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Make a creative start to the New Year at Art Est. Art School’s annual Summer Art School for adults. Our annual Summer Art School for Adults runs 5-13 January 2019.

  • One and two day workshops to enjoy over the week
  • 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
  • Pottery wheel and ceramics classes in our purpose built ceramics studio that includes 8 pottery wheels, spacious and fully equipped hand building studio, 3 kilns and glazing studio.
  • A maximum 12 students per class (8 for pottery wheel classes) for optimal learning
  • All Summer Art School workshops suitable for HSC and senior school students

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 Introduction for Beginners | 2 Day Workshop

Pottery Wheel Introduction for Beginners | 2 Day Workshop

Course overview If you’ve always wanted to have a go at the pottery wheel, then this is introductory workshop is for you. In this two day 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 a little previous experience and would like to practice under the guidance of a tutor. What to expect: Day 1 watch demonstrations by your tutor who will show you step by step what to do learn how to... [More]
$360 Limited inc GST
Pottery Wheel Introduction for Beginners | 2 Day Workshop

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Limited to 8 students only | No experience necessary | Price includes 1 bag of clay and use of our clay tools + bisque firing of several pieces | Price does not include glazing and glaze firing, additional fee is payable for this.

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

Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Corot and the Barbizon Painters | Michelle Hiscock

Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Corot and the Barbizon Painters | Michelle Hiscock

We are pleased to welcome guest tutor Michelle Hiscock to the Summer Art School. Michelle is well known for her expertise in the history of painting techniques, materials and methods. Michelle has exhibited widely across Australia and is currently represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney. She is a regular painting lecturer at the National Art School and has also given talks and demonstrations at the Art Gallery of NSW, she is adept at teaching beginners through to more... [More]
$380 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Corot and the Barbizon Painters | Michelle Hiscock

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Maximum 8 students in this class | Price excludes materials | This workshop is suitable for all levels, however some experience with oil painting is assumed (for example attending an introductory workshop).

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

Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners | Two Day Workshop

Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners | Two Day Workshop

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 of a simple still life. What to expect You will work from a simple still life, and get a basic introduction to oil painting including: how to set up your work area and painting palette and paint... [More]
$360 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners | Two Day Workshop

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Price includes most materials | Suitable for absolute beginners

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

Drawing Essentials for Beginners | One Day Workshop

Drawing Essentials for Beginners | One Day Workshop

Course overview This one day drawing class is an introduction to some fundamental principles of drawing with charcoal. It’s a class for absolute beginners to give drawing a go! In a relaxed and friendly environment students will: learn how to approach drawing simple still life subjects with charcoal be introduced to some fundamental drawing concepts including composition, proportion, perspective learn about simplifying what and how you see Is this course right for me? This drawing... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Drawing Essentials for Beginners | One Day Workshop

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Price includes most materials | Suitable for absolute beginners

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

Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond One Day Workshop with Susie Murphie

Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond One Day Workshop with Susie Murphie

Course overview This watercolour painting class is perfect for absolute beginners or those who have previously enjoyed Susie’s workshops and wish to learn tips and techniques for painting with the tricky medium of watercolour. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to this extraordinary watery paint and be confident that you can tackle anything. What to expect In this course you will: learn how to keep watercolours transparent and beautiful learn about painting a... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond One Day Workshop with Susie Murphie

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Price includes use of our art materials. There are some items to bring | Suitable for absolute beginners

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Acrylic Painting Essentials for Beginners | One Day Workshop

Acrylic Painting Essentials for Beginners | One Day Workshop

Course Overview This one day acrylic painting class is for anyone who would like to give painting a try. Anyone can learn to paint and in this relaxing, friendly and supportive class you can learn the practical methods and techniques required to paint a simple subject on canvas. Take home a finished painting and a new found confidence to continue. No experience is necessary and all painting materials are included in the fee. What to expect Students will learn the basics of planning... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting Essentials for Beginners | One Day Workshop

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Price includes most materials | No experience necessary

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Learn Travel Sketching with Watercolours One Day Workshop | Susie Murphie

Learn Travel Sketching with Watercolours One Day Workshop | Susie Murphie

Course overview 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. This class is conducted in the studios working from reference photos. Bring along your favourite travel photos/postcards for reference or use Susie’s reference material. What to... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Learn Travel Sketching with Watercolours One Day Workshop | Susie Murphie

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Price excludes art materials | While all levels are welcome, students should have at least attended a 1 day beginner watercolour workshop

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Pottery Wheel Intermediate Workshop | 2 Day Workshop

Pottery Wheel Intermediate Workshop | 2 Day Workshop

Course overview This class is for students with previous wheel throwing experience who want to refine and build on existing skills. Students may work with the tutor to solve problem areas, practice working with larger amounts of clay, throwing forms and vessels of different shapes and sizes and altering forms; learn new finishing and clay decoration techniques. Our purpose built ceramics studio is equipped with 8 wheels. Clay can be purchased at the workshop, a limited number of... [More]
$360 Limited inc GST
Pottery Wheel Intermediate Workshop | 2 Day Workshop

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Limited to 8 students | Price includes most materials | Not for beginners

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Painting | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

Painting | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

Course overview We welcome back Larissa Blake to the studios of Art Est. for a dynamic and energetic one day acrylic painting workshop. Bring along your own images of interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, flowers or even fresh flowers or still life objects to work from. Larissa will demonstrate ways and guide you to capture the essence of your subject and help you to ‘loosen up’ and develop a more expressive and contemporary style. Work small or large, on paper or canvas, and at... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Painting | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

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Price excludes art materials | All levels are welcome, however beginners should have at least attended a beginner acrylic workshop

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

Drawing | Red, Black and White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

Drawing | Red, Black and White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

Course Overview Before the invention of the modern graphite pencil in the late eighteenth century, the most common dry medium employed by artists to draw with came from naturally occuring chalk deposits. Red, black and white chalks were the materials employed by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt. Learn how the Old Masters employed this sensual material on a coloured paper ground, to describe so-called “warm” and “cool” values. All aspects of the lesson will... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Red, Black and White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

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Price excludes art materials | Suitable for all levels

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

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