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Summer Art School 2021 now enrolling

Make a creative start to the New Year at Art Est. Art School’s annual Summer Art School for adults weekdays 4-8 January 2021, and weekends 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 January.

  • One, two and three day workshops to enjoy over the week 4-8 January 2020
  • Workshops for all skill levels and interests
  • Experienced and award winning tutors
  • Painting, drawing and printmaking classes in a wide range of media and across different genres are available in our 4 spacious and dedicated teaching studios that are air-conditioned for a more comfortable experience
  • Pottery wheel and ceramics classes in our purpose built ceramics studio that includes 8 pottery wheels, spacious and fully equipped hand building studio, 2 kilns and glazing studio.
  • A maximum 8-10 students per class depending which studio is used (8 for pottery wheel classes) for optimal learning
  • All Summer Art School workshops suitable for HSC and senior school students

Be creative and covid safe

As we navigate our way around COVID-19 and implement covid-safe measures we continue to offer classes on site in our spacious studios. Additional measures will be in place to ensure our students and tutors are in a safe environment. Classes are limited to 8-10 students depending on the studio allocated.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Try something new to kick off the new year, or if you are a visitor to Sydney try something fun and different.

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Pottery Wheel Intensive | 2 day workshop

Pottery Wheel Intensive | 2 day workshop

Course overview If you’ve always wanted to have a go at throwing pots in clay on the the pottery wheel, then this introductory workshop is a perfect start. In this two day workshop you will learn and practice the basics of wheel throwing pottery! This session is suitable for absolute beginners or those who have a little previous experience and would like to practice under the guidance of a tutor. With only 8 students per class, you will watch tutor demonstrations and receive... [More]
$350 $333 Limited inc GST
Pottery Wheel Intensive | 2 day workshop

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A great beginners intensive workshop.
$350 Limited inc GST
Pottery Wheel Intensive | 2 day workshop

<p>{image name:“pottery-wheel-for-beginners-hero1”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>If you’ve always wanted to have a go at throwing pots in clay on the the pottery wheel, then this

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A great beginners intensive workshop.

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

Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners | Two Day Workshop with Matilda Michell

Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners | Two Day Workshop with Matilda Michell

Course overview Painting with oils will be demystified as you learn the fundamentals of oil painting in this two day workshop. Students will be guided step-by-step through the process of planning and painting in oil paints and take home your own colour charts and small finished paintings. Award winning artist Matilda Michell is your tutor. Matilda has been a finalist in numerous major prizes including the Eutick Memorial Still life Award, the Black Swan Portraiture Prize and the... [More]
$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners | Two Day Workshop with Matilda Michell

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This workshop includes materials.

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

Ceramics | Bird Sculptures for your Garden with Kara Pryor

Ceramics | Bird Sculptures for your Garden with Kara Pryor

Course Overview Kara will instruct you on how to make a big bird sculpture for your garden. You will learn various clay sculpting methods including coiling and slab techniques to construct your bird. Give texture to your design and add colour and personality using underglazes ready for firing in our kilns. Every bird sculpture will be unique and once glaze fired will be garden ready. Is this course right for me? Suitable for anyone – no experience necessary. Materials All... [More]
$150 $142 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Bird Sculptures for your Garden with Kara Pryor

<h3 id="CourseOverview">Course Overview</h3><p>Kara will instruct you on how to make a big bird sculpture for your garden. You will learn various clay sculpting methods including coiling and slab

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

Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

Enjoy sharpening your watercolour skills in this three-day workshop. Susie will address the many mistakes that are so easy to make in watercolour and how to avoid or fix them. And she will teach you how to make your work have more impact and confidence. All while having lots of fun. She will teach you how to control your tone, how to mix colours with subtlety and how to apply the paint so it always looks beautiful and transparent. She will also cover basic and effective drawing.... [More]
$540 $513 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

<p>{image name:“Adult-Painting-Watercolour-Wonders-hero”}</p><p>Enjoy sharpening your watercolour skills in this three-day workshop. Susie will address the many mistakes that are so easy to make in

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This is a three day workshop. Fee does not include materials.

