Short courses

Short courses

Workshops

Short, low-cost workshops that provide an introduction to the range of programs on offer at Pine Street Creative Arts.

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    Get a fun introduction to the art of block printing in this 2-hour taster workshop for young people.

    With experienced artist and printmaker Michaela Christie, you’ll learn how to create and print your own custom block designs.

    Get hands on to draw your own design and then transfer it to a rubber block. You’ll then learn how to carve the block and use it to print your design on card and paper.

    You’ll get to take home everything you make, including the block and prints.

    This is a great opportunity to try out our great range of creative arts courses in our specialised studios at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre.

    No prior experience necessary.

    Class size: maximum 10

    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    You must be aged 16-25 years to attend this workshop.

    Bookings essential via the book tickets link.

    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 costumer. 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

    This event is part of Art Month Sydney, proudly supported by City of Sydney.

    Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
    Cost: Youth 16-25yrs: $15.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Come and join in the fun in this 2-hour taster workshop teaching kids the basics of ceramic handbuilding.

    Led by talented students from our regular after-school children’s ceramics program in collaboration with our experienced tutors, kids will get their hands dirty to make a ceramic creature.

    They’ll step the kids through the theory, design and making of a simple pinch pot creature. By getting hands on, kids will learn about the properties of clay and simple techniques used to join clay pieces together.

    By the end of the workshop, the kids will have made a fantastic creature ready to be fired. Fired pieces can be collected from Pine Street 2 weeks after the workshop.

    This is a great opportunity for complete beginners or any children who are interested in learning how to how to work with clay.

    Class size: maximum 10 child

    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind to get a bit dirty in or bring an apron (ceramics can get messy!)
    Cost: $15 per child
    Ages: The workshop is suitable for school age children 5–14 years

    The class is fully supervised by 2 adult tutors, so parents are not required to stay for the duration of the workshop.

    Adult tutors: Sarah Newall and Hayley West
    Student tutors: Maple (year 5), Akari (year 7)

    This event is part of Art Month Sydney, proudly supported by City of Sydney

    Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
    Cost: full price: $15.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Have you ever wanted to try out watercolour painting for yourself?

    Join our fun 2-hour taster workshop to get an introduction to both traditional and contemporary watercolour painting. Under the guidance of artist Natalya Shinn, you’ll learn the fundamentals of image making concepts, including line, composition, shadow and light and simple watercolour painting techniques like transparent and opaque washes and layering.

    You’ll get hands on, drawing a basic still-life composition in pencil and practicing watercolour techniques with help from Natalya. Your completed still-life composition is yours to take home at the end of the workshop.

    Next Level: book into the Watercolour: Contemporary and traditional techniques term course.

    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    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.

    Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
    Cost: full price: $15.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington