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.

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    Drawing slows you down. When you draw, you’re taking the time to observe something truly and reproduce it. In the quiet space of drawing, you become very aware of form, proportion, and colour. You come to understand light and shadow and how they reveal and define form.

    Take a line for a walk in this course and explore all elements of the art of drawing. Learn the fundamentals of contour and structural drawing, record tone and texture, develop a range of mark making techniques and discover experimental drawing.

    Throughout this 6-week course, artist Natalya Shinn will teach you how to develop your understanding of line, shape, and form and show you how to use a range of materials and techniques from pencils through to ink and wash. Whether creating simple line drawings or meticulously detailed renderings, you’ll build your own observational and analytical skills and the confidence to tackle bigger drawing projects.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students

    Level: designed for complete beginners.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: intermediate

    Tutor: Natalya Shinn

    Since 2003, Natalya’s work has been shown in private and public galleries including the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Gallery and the Museum of Sydney. Natalya studied at West Wollongong TAFE, the National Art School, and Wollongong University. Natalya was a finalist in many prestigious art awards including the Broken Hill Outback Open Art Prize, Fishers Ghost Art Prize and the John Olsen Life Drawing Prize. Her paintings feature Australian interior and coastal landscapes.

    natalya-shinn.com

    6 week course runs until Tuesday 15 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $240.00 Concession: $180.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    View the world through the eyes of an artist and learn a whole new way of looking.

    Throughout this 8-week course, artist Jane Caveney will teach you how to see the world in a new light through drawing and painting still life compositions.

    Gain an understanding of colour theory, composition and how to use a range of materials including pencil, ink, charcoal, varnishes and acrylic paint on both paper and canvas.

    Each week you’ll learn a new technique based on the principles of form, tone, composition and colour. You’ll discover the work of local and international artists and gain an understanding of how their work addresses the techniques you’re learning.

    At the end of the course, you’ll feel comfortable to begin your own self-directed practice, and you’ll have a new appreciation of visual and technical processes through which art is created.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students

    Level: designed for beginners or for more experienced students who want to brush up on their skills.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: intermediate to advanced

    Tutor: Jane Caveney

    For 15 years Jane has exhibited her work in Sydney and NSW. Jane holds a Master of Fine Art from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art & Design). She has created and run youth workshops, art classes and community educational projects employing art, environmental sustainability and recycling as major themes in her classes. Jane finds her adult classes are a great joy to teach. It’s a pleasure seeing students come back time and again and seeing some go on to graduate from art school.

    8 week course runs until Thursday 1 December 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $310.00 Concession: $235.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    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 Susan Baran 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: Susan Baran

    Susan trained at the National Art School and City Art Institute (now UNSW Art & Design). She has tutored at Arenys de Munt (Spain), Moving Creature Artist Studio (Hobart) and Warringah Printmakers Studio where she is also president. Recently she was a finalist in the Geelong Print Prize and Swan Hill Print Award. In 2001 and 2003 she was awarded the Capricorn Coast Art Prize. Susan’s work is in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Artbank.

    susanbaran.com.au

    8 week course runs until Monday 28 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full: $310.00 Concession: $235.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Master a rich variety of mark making in fine print processes. Get your hands dirty painting, drawing, scratching, scraping, gouging, polishing, and wiping ink to create vivid surface textures.

    Throughout this 8-week course, printmaker Rebecca Baird will help you develop your technique with a focus on developing your ideas and transferring your own imagery into handmade prints. Working in the medium of your choice, whether that be lino, woodblock, monoprint, collagraph, drypoint, etching, photopolymer, stencil or screen printing, you’ll take home everything you produce – proofs, print editions and the blocks or plates you’ve made your prints from.

    You’ll also be provided with many tips for developing your own 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 10 students

    Level: designed for students with previous experience in printmaking, you should know how to ink up a plate and how to use mediums such as wood, lino, metal plates, collagraph and photopolymer plates.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: Advanced or masterclass

    Tutor: Rebecca Baird

    With more than 20 years teaching experience, Rebecca encourages her students to explore their creativity using experimental approaches. Rebecca has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. Her work is held in international corporate, public and private print collections. Rebecca was a finalist for The John Glover painting prize and the Libris artist book awards. She has also enjoyed an international teaching residency at the Sidney Nolan trust in the UK. Rebecca specialises in non-toxic printmaking techniques.

