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Term Courses

Our week-on-week term courses allow students to immerse themselves in a range of media, learn new skills and become part of our art community. With classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in a range subjects.

Mid-term enrolments are welcome in many of our courses.

Workshops

For those interested in a one-off session, try our Weekend Workshops which run year-round on Saturdays and Sundays.

Special Offer: Any adult student enrolled in a Term course receives a 10% discount on any weekend workshop in the same term, click below for more information:

Special Offers

Our week-on-week term courses allow students to immerse themselves in a range of media, learn new skills and become part of our art community. Our classes are available at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels allowing students to follow through a course of study.

We are currently in Term 4. Late enrolments are welcome, where you can join a class that has already started at a reduced cost (the discount is applied automatically at check out).

Our next Term program is Term 1 2024. Key dates for next term are below:

  • Priority Enrolment: 11 Dec (current students have early access to re-enrol)
  • Early Bird Enrolment: opens 12 Dec (classes are open to everyone)
  • Program dates: 1 Feb – 27 March

Terms

2024 Summer Art School: 3-14 January, weekends 21/22, 27/28 January + 3/4 February
Term 1 2024: 1 February – 27 March
Term 2 2024: 6 May – 1 July (*no classes Kings Birthday holiday Monday 10 June, make up class is Monday 1 July)
Term 3 2024: 29 July – 22 September
Term 4 2024: 21 October – 15 December

Note that we offer a Priority Enrolment Period for current students to reenrol in their term class one week before we open Earlybird Enrolments to new students.

Public holidays

Easter weekend: 29 March-1 April
Anzac Day: 25 April
Kings Birthday: Monday 10 June
October Long Weekend: Monday 7 October

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  • Beginners: Beginner courses build confidence and skills, exploring the fundamentals and theory of art, including drawing, colour and composition across various media. Students are nurtured and encouraged to find their voice.
  • Intermediate (some experience):* More experienced students can build on their skills by focusing on a particular medium in-depth or finessing a style or technique.
  • Advanced (Masterclass): For students who are confident and experienced and are striving to explore new or traditional techniques.

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Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

This course teaches you the fundamentals of classical painting whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to develop your painting skills. You can also work on your own projects under the mentorship of Jackson. You are encouraged to go at your own pace and to enjoy learning in a relaxed studio environment. Jackson has a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, and his teaching is informed by... [More]
$635 $445 Limited inc GST
Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

<p>This course teaches you the fundamentals of classical painting whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to

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Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More>. Fee excludes materials.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ash Frost

Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ash Frost

This class will transform the way you paint!  Suitable for anyone who has been painting for a while but reached a creative block, feels stale or needs some technical intervention.  In this studio-based course, work with experienced tutor and award-winning artist Ashley Frost who is known for his palette knife paintings with compositions that use light to capture a fleeting moment in time. Ashley will recommend structured exercises to help students overcome technical difficulties... [More]
$695 $487 Limited inc GST
Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ash Frost

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Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

Do you want to work on your painting or drawing projects, but would like the guidance of a tutor? Would you like to learn how to develop an idea into a finished work or refine your artistic style? Then this is the open studio class for you. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, you will learn much in this course. Sally has a choice of drawing techniques, introduction to colour, and other projects to get you started. Under the guidance of experienced tutor and artist,... [More]
$685 $480 Limited inc GST
Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

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Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More> Price excludes materials.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Drawing Course | Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

Drawing Course | Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

Learn the fundamentals of how to draw with charcoal - one of the most versatile and expressive mediums. Students will experiment with various techniques to capture a variety of subject matter, such as still life, landscape, portraits and the figure. Michael will provide tips and tricks on how to simplify some of the most seemingly complex forms into basic geometric shapes that make drawing digestible and fun. Students will learn how to embed structure into their drawings before... [More]
$475 Limited inc GST
Drawing Course | Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

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<p>Learn the fundamentals of how to draw with charcoal - one of the most versatile and expressive mediums. Students will experiment with

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This class is also suitable for high school students. Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More> Price *excludes* materials
$475 Limited inc GST
Drawing Course | Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

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<p>Learn the fundamentals of how to draw with charcoal - one of the most versatile and expressive mediums. Students will experiment with

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This class is also suitable for high school students. Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More> Price *excludes* materials

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Advanced Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara

Advanced Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara

Take your hand-building ceramic artworks to the next level. Students will expand upon previous knowledge to create more advanced clay sculptures. Students will focus on finding and developing their own voice in clay using various techniques that your tutor Tanya Bechara uses in her own practice. Students will develop their own style through experimentation and exploration. Includes handbuilding and sculptural techniques, surface treatments like airbrushing, sgraffitto, carving,... [More]
$600 Limited inc GST
Advanced Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara

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This is an advanced course. Not for beginners. Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More>

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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Discover the art of sketching urban street scenes through our Urban Sketching and Perspective with Pen and Watercolour Wash term course! Learn how to transform your surroundings into captivating sketches by mastering key tips, skills and strategies. Explore the urban environment with a professional artist with a 20 years’ experience in freehand sketching for architecture and urban design to capture street scenes, buildings and public spaces in sketched compositions – then bring... [More]
$450 Limited inc GST
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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Watercolour Painting for Beginners with Tanya Baily

Watercolour Painting for Beginners with Tanya Baily

Go back to basics or start from scratch to refresh your skills and learn the fundamentals of painting with watercolours. This course will cover the full range of watercolour techniques from the past and contemporary with loads of practical exercises and a solid understanding of different papers and watercolour materials. There will be practice with sketching and working plein air, and you will learn how to make longer finished studio watercolours. Perfect for beginners and great... [More]
$560 $392 Limited inc GST
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Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More>  Suits new and continuing students. Enrolments welcome anytime.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Watercolour Studio with Tanya Baily

Watercolour Studio with Tanya Baily

A new weekly watercolour class for students of all abilities. This is an opportunity for you to bring images and projects of your own to the studios and to learn the techniques you need to complete the watercolour works of your choice. Tanya will work individually with students at their level, encouraging experimentation and the development of each student’s personal style. What to expect Studio sessions may begin with demonstrations and technical instruction by Tanya that is... [More]
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Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More> Price *excludes* materials. Ask about casual attendance in this studio class.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Oil Painting after the Masters with Michelle Hiscock

Oil Painting after the Masters with Michelle Hiscock

Discover the fundamental techniques of oil painting and build your own beautiful collection of masterpieces by artists such as, Raphael, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Leonardo da Vinci. Michelle Hiscock guides you in this practical investigation of classical painting techniques with expert demonstrations of methods and materials including preparation of supports, coloured grounds, tonal underpainting, the palette, colour mixing and structuring oil paint in layers. You will have... [More]
$540 $378 Limited inc GST
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Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Tanya Bechara

Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Tanya Bechara

Learn to make functional and decorative ceramics with Tanya Bechara, an award-winning ceramicist known for her whimsical creations featuring Australian native fauna. Whether your taste leans decorative or crisp and clean, Tanya's 20+ years of experience can guide your creative vision and practice in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.  Students will be introduced to clay hand building fundamentals: coiling, pinching, slab building and sculpture. Using these techniques, students will... [More]
$595 $417 Limited inc GST
Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Tanya Bechara

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