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

    Gain new skills and meet other budding artists at this fun Tuesday night figure drawing class.

    This class is designed for beginner to intermediate level students. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone foundation drawing techniques in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    During the evening you’ll be introduced to the work of a range of historical and contemporary figure artists. You’ll learn about measurement, proportions and the skeletal structure and muscle masses of the human body.

    With our experienced tutor, become familiar with good drawing processes and habits and how to really perceive the figure you want to draw. Get an introduction to the concepts of foreshortening and perspective, and learn how to capture form through line, tone, gesture and negative space.

    Work in a range of drawing materials, including graphite, charcoal and pastels, to develop an understanding of your own style and drawing techniques. Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Class fee includes 4 model sessions. Strictly 18+.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: enclosed shoes.
    Bring: all materials provided.

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    Anney is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage, currently based in Sydney’s Inner West. She has been a practicing artist since 2001. Anney is also a passionate and experienced educator, who has worked in community arts education for 14 years. She creates kitsch, vivid and decorative painting and textile-based works that reinterpret the domestic, matriarchal, and spiritual traditions of her upbringing. Anney is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSW Art & Design.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials wherever possible.

    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. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    4 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 12 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $232.00 Concession: $194.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 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 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
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Tutor: Catherine James
    Catherine is an award-winning illustrator, printmaker and author. Originally from Scotland, she spent 4 years as illustrator-in-residence at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. Cate has illustrated almost 30 picture books for children. As a printmaking technician at the UNSW Art & Design, she specialised in screen printing and etching. Catherine likes to incorporate these methods in her illustration work. Catherine also has many years of experience delivering art workshops in schools and libraries and at book festivals.

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

    6 week course continues until 27 November 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Gain new skills and meet other budding artists at this fun Tuesday night figure drawing class.

    This class is designed for beginner to intermediate level students. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone foundation drawing techniques in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    During the evening you’ll be introduced to the work of a range of historical and contemporary figure artists. You’ll learn about measurement, proportions and the skeletal structure and muscle masses of the human body.

    With our experienced tutor, become familiar with good drawing processes and habits and how to really perceive the figure you want to draw. Get an introduction to the concepts of foreshortening and perspective, and learn how to capture form through line, tone, gesture and negative space.

    Work in a range of drawing materials, including graphite, charcoal and pastels, to develop an understanding of your own style and drawing techniques. Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Class fee includes 4 model sessions. Strictly 18+.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: enclosed shoes.
    Bring: all materials provided.

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    Anney is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage, currently based in Sydney’s Inner West. She has been a practicing artist since 2001. Anney is also a passionate and experienced educator, who has worked in community arts education for 14 years. She creates kitsch, vivid and decorative painting and textile-based works that reinterpret the domestic, matriarchal, and spiritual traditions of her upbringing. Anney is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSW Art & Design.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials wherever possible.

    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. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    4 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 10 December 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $232.00 Concession: $194.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Throughout this 6-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 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
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    Anney is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage, currently based in Sydney’s Inner West. She has been a practicing artist since 2001. Anney is also a passionate and experienced educator, who has worked in community arts education for 14 years. She creates kitsch, vivid and decorative painting and textile-based works that reinterpret the domestic, matriarchal, and spiritual traditions of her upbringing. Anney is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSW Art & Design.

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

    6 week course runs weekly until Monday 25 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September

    This fun course for beginners explores watercolour painting with pen, ink, pencil and pastels to create non-traditional compositions.
    Under the guidance of our experienced 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: Lisa Starr
    Lisa is a Sydney based artist originally from Canada. She graduated with distinction from Concordia University, Montreal with a BA Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing. Lisa’s work draws primarily upon her surroundings and memories from living in Vancouver, Montreal, Cambridge and Sydney. She has exhibited her work, which includes oil, acrylic, watercolour and various drawing mediums in galleries in Canada, the UK and Australia. Lisa enjoys working on private commissions and teaching painting and drawing.

    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. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    6 week course continues until 27 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Learn how to create experimental drawings in this 6-week drawing course for beginner to intermediate students. Build your skills and knowledge of traditional observational drawing skills to develop a more contemporary approach.

    With our experienced tutor, you’ll learn innovative drawing techniques with self-made drawing devices and you’ll also experiment with making and un-making on non-conventional grounds such as found objects including cardboard and books.

    We’ll also look at experimental art movements for inspiration to interpret still life, interiors, figures and other subjects in different ways. Using every day and recycled materials where possible in the course, explore the concepts of sustainability in art-making.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    Level: beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided.

