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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. Our classes are available at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels allowing students to follow through a course of study.

Late enrolments for Term 3 are welcome, where you can join a class that has already started at a reduced cost (the discount is applied automatically at check out). Enrolments for Term 4 will be open from 22 August.

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:

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Visual journaling and illustration with Serena Geddes

Visual journaling and illustration with Serena Geddes

This course will involve drawing, painting, etching, character design, illustrations and journaling. The aim is to showcase how journaling can evolve from a simple sketch into a story. We will explore different mediums, colours, techniques and styles by drawing inspiration from various artists, people and our everyday environment. What to expect Over the term students will: Learn about the benefits of a daily art practice Learn how to translate your words into a visual image Be... [More]
$520 $364 Limited inc GST
Visual journaling and illustration with Serena Geddes

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

Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Tanya Bechara

Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Tanya Bechara

Enjoy learning to make functional and decorative ceramics in a relaxed, friendly and creative atmosphere. Students will be introduced to clay hand building fundamentals: coiling, pinching and slab building. Using these techniques students will learn how to build a range of simple forms. Students will also be introduced to a range of creative surface decoration techniques including sgraffito, carving, painting with slips and some glazing. This class does not use the pottery wheel... [More]
$450 $315 Limited inc GST
Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Tanya Bechara

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 Fee includes some materials and firing.

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

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

Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners with  Marie Mansfield

Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners with Marie Mansfield

This course and is suitable for beginners who will gain confidence in using oils. Over this 4 week stage, you will learn to paint with oil paints through a range of exercises designed to teach you the fundamentals and gain confidence week by week. Students will learn to observe light, tone and proportion to bring a sense of reality and atmosphere to their work. This class is also for those wishing to refresh their skills. What to expect This oil painting course for beginners will... [More]
$320 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners with Marie Mansfield

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This is a 4 week class and limited to 8 students.

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

Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop

Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop

Class overview Grab a friend and have a creative evening at the 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... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop

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$90 Limited inc GST
Pottery + Prosecco | Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop

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

GreenWay Workshop |  The art of storytelling: Photo Talk with Sara Corlis

GreenWay Workshop | The art of storytelling: Photo Talk with Sara Corlis

Join us for an evening with photographer Sara Corlis, presented by WeAreObservers. Hear Sara talk about her passion for visual storytelling through nature and wildlife photography. Sara will present some of her stunning PhotoArt and images from her trip to Antarctica, answer questions and open a discusion on preparing entries for the 2022 GreenWay Art Prize Photo category. About Sarah Corlis Sara has a long standing love of photography. Since leaving full time work, she has been... [More]
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GreenWay Workshop | The art of storytelling: Photo Talk with Sara Corlis

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This is a free event but registrations are essential. This event is brought to you by Inner West Council and Art Est.
GreenWay Workshop |  Q&A: How to make a stand-out art prize entry

GreenWay Workshop | Q&A: How to make a stand-out art prize entry

Making art is one thing, but getting your career as an artist up and running is another ball game - and where do Art Prizes fit? Join us for a conversation with 2021 GreenWay Open Art Prize winner, Roxanne Lillis, 2020 GreenWay Local Artist Prize winner, Jody Graham, and curator and creative producer of the GreenWay Art Prize, Tara Morelos. It is your chance to ask those hard-hitting questions, learn from like-minded creatives and pick up some practical hints on how to get the most... [More]
$0 Limited
GreenWay Workshop | Q&A: How to make a stand-out art prize entry

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This is a free event but registrations are essential. This event is brought to you by Inner West Council and Art Est.
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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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

GreenWay Workshop |  Bird Sketching along the GreenWay with Jane Prior

GreenWay Workshop | Bird Sketching along the GreenWay with Jane Prior

Sometimes it is the simple things that make our cities a great place. In this workshop, join Jane Prior, GreenWay Art Prize finalist, for a practical introduction to birding, bird etiquette and guided bird sketching along the GreenWay – where capturing the essence of the bird rather than the exact likeness is encouraged. You will discover the joy of birdwatching, learn how to identify birds and slow down to connect with the environment. Materials list You will meet at Lewisham West... [More]
$0 Limited
GreenWay Workshop | Bird Sketching along the GreenWay with Jane Prior

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This is a free event but registrations are essential. This event is brought to you by Inner West Council and Art Est. Spots are limited.

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

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