Adults

Adults

Workshops for adults

Creative programs include short workshops and longer classes that run over several weeks.

Classes are delivered by specialist tutors and professional artists.

Before you reserve a place, read our booking information.

  • Term course
    Begins
  • Book now

    Whether or not you see yourself as artistic, anyone can learn how to print. Printmaking offers unique characteristics including a language of marks and richness of colour that can’t be achieved in other mediums.

    Throughout this 8-week course, professional printmaker Micaela Christie will teach you a range of foundation skills exploring a variety of printmaking techniques including linocut, drypoint, etching, collagraph, and monotype. Beginners will undergo a thorough introduction to each printmaking method while returning students will continue to advance their learning through development and experimentation.

    You will take home everything you produce – proofs, print editions and the blocks or plates you create your prints from. You’ll also be provided with many tips for a well-rounded approach to developing your studio practice at home.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures. Non-toxic processes will be offered wherever possible.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for complete beginners and continuing students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided
    Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels. Please discuss with your tutor.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Since 2010, Micaela has been the creative director of Atomic Fox, a studio that produces hand printed textiles and artwork for interiors, homewares and costumery. Her work can be found in private collections in Australia and the UK. Based in the Blue Mountains, Micaela’s multidisciplinary practice incorporates printmaking, painting, graphic design, fibre and lighting installations. She is a graduate of the University of NSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art & Design). Her work is handcrafted with love and passion.
    micaelachristie.com

    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price:
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Use your hands to create beautiful fine art prints that you can frame and gift to family and friends or hang on your own wall.

    Throughout this 6-week course, printmaker Micaela Christie will teach you how to design and create hand cut stencils using scalpel knives, paper, and film. You’ll learn about design and colour, mixing inks, how to fix stencils to your screen, registering and overprinting and how to use your screen and squeegee.

    Develop your own design ideas and their application to make a series of prints. You’ll take home everything you create.
    You’ll finish this course ready to apply the practical processes you’ve learnt in the studio at home.
    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures. Non-toxic processes will be offered wherever possible.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginners.
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided
    Next level class: Take your foundation knowledge into advanced study by learning photo emulsion screen printing or screen printing on fabric.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Since 2010, Micaela has been the creative director of Atomic Fox, a studio that produces hand printed textiles and artwork for interiors, homewares and costumery. Her work can be found in private collections in Australia and the UK. Based in the Blue Mountains, Micaela’s multidisciplinary practice incorporates printmaking, painting, graphic design, fibre and lighting installations. She is a graduate of the University of NSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art & Design). Her work is handcrafted with love and passion.

    6 week course ends Monday 5 June 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $240.00 Concession: $180
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
  • Book now

    Clay is a fascinating material. A lump on a spinning wheel formed by your own hands can become a useful and beautiful work of art.

    With an emphasis on technique, professional studio potter Evan Wills will teach you all aspects of working at the potter’s wheel so you can confidently throw symmetrical ceramic forms.

    Throughout this 8 week course, new students will be given a solid foundation in making, turning, decorating and glazing cups and bowls on the wheel. Returning students will hone their skills through individual projects developed in consultation with the tutor.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio

    Following the end of the course, your fired work will be available for collection.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own wheel

    Level: designed for complete beginners as well as students with some experience who are looking for further instruction and guidance using the wheel.
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended). Please bring your own apron and towel.
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided
    Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels.

    Tutor: Evan Wills
    Evan has been teaching pottery since 1994, and has been teaching at Pine Street since 2006. He worked as an assistant for Japanese/Australian ceramicist Mitsuo Shoji. Evan has exhibited functional, sculptural and installation-based ceramics as well as drawing, digital art, and furniture in over 30 exhibitions around Australia and internationally. He is interested in creative expression through form and function and in helping people express themselves through ceramics.

    8 week course runs until Thursday 30 March 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $315 Concession price: $240
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Greg Crowe will teach you all aspects of working at the potter’s wheel so you can confidently throw symmetrical ceramic forms.

    Throughout this 6-week course, new students will be given a solid foundation in making, turning, decorating and glazing cups and bowls on the wheel. Participants will learn through observation, practice and constructive feedback on technique, function and aesthetics.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Following the end of the course, your fired work will be available for collection so you can show family and friends your creations.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own wheel
    Level: designed for complete beginners as well as students with some experience who are looking for further instruction and guidance using the wheel.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended). Please bring your own apron and towel.
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels. Please discuss with your tutor.

