class


Tickets are $120 (includes entry for two people). Numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential via Humanitix. When you book, please make sure you include your delivery address and a mobile number.

Tea-Total Saturday 23rd October Booking Link

Tea-Total Saturday 30th October Booking Link


Begin the evening by pouring a cup of tea and grazing from your food platter. Set up your art materials and workspace to live music, keeping in mind the placement of your device so it’s positioned in good view from where you’ll be working.

Your art class will kick off after a few songs from the guest musician. During the art class, the session artist will break down the creative process into easy to follow steps, explaining everything and checking in with participants along the way.

There’ll be time for questions, time for watching live demonstrations and time to paint and listen to music. There’ll also be time to stretch your legs during intermission, while more live music continues. TAC staff will be on hand to assist with any technical questions.

The Lazy Grazer will deliver your package on the same day as your class.


The Lazy Grazer Afternoon Tea Hamper for 2 inlcludes:

  • Cheese: Brie, Cheddar, Gouda
  • Cold meats: Pialligo Estate Smoked Chicken & Smoked Ham 
  • Fresh Food: grapes, strawberries, capsicum, cucumber, seasonal berries, sugar snap peas
  • Crackers: seeded and wafer
  • Canapes: Hummus and Olives
  • Sweets: Doughnuts, Scones with Jam & Cream
  • Tea

Vegan, vegetarian and GF options available when you purchase tickets.


  • Individual sets of paint brushes
  • 2 x A4 canvases
  • 2 x packs of acrylic paint
  • 2 x mixing pallet
  • 2 x led pencils

Not included:
For this session, you will also need a jar of water, a rag, and a drop cloth to put under your workspace.

October Artist: Lily Platts

Award winning artist Lily Platts will be your art tutor throughout October. Canberra-based, Lily‌ ‌Platts‌ is fascinated with the everyday world around her and draws inspiration from rituals and interactions often overlooked in daily life. Lily completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Australian National University in 2017 and a Bachelor of Visual Art Honours at RMIT, Melbourne in 2019. In 2021 Lily was a recipient of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

Participants will be guided through the process of painting an iconic Canberra bus stop. Lily will demonstrate several different stages for creating your painting. Rourke will play a song or two in between each stage, giving you time to work. Of course, you’ll be able to add your own unique touches as well.

Artworks from the pilot program

Artworks from the pilot program

Art class demonstration


Rourke Puksand has been active performer on guitar & vocals for many years, playing venues large and small across Melbourne. Now based in Canberra, Rourke is also a keen performer of musical theatre, and is set to perform the lead role of Danny in Grease, at Erindale Theatre in March 2022. His previous musical roles have included the Baker (Into the Woods), Charlie Brown (Snoopy). For Unwine-d Rourke will perform a set of popular songs from the 80’s and 90’s. Bring in the weekend with songs you love from the likes of ABBA, Cindy Lauper, Paul McCartney, Shania Twain and Michael Jackson.


Tuggeranong Arts Centre is excited to partner with popular local caterer The Lazy Grazer for Unwine-d!  Whilst Canberra remains in lockdown, The Lazy Grazer will deliver everything you need to your door including the hamper for two, local wine, and the goody-bag from Tuggeranong Arts Centre.