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Summer Art School for Adults

Make a creative start to the New Year at Art Est. Art School’s annual Summer Art School for adults held throughout January 2024

Learn from the best with workshops and masterclasses taught by our regular and guest tutors including: Idris Murphy, Marie Mansfield, Ross Laurie, Sally Mowbray, Tanya Baily, Ash Frost, Paul McCarthy, Jody Graham, Susie Murphie, Tania Mason, Jackson Davies, Michelle Hiscock and Saba Manesh.

Come join them and immerse yourself in a world of art at our spacious airconditoned warehouse studios in Leichhardt.

  • One, two and three-day workshops and master classes 
  • Workshops for all skill levels and interests 
  • Experienced and award-winning tutors
  • Painting and drawing classes in a wide range of media and across different genres
  • A maximum 8-12 students per class for optimal learning
  • All Summer Art School workshops suitable for HSC and senior school students

Workshops for adults are held daily between 3-14 January, then weekends until 28 January. Workshops for kids and teens are held weekdays  11-22 December and 15-25 January.

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NEW | Ceramic Marine Sculpture Workshop | Carol Hudson

NEW | Ceramic Marine Sculpture Workshop | Carol Hudson

Join artist and ceramicist Carol Hudson in this unique hand-building class. You will create a sculpture or functional vessel inspired by marine environments. No experience necessary!  What to expect: This is a two-part workshop held over two consecutive days. Your tutor, Carol Hudson, will help make your experience productive, rewarding and enjoyable.     Day 1 : 11am – 2.30pm (3 hrs + ½ hr for lunch) Morning session research, drawing and planning of work Afternoon session... [More]

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Watercolour Workshop |  Travel Sketching in  Watercolours with Susie Murphie

Watercolour Workshop | Travel Sketching in Watercolours with Susie Murphie

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 by sketching them. 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]

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Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

This Bootcamp will make a big difference to your watercolour painting skills and confidence. Susie will address common mistakes in watercolour painting and how to avoid or fix them.   She will teach you how to control your tone, mix colours with subtlety and the correct way to apply paint. She will also cover basic and effective drawing. By the end of the workshop, you will be confident in applying the paint, so it always looks beautiful and transparent. Susie is well-known for... [More]

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Watercolour Workshop |  Flowers with Saba Manesh

Watercolour Workshop | Flowers with Saba Manesh

In this three hour workshop we'll embark on a colorful journey into the world of watercolour painting, focusing specifically on capturing the delicate beauty of flowers. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a budding enthusiast, this workshop is designed to inspire and enhance your skills. You'll practice fundamental watercolor techniques, exploring the interplay of water and pigment to create stunning floral compositions. Learn the art of layering and blending to understanding the... [More]

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

Introduction to Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

Discover the world of oil painting in this immersive two-day workshop designed for beginners. This course serves as an essential introduction to the foundational techniques and principles of oil painting, providing students with a solid understanding of the medium and its potential for artistic expression. Through a carefully structured program, students will learn the fundamental concepts, materials, and methods necessary to create compelling oil paintings.  With materials... [More]

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NEW | Ceramic Cups + Spoons the Handstitched Way | Two-part Workshop with Clare Unger

NEW | Ceramic Cups + Spoons the Handstitched Way | Two-part Workshop with Clare Unger

Join well-known ceramicist Clare Unger in this unique hand-building class. You will create a handmade cup and spoon that reflects your own personal story through textiles and texture.  Clare’s current work is inspired by an inherited collection of textiles, which she began stitching and looking for ways to incorporate into her ceramics practice. Her desire to tell her own personal stories and connect with others through shared memories is a powerful driver in the making of her... [More]

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Drawing Workshop | Portraiture in Charcoal with Michael Simms

Drawing Workshop | Portraiture in Charcoal with Michael Simms

In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to draw the human face with charcoal - one of the most versatile and expressive mediums. Michael will provide his unique tips and tricks on how to simplify the face into basic shapes to make portraiture fun and accessible. Students will complete a series of quick warm-up exercises before learning how to lay the foundations for a portrait with structure, and build up their drawing with willow and compressed charcoal to achieve a... [More]

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NEW | Organic Ceramic Wall Piece | Two-part Workshop  with Ilona Bruckard

NEW | Organic Ceramic Wall Piece | Two-part Workshop with Ilona Bruckard

Join well-known ceramicist Ilona Bruckard to make a beautiful nature-inspired ceramic wall piece in this unique hand-building class. Ilona’s ceramics practice centres around organic forms inspired by nature, the Australian landscape — particularly the ocean.  In this two-part workshop she will inspire and teach you how to create your own hand-crafted ceramic sculpture.  No experience necessary! With her expertise, Ilona will help you plan and realise your ideas.  What to expect... [More]

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Workshop | Urban Sketching and  Perspective with Pen and Watercolour Wash with Gauri Torgalkar

Workshop | Urban Sketching and Perspective with Pen and Watercolour Wash with Gauri Torgalkar

Discover the art of sketching urban street scenes through our Urban Sketching & Perspective with Pen and Watercolour Wash! Learn how to transform your surroundings into captivating sketches by mastering key tips, skills and strategies. Explore the urban environment with a professional artist with a 20 years’ experience in freehand sketching for architecture and urban design to capture street scenes, buildings and public spaces in sketched compositions – then bring them to life with... [More]

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Drawing Workshop | Individual facial features in Charcoal with Michael Simms

Drawing Workshop | Individual facial features in Charcoal with Michael Simms

In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to construct human facial features including an eye, nose, mouth and an ear using both graphite pencil and charcoal. Michael will provide tips and tricks on how to simplify some of the most seemingly complex areas of the face into basic geometric shapes that make drawing digestible and fun. Students will learn how to embed structure into their drawings before building them up to achieve a sense of volume and form.  Michael will... [More]

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