Adults

Adults

Workshops for adults

Creative programs include short workshops and longer classes that run over several weeks.

Classes are delivered by specialist tutors and professional artists.

Before you reserve a place, read our booking information.

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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    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: 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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 27 November 2018
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $252 Concession: $198
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    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 Thursday 13 December 2018
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336 Concession: $264
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    This 6-week Tuesday morning course is perfect for beginners and intermediates who want to create beautiful, unique metal jewellery using a hydraulic press.

    Under the guidance of an experienced artist-jeweller and object maker you’ll explore and experiment. Learn about the work of a variety of jewellery artists to broaden your knowledge as you design and create your own pendants, earrings or brooches.

    As you work you’ll learn how to select the right metal for each piece and how to use a non-conforming die. You’ll then get to press your sheet metal into hollow forms using the press.

    You’ll gain experience in soldering, riveting, cutting and finishing metal using a jeweller’s saw, files and a range of polishing tools. You’ll also learn how to add texture to your pieces using a roller printer.

    By the end of the course you’ll be comfortable with using the press. You’ll also have gained a basic understanding of metal surface treatments and patination. You’ll walk away with a number of finished pieces to keep or give away as gifts.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided.

    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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 27 November 2018
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $252.00 Concession: $198.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    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.

    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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 1 December 2018
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $252.00 Concession: $198.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Get hands on to make a series of stackable sterling silver rings, in this 6-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.

    6 week course runs weekly until Saturday 1 December 2018
    Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
    Price: Full price: $252 Concession: $198
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    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.

    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 10 December
    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 5 September 2018.

    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.

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

    Tutor: Del Lumanta
    Del is an artist specialising in printed media, who graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts in 2017. Their work forms scenarios between print, objects and space, investigating the discourse surrounding printed forms from their historic context into the everyday. Del facilitates All Girl Electronic and Make A Zine with Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta. Del exhibits regularly in Sydney and Melbourne, with recent shows at 55 Sydenham Rd, Knulp, Rearview, Firstdraft and Top Floor Wellington.

    6 week course runs weekly until Wednesday 28 November 2018
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $252 Concession: $198
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Printmaking requires us to master, like all arts, both the creative and the technical. In printmaking, the artist creates the image, prepares the plate or block and chooses colours while the technician mixes the inks, lines up the plate or block and gauges how much pressure should be applied.

    Throughout this 8-week advanced course, our tutor will help you develop your skills on both sides of printmaking.

    You’ll produce professional quality prints in the technique of your choice, whether that be mono printing, hand printing, relief block printing, dry point, etching, collagraph or photopolymer printmaking.

    Come equipped with your ideas and imagery or be inspired by your tutor. Specific techniques will be introduced to the group that will combine traditional and contemporary materials and tools.

    You’ll take home everything you produce – proofs, print editions and the blocks or plates you’ve made your prints from.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for advanced students with previous experience in printmaking and knowledge of relief and intaglio prints.
    Wear: comfortable clothing 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 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 Wednesday 12 December 2018
    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 5 September 2018.

    Printmaking requires us to master, like all arts, both the creative and the technical. In printmaking, the artist creates the image, prepares the plate or block and chooses colours, while the technician mixes the inks, lines up the plate or block and gauges how much pressure should be applied.

    Guided by our tutor, you’ll produce original prints exploring mono printing, hand printing, relief block printing, dry point, etching, collagraph or photopolymer printmaking.

    Come equipped with your ideas and imagery or be inspired by your tutor. Specific techniques will be introduced to the group that will combine traditional and contemporary materials and tools.

    You’ll take home everything you produce – proofs, series of prints and the blocks or plates you’ve made your prints from.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner 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.

    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 13 December 2018
    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 5 September 2018.

    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 the special chine-colle techniques you will print onto different types of paper.

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

    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 17 November 2018
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $168 Concession: $132
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    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, chin collé and stencilling will also be explored.

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

    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.

    We use sustainable and 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.

    5 week course runs weekly until Saturday 24 November 2018
    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 5 September 2018.

