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.

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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 25 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: Stock paper provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Please discuss with your tutor.

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

    Tutor: Claudia Nicholson
    As a Colombian-born Australian artist, Claudia’s practice addresses issues around multiple identities, belonging and separation from homeland. Claudia’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Claudia was a finalist in the 2018 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2017 Claudia was the recipient of the Create NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship.

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 16 March 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $252.00 Concession: $198.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 21 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided.

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

    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 weekly until Tuesday 26 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 25 January 2019

    This fun course for beginners explores watercolour painting 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 beginners 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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

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

    Tutor: Claudia Nicholson
    As a Colombian-born Australian artist, Claudia’s practice addresses issues around multiple identities, belonging and separation from homeland. Claudia’s work has been exhibited widely, including at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Claudia was a finalist in the 2018 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2017 Claudia was the recipient of the Create NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship.

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 16 March 2019.
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full price: $252.00 Concession price: $198.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 23 January 2019

    Learn how to make your own married metal jewellery using inlay techniques in this 8-week introductory course.

    Under the guidance of our experienced tutor, explore the different properties and capabilities of metals including silver, nickel silver, brass and copper. Then get hands on to learn basic metal jewellery making techniques including; cutting, filing, texturing, roller-printing, stamping, hammering and polishing.

    By the end of the course you will have created 2 small jewellery pieces like earrings, pendants, bangles or rings to take 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) and enclosed shoes.
    Bring: yourself – 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. She often references funereal ritual, religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work.

    8 week course runs weekly until Thursday 28 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336 Concession: $264
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 24 January 2019

    Get hands on to make a series of stackable sterling silver rings, in this 8-week introductory jewellery course for beginners.

    With our experienced tutor, you’ll learn foundational jewellery techniques including stamping, texturing, patination and soldering to create your rings, as well as how to size a ring. You’ll also get experience using a jewellers torch to silver solder and prepare metal for forming and surface experimentation.

    By the end of the course, you’ll have a number of finished rings ready to wear 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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided.

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

    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. She often references funereal ritual, religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work.

    8 week course runs weekly until Friday 29 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 20 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided)
    Bring: stock paper provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Please discuss with your tutor. Please provide own disposable latex gloves.

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

    Tutor: Susan Baran
    Susan trained at the National Art School and City Art Institute (now UNSW Art & Design). She has held workshops at Art Print Residence Studio (Barcelona), The Art Vault (Mildura) and Warringah Printmakers Studio (Sydney). She is a member of Sydney Printmakers where she is currently President and is on the committee of the Print Council of Australia. 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.

    8 week course runs weekly until Monday 25 March
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings Close 21 January 2019

    Once you start screen printing your own original designs, you won’t want to stop. Easy and affordable, the process of screen printing on paper and 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.

    Throughout this 8-week course, your tutor will teach you techniques for designing and cutting stencils from vinyl and acetate. You’ll learn how to select papers and fabric, prepare your screen, use a squeegee, mix inks, and print onto a variety of fabrics using non-toxic, water-based inks.

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

    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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: Stock paper and fabric are provided. Specialty papers or fabric can be supplied by students at their own expense. Please discuss with your tutor. Please provide own disposable latex gloves.

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

    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.

    8 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 26 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 22 January 2019

    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 6-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 and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: Stock paper provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Please discuss with your tutor. Please provide own disposable latex gloves.

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

    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 runs weekly until Wednesday 13 March 2019.
    Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
    Price: Full price: $252.00 Concession: $198.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 22 January 2019

    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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for advanced students with previous experience in printmaking and knowledge of relief and intaglio prints.
    Wear: enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: Stock paper provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Please discuss with your tutor. Please provide own disposable latex gloves.

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

    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.

    8 week course runs weekly until Wednesday 27 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 23 January 2019

    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, tools, equipment and procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: stock paper provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Please discuss with your tutor. Please provide own disposable latex gloves.

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

    Tutor: Susan Baran
    Susan trained at the National Art School and City Art Institute (now UNSW Art & Design). She has held workshops at Art Print Residence Studio (Barcelona), The Art Vault (Mildura) and Warringah Printmakers Studio (Sydney). She is a member of Sydney Printmakers where she is currently President and is on the committee of the Print Council of Australia. 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.

    8 week course runs weekly until Thursday 28 March 2019.
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 25 January 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.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8.
    Level: designed for beginner students.
    Wear: enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: All materials including stock paper provided. 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.

    4 week course runs weekly until Saturday 2 March 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $168.00 Concession: $132.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 25 January

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

    During this 5-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 stencilling 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.

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

    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.

    5 week course runs weekly until Saturday 9 March 2019
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $210.00 Concession: $165.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 20 January 2019

    Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries on the planet and a complex craft to master.

    Throughout this 8-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.

    Tutor: Angus Gardner
    Angus Gardner is a Sydney-based artist who works across ceramics and painting. He uses clay as a way of documenting the immediate world around him, investigating our behaviours in social interactions. In his practice Angus uses hand building, wheel throwing and painterly glazing techniques. He creates sculptures that reference traditional ceramic wares whilst pushing the boundaries of functionality and form. Since 2014 Angus has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Sydney as well as interstate.

    8 week course runs weekly until Monday 25 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $376 Concession: $304
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 20 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided.

    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.

    8 week course runs weekly until Monday 25 March 2019
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $376.00 Concession: $304.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 21 January 2019

    This fun and informative 5-week course is an excellent opportunity to learn about the theory, aesthetics and chemistry of ceramic glazes in a friendly group setting.
    You’ll begin by learning about composition, chemistry and structure. After that you’ll have the chance to weigh out, batch and prepare different glazes under the expert guidance of our experienced tutor.

    Next, you’ll learn about the common raw materials used in ceramic glaze making and their function. You’ll also be introduced to the basic science of glazes as you explore different line blending techniques, including biaxial and volumetric. While you work, you’ll learn about the major aesthetic glaze traditions and how these are used in contemporary ceramics practice.

    In this highly practical course you’ll gain a good understanding of glaze technology and develop methodical approaches to researching and testing glazes. You’ll also get hands-on weighing, batching, preparing and applying glazes to ceramic forms.
    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: enclosed shoes.
    Bring: please bring your own apron, 2 disposable face masks, a ziplock bag, a notebook and pen.

    Course notes will be made available via email prior to commencement of course to help you prepare.

    Tutor: Greg Crowe
    Greg established Hovea Pottery in Perth in 1980 and lectured in ceramics with TAFE for 25 years. He has taught pottery courses throughout Australia and runs workshops in US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Europe. Greg has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. His work is held in many Australian collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. He has been President of the Ceramics Arts Association of Western Australia and is on the board of The Australian Ceramics Association.

    5 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 5 March 2019
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $235.00 Concession: $190.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 22 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided.

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

    Tutor: Evan Wills
    Evan has been teaching Pine Street for the last 11 Years. Before that he taught at Strathfield Regional Community College for 10 years. Evan also worked for five years as an assistant to Japanese/Australian ceramicist Mitsuo Shoji . In the past 25 years, 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 weekly until Wednesday 27 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $376.00 Concession: $304.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 23 January 2019

    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 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.

    Tutor: Greg Crowe
    Greg established Hovea Pottery in Perth in 1980 and lectured in ceramics with TAFE for 25 years. He has taught pottery courses throughout Australia and runs workshops in US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Europe. Greg has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. His work is held in many Australian collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. He has been President of the Ceramics Arts Association of Western Australia and is on the board of The Australian Ceramics Association.

    8 week course runs weekly until Thursday 28 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $376.00 Concession: $304.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 23 January 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 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 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.

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

    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.

    8 week course runs weekly until Thursday 28 March 2019
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $376.00 Concession: $304.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Booking opens 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 24 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
    Bring: your own apron and towel – all materials provided.

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

    Tutor: Angus Gardner
    Angus Gardner is a Sydney-based artist who works across ceramics and painting. He uses clay as a way of documenting the immediate world around him, investigating our behaviours in social interactions. In his practice Angus uses hand building, wheel throwing and painterly glazing techniques. He creates sculptures that reference traditional ceramic wares whilst pushing the boundaries of functionality and form. Since 2014 Angus has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Sydney as well as interstate.

    8 week course runs weekly until Friday 29 March 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $376.00 Concession: $304.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 20 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided.

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

    Tutor: Angus Gardner
    Angus Gardner is a Sydney-based artist who works across ceramics and painting. He uses clay as a way of documenting the immediate world around him, investigating our behaviours in social interactions. In his practice Angus uses hand building, wheel throwing and painterly glazing techniques. He creates sculptures that reference traditional ceramic wares whilst pushing the boundaries of functionality and form. Since 2014 Angus has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Sydney as well as interstate.

    8 week course runs weekly until Friday 29 March 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $376.00 Concession: $304.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 25 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (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.

    Tutor: Greg Crowe
    Greg established Hovea Pottery in Perth in 1980 and lectured in ceramics with TAFE for 25 years. He has taught pottery courses throughout Australia and runs workshops in US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Europe. Greg has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. His work is held in many Australian collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. He has been President of the Ceramics Arts Association of Western Australia and is on the board of The Australian Ceramics Association.

    6 week course runs weekly until 16 March 2019
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full price: $282 Concession: $228
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Booking opens 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 25 January 2019

    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 and enclosed shoes (trousers recommended).
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel – all materials provided.

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

    Tutor: Greg Crowe
    Greg established Hovea Pottery in Perth in 1980 and lectured in ceramics with TAFE for 25 years. He has taught pottery courses throughout Australia and runs workshops in US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Europe. Greg has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. His work is held in many Australian collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. He has been President of the Ceramics Arts Association of Western Australia and is on the board of The Australian Ceramics Association.

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 16 March 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $282.00 Concession: $228.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale