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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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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]
$170 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | Vibrant Landscapes | Mellissa Read-Devine

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Draw with Red, Black + White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

Draw with Red, Black + White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

Course Overview Interested in the drawings of Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt? Then this is the drawing class for you. 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 include one on one tuition and regular group demonstrations. Suitable for beginners to more... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST
Draw with Red, Black + White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

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Fee does not include materials. We have reduced the maximum number of students to 8 so that we can have extra space between students during this time of social distancing.

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Learn Travel Sketching in  Watercolours | One Day Workshop | Susie Murphie

Learn Travel Sketching in 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 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 expect... [More]
$160 Limited inc GST
Learn Travel Sketching in 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 Intensive  for Beginners | 2 day workshop

Pottery Wheel Intensive for Beginners | 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]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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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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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Drawing into Watercolour with Andrew Antoniou

Drawing into Watercolour with Andrew Antoniou

Watercolour is a popular and attractive painting medium which can be used for quick sketches or more detailed studies. In this workshop you will work on simple exercises in colour selection, colour mixing and application which will result in beautiful transparent washes which will give your image luminosity and depth. Andrew will demonstrate, methods to compose your painting, discuss the best ways to use your material and tools including paper, brushes and other drawing... [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 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]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.