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Workshops and Masterclasses for Adults

Our workshop program for adults runs year-round and includes one-day and two-day weekend workshops or masterclasses. Occasionally, we run specialised workshops at other times throughout the year and workshops with special guest tutors. We carefully curate workshops for beginners and intermediate artists so there’s something for all experience levels.

Our workshop program is updated regularly so visit this page or sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date with what’s on offer.

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Wood Engraving |  Basics and Beyond | Mellissa Read-Devine

Wood Engraving | Basics and Beyond | Mellissa Read-Devine

Learn how to do printmaking by hand, using engraved blocks. In this workshop, we will take you through a meditative process using fine engraving tools on a wood substitute; this process goes back to the fifteenth century and is a beautiful medium for illustration, artwork, cards and bookplates. What to expect Using the tutor’s tools, learn how to use the blocks, inks, papers and tools. Activities: Design, transferring your image to the block, carving, and printing a small edition... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Wood Engraving | Basics and Beyond | Mellissa Read-Devine

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<p>Learn how to do printmaking by hand, using engraved blocks. In this workshop, we will take you through a meditative process using fine engraving tools on a

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

Drawing with Confidence for Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie

Drawing with Confidence for Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie

Course overview In this fun and fast-paced class you'll be shown tips, tricks and secrets of drawing for watercolours with popular tutor Susie Murphie. Learn to draw with confidence so that you can tackle any subject to then paint in watercolours. You'll be given the basic skills and simple steps for making the process easy. You just have to give enough information so you can then come in with paint and finish the drawing with your brush. The session will include a mix of drawing... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Drawing with Confidence for Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie

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<p>In this fun and fast-paced class you'll be shown tips, tricks and secrets of drawing for watercolours with popular tutor Susie Murphie. Learn to

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

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Colour and Composition

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Colour and Composition

Working with Watercolour is a monthly series of related weekend workshops that will expand your skills and understanding of watercolour painting and will challenge you to discover and experiment with the full expressive qualities of this elusive and magical fine art medium. This is one of a series of six workshops by Tanya Baily in 2022 Wet-in-Wet Descriptive Brush Techniques All About Colour Plein Air and the Sketch Colour and Composition Expressive Watercolours You can sign up... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Colour and Composition

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<p>Working with Watercolour is a monthly series of related weekend workshops that will expand your skills and understanding of watercolour painting

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

Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

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 right for me? The... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

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<p>Dogs are a regular subject in Tannya Harricks' work and she was commissioned by Walker Books to paint the illustrations for

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

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Expressive Watercolours

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Expressive Watercolours

In the Expressive Watercolour workshop, get ready to experiment and use your imagination! The day starts with warm-up exercises designed to inspire students to use the unique qualities of watercolour in their work as descriptive and emotive tools. We will revise a range of techniques, from wet-in-wet to translucent overlay washes, and understand how to “loosen up” mark-making. We also learn how colour combinations can be used to set mood and atmosphere. Students will finish the day... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Expressive Watercolours

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<p>In the Expressive Watercolour workshop, get ready to experiment and use your imagination! The day starts with warm-up exercises

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

Expressive and Abstract Painting in Acrylics with Peter Griffen

Expressive and Abstract Painting in Acrylics 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 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 be guided... [More]
$350 Limited inc GST
Expressive and Abstract Painting in Acrylics with Peter Griffen

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<p>Abstraction, colour and energy are the key concepts of this two day <em>acrylic painting

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

The Human Figure from Life in Watercolour Workshop | Tanya Baily

The Human Figure from Life in Watercolour Workshop | Tanya Baily

Feeling ambitious and wanting to apply your watercolour and drawing skills to the live model! – here is your chance. This workshop is an intense two days of painting the human figure and the portrait from life, with an emphasis on using the beautiful medium of watercolour. h3. Workshop Delivery This workshop will take place over two days in Art Est studios What to expect Day 1 begins with the nude model and some rigorous drawing practice, understanding proportions and how to render... [More]
$380 Limited inc GST
The Human Figure from Life in Watercolour Workshop | Tanya Baily

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<p>Feeling ambitious and wanting to apply your watercolour and drawing skills to the live model! – here is your chance. This workshop is

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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 one-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]
$190 Limited inc GST
Textiles | Creating Landscapes with Felting Techniques | Denise Lithgow

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<p>An inspiring textile/felting workshop for students who want to try something a little

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Materials fee of $25 payable to the tutor on the day.

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 newfound 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]
$190 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | One Day Workshop for beginners and beyond with Mellissa Read-Devine

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

Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

In this workshop, students will learn tips and tricks for painting flowers in watercolour. Susie will teach simple tricks and techniques for capturing the colour, form and delicate nature of flowers in a loose and vibrant way. You will learn methods for mixing colour mixing and ways of keeping watercolours transparent and beautiful. This workshop will give you the essential techniques to paint flower buds and bouquets with confidence. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

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<p>In this workshop, students will learn tips and tricks for painting flowers in watercolour. Susie will teach simple tricks and techniques for capturing

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

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