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Make a creative start to the New Year at Art Est. Art School’s annual Summer Art School for adults 4-12 January 2020.

  • One, two and three day workshops to enjoy over the week 4-12 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 now 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, 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

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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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Painting Large Faces in Watercolour with Cherry Hood | 3 days

Painting Large Faces in Watercolour with Cherry Hood | 3 days

David by Cherry Hood Course Overview The methods used by Archibald Prize Winner Cherry Hood are not conventional or traditional watercolour techniques. In this workshop, Cherry demonstrates how she makes her large-scale watercolour paintings of faces and then guides participants in creating their own images (from photographs) in her style. Cherry will guide students through preparation of colours, drawing of the image, and paint application. What to expect Cherry will share her... [More]

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Acrylic Painting | Vibrant Landscapes  |  Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Vibrant Landscapes | Mellissa Read-Devine

Course overview Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this bold and colourful Australian Landscape Painting workshop where you’ll paint an expressive landscape from your own photos in acrylics. Explore ways to simplify shapes and keep your colours bold and bright, learn about colour mixing, composition and much more. Bring along photographs of landscapes/gardens that you might like to paint. Mellissa is known for her impressionistic style of painting, has been the recipient of many award... [More]

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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]

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Oil Painting | Alla Prima Still Life Painting with Matilda Michell

Oil Painting | Alla Prima Still Life Painting with Matilda Michell

Course overview Alla prima painting (painting done in one go) has a unique freshness and directness, emphasising the spontaneity of the brushwork and a broad rendering of the subject. In this class we will learn how to plan for an effective alla prima still life painting; from planning and lighting the initial composition, making a decision about a suitable ground colour, planning and preparing a palette and working methods for working wet in wet without getting muddy colours.... [More]

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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]

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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. 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]

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Ceramic Vases or Decorative Planters with Kara Pryor

Ceramic Vases or Decorative Planters with Kara Pryor

Course Overview Have fun playing with clay and learn fundamental clay hand building methods to make a functional vase or decorative planter. Add your own design using sgraffito surface decorating techniques to add colour and personality to your contemporary ceramic ware. On the first day you will make your vessel and the next day you will learn ways to add creative surface decoration to make your individual ceramic artworks. The vessels you make will be glaze fired so they will be... [More]

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

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

Course overview A comprehensive workshop introducing techniques to make plein air drawing and the resulting studio artwork enjoyable and manageable. Day 1 focusses on learning plein air techniques in the studio. Day 2 is a half day excursion at Millers Point Sydney, this venue especially chosen for its vast selection of inspiring vantage-points to draw from. Day 3 we take plein air drawings, photographs, notes and lived experience back to the studio to create unique expressive... [More]

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Landscape Painting Master Class in Oils | Marie Mansfield

Landscape Painting Master Class in Oils | Marie Mansfield

Course overview This two day 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 painting tonally as it relates to painting landscapes en plein air (ie out in the field). Enjoy two days of working in the field at a nearby outdoor location. You will gain a solid understanding and observing tone and observing light – vital ingredients to improving your painting. With a... [More]

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Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

Course overview This master class style workshop is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to try portrait painting or refresh their skills. Award winning portrait artist Marie Mansfield 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. Students will work from a model over the two days and: learn the... [More]

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