    Once you start screen printing your original designs, you won’t want to stop. Easy and affordable, the process of screen printing on fabric is only limited by your imagination.

    Incredibly versatile and personal, there’s something quite satisfying about seeing a design you’ve drawn being transferred to the screen, followed by engaging in the physical hand printed process.

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

    Throughout this 6-week course, our tutor will teach you techniques for designing and cutting stencils from vinyl and acetate to create to your own screen printed textiles. You’ll learn how to select fabric, prepare your screen, use a squeegee, mix inks, and print onto a variety of fabrics using non-toxic, water-based inks.

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

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

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

    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 until Tuesday 27 November 2018
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $252 Concession price: $198
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Booking opens 5 September 2018.

    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.

    Note: There will be no class on Saturday 24 November

    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 1 December 2018
    Note: There will be no class on Saturday 24 November
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full price: $282 Concession: $228
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Booking opens 5 September 2018.

    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.

    Note: There will be no class on Saturday 24 November

    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 1 December 2018
    Note: There will be no class on Saturday 24 November
    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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    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 10 December
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full price: $376 Concession: $304
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018

    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: 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 Monday 10 December
    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 5 September 2018.

    Create your own unique set of ceramic cups while developing new skills in designing, sculpting and decorating clay objects.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this specialised 5-week Tuesday morning course with ceramics artist Cita Daidone.

    You’ll get familiar with clay products, tools and equipment then try out hand-building techniques including modelling, pressing, pinching and coiling.

    Next comes wheel work. Explore the art of throwing and practice clay preparation, centring, opening and drawing up. Learn how to cut, carve, polish, burnish, turn and trim thrown clay forms using a variety of tools and techniques.

    Taking inspiration from Art Nouveau designs by Rene Lalique, you’ll create your own stylised design to suit each of your cups. Cita will introduce you to surface treatments including slip, colour media, sgraffito and glaze to finish your designs. You’ll also get experience using decorating techniques such as paper stencils and wax resist.

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

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

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials. Exhausted clay is reclaimed and recycled for reuse in our classes.

    Tutor: Cita Diadone
    For over 20 years Cita has worked as an arts educator teaching in a variety of schools including St Patrick’s College and William Clarke College. Cita teaches drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, painting and art appreciation. As a ceramics tutor, Cita encourages her students to express their creative dreams through the material of clay. Her own work is organic in theme and explores natural objects she sees in the world around her. Her work can be found in the Journal of Australian Ceramics.

    5 week course runs weekly until Tuesday 20 November 2018
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full Price: $235.00 Concession: $190.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Clay is a fascinating material. A lump on a spinning wheel formed by your own hands can become a useful and beautiful work of art.

    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 12 December 2018
    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 5 September 2018.

    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 13 December 2018
    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 5 September 2018.

    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 13 December 2018.
    Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
    Price: Full Price: $376 Concession: $304
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Screen printing on paper is easy and fun. Create beautiful prints that you can frame and gift to family and friends or hang on your own wall.

    Throughout this 8-week course, our tutor will teach you how to design and create hand cut stencils using scalpel knives, paper, and film. You’ll learn about design and colour, mixing inks, how to fix stencils to your screen, registering and overprinting and how to use your screen and squeegee. Develop your own design ideas and their application to make a series of prints. You’ll take home everything you create.

    You’ll finish this course ready to apply the practical processes you’ve learnt in the studio at home.

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

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

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

    Tutor: Del Lumanta
    Del is an artist specialising in printed media, who graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts in 2017. Their work forms scenarios between print, objects and space, investigating the discourse surrounding printed forms from their historic context into the everyday. Del facilitates All Girl Electronic and Make A Zine with Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta. Del exhibits regularly in Sydney and Melbourne, with recent shows at 55 Sydenham Rd, Knulp, Rearview, Firstdraft and Top Floor Wellington.

    8 week course runs weekly until Thursday 13 December 2018
    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Price: Full price: $336.00 Concession: $264.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington