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Summer Art School 2021 now enrolling

Make a creative start to the New Year at Art Est. Art School’s annual Summer Art School for adults weekdays 4-8 January 2021, and weekends 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 January.

  • One, two and three day workshops to enjoy over the week 4-8 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 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, 2 kilns and glazing studio.
  • A maximum 8-10 students per class depending which studio is used (8 for pottery wheel classes) for optimal learning
  • All Summer Art School workshops suitable for HSC and senior school students

Be creative and covid safe

As we navigate our way around COVID-19 and implement covid-safe measures we continue to offer classes on site in our spacious studios. Additional measures will be in place to ensure our students and tutors are in a safe environment. Classes are limited to 8-10 students depending on the studio allocated.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

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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Drawing in Clay with Tannya Harricks

Drawing in Clay with Tannya Harricks

Over two days you will explore the idea of human form through modelling in clay and then by creating drawings from your 3D models. The drawing exercises will be expressive and focused on form through tone and line. Over the two days we will create heads and full figures to inspire our drawings and will work from a model for the morning session on day 2. You will be guided through a variety of drawing techniques in various media, working up to more finished drawings on day 2. The... [More]
$440 $418 Limited inc GST
Drawing in Clay with Tannya Harricks

<p>Over two days you will explore the idea of human form through modelling in clay and then by creating drawings from your 3D models. The drawing exercises will be expressive and focused on form

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Fee includes model and clay. All other materials not included.

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

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 such as handles and lids, 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. Is this course right for me? This class is for students who have previously attended wheel... [More]
$350 $333 Limited inc GST
Pottery Wheel Intermediate Workshop | 2 Day Workshop

<p>{image name:“pottery-wheel-for-beginners-hero1”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>This class is for students with previous wheel throwing experience who want to refine and build on

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

Landscape Painting Master Class in Oils | En plein air | Marie Mansfield

Landscape Painting Master Class in Oils | En plein air | Marie Mansfield

This two day master class style workshop with Marie Mansfield is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their landscape 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 both in the studio and in the field at a nearby outdoor location. You will gain a solid understanding and observing tone and observing light – vital ingredients... [More]
$360 $342 Limited inc GST
Landscape Painting Master Class in Oils | En plein air | Marie Mansfield

<p>{image name:“marie-mansfield-landscape-painting-master-class-hero”}</p><p>This two day master class style workshop with Marie Mansfield is for students with prior oil painting experience who would

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This 2 day master class is held outdoors en Plein Air. (In the event of inclement or extreme weather the workshop will be held in the studio.) Fee excludes materials.

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

Introduction to Block Printmaking | Julia Flanagan

Introduction to Block Printmaking | Julia Flanagan

Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce limited edition works on paper. Lino cut is a simple process which gets great results and is easy to continue at home. Over this weekend you will learn how to effectively use lino plates for relief printmaking and experiment with imagery, printing and colour. Students should bring along any ideas, in the form of drawings, their own photographs (or similar) to create imagery. No experience needed, just your imagination and desire to try... [More]
$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Block Printmaking | Julia Flanagan

<p>{image name:“flanagan-printmaking-workshop-hero”}</p><p>Learn relief printmaking techniques to produce limited edition works on paper. Lino cut is a simple process which gets great results and is

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This is a 2 day workshop. Fee includes some materials. Pre-order a materials kit.

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

Learn Travel Sketching in  Watercolours | Masterclass | Susie Murphie

Learn Travel Sketching in Watercolours | Masterclass | 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]
$360 $342 Limited inc GST
Learn Travel Sketching in Watercolours | Masterclass | Susie Murphie

<p>{image name:“travel-sketching-susie-murphie-hero”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>Travel sketching or holiday sketching is a great way to record your travel experiences. You can

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This is a two day workshop. Fee does not include materials.

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Contemporary Landscapes in Acrylic | Master class with Paul McCarthy

Contemporary Landscapes in Acrylic | Master class with Paul McCarthy

Come on an exciting and informed acrylic painting journey with Paul McCarthy as you learn to become loose and vibrant with your approach to painting landscapes. This master class is perfect for students not afraid to have a go at something wild yet controlled; free and yet composed. Your end result can be as abstract or as realistic as you wish, with emphasis during the day on design and composition, combined with colour control and harmonies. Paul McCarthy is known for his... [More]
$420 $399 Limited inc GST
Contemporary Landscapes in Acrylic | Master class with Paul McCarthy

<p>{image name:“paul-mccarthy-hero-image”}</p><p>Come on an exciting and informed acrylic painting journey with Paul McCarthy as you learn to become loose and vibrant with your approach to painting

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Fee does not include materials.

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

Drawing Essentials Bootcamp with Rachel Fairfax

Drawing Essentials Bootcamp with Rachel Fairfax

This two-day drawing Bootcamp is an introduction to the essential principles of drawing. Learn how to draw realistically using the classical approach to drawing. A no-pressure class where students of all levels will be shown step by step how to draw in a relaxed and friendly environment. It’s a class for anyone who wants to give drawing a go or improve on their skills! You’ll draw a range of subject matter from still life to portraits. Over two days, students will develop technique... [More]
$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Drawing Essentials Bootcamp with Rachel Fairfax

<p>This two-day drawing Bootcamp is an introduction to the essential principles of drawing. Learn how to draw realistically using the classical approach to drawing. A no-pressure class where students

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

Finding Gesture and  Exploring Colour in Landscape | Master class with Ashley Frost

Finding Gesture and Exploring Colour in Landscape | Master class with Ashley Frost

This two-day workshop will explore ways of painting landscape paintings with a practical approach to finding gesture and colour. The workshop begins with developing methods to create small compositional studies and research drawings from your photographs. For these initial gestural studies you can use all types of water based media on paper including charcoal, dry pigments, inks, pastels, watercolours, gouache and acrylics. This will help to understand composition, tone and colour... [More]
$400 $380 Limited inc GST
Finding Gesture and Exploring Colour in Landscape | Master class with Ashley Frost

<p>{image name:“frost-landscape-masterclass-hero”}</p><p>This two-day workshop will explore ways of painting landscape paintings with a practical approach to finding gesture and colour. The workshop

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

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 experienced oil painters who would like to learn 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 proportions of the head... [More]
$420 $399 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Master Class | Portrait Painting with Marie Mansfield

<p>{image name:“mansfield-one-day-portrait-workshop-hero”}</p><h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>This master class style workshop is for experienced oil painters who would like to learn

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Fee includes model. Materials not included.

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

Acrylic Painting |  One Day Workshop for beginners and beyond with Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | One Day Workshop for beginners and beyond with Mellissa Read-Devine

This one-day acrylic painting class is for anyone who would like to give painting a try. Mellissa will help you create a bright and contemporary work from your own reference images. Take home a finished painting and a new found confidence to continue. Anyone can learn to paint and in this relaxing, friendly and supportive class, you will be shown practical methods and techniques to paint a simple subject on canvas. No experience is necessary and all painting materials are included... [More]
$195 $185 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | One Day Workshop for beginners and beyond with Mellissa Read-Devine

<p>{image name:“Learn_to_Paint_Beginners_Sydney_Hero”}</p><p>This one-day acrylic painting class is for anyone who would like to give painting a try. Mellissa will help you create a bright and

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This is a one day workshop. Fee includes materials.

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

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