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Weekend art workshops and master classes for adults

Our weekend workshops cater for artists too busy to escape the busy 9-5 work week, or visitors to Sydney looking for a something unique to do in Sydney. Some courses include materials while others you can pay a small fee for us to supply your materials for use in class. So there’s no reason not to dip your toe into the artistic waters. Our one day art workshops are usually held on Sunday, with some Intensive Master classes held over two days.

Many of these weekend classes are also suitable for high school students in year 9 and above.

Scroll down to browse all our weekend art workshops. If a class is not currently scheduled, join the waitlist and be the first to hear about new classes.

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Call us on 02 9564 1519 or email if you would like to discuss your enrolment options.

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Portrait Painting Master Class in Oils with Marie Mansfield

This master class style workshop is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their painting skills. The focus of this two day workshop is ‘tone’ as it relates to portrait painting. Marie Mansfield has developed a strong reputation for her tonalist portrait, landscape and still life paintings and in this workshop she will share her knowledge and skills with students. Gaining a solid understanding of tone is a vital ingredient to improving your... [More]
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Price excludes materials | Master class workshop assumes prior oil painting experience | Price includes fee for model for 2 days
Limited to 10 students

Painting | Still Life with Gusto! | Stephanie Galloway-Brown

Create a vibrant, expressive still life painting with really gutsy mark making and texture. Express yourself through the process of creation and destruction by layering and scraping to build an interesting textured surface to work back into. You will learn mark marking techniques, blending and layering that sparks your imagination. Students will use acrylic paints and incorporate other media into their work. image Stephanie Galloway-Brown Waratah and Lemons Is this course right for... [More]
Painting | Still Life with Gusto! | Stephanie Galloway-Brown
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Price excludes materials | Some prior experience an advantage

Printmaking | Etching Made Easy | Karen Ball

In this workshop students will be introduced to the intaglio printmaking technique of etching using safe, non-toxic materials. Etching has been used for centuries by artists to create fine art prints, in recent years less toxic etching methods have been developed. Join experienced printmaker Karen Ball to learn: about image composition and image selection preparing the aluminium etching plate methods of scribing into the etching plate etching the plate in copper sulphate how to... [More]
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Price includes most materials, there are some things to bring | Suitable for anyone

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Painting Clinic with Louisa Chircop

A unique art clinic for artists of all levels. The aim of this workshop is to arm you with alternative ways to solve problems with your artworks, break old habits, take risks, learn the ‘rules’ and learn when and how to break the ‘rules’. Louisa invites students to share problems they are having generally with their artworks and/or bring along old piece they would like to rework. Students will learn alternative methods for solving issues, learn new applications for a variety of... [More]
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Price includes some materials, there are items to bring | Suitable for all levels of artists including year 11 and 12 visual art students

Acrylic Painting | Bright Impressions Still Life and Fruit | Mignon Parker

Mignon Parker is well known for her fun and informative classes. In this workshop you will use acrylic paints, mixed media and maybe some collage to create a bright and colourful still life of flowers and fruit. Through demonstration and practice, students will learn learn to keep marks fresh and bold, and take home a finished painting on canvas ready to hang! Image: Still life by Mignon Parker Click here to see more of Mignon Parker's artwork Is this course right for me? This... [More]
Acrylic Painting | Bright Impressions Still Life and Fruit | Mignon Parker
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Price excludes materials | Suitable for all levels including enthusiastic beginners | High School visual art students welcome

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Drawing | Perfectly Pastel Landscapes

Learn how to create exciting and vibrant pictures from beautiful chalk pastels. Stephanie will guide you through the process step by step and you will complete a landscape painting to take home with you. You will learn mark marking techniques, blending, layering and blocking in using pastel and spirits. Develop skills in composition, design and colour harmony. Stephanie will also demonstrate how to prime your own paper ready for pastel. A perfect introduction to the world of chalk... [More]
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This workshop is for enthusiastic beginners to more experienced artist. Fee EXCLUDES materials.

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Abstract Expression in Acrylics | with Peter Griffen

Abstraction, colour and energy are the key concepts of this one day acrylic painting workshop. Join Peter Griffen for a day of hands-on experimental, abstract and semi-abstract painting. Peter will demonstrate many acrylic painting techniques, with a particular emphasis on composition, line, strong colour and collage. Simple projects will be set and participants will be encouraged to work at their own rate and in their own way, allowing themselves to be guided by the painterly... [More]
Abstract Expression in Acrylics | with Peter Griffen
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Price excludes materials | Some prior painting experience assumed

Textiles | Creating Landscapes with Felting Techniques | Denise Lithgow

An inspiring textile/felting workshop for students who want to try something a little different. In this fun one day workshop you will design and create a landscape inspired 2D hanging artwork using textiles rather than paint. Students will use pure merino wool, felting techniques and added fabrics to bring a favourite landscape/seascape scene to life. Denise will guide you through the design and creation process introducing you to techniques and materials. Denise Lithgow is one of... [More]
Textiles | Creating Landscapes with Felting Techniques | Denise Lithgow
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Material fee of $25 is payable directly to the tutor on the day. This fee covers your art materials | No experience required | Suitable for High School Visual Art Students

Acrylic Painting | Impasto Painting Techniques | Mellissa Read-Devine

Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this acrylic painting class where you will learn the ‘impasto’ painting technique. Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on surface very thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Learn how to use impasto medium with your acrylic paints, simplify shapes and keep your colours bold and bright. Mellissa is known for her impressionistic style of painting, has been the recipient of many award... [More]
Acrylic Painting | Impasto Painting Techniques | Mellissa Read-Devine
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Price excludes art materials | Some prior painting experience assumed. Students should have attended a beginner workshop or class.

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Watercolour | Travel Sketching One Day Weekend Workshop

Travel sketching or holiday sketching is a great way to record your travel experiences. You can sketch on the spot or bring your travel photos to life with sketches. In this fun class learn the tips, tricks and secrets of travel sketching class with popular watercolour tutor Susie Murphie. Students will : learn the value of having a time limit! practice capturing a scene with minimal drawing and instead use a beautiful wash of paint learn what to put in and what to leave out! learn... [More]
Watercolour | Travel Sketching One Day Weekend Workshop
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Price excludes materials | While all levels are welcome, students should have at least attended one of Susie’s beginner workshops

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