    Tutor: Brendan Smith
    Brendan is an experienced artist, who has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1986. His work is held in public and private collections around Australia, including his collaborative works with the painter Tim Johnson. Brendan specialises in art and design education working with culturally and linguistically diverse students of all ages. He also lectured at the Raffles College of Design for 8 years. Brendan holds a Diploma of Arts in Illustration from Griffith University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from QUT.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials wherever possible.

    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. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    6 week course continues until 30 November 2019
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Have fun experimenting with watercolour in this fun introductory workshop for beginners. You will explore unconventional painting methods using materials such as cling wrap, salt and rubbing alcohol to create ethereal patterns and effects.

    Let the medium guide you to create your own unique compositions while learning formal painting techniques. Your tutor will give you some great tips and hints to show you the many and varied possibilities of this magical medium.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this relaxed short course.

    Participants must be aged 15+ years old to attend this workshop. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Class size: maximum 15
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    Anney Bounpraseuth is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage, currently based in the Inner West. As well as being a practicing artist since 2001, Bounpraseuth is a passionate and experienced educator who has worked in community arts education for 14 years. Bounpraseuth creates kitsch, vivid and decorative painting and textile based works that reinterpret the domestic, matriarchal, and spiritual traditions of her upbringing. Currently, Bounpraseuth is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSW Art & Design.

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $55.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Get hands on to make silver, copper and brass jewellery, in this 6-week introductory course for beginners.

    With our experienced tutor, you’ll learn foundational jewellery techniques including stamping, texturing, patination and soldering to create your unique pieces, 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 two finished pieces such as a ring, earrings or pendant 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.

    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. See terms and conditions.

    6 week course runs weekly until Monday 25 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    This 4-week Tuesday evening is a unique opportunity to work with expert jeweller Susanna Strati and create your own one-off jewellery pieces.

    No experience is needed to enjoy this course, which is designed for students from beginner to advanced levels.

    As a beginner, you’ll be guided through all the processes you need to create stunning pendants, bangles, brooches, rings and earrings. You’ll learn exciting new skills, including correct metal selection and how to cut, form, roller print, solder and finish metals.

    If you are an experienced maker, this is your chance to continue your creative journey and progress your design and technical capabilities. Under Susanna’s expert guidance you’ll experiment and learn advanced skills, such as bezel setting stones and forming metal. As the course progresses Susanna will inspire your creativity by introducing you to the work of several skilled jewellery artists.

    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 (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself– all materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    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.

    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 Tuesday 12 November 2019
    Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $206.40 Concession: $160.80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    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.

    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. See terms and conditions.

    6 week course runs until Thursday 28 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019.

    Do you love the look of jewellery that combines different coloured metals?

    Learn how to make your own married metal jewellery using inlay techniques in this 6-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.

    Get inspiration from both traditional and contemporary jewellery movements and experiment with fundamental design concepts including measurement, shape and balance.

    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 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.

    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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Friday 29 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    This 4-week Saturday workshop is a unique opportunity to work with expert jeweller Susanna Strati and create your own one-off jewellery pieces.

    No experience is needed to enjoy this course, which is designed for students from beginner to advanced levels.

    As a beginner, you’ll be guided through all the processes you need to create stunning pendants, bangles, brooches, rings and earrings. You’ll learn exciting new skills, including correct metal selection and how to cut, form, roller print, solder and finish metals.

    If you are an experienced maker, this is your chance to continue your creative journey and progress your design and technical capabilities. Under Susanna’s expert guidance you’ll experiment and learn advanced skills, such as bezel setting stones and forming metal. As the course progresses Susanna will inspire your creativity by introducing you to the work of several skilled jewellery artists.

    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 (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself– all materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    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.

    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. Please see terms and conditions.

    4 week course runs until Saturday 16 November 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 2019

    This 4-week Tuesday evening is a unique opportunity to work with expert jeweller Susanna Strati and create your own one-off jewellery pieces.

    No experience is needed to enjoy this course, which is designed for students from beginner to advanced levels.

    As a beginner, you’ll be guided through all the processes you need to create stunning pendants, bangles, brooches, rings and earrings. You’ll learn exciting new skills, including correct metal selection and how to cut, form, roller print, solder and finish metals.

    If you are an experienced maker, this is your chance to continue your creative journey and progress your design and technical capabilities. Under Susanna’s expert guidance you’ll experiment and learn advanced skills, such as bezel setting stones and forming metal. As the course progresses Susanna will inspire your creativity by introducing you to the work of several skilled jewellery artists.

    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 (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself– all materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    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.

    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 Tuesday 10 December 2019
    Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $206.40 Concession: $160.80
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September 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 4-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.

    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 Tuesday 12 November 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 13 November 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

    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: Ro Cook
    Ro is a multi-disciplinary artist specialising in printing and textiles. She creates her works by printing, dyeing and embellishing in 2D and 3D and loves the results that hand-printing offer. Ro has exhibited in solo and group shows, is a member of the Handmade Life collective and has her own label, Rokoco Textiles. An experienced educator, Ro has taught at the Australian Film and Television School, University of Technology Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

    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.

    6 week course runs until Friday 29 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 18 September

    This 4-week course is a fantastic opportunity for more experienced printmaking students to develop their own editioned prints with guidance from an expert printmaker.

    In our well-equipped printmaking studio, you’ll have access to all the equipment needed for relief block printing, dry point etching and photographic plates. Basic materials including inks and paper are also provided.

    You’ll work at your own pace on your project with technical assistance and advice from our experienced tutor on-hand.

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

    Level: Intermediate to advanced students
    Class size: maximum 8
    What to bring: stock paper are provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Basic materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    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. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    This 4 week course finishes on 16 November 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
    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

    This 4-week course is a fantastic opportunity for more experienced printmaking students to develop their own editioned prints with guidance from an expert printmaker.

    In our well-equipped printmaking studio, you’ll have access to all the equipment needed for relief block printing, dry point etching and photographic plates. Basic materials including inks and paper are also provided.

    You’ll work at your own pace on your project with technical assistance and advice from our experienced tutor on-hand.

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

    Tutor: Rebecca Baird

    Level: Intermediate to advanced students
    Class size: maximum 8
    What to bring: stock paper are provided. Specialty papers can be supplied by students at their own expense. Basic materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    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. For more information please see our terms and conditions.

    4 week course runs until Thursday 21 November 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
    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

    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

    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 6-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: Liz Godkin
    Liz is a textile creative who has worked in a wide range of roles from a boutique custom t-shirt printer to a New York fashion house. Her textile designs have been used on swimwear, women’s fashion and soft furnishings. Liz teaches textile techniques including fabric dyeing and screen-printing, as well as developing artwork for digital printing.

    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.

    6 week course runs until Tuesday 26 November 2019
    Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
  • Book now

    Bookings open 18 September 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 6-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.

    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: Cate James
    Cate is an award-winning illustrator, printmaker and author. Originally from Scotland, she spent 4 years as illustrator-in-residence at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. Cate has illustrated almost 30 picture books for children. As a printmaking technician at the UNSW Art & Design, she specialised in screen printing and etching. Cate likes to incorporate these methods in her illustration work. Cate also has many years of experience delivering art workshops in schools and libraries and at book festivals.

    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.

    6 week course runs until Monday 9 December 2019
    Time: 1.30pm – 4.00pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
  • Book now

    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 11 November 2019
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $192.00 Concession: $156.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Bookings open 18 September 2019

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

    Throughout this 6-week morning 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 foundation 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.

    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.
    Bring: please bring your own apron and towel.

    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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Thursday 28 November 2019
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $288.00 Concession: $234.00
    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Thursday 28 November 2019
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $288.00 Concession: $234.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Bookings open 18 September 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 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 15 November 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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    Bookings open 18 September 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 6-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.

    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 (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.

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

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 30 November 2019
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full price: $288.00 Concession: $234.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Bookings open 18 September 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 foundation 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.

    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 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: 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.

    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

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 30 November 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $288.00 Concession: $234.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    Bookings open 18 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: $192.00 Concession: $156.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
  • Book now

    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
  • Book now

    Bookings open 18 September 2019

    Throughout this 6-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 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
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Tutor: Julia Flanagan
    A Sydney-based artist, Julia works across painting and sculpture. She has a BA Fine Arts and Painting Honours degree from the National Art School. Julia began exploring textiles, designing and making hand-painted leather bags while working from home when she had young children. As she moved back into painting, her strong interest in textiles, pattern painting, colour and printmaking emerged within her new works. Working in an improvised way, Julia creates abstract pieces that are whimsical, quirky and joyful.

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

    6 week course continues until 29 November 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $258.00 Concession: $201.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington

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