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Summer Art School for Adults | 4-30 January

Make a creative start to the New Year at Art Est. Art School’s annual Summer Art School for adults held throughout January.

  • One, two and three day workshops and master classes
  • Workshops for all skill levels and interests
  • Experienced and award winning tutors
  • Painting and drawing classes in a wide range of media and across different genres
  • A maximum 8-12 students per class for optimal learning
  • All Summer Art School workshops suitable for HSC and senior school students

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All adult workshops are eligible for the NSW Discover Voucher so you can save $25 on your total cost. To book with your Discover Voucher, simply use our online form in the link below or book over the phone. Please ensure you have your voucher in the form of a PDF ready when you book (this would have been emailed to you by Service NSW).

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Online | Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

Online | Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

Join Marie Mansfield, winner of the 2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award, for a two day portrait painting master class. Marie will show you techniques of portrait painting through studying proportion and how to paint features by observing tone. Students will be taken through a block-in exercise and finish with a study in oil. Over the two days students will: learn the proportions of the head and facial structures learn how to paint the features of the face by studying light and tone... [More]
$485 Limited inc GST
Online | Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

<p>{image name:“mansfield-portrait-workshop-hero”}</p><p>Join Marie Mansfield, winner of the 2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award, for a two day portrait painting master class. Marie will show you

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

Master Class | Landscape  Painting Studio with Idris Murphy

Master Class | Landscape Painting Studio with Idris Murphy

Art Est. is delighted to welcome Idris Murphy as guest tutor to our Summer Art School. Students are encouraged to bring finished works and works in progress and Idris will work with students on an individual basis. You coud also start new works as part of this master class. The workshop focuses on using acrylic paints, but oil painters are also welcome. Leading Australian contemporary landscape painter, Idris Murphy, is one of the most individual and highly respected artists... [More]
$600 Limited inc GST
Master Class | Landscape Painting Studio with Idris Murphy

<p>{image name:“idris-murphy-master-class-hero”}</p><p>Art Est. is delighted to welcome Idris Murphy as guest tutor to our Summer Art School. Students are encouraged to bring finished works and works

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Price excludes materials This master class style workshop is not suitable for beginners

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Expressive Floral Abstract Painting Workshop with Sally Mowbray

Expressive Floral Abstract Painting Workshop with Sally Mowbray

Students participating in this one day workshop can expect to push both their painting skills and their imaginations to devise an abstract or semi abstract painting based on and inspired by floral motifs, flowers and foliage This project can be painted in oils or acrylics (please see pre requisites for oils below). Students can expect to be guided as a group and individually through processes to produce a couple of small mixed media collages and a painting on canvas. What to expect... [More]

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Contemporary Fauvism - Painting the Still Life in Acrylics with Paul McCarthy

Contemporary Fauvism - Painting the Still Life in Acrylics with Paul McCarthy

Come on an exciting and informed acrylic painting workshop journey with Paul McCarthy as you learn to become loose and vibrant with your approach to painting. This workshop is perfect for students not afraid to have a go at something wild yet controlled; free and yet composed. Your end result can be as abstract or as realistic as you wish, with emphasis on design and composition, combined with colour control and harmonies. Paul McCarthy is known for his colourful and expressive... [More]

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Exploring Colour and Gesture in the Landscape | Master class with Ashley Frost

Exploring Colour and Gesture in the Landscape | Master class with Ashley Frost

This workshop will be about discovering gesture and colour in the landscape through a mix of quick compositional drawings, monoprint works and mixed media colour studies. Student’s drawings and prints will provide the foundation and direction for a major watercolour, acrylic or oil painting on canvas or board. We will look at the compositions of the great masters and examine the colour expression of the Japanese printmakers through to the impressionists and abstract expressionists.... [More]

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The Urban Landscape in Watercolour with Tanya Baily

The Urban Landscape in Watercolour with Tanya Baily

This is your chance to tackle the complex scenes of city life in watercolours. Tanya will guide the class with tips on how to simplify what you see into manageable compositions, and you will learn techniques to paint the varying textures of bricks, masonry, tarmac, windows, foliage and more that crowd our urban landscape. What to expect The day starts with looking at how to use watercolour to describe different textures and shades of the urban landscape. Time will be spent working... [More]

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Drawing the Wonderful World of Birds in Mixed Media with Jody Graham

Drawing the Wonderful World of Birds in Mixed Media with Jody Graham

Birds are a constant companion to lots of us. Many have unique encounters or special relationships with them. It’s a rewarding experience to watch and listen to their beauty, behaviour and bird song as they fly about, foraging for food, nest building or calling for a mate. The Wonderful World of Birds Workshop will teach you how to capture the awe-inspiring beauty and many expressive qualities of birds we are blessed to encounter in our daily lives. For two days the central theme... [More]

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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]

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Drawing Bootcamp with Matilda Michell

Drawing Bootcamp with Matilda Michell

This two day intensive drawing workshop focuses predominantly on convincing rendering of form, mass, and fall of light as applied to a range of still life and figure subjects. What to expect Day 1 will focus on still life and will discuss compositional principles, creating a focus point in a resolved drawing, dealing with soft and hard edges, rendering form convincingly and understanding the fall of light. Day 2 will focus on figure and portrait drawing, developing the use of... [More]

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Creative Watercolour and Gouache with Tania Mason

Creative Watercolour and Gouache with Tania Mason

Get creative with watercolour and gouache in this workshop for beginners and those with some experience. Tania has gained a solid reputation for her expressive and creative compositions that explore nature’s complex geometric shapes such as vines, plants, trees and leaves. Join Tania in a warm and inviting introduction to ways of thinking and creating a final image and composition on paper. The final aim is to have students thinking about how to create composition from one single... [More]

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