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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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Many classes still accept students once the course has commence with discounts on your fees. Contact the office on 94541519 to enquire.

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Expressive Drawing Workshops 2024 with Jody Graham |  2. Exciting Possibilities of Line

Expressive Drawing Workshops 2024 with Jody Graham | 2. Exciting Possibilities of Line

Line, an essential element of art, offers limitless possibilities for crafting captivating artworks. It serves various purposes, such as defining form, outlining edges, suggesting movement, and highlighting a light source. Beyond its technical aspects, line plays a crucial role in guiding the viewer's gaze and serves as a powerful means to convey thoughts, ideas, and emotions.  In this engaging workshop, we embark on an exploration of the sensational qualities of lines. We'll learn... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST
Expressive Drawing Workshops 2024 with Jody Graham | 2. Exciting Possibilities of Line

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Enrol in 3 or more workshops in the one transaction and receive 10% discount on your fees. Discount applied at the checkout. No further discounts apply. No retrospective discounts.

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

Acrylic Painting | Beautiful Birds with Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Beautiful Birds with Mellissa Read-Devine

Course Overview Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this bold and vibrant workshop, where you can paint an image of your favourite bird. Bring along images of birds such as fairy wrens, galahs, parrots or cockatoos and infuse your subject with character and personality. Learn to simplify shapes and keep your colours bold and bright, learn about colour mixing, composition and much more. Mellissa is well-known for her impressionistic style of painting, has been the recipient of many awards... [More]
$195 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | Beautiful Birds with Mellissa Read-Devine

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Acrylic Painting Workshop | Harmony to Abstraction with Flowers with Sally Mowbray

Acrylic Painting Workshop | Harmony to Abstraction with Flowers with Sally Mowbray

Join us for a delightful 4-hour acrylic painting workshop where you'll discover the joy of painting flowers on canvas using a combination of observational and abstract practices. This beginner-friendly class is designed to introduce you to the colorful world of acrylics and practice your creativity in a supportive environment. Don't miss this opportunity to create something unique and wonderful. Spaces are limited, so book your spot today and embark on a colourful journey into the... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting Workshop | Harmony to Abstraction with Flowers with Sally Mowbray

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Enrol in 3 more workshops in one transaction and receive a 10% discount.

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Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Susie Murphie

Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Susie Murphie

This watercolour painting class is perfect for absolute beginners or those who have previously enjoyed Susie's workshops and wish to learn tips and techniques for painting with the tricky medium of watercolour. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and addiction to this extraordinary watery paint and be confident that you can tackle anything. What to expect In this course you will: learn how to keep watercolours transparent and beautiful learn about painting a variety of... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST
Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Susie Murphie

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$200 Limited inc GST
Watercolours for Beginners and Beyond Workshop with Susie Murphie

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Drawing Workshop for Absolute Beginners with Sally Mowbray

A perfect start to drawing for beginners. This is a dynamic step-by-step drawing workshop for people who want to learn representational drawing strategies in a relaxed yet productive setting.  Starting with a series of fun warm-up exercises, you will progress through the day to more sustained works. This half-day workshop is paced to repeat the trickier aspects in different ways so students can have an opportunity to try things out until they make sense. With an emphasis on the... [More]
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Acrylic Painting | Acrylics and Collage | Mellissa Read-Devine

Join us for a one-day painting workshop that combines the versatile medium of acrylic paint with the captivating world of mixed media. During this workshop, you can expect to delve into various aspects of acrylic painting and mixed media techniques. Mellissa will demonstrate a range of processes, equipping you with valuable skills and knowledge to enhance your creative expression. What to expect Students will learn: simplifying shapes while maintaining the vibrancy and boldness of... [More]
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