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, tone and color. 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, our tutor 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic materials and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    6 week course runs until Tuesday 21 November 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $247.5 Concession price: $192
    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, our experienced tutor 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic paints and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    8 week course runs until Thursday 7 December 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession price: $256
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    We are excited to offer this fun new course for students of all levels to explore watercolour painting in combination with pen, ink, pencil and pastels to create non-traditional compositions.

    Under the guidance of our experience tutor, you’ll be introduced to the concept of colour theory and learn about the work of a wide variety of artists to help broaden your knowledge.

    You’ll get hands on with watercolour painting techniques from transparent and opaque washes to layering and staccato dry brushing. Also explore the fundamental image making concepts of line, measurement, perspective and composition and get an introduction to the importance of tonal value (shadow and light) to create the illusion of three dimensional form.

    This is a great 6-week course for students of all levels from complete beginners to more advanced students looking to explore the world of traditional and contemporary watercolour techniques.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic paints and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    6 week course runs until Saturday 25 November 2017
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $247.50 Concession price: $192.00
    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. Our expert ceramist will help you to build your skills so that you can construct symmetrical ceramic forms at the wheel and more organic forms by hand.

    Throughout this comprehensive 8-week intermediate course, you’ll continue to create functional and decorative objects like bowls and pots, that are a pleasure to hold, look at and use. Expand your knowledge and expertise of hand building and throwing, pressing and coiling as well as how to apply slips, glazes, and other surface treatments to make your pieces look more polished and professional.

    Full instruction is provided and continually updated on best 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 latest creations.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own wheel
    Level: designed for intermediate level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week course runs until Monday 4 December 2017
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Adult: $330 Concession: $256
    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 molded, formed, glazed and decorated to become a useful and beautiful work of art.

    In this 8-week course, our tutor will help you extend your skills and techniques in ceramics through hand building and wheelwork. You’ll learn the basics of wheelwork, coil and slab building, and assembling of objects for functional, decorative or sculptural design.

    You’ll create functional and decorative objects like bowls and pots. Once formed you’ll get to explore slips, glazes and other surface treatments to complete your finished objects of art.

    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 beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week course runs until Monday 4 December 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Adult: $330 Concession: $256
    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.

    This 8-week introductory course will provide instruction on the ancient tradition of handmade pinch pots, coil forms and an introduction to wheel throwing.
    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.

    You’ll learn the basic techniques involved in wheel throwing including correct posture, centering, opening the form, wheel speed, turning, and finishing the form.

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

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week class runs until Tuesday 5 December 2017.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession price: $256
    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 our experienced tutor.

    You’ll make your own shallow oval and round ceramic dishes with 1 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 family and friends your creations.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own workspace
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel– all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week class runs until Tuesday 5 December 2017.
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession: $256
    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.

    Our tutor will provide instruction for experienced students wanting to master wheel-throwing techniques. They’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. The application and finishing of glazes will also play an integral part in the course.

    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 advanced level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week course runs until Wednesday 6 December 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full: $330 Concession: $256
    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, our experienced tutor 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 decorative under glazing before bisque firing and then final glazing before the glaze firing.

    The program provides a foundation for students to develop their ceramic skills. The tutor 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students. Each student will have their own wheel
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week class runs until Thursday 7 December 2017.
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession: $256
    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.

    With an emphasis on technique, your tutor 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. 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 beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site.

    8 week course runs until Thursday 7 December 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession price: $256
    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.

    With an emphasis on technique, our tutor 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, 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 beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site

    6 week course runs until 25 November 2017
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full price: $247.5 Concession price: $192
    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 our tutor 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.

    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 beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (trousers recommended)
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes. Some brush on glazes and dipping glazes are handmade on site

    6 week course runs until Saturday 25 November 2017.
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $247.5 Concession: $192
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Screen printing on paper is easy and fun. Create beautiful prints that you can frame and gift to family and friends or hang on your own wall.

    Throughout this 6-week course, our tutor 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    6 week course ends Monday 20 November 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $247.50 Concession price: $192.00
    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 a variety of techniques which provide a unique language of marks and richness of colour that can’t be achieved in other mediums.

    Throughout this 8-week course, you’ll learn a range of foundation skills exploring a variety of printmaking techniques including linocut, drypoint, etching, collagraph, and monotype. Our experienced tutor will provide you with a thorough introduction to each printmaking method, designed especially for beginner students.

    You’ll get to 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    8 week class runs until Monday 4 December
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession price: $256
    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 intermediate course, our tutor will help you develop your creative ideas, skills and technique. You’ll learn how to turn your ideas into images that can then be transformed into prints.

    Working in the medium of your choice, whether that be lino, woodblock, monoprint, collagraph, drypoint, etching, photopolymer or stencil, 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for intermediate level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    8 week course runs until Tuesday 5 December 2017
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession price: $256
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

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

    Throughout this 8-week course, you’ll learn a range of foundation skills as you explore a variety of printmaking techniques including linocut, drypoint, etching, collagraph, and monotype. Our experienced tutor will provide you with a thorough introduction to each printmaking method, designed especially for beginner students.

    You’ll get to 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    8 week course runs until Wednesday 6 December
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330.00 Concession price: $256.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Printmaking requires us to master, like all arts, both the creative and the technical. In printmaking, 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 advanced course, our tutor will help you develop your skills on both sides of printmaking.

    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.

    Intimate class size: Maximum 8 students
    Level: Designed for advanced students with previous experience in printmaking and knowledge of relief and intaglio prints
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    8 week course runs until Wednesday 6 December
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330 Concession price: $256
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Printmaking requires us to master, like all arts, both the creative and the technical. In printmaking, 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.

    Guided by our tutor, you’ll produce original prints exploring 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, series of prints and the blocks or plates you’ve made your prints from.

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

    Intimate class size: Maximum 8 students
    Level: Designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    8 week course runs until Thursday 7 December 2017.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $330.00 Concession price: $256.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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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, our tutor 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    6 week course runs until Tuesday 21 November 2017
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $247.50 Concession price: $192.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington