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Workshop Arts Centre

33 Laurel Street, Willoughby

The Workshop Arts Centre is an independent not-for-profit art centre and workshop facility established in 1961 to promote and foster appreciation in the creative and visual arts.

The Workshop Arts Centre (WAC) provides an alternative to existing art schools and a supplement to existing art societies. The aim is to encourage and develop individual contemporary and challenging work in all fields of artistic expression.

The WAC is supported in its aims and endeavours by a group of independent teaching artists. Today the WAC is a busy place where over thirty teaching and visiting artists offer first-rate tuition across some fifty classes each week, in the fine arts genres of painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and children’s art.

Term Dates for 2017

Term 4 16 October to 17 December

  • The Workshop Arts Centre office will close at 5pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 and re open at 10am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. The Ewart Gallery will close at 3pm on Saturday 16 December and re open at 9.30am on Tuesday 30 January 2018.

Summer Holiday Program January 2018

Term Dates for 2018

Term 1 29 January to 29 March

  • Term 1 classes start Monday 29 January 2018. Please view our 2018 Term 1 & 2 Courses Brochure or Term 1 Class Timetable below for details of Term 1 classes. Current students have priority to re enrol into their class in Term 1 2018 until Tuesday 19 December. Any vacancies will then be offered to wait listed students before being published online. If you would like to be wait listed for any classes, please contact the office on 9958 6540 or email admin@workshoparts.org.au

Term 2 30 April to 1 July

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starting soon

  • 8 Jan
    Painting The Drama of Cliffs & Rock Faces

    with Rowen Matthews

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  • 16 Jan
    Introduction to Jewellery: Make a Ring in a Day

    with Bridget Kennedy

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  • 19 Jan
    Painting En Plein Air at Cockatoo Island

    with Michael Herron or Judith White

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  • 23 Jan
    Watercolour Bootcamp

    with Susie Murphie

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  • 24 Jan
    Tradigital Drawing

    with Rocco Fazzari

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