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

Drawing | Dynamic Urban Landscapes in Charcoal & Mixed Media with Jody Graham

Drawing | Dynamic Urban Landscapes in Charcoal & Mixed Media with Jody Graham

Course overview A two-day workshop about how to draw buildings and street scenes in mixed media. This workshop is ideal for people who what to learn how to draw buildings and street scenes with a better understanding of perspective. The class suits people who have an interest in mix media, architecture and a desire to express their artistic voice in unique artworks. Held in our studio over 2 days, this is a comprehensive contemporary drawing workshop. What to expect in this 2 day... [More]
$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Dynamic Urban Landscapes in Charcoal & Mixed Media with Jody Graham

<p>{image name:“drawing-urban-jody-graham-hero”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>A two-day workshop about how to draw buildings and street scenes in mixed media. This workshop is

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Fee does not include materials.

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

Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

Course overview Dogs are a regular subject in Tannya Harricks' work and she was commissioned by Walker Books to paint the illustrations for picture books Dingo (2018) and Kookaburra (2020). In this workshop explore your favourite animal subject in a loose and expressive way. Bring your own dog/animal/pet reference and sketches to paint from and have fun exploring different approaches and techniques to help loosen up and develop your individual approach to painting. Is this course... [More]
$180 $171 Limited inc GST
Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

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

Ceramics | Big Plant and Little Plant Pots with Kara Pryor

Ceramics | Big Plant and Little Plant Pots with Kara Pryor

Course Overview Have fun playing with clay and learn fundamental clay hand building methods to make Big Plant and Little Plant Pots. Add your own design using sgraffito surface decorating techniques to add colour and personality to your contemporary ceramic ware. The vessels you make will be glaze fired so they will be functional to use as planters. Is this course right for me? Suitable for anyone – no experience necessary. Materials All materials and kiln firing is included in the... [More]
$150 $142 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Big Plant and Little Plant Pots with Kara Pryor

<h3 id="CourseOverview">Course Overview</h3><p>Have fun playing with clay and learn fundamental clay hand building methods to make Big Plant and Little Plant Pots. Add your own design using sgraffito

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Fee includes materials and firing.

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

Ceramics | Wheel Throwing Pottery Introduction | one day workshop

Ceramics | Wheel Throwing Pottery Introduction | one day workshop

Workshop overview: If you’ve always wanted to have a go at wheel throwing pottery, then this is introductory workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn and practice the basics and you’re sure to get hooked! This session is suitable for absolute beginners or those who have already had a go and would like to practice under the guidance of a tutor. What to expect: watch demonstrations by your tutor who will show you step by step what to do learn how to prepare your clay... [More]
$175 $166 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Wheel Throwing Pottery Introduction | one day workshop

<h3 id="Workshopoverview">Workshop overview: </h3><p>If you’ve always wanted to have a go at wheel throwing pottery, then this is introductory workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn and

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

Acrylic Painting | Big Juicy Impasto Painting |  Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Big Juicy Impasto Painting | Mellissa Read-Devine

Course overview Bright impasto acrylic painting, so thick and textural it is almost delicious! Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this acrylic painting class where you will learn about ‘impasto’ painting, a technique used in painting where paint is laid on the 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... [More]
$180 $171 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | Big Juicy Impasto Painting | Mellissa Read-Devine

<h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>Bright impasto acrylic painting, so thick and textural it is almost delicious! Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this acrylic painting class where you will

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Fee does not include materials.
Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Arthur Streeton | Michelle Hiscock

Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Arthur Streeton | Michelle Hiscock

Discover the pleasures of landscape painting in oils through an intimate study of a work by Arthur Streeton from the major retrospective of his work at the art gallery of New South Wales. In this two day workshop you will be introduced to the fundamental principles of oil painting including preparation of supports and coloured grounds, underpainting, setting the palette, selecting brushes, colour mixing and paint handling. Michelle Hiscock will share her extensive knowledge of the... [More]
$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Arthur Streeton | Michelle Hiscock

<p>{image name:“hiscock-streeton-workshop-hero”}</p><p>Discover the pleasures of landscape painting in oils through an intimate study of a work by Arthur Streeton from the major retrospective of his

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Fee does not include materials.

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

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