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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.

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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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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. Under the guidance of experienced tutor and artist, Sally Mowbray, learn as a class group and individually how to develop painting or drawing projects from ideas to finished artworks. What to expect Students will be working on individually... [More]
$675 $405 Limited inc GST
Developing your Painting with Sally Mowbray | Open Studio

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Price excludes materials | Not for complete beginners. Prior oil painting or acrylic painting experience is assumed.

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

Learn to Paint Portraits in Oil with Marie Mansfield

Learn to Paint Portraits in Oil with Marie Mansfield

Learn portrait painting in oils with winner of the 2021 Portia Geach Memorial Award, Marie Mansfield. This painting course is for students who want to learn how to paint portraits. Marie works with each student at their own level and works to progress each student's ambitions. 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. Students will be working from their own... [More]
$675 Limited inc GST
Learn to Paint Portraits in Oil with Marie Mansfield

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. This class is limited to 8 students.

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

Fundamentals of Painting | Still life to the Human Form in Oils with Michael Simms

Fundamentals of Painting | Still life to the Human Form in Oils with Michael Simms

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting, with a focus on still life and the human figure. Following a step-by-step approach, students will begin with basic still life objects and then develop the skills required to successfully capture the human form with oil paints – while also exploring their own artistic instincts. In this course students will complete a series of painted studies of still life objects, then progress to individual body parts and facial features, as well as one... [More]
$620 $434 Limited inc GST
Fundamentals of Painting | Still life to the Human Form in Oils with Michael Simms

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Bonus: Enrol in Fundamentals of Drawing with Michael Simms also and receive 10% discount on both courses. Fee includes model.

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

Exploring the Landscape with Ashley Frost

Exploring the Landscape with Ashley 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]
$675 $473 Limited inc GST
Exploring the Landscape with Ashley Frost

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

Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

Learn the fundamentals of how to draw with charcoal - one of the most versatile and expressive mediums. Students will experiment with various techniques to capture still life, portraits and the figure. This course is suitable for all skill levels, but is particularly helpful to those looking to transition from drawing to oil painting as the broad and expressive techniques used can act as a wonderful segue. Your tutor Michael Simms is a multi-award winning artist based in Sydney... [More]
$480 $336 Limited inc GST
Fundamentals of Charcoal Drawing with Michael Simms

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 Bonus: Enrol in Fundamentals of Painting the Human Figure in Oils with Michael Simms also and receive 10% discount on both courses. Discount applied when you have both courses in your basket at the checkout. Fee includes model.

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

Botanical Illustration using Gouache and Watercolour with Tania Mason

Botanical Illustration using Gouache and Watercolour with Tania Mason

Let's get painting with watercolour and gouache on paper! The course is set up for beginners to some with experience. All are welcome for a fun introduction to the fundamental principles of exploring watercolour and gouache on paper and canvas. The aim is to study nature, flora, fauna, still lifes and explore the different ways we can paint subject matter. This will lead us into looking at other illustrators from ancient times to now. Getting inspiration and learning/borrowing new... [More]
$425 $298 Limited inc GST
Botanical Illustration using Gouache and Watercolour with Tania Mason

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Price excludes materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students

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Painting for Expression with Lisa McKimmie

Painting for Expression with Lisa McKimmie

In this exciting and wide-ranging painting class, students will work on several paintings across the term (in either oil, gouache or acrylic). You will explore various approaches to express yourself and your subject.  What to expect Students will: Explore methods used by artists from our past and recent history. Have fun with warm-up exercises and collaborative drawing while experimenting with expressive marks and meaning. Discover both figurative and abstract ways of working. ... [More]
$520 $364 Limited inc GST
Painting for Expression with Lisa McKimmie

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This course will be taught by Lisa McKimmie. Click on the tutor name for more information about Lisa.
Price *excludes* materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students.

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Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Kara Pryor

Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Kara Pryor

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]
$675 $473 Limited inc GST
Hand-building Ceramics for Beginners and Beyond with Kara Pryor

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Fee includes some materials and firing. | Suitable for all levels.

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

Foundations of Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

Foundations of Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

This course surveys the fundamentals of traditional oil painting by working through painting projects and discussing the artworks of Old Master painters. Foundational aspects of painting such as tonality, composition, colour and texture are taught as well as the characteristics of oil painting materials and tools. Throughout the course students will explore essential painting techniques including impasto, alla prima, glazing, scumbling and so on. Jackson has a Master of Cultural... [More]
$595 $417 Limited inc GST
Foundations of Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

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Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ashley Frost

Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ashley 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]
$675 $473 Limited inc GST
Painting | Transform the way you paint with Ashley Frost

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