    Tutor: Greg Crowe
    Greg established Hovea Pottery, Perth, WA in 1980 after graduating from WAIT (Curtin University) with qualifications in Architecture and Design (Ceramics).
    In 1985 he began a career lecturing in ceramics with TAFE and ran the ceramics workshop at Carine – TAFE until 2002. Since 2010 Greg has taught pottery for a variety of organisations and at Hovea Pottery. Greg has taught and run workshops overseas. In 2008 he undertook a 3 month McKnight Ceramic Artist Residency at the Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and subsequently was in the McKnight exhibition in 2009 at NCC.
    He has exhibited widely in Australia in both solo and group exhibitions, his work having been included in many collections.

    6 week course runs until 18 March 2017
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full price: $245 Concession price: $185
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Clay is a fascinating material. A lump of clay can be moulded, formed, glazed and decorated to become a useful and beautiful work of art.

    Studio potter Xavier Modoux will help you extend your skills and techniques in ceramics through hand building and wheel work.

    Throughout this 8-week course, you will learn the basics of wheelwork, coil and slab building, and assembling of objects for functional, decorative or sculptural design. Once formed you will learn about slips, glazes and other surface treatments to complete your finished objects of art. You’ll create functional and decorative objects like bowls and pots that are a pleasure to hold, look at and use.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    At the end of the course, your fired work will be available for collection so you can show off your creations.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own wheel.
    Level: designed for complete beginners as well as enthusiasts who have some experience
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended). Please bring your own apron and towel.
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided
    Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels. Please discuss with your tutor.

    Tutor: Xavier Modoux
    Since 1998 Xavier has exhibited in group and solo shows in Europe, Asia, and Australia. A Swiss-trained ceramicist, Xavier studied at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Geneva, and the Haute Ecole des Arts Appliqués, Geneva – eight years of training in all aspects of ceramic production. Xavier was the inaugural studio director and technical advisor for Ateliers Céramique in Carouge working with renowned international artists and the Parcours Céramique Festival. He immigrated to Australia in 2002.

    8 week course runs until Monday 27 March 2017.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Adult: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Clay is a fascinating material. A lump on a spinning wheel formed by your own hands can become a useful and beautiful work of art.

    Ceramics is a sensual, messy and satisfying experience. Studio potter Anthony Brink will help you learn the basics so that you can construct symmetrical ceramic forms at the wheel and more organic forms by hand.

    Throughout this comprehensive introductory 8-week course, you’ll create functional and decorative objects like bowls and pots, that are a pleasure to hold, look at and use. You’ll learn elementary hand building and throwing, pressing and coiling as well as how to apply slips, glazes, and other surface treatments to make your handiwork shine.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Following the end of the course, your fired work will be available for collection so you can show-off your creations.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own wheel.
    Level: designed for complete beginners as well as enthusiasts who have some experience
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended). Please bring your own apron and towel.
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided
    Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels. Please discuss with your tutor.
    Tutor: Anthony Brink

    Since the late 1980s, Anthony has worked independently as a studio-based potter. He has over 35 years professional experience including mould-maker at KC Day, assistant to sculptor Frederic Chapeaux, apprentice to ceramicist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, and production thrower at Errol Barnes’ Lyrebird Ridge Pottery. Anthony has taught ceramics for over 11 years. He was artist-in-residence at the Queensland Potters Association where he also coordinated community adult education program. Anthony currently runs Fireant Ceramic Art studio in the Blue Mountains.
    anthonybrink.com.au

    8 week course runs until Monday 27 March 2017.
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Adult: $315 Concession: $240
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    In designing vessels to serve everyday needs, ancient cultures created some of the most lasting forms of pottery.

    In this 8-week introductory course studio potter Cita Daidone will provide instruction on the ancient tradition of handmade pinch pots and coil forms made from ropes of rolled clay. She’ll also teach you the basic techniques involved in wheel throwing including correct posture, centering, opening the form, wheel speed, turning, and finishing the form.

    Experimenting with clay tools to smooth, decorate, join and burnish your clay forms, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the application of slips, underglazes, glazes, sgraffito and the use of oxides.

    At the end of the course, you’ll have made a series of hand built and wheel thrown forms. Each student will have their own wheel.

    Level: This course is designed for complete beginners as well as continuing students. A formal course structure is provided for beginners while more experienced students may pursue a personal direction.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended). Please bring your own apron and towel.

    Next level class: It is recommended students complete at least two beginner classes before considering more intermediate to advanced levels. Please discuss with your tutor.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.

    About our tutor: For over 20 years Cita has worked as an arts educator teaching in a variety of schools including St Patrick’s College and William Clarke College. Cita teaches drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, painting and art appreciation. As a ceramics tutor, Cita encourages her students to express their creative dreams through the material of clay. Her own work is organic in theme and explores natural objects she sees in the world around her. Her work can be found in the Journal of Australian Ceramics.

    8 week class runs until Tuesday 28 March 2017.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $315 Concession: $240
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale