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.

Bookings

Bookings for our term programs open around 1 month prior.

If there aren't any programs listed on this page, please check back closer to next term.

Here’s a taste of what you can learn to make in our workshops.

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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    In this intensive 4-week Saturday workshop you’ll learn printmaking and jewellery crafting techniques as you create your own beautiful etched pieces.

    No experience is needed. As a new student you’ll learn all the skills you need to print, etch, saw, form and solder different metals. You’ll experiment with a range of techniques and become familiar with the hand tools and equipment used in printmaking and jewellery crafting.

    For more advanced students, this is an opportunity to extend your abilities and learn from experienced artists Micaela Christie and Susanna Strati.

    You’ll get to work with copper, brass and silver metal sheet to create wearable pieces such as brooches, earrings and pendants.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to advanced level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes
    Bring: all materials provided.

    Tutor: Susanna Strati
    Susanna is an award-winning jeweller and sculptor who has exhibited her work at galleries across Australia, Europe and Asia. Her major achievements include winning the Mayoral Award at inaugural Paramor Prize: Art and Innovation at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. She was also awarded an Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome, Italy. Susanna’s work includes object, installation, video, photography and performance art.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Micaela is 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 across Australia and the UK. She is a graduate of the University of NSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art & Design).

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 14 days before the course starts. Cancellations made within 14 days of the course starting will not be refunded.

    4 week course runs until Saturday 14 December 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
    Price: Full price: $275.20 Concession: $214.40
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September

    Learn fun hand printmaking techniques and create unique prints from your own designs, drawings or photographs.

    During this 4-week course you’ll learn to compose, prepare, transfer and print your designs using a variety of simple hand printing techniques.

    You’ll learn the basics of image selection and composition, then practice preparing and marking printing blocks of scratchboard, linoleum, wood and rubber.

    Under the guidance of our experienced tutor you’ll experiment with different techniques, including carving, scratching and scraping. Learn how to achieve different types of line and tone using a variety of tools.

    You’ll then explore printing techniques using traditional hand printing tools including barens and burnishers. Also learn how to create and use a registration jig for overlapping colours on a single image.

    During the course you’ll create a number of prints in both black and white and colour. More advanced techniques such as transparent colour overlay and stenciling will also be explored.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: all materials including stock paper provided. Please discuss with your tutor if you wish to bring specialty papers. Please provide own disposable latex gloves.

    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.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 14 days before the course starts. Cancellations made within 14 days of the course starting will not be refunded.

    4 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 10 December 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $172.00 Concession: $134.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Try your hand at the age-old art of etching, learning styles and techniques from traditional to contemporary in this fun 4-week beginner’s course.

    Follow in the footsteps of the old masters and discover how Rembrandt and Goya made their marks. Then unleash your imagination as you create and print your own beautiful limited-edition prints.

    During this exciting course you’ll discover how to prepare, inscribe and print unique images from an etching plate.

    Under the expert guidance of our experienced tutor you’ll first learn how to select and compose an image. Then discover how to etch different types of line to bring tone and depth to your artworks.

    Working with aluminium plates, printing inks and non-toxic copper sulphate, you’ll get familiar with the hand tools and equipment of the ‘intaglio’ printmaker’s art. As the course progresses you’ll experience the many techniques for creating subtle surface textures, including drawing, scratching, scraping, polishing and wiping ink.

    Once you’ve created your masterpiece you’ll learn the techniques of printing using an etching press. Your tutor will guide you through the full printing process, from registering your plate through to printing onto different types of paper.

    Class size: 8
    Beginner students.
    Wear: enclosed shoes

    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.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 14 days before the course starts. Cancellations made within 14 days of the course starting will not be refunded.

    4 week course runs until Wednesday 11 December 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $172.00 Concession: $134.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    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 4-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 completed before bisque firing and then final glazing before the last 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.

    Please note: Any large pieces must be kept within 25cm cubed. No works made off-site/outside class will be fired.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    Level: designed for beginner level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel.
    Fired works ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after class

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes.

    Tutor: Hayley West

    Hayley is a maker, teacher and designer. She has a BA Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design, and a BA Interior and Spatial design (first class honours) from UTS. During her successful interior design career Hayley co-founded multidisciplinary design partnership Smith and Carmody. Since shifting her focus to art she has worked as a ceramic technician and a tutor for both adults’ and children’s classes. Hayley currently teaches at numerous venues across Sydney.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions.

    4 week course runs weekly until Monday 9 December 2019
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $192 Concession: $156
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September

    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 4-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.

    Please note: Any large pieces must be kept within 25cm cubed. No works made off-site/outside class will be fired.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    Level: designed for intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes.
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel.

    Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes.

    Tutor: Hayley West
    Hayley is a maker, teacher and designer. She has a BA Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design, and a BA Interior and Spatial design (first class honours) from UTS. During her successful interior design career Hayley co-founded multidisciplinary design partnership Smith and Carmody. Since shifting her focus to art she has worked as a ceramic technician and a tutor for both adults’ and children’s classes. Hayley currently teaches at numerous venues across Sydney.

    Bookings can be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the commencement of your course. Cancellations made after this will not be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions.

    4 week course runs weekly until Friday 13 December 2019
    Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $192.00 Concession: $156.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale

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