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Short Courses

Our week-on-week short 4, 6 or 8 week courses allow students to immerse themselves in a range of media, learn new skills and become part of our art community. With classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in a range of subjects.

Mid-course enrolments are welcome in many of our courses.

Workshops

For those interested in a one-off session, try our Weekend Workshops which run year-round on Saturdays and Sundays. As a bonus, any adult student enrolled in a short course receives a 10% discount on any weekend workshop in the same term.

Which course should I do?

  • Beginners: Beginner courses build confidence and skills, exploring the fundamentals and theory of art, including drawing, colour and composition across various media. Students are nurtured and encouraged to find their voice.
  • Intermediate (some experience): More experienced students can build on their skills by focusing on a particular medium in-depth or finessing a style or technique.
  • Advanced (Masterclass): For students who are confident and experienced and are striving to explore new or traditional techniques.

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Watercolour Painting for Beginners with Tanya Baily

Watercolour Painting for Beginners with Tanya Baily

Go back to basics or start from scratch to refresh your skills and learn the fundamentals of painting with watercolours. This course will cover the full range of watercolour techniques from the past and contemporary with loads of practical exercises and a solid understanding of different papers and watercolour materials. There will be practice with sketching and working plein air, and you will learn how to make longer finished studio watercolours. Perfect for beginners and great... [More]

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Watercolour Studio with Tanya Baily

Watercolour Studio with Tanya Baily

A new weekly watercolour class for students of all abilities. This is an opportunity for you to bring images and projects of your own to the studios and to learn the techniques you need to complete the watercolour works of your choice. Tanya will work individually with students at their level, encouraging experimentation and the development of each student’s personal style. What to expect Studio sessions may begin with demonstrations and technical instruction by Tanya that is... [More]
$520 $312 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Studio with Tanya Baily

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<p>A new weekly watercolour class for students of all abilities. This is an opportunity for you to bring images and projects of your own to

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Save on your fees when you start a course already underway. Call the office 95641519 to enquire. See More> Price *excludes* materials. Ask about casual attendance in this studio class.

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

Exploring the Landscape with Ash Frost

Exploring the Landscape with Ash Frost

This course will be about discovering gesture and colour in the landscape through a mix of compositional drawings, monoprint works and mixed media colour studies. The drawings and prints will provide the foundation and direction for a more sustained watercolour, acrylic or oil painting on canvas or board. We will explore the compositions of the great masters and examine the colour expression of the Japanese printmakers through to the impressionists and abstract expressionists. What... [More]

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Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

This painting course is open to anyone, from beginners to those with prior experience who are seeking a painting studio experience and to learn from an experienced art tutor. Over the 4 weeks, the course will explore some fundamentals including tone and colour, perspective and proportions and finding structure in the painting. We will also look at drawing exercises to help discover gestures and movement in the work.  Students can work on their own subject or seek direction from... [More]
$475 $333 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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Save on your fees when you start a course already underway. Call the office 95641519 to enquire. See More> Price *excludes* materials | Weeks 1-4 with Ash Frost | Weeks 5-8 with Mathew Lyn
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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<p>This painting course is open to anyone, from beginners to those with prior experience who are seeking a painting studio experience and

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Enrol and pay weekly for casual attendance. BYO materials.
$250 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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Save on your fees when you start a course already underway. Call the office 95641519 to enquire. See More> Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students.  This 4 week block will be taught by Mathew Lynn
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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<p>This painting course is open to anyone, from beginners to those with prior experience who are seeking a painting studio experience and

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Enrol and pay weekly for casual attendance. BYO materials.
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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<p>This painting course is open to anyone, from beginners to those with prior experience who are seeking a painting studio experience and

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Enrol and pay weekly for casual attendance. BYO materials.
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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<p>This painting course is open to anyone, from beginners to those with prior experience who are seeking a painting studio experience and

...
Enrol and pay weekly for casual attendance. BYO materials.
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics

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<p>This painting course is open to anyone, from beginners to those with prior experience who are seeking a painting studio experience and

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Enrol and pay weekly for casual attendance. BYO materials.

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

Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips

Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips

This 4 week course with the fabulous, well-known ceramicist Stephanie Phillips will give you the hand building skills and techniques used by Stephanie to create her stunning geometric, sculptural works. Stephanie’s generosity in sharing her tips, tricks and methods make these classes productive, and rich in ideas and information to get you making professional and unique works. What to expect Week 1: Design and plan In your first class you will begin with research, finding... [More]
$325 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Sculptural Hand-Building with Stephanie Phillips

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<p>This 4 week course with the fabulous, well-known ceramicist Stephanie Phillips will give you the hand building skills and

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Life Drawing Sketch Group

Life Drawing Sketch Group

Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an untutored weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether you're looking to improve your skills or simply enjoy drawing from life, our sessions are untutored, allowing you to express yourself without constraints. For beginners through to experienced artists, this weekly group offers an opportunity to explore the human form in a supportive environment. Bring your preferred drawing or painting materials, whether you... [More]
$250 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$190 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

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This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $25 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

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This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$25 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $25 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$25 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $25 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$25 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $25 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$25 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $25 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$25 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $25 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.
$30 Limited inc GST
Life Drawing Sketch Group

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<p>Introducing our new Life Drawing Sketch Group, an <strong>untutored</strong> weekly session where you can draw or paint a live model. Whether

...
This is a new untutored sketching session for artists of any level. Not included in discount offers. Casual attendance $30 per sessions if places available.

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

Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ash Frost

Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ash Frost

This class will transform the way you paint!  Suitable for anyone who has been painting for a while but reached a creative block, feels stale or needs some technical intervention.  In this studio-based course, work with experienced tutor and 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. Ashley will recommend structured exercises to help students overcome technical difficulties... [More]

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

Do you want to work on your painting or drawing projects, but would like the guidance of a tutor? Would you like to learn how to develop an idea into a finished work or refine your artistic style? Then this is the open studio class for you. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, you will learn much in this course. Sally has a choice of drawing techniques, introduction to colour, and other projects to get you started. Under the guidance of experienced tutor and artist,... [More]
$670 $469 Limited inc GST
Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

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<p>Do you want to work on your painting or drawing projects, but would like the guidance of a tutor? Would you like to learn how to

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Save on your fees when you start a course already underway. Call the office 95641519 to enquire. See More> Price excludes materials.

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

Advanced Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara

Advanced Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara

Take your hand-building ceramic artworks to the next level. Students will expand upon previous knowledge to create more advanced clay sculptures. Students will focus on finding and developing their own voice in clay using various techniques that your tutor Tanya Bechara uses in her own practice. Students will develop their own style through experimentation and exploration. Includes handbuilding and sculptural techniques, surface treatments like airbrushing, sgraffitto, carving,... [More]
$600 Limited inc GST
Advanced Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara

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This is an advanced course. Not for beginners. Save on your fees when you start a course already underway. Call the office 95641519 to enquire. See More>

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

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Learn to make functional and decorative ceramics with Tanya Bechara, an award-winning ceramicist known for her whimsical creations featuring Australian native fauna. Whether your taste leans decorative or crisp and clean, Tanya's 20+ years of experience can guide your creative vision and practice in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.  Students will be introduced to clay hand building fundamentals: coiling, pinching, slab building and sculpture. Using these techniques, students will... [More]
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Save on your fees when you start a course already underway. Call the office 95641519 to enquire. See More>
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