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Term Courses

Our week-on-week term 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 subjects.

Mid-term 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.

Special Offer: Any adult student enrolled in a Term course receives a 10% discount on any weekend workshop in the same term, click below for more information:

Special Offers

Our week-on-week term courses allow students to immerse themselves in a range of media, learn new skills and become part of our art community. Our classes are available at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels allowing students to follow through a course of study.

We are currently in Term 4. Late enrolments are welcome, where you can join a class that has already started at a reduced cost (the discount is applied automatically at check out).

Our next Term program is Term 1 2024. Key dates for next term are below:

  • Priority Enrolment: 11 Dec (current students have early access to re-enrol)
  • Early Bird Enrolment: opens 12 Dec (classes are open to everyone)
  • Program dates: 1 Feb – 27 March

Terms

2024 Summer Art School: 3-14 January, weekends 21/22, 27/28 January + 3/4 February
Term 1 2024: 1 February – 27 March
Term 2 2024: 6 May – 1 July (*no classes Kings Birthday holiday Monday 10 June, make up class is Monday 1 July)
Term 3 2024: 29 July – 22 September
Term 4 2024: 21 October – 15 December

Note that we offer a Priority Enrolment Period for current students to reenrol in their term class one week before we open Earlybird Enrolments to new students.

Public holidays

Easter weekend: 29 March-1 April
Anzac Day: 25 April
Kings Birthday: Monday 10 June
October Long Weekend: Monday 7 October

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  • 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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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.... [More]

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Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

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 8 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 with Ash Frost

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Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More> Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

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CASUAL ATTENDANCE - this fee is for attending one class only. Book for 3 or more classes in this course this term in one transaction and receive 10% discount.  Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

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CASUAL ATTENDANCE - this fee is for attending one class only. Book for 3 or more classes in this course this term in one transaction and receive 10% discount.  Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

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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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CASUAL ATTENDANCE - this fee is for attending one class only. Book for 3 or more classes in this course this term in one transaction and receive 10% discount.  Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

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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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CASUAL ATTENDANCE - this fee is for attending one class only. Book for 3 or more classes in this course this term in one transaction and receive 10% discount.  Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students
$75 Limited inc GST
Painting for Everyone in Oils or Acrylics with Ash Frost

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CASUAL ATTENDANCE - this fee is for attending one class only. Book for 3 or more classes in this course this term in one transaction and receive 10% discount.  Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students

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

Illustration in Pen, Watercolour and Gouache with Tania Mason

Illustration in Pen, Watercolour and Gouache with Tania Mason

Course Overview Join Tania Mason to explore the broad and numerous areas of Illustration - using pen, watercolour and gouache to draw and paint subjects that inspire us! Birds, Fauna, and Botanicals will all be covered in this course, referencing past and contemporary images to get there!  Gouache is a medium close to watercolour and is best friends with acrylic. Watercolour is a tricky and delightful medium and we will learn to harness its variety of approaches to painting our... [More]
$495 Limited inc GST
Illustration in Pen, Watercolour and Gouache with Tania Mason

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Enrolments still open! Late Commencement Discount applies . See More> New 6 Week Course. Suitable for beginners to intermediate

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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Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Workshop

Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Workshop

Grab a friend and have a creative evening in the ceramics studio making your own handmade bowls (useful for serving dips/olives/nibbles etc). No experience is required and all materials are included in the workshop fee + your finished works will be bisque fired and glaze fired in our kiln. Students will be introduced to basic clay hand building techniques to make two dip bowls and spoons. Learn some basic clay decorating techniques so you can make your bowls unique – be it... [More]

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

Watercolour Workshop | Painting Dogs, Cats and Other Pets | Susie Murphie

Watercolour Workshop | Painting Dogs, Cats and Other Pets | Susie Murphie

In this class learn how to capture cats, dogs and other pets in watercolours - it's usually all about their eyes. This workshop will give you the essential techniques to tackle all sorts of domestic animals with confidence. Please bring along photos of your pets for reference or you can use Susie's reference material. In Susie's classes, students learn tips and tricks for keeping watercolours transparent and beautiful. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Workshop | Painting Dogs, Cats and Other Pets | Susie Murphie

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

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In this one-day workshop, students will learn how to mix luminous flesh tones for a portrait in oils using just four colours.  Michael will cover the basic principles of colour theory, how to structure and organise their palette, and how to mix flesh tones suitable for the specific subject they are painting.  Students will complete a colour mixing exercise, before developing a portrait throughout the workshop that captures a sense of form and dimension while retaining vibrancy in... [More]
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Intro to Painting Portraits in Oil with Tam Cao

Intro to Painting Portraits in Oil with Tam Cao

This 4 week painting course is a great introduction for students who want to learn how to paint portraits in oils or improve their skills. Tam Cao is our visiting tutor this term. Primarily a portrait and landscape artist, Tam studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and was awarded the John Olsen Scholarship in 2010. Students will benefit from working on tonal studies and colour mixing and the course can cater for students who wish to improve their painting skills using oils.... [More]
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