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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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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]
$450 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

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Price includes model fee but excludes materials | Prior experience with oils is assumed

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

Ceramic Pots and Planters | Kara Pryor

Ceramic Pots and Planters | Kara Pryor

Course Overview Have fun playing with clay and learn fundamental clay hand building methods to make a functional vase, bowl or planter. Add your own design using sgraffito surface decorating techniques to add colour and personality to your contemporary ceramics. Is this course right for me? Suitable for anyone – no experience necessary. Materials Included in the course fee is: 1 x bag of clay Glazes Bisque firing and glaze firing of your object Students should bring an apron or... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Ceramic Pots and Planters | Kara Pryor

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Price includes most materials | suitable for anyone

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

Introduction to Wood Engraving | Mellissa Read-Divine

Introduction to Wood Engraving | Mellissa Read-Divine

Wood engraving is an age-old relief print-making method used for creating small and highly-detailed images using end grain wood. It was traditionally used to illustrate books and newspapers throughout the 1800 and early 1900s. In this 1 day workshop students will learn: the history and look at examples of wood engraving about Image design how to prepare the blocks and transfer drawings methods of carving the block using traditional engraving tools. how to print your wood block... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Wood Engraving | Mellissa Read-Divine

<p>Wood engraving is an age-old relief print-making method used for creating small and highly-detailed images using end grain wood. It was traditionally used to illustrate books and newspapers

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Materials fee of $25 payable direct to the tutor on the day for specialty equipment | Suitable for all levels

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

Painting Big Faces in Watercolour with Cherry Hood

Painting Big Faces in Watercolour with Cherry Hood

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]
$650 Limited inc GST
Painting Big Faces in Watercolour with Cherry Hood

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Price excludes materials | Students should have prior watercolour/drawing experience

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

Oil Painting | Glazing + Scumbling Demystified with Matilda Michell

Oil Painting | Glazing + Scumbling Demystified with Matilda Michell

Course Overview Glaze and Scumble are two terms that are often heard in the art studio, but have you ever wondered what they mean, why, how and when would you use these techniques? Then this 2 part workshop is the class for you. Over two mornings oil painting students with some prior experience will learn glazing and scumbling materials, methods and techniques. Students will start with an acrylic underpainting, and working over the top with oil paints and mediums Glazing is the... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting | Glazing + Scumbling Demystified with Matilda Michell

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Price excludes materials | Prior oil painting experience is assumed

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

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]
$180 Limited inc GST
Drawing The Animal Kingdom | One Day workshop 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.

Abstract Painting Class with Peter Griffen

Abstract Painting Class with Peter Griffen

Course overview Abstraction, colour and energy are the key concepts of this two day acrylic painting workshop. Join popular tutor Peter Griffen for a day of hands-on experimental, abstract and semi-abstract painting. Peter will demonstrate many acrylic painting techniques, with a particular emphasis on composition, line, strong colour and collage. Simple projects will be set and participants will be encouraged to work at their own rate and in their own way, allowing themselves to... [More]
$360 Limited inc GST
Abstract Painting Class with Peter Griffen

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Enrol in 3 or more 2018 Summer Art School for Adults and receive a 10% discount
Price excludes materials | Some prior painting experience assumed

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

Textiles | Creating Landscapes with Felting Techniques | Denise Lithgow

Textiles | Creating Landscapes with Felting Techniques | Denise Lithgow

Course overview An inspiring textile/felting workshop for students who want to try something a little different. In this fun two-day workshop you will design and create a landscape inspired 2D hanging artwork using textiles rather than paint. Students will use pure merino wool, felting techniques and added fabrics to bring a favourite landscape/seascape scene to life. Denise will guide you through the design and creation process introducing you to techniques and materials. Denise... [More]
$360 Limited inc GST
Textiles | Creating Landscapes with Felting Techniques | Denise Lithgow

<p>{image name:“denise-lithgow-textiles-hero”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>An inspiring textile/felting workshop for students who want to try something a little different. In

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A materials fee is payable directly to the tutor on the day | Suitable for anyone

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

Creative Watercolour and Gouache | Tania Mason

Creative Watercolour and Gouache | Tania Mason

Course overview 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... [More]
$360 Limited inc GST
Creative Watercolour and Gouache | Tania Mason

<p>{image name:“creative-watercolour-and-gouache-hero”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>Get creative with watercolour and gouache in this workshop for beginners and those with some

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

Ceramics | Planters with Personality | Adult + Family Art Class

Ceramics | Planters with Personality | Adult + Family Art Class

Don’t let your plants live in dull pots! Make your own ceramic planters with some serious personality to light up your room or your garden. Learn to design and shape your planters then add some expression. You’re limited only by your imagination. To make your planter functional these will be fired in our kiln. They will be ready for collection approximate 3-4 weeks after the workshop. A small additional kiln and glaze fee is included in the workshop fee per child. Who can attend... [More]
$80 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Planters with Personality | Adult + Family Art Class

<p>Don’t let your plants live in dull pots! Make your own ceramic planters with some serious personality to light up your room or your garden. Learn to design and shape your planters then add some

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Price includes all art materials, glazes and kiln firing
NOTE: To ensure these delicate works are stronger, a small fee for glazing and two kiln firings included in the workshop fee. Fired artworks will be available for collection approximately 4 weeks after the workshop

| This class is for adults or familes (adults with children in their care) Each person attending, whether a child or an adult, will need to be enrolled and pay the class fee.

$80 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Planters with Personality | Adult + Family Art Class

<p>Don’t let your plants live in dull pots! Make your own ceramic planters with some serious personality to light up your room or your garden. Learn to design and shape your planters then add some

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Additional class time added |Price includes all art materials, glazes and kiln firing
NOTE: To ensure these delicate works are stronger, a small fee for glazing and two kiln firings included in the workshop fee. Fired artworks will be available for collection approximately 4 weeks after the workshop

| This class is for adults or familes (adults with children in their care) Each person attending, whether a child or an adult, will need to be enrolled and pay the class fee.

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

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