    8 week course runs until Tuesday 29 November 2016
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $310.00 Concession: $235.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Printmaking requires two hats: those of the artist and the technician. The artist creates the image, prepares the plate or block and chooses colours while the technician mixes the inks, lines up the plate or block and gauges how much pressure should be applied.

    Throughout this 8-week course, printmaker Rebecca Baird will help you develop your skills in the precise art of printmaking by creating an edition of prints. You’ll produce professional quality prints in the technique of your choice, whether that be mono printing, hand printing, relief block printing, dry point, etching, collagraph or photopolymer printmaking.

    Come equipped with your ideas and imagery or be inspired by your tutor.

    Specific techniques will be introduced to the group that will combine traditional and contemporary materials and tools.

    You’ll take home everything you produce – proofs, print editions and the blocks or plates you’ve made your prints from.

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

    Intimate class size: Maximum 10 students

    Level: Designed for students with previous experience in printmaking and knowledge of relief and intaglio prints.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: Advanced or masterclass

    Tutor: Rebecca Baird

    With more than 20 years teaching experience, Rebecca encourages her students to explore their creativity using experimental approaches. Rebecca has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. Her work is held in international corporate, public and private print collections. Rebecca was a finalist for The John Glover painting prize and the Libris artist book awards. She has also enjoyed an international teaching residency at the Sidney Nolan trust in the UK. Rebecca specialises in non-toxic printmaking techniques.

    8 week course runs to 30 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $310.00 Concession: $235.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Printmaking requires two hats: those of the artist and the technician. The artist creates the image, prepares the plate or block and chooses colours while the technician mixes the inks, lines up the plate or block and gauges how much pressure should be applied.

    Throughout this 8-week course, printmaker Susan Baran will help you develop your skills in the precise art of printmaking by creating an edition of prints.

    You’ll produce artist quality prints in the technique of your choice, whether that be mono printing, hand printing, relief block printing, dry point, etching, collagraph or photopolymer printmaking.

    Come equipped with your ideas and imagery or be inspired by your tutor. Specific techniques will be introduced to the group that will combine traditional and contemporary materials and tools.

    You’ll take home everything you produce – proofs, print editions and the blocks or plates you’ve made your prints from.

    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 students with previous experience in printmaking.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: It is recommended that students discuss with your tutor next level options.

    Tutor: Susan Baran

    Susan trained at the National Art School and City Art Institute (now UNSW Art & Design). She has tutored at Arenys de Munt (Spain), Moving Creature Artist Studio (Hobart) and Warringah Printmakers Studio where she is also president. Recently she was a finalist in the Geelong Print Prize and Swan Hill Print Award. In 2001 and 2003 she was awarded the Capricorn Coast Art Prize. Susan’s work is in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Artbank.

    susanbaran.com.au

    8 week course runs until Thursday 1 December 2016
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $310.00 Concession: $235.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Screen printing on paper is easy and fun. 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 Liz Godkin 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: Liz Godkin
    Since 2007, Liz has worked in the textile industry and became a freelance textile designer in 2014. Liz initially specialised in screen printing and recently began working in the digital printing realm. She has worked in a wide range of textile positions from being a boutique custom t-shirt printer to working in a New York fashion house. Her digital designs have frequently been used in swimwear and women’s fashion. Liz has been featured twice in the Repeat After Me eBook. theloop.com.au/lizsmithdesign/portfolio

    6 week course runs until 14 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full: $240.00 Concession: $180.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Once you start screen printing your original designs, you won’t want to stop. Easy and affordable, the process of screen printing on fabric is only limited by your imagination.
    Incredibly versatile and personal, there’s something quite satisfying about seeing a design you’ve drawn being transferred to the screen, followed by engaging in the physical hand printed process.

    Turn your vision into tactile printed fabrics that can be transformed into cushions, quilts, tableware, cloth bags or striking artwork.

    Throughout this 6-week course, printmaker Micaela Christie will teach you techniques for designing and cutting stencils from vinyl and acetate to create to your own screen printed textiles. You’ll learn how to select fabric, prepare your screen, use a squeegee, mix inks, and print onto a variety of fabrics using non-toxic, water-based inks.

    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.

    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 paper.

    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

    6 week course runs until Tuesday 15 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $240.00 Concession: $180.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    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 (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: 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 28 November 2016.
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Adult: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    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 (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: 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.

    This course is now SOLD OUT.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Adult: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Make your own stunning ceramic pieces in this 8-week introductory course exploring different treatments for surface decoration.

    Experiment with colour and texture using a range of materials and techniques including clay slips, sgraffito, under glazing, burnishing, on-glaze brushwork and simple glaze technology under the guidance of studio potter Vanessa Owens.

    You will make your own shallow oval and round ceramic dishes with one piece press moulds to create a blank canvas ready to explore the various finishing techniques.

    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 workspace.
    Level: designed for complete beginners as well as enthusiasts who have some experience
    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: Vanessa Owens

    Vanessa has worked as a community and practicing artist for over 15 years. During this time she has participated in various group and solo exhibitions in Sydney and abroad. Primarily working in porcelain, Vanessa is also experienced in hand building and wheel throwing ceramics. She enjoys using historical and traditional materials in a contemporary context. Vanessa also has a strong interest in site-specific art and has participated in many community art events including the Art Traffic Signal Box Project, Love Your Lane, and Harmony Day exhibitions.

    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. 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 (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: Cita Daidone

    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 course runs until Tuesday 29 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Adult: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    For some, throwing clay on the potter’s wheel is addictive. If you’re one of those people, you’ve come to the right place.

    Studio potter Anthony Brink will provide instruction for students wanting to master wheel-throwing techniques. He’ll also teach advanced skills in hand building so you can refine and finish pots to an advanced standard.

    Throughout this 8-week course, you’ll learn how to identify a conceptual basis for your work so you can achieve specific design and aesthetic outcomes. Ceramic glaze making and the application and finishing of glazes will also play an integral part in the course. Some advanced hand building and mould making will be available after consultation with the tutor.

    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 intermediate to advanced students. You must have completed a previous course and have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of wheel work and hand building to attend this course.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: Advanced or masterclass

    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 Wednesday 30 November 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Get your hands dirty and discover the rewarding process of throwing clay. Learn how to craft this raw material into a piece of functional art.

    Throughout this self-paced 8-week course, studio potter Vanessa Owens will teach you hand building and wheel work including correct posture, throwing and turning your vessel, centering, opening the form, and finishing the form. You’ll also learn about basic surface treatments including glazes and decorative under glazing.

    The program provides a foundation for students to develop their knowledge and skills into further studio practice areas. Vanessa can also advise on how to set yourself up for future self-directed practice.

    Following the end of the course, you’ll experience the satisfaction of taking home your fired work and using what your hands have created.

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

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

    Level: designed for complete beginners as well as students who have some experience, but are looking for more instruction and guidance on the fundamentals of ceramics.

    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: Vanessa Owens

    Vanessa has worked as a community and practicing artist for over 15 years. During this time she has participated in various group and solo exhibitions in Sydney and abroad. Primarily working in porcelain, Vanessa is also experienced in hand building and wheel throwing ceramics. She enjoys using historical and traditional materials in a contemporary context. Vanessa also has a strong interest in site-specific art and has participated in many community art events including the Art Traffic Signal Box Project, Love Your Lane, and Harmony Day exhibitions.

    8 week course runs until Thursday 1 December 2016.
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    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. 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 (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: Evan Wills

    For 10 years Evan has taught at Strathfield Regional Community College and for five years he worked as an assistant to Japanese/Australian ceramicist Mitsuo Shoji. In the past 15 years, Evan has exhibited functional, sculptural and installation-based ceramics as well as drawing, digital art, and furniture in over 30 exhibitions around Australia. He is interested in creative expression through form and function and in helping people express themselves through ceramics.

    This course is now SOLD OUT.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $315.00 Concession price: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Focus on mastering the basic processes of slab production in conjunction with other hand-building techniques, such as coil work.

    This class will allow participants to develop a personal approach to the slab building process and provide the necessary skills to undertake future personal projects.

    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 workspace.

    Level: designed for students with some experience who are looking for further instruction and guidance.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: Advanced or masterclass

    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 Friday 2 December 2016.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Adult: $315.00 Concession: $240.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet and a complex craft to master.

    Throughout this 6-week course, you’ll receive hands on instruction from potter Greg Crowe who will provide a blend of important technical advice with a passion for the making, using and appreciation of ceramic forms.

    Designed to fast track your learning so you can engage in further ceramics practice, the focus will be on the foundational processes of ceramic art as opposed to creating a finished product. However you will produce a small body of work for applying surface treatment. At the end of the course, you’ll have gained a distinct advantage that will put you on a pathway towards further learning.

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

    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 to improve their knowledge and experience of the fundamentals of ceramic art.

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: beginners to Intermediate

    Tutor: Greg Crowe

    6 week course runs until Saturday 19 November 2016.
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full: $245.00 Concession: $185.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale