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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 from 5 January 2019 including weekends 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 January, and weekdays 7-11 January.

  • 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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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]

This course has no current classes. 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

Course overview 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... [More]

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Painting Landscapes, Fast and Loose | Master class with Tim Allen

Painting Landscapes, Fast and Loose | Master class with Tim Allen

In this two day painting class, students will take an expressive and bold approach to painting the landscape with guest tutor Tim Allen. Students develop skills to respond artistically to the landscape in an immediate, powerful and spontaneous way. Tim will demonstrate both alla prima techniques in oil paint and layering techniques in mixed media. Students can choose to work with one or both approaches over the two days. The common threads will include mark making, ways of seeing... [More]

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Drawing The Animal Kingdom | One Day workshop with Dominique Millar

Drawing The Animal Kingdom | One Day workshop with Dominique Millar

Course Overview Learn how to approach drawing animals in this new drawing workshop with Dominique Millar. Students will draw a variety of animals, from man’s best friend to any animal of your choosing. In this workshop, students will learn with reference to classical drawings techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Durer and Thomas Gainsborough how to articulate the overall masses of any animal, how to depict the texture of hair, fur, scales and feathers and more. _images top Cat... [More]

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Pottery Wheel School Holiday Family Art Class

Pottery Wheel School Holiday Family Art Class

Something fun and creative this summer school holidays that parents and kids can do together. Your tutor will take students through the process of wedging a ball of clay, centering it on the wheel and throwing vessels. By the end of the workshop you’ll have learned new skills in wheel throwing pottery and made several pots. Each participant will make 2-3 pots that will then be bisque fired in our kilns. If you wish to Trim your pots before they are bisque fired, you will need to... [More]

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Palette Knife Painting | Transform the way you paint | Ashley Frost

Palette Knife Painting | Transform the way you paint | Ashley Frost

Course overview Learn palette knife painting techniques to achieve tone, depth and texture in your paintings. The workshop is taught by award winning artist Ashley Frost who is known for his palette knife paintings with compositions that use light to capture a fleeting moment in time. Students will paint up to two large paintings using a palette knife while also learning about composition, colour selection and colour mixing. This class will transform the way you paint! Suitable for... [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 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]

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Exploring Birds and Flowers in Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting with Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen

Exploring Birds and Flowers in Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting with Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen

This new Chinese Brush Painting workshop focusses on flowers and birds in traditional Chinese brush painting. You will be taught how to apply basic strokes to express these elements in nature and begin to understand the basic structure of Chinese brush painting. At the end of the workshop you will feel relaxed, have completed a scroll artwork and have an understaning of the Chinese classical 4 Treasures. This is for anyone new to the art of Chinese Brush painting or for those who... [More]

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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]

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Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop

Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop

Class overview Grab a friend and have a creative evening at the in the ceramics studio making your own set of handmade bowls (useful for serving dips/olives/nibbles etc). Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco while you make. No experience is required and all materials are included in the workshop fee + your finished works will be bisque fired and glaze fired in our kiln. Students will be introduced to basic clay hand building techniques to make a set of dip bowls. Students will... [More]