Evening classes

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The Art Centre offers classes for all levels of experience and ability. Our classes are held in light, airy studios providing a stimulating atmosphere in which to work.

For more information on our kids, teens or adult day and night classes contact the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre on 9424 0310 or artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

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Semester 2 2019

  • Term 3: 22 July - 21 September 
  • Term 4: 14 October - 14 December 

Bookings open 24 June

Click here to download a copy of the Semester 2 2019 program (pdf. 3MB)

Painting with acrylics

When: Monday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $275 per 9 week term
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 7

A great class for the new artist! Be introduced to the world of painting, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Acrylics are the perfect medium for someone who is learning to paint. Learn about the wonderful textures and techniques through the use of acrylic paint.

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Decorating slip casting objects - New class!

When: Monday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $300 per nine-week term inc. firing and glazing of class work
Tutor: Chris Suttie
Course No: 8

This course will see students learn to cast objects in the slip using the available moulds. This technique of decorating lets students use slip casting techniques other than underglaze for decorating. This technique allows students to work with methods that require the clay to be damp and then, once fired, underglaze and/or glaze their work to get the effects they want. Students can also decorate available slip cast objects that are re-fired (bisqued) using underglaze colours. This technique will allow students to work with painting techniques using underglaze, utilise stencil and paper, resist techniques, and repetition stamp techniques.

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Painting and mixed media

When: Tuesday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term inc. one model session
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 17

An ideal course for beginners or those wishing to improve their painting and drawing skills. Enjoy the learning process - be guided through the basic principles of painting and drawing, including tone, line, composition and perspective. Experience handling a variety of media including pastels, pencil, ink, watercolour and acrylic paint. Through these processes students are encouraged to explore and develop their own exciting and personal expression.

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Practical guitar theory 15-18 yrs

When: Wednesday
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Fee: $215 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 58
Have you been playing guitar for a while now but have hit a wall? Do you want to take your playing and knowledge to the next level? Let a professional guitarist with fifteen years of experience and a BMus from the esteemed Sydney Conservatorium show you the practical tips, tricks and immediate knowledge you need to approach any gig or style. No boring textbooks or convoluted syllabus. Just simple, approachable and most importantly practical knowledge. Minimum two years’ experience required.

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The art of watercolour

When: Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term inc. one model session
Tutor: Dee Jackson
Course No: 25

Learn how to draw and paint with watercolour. It is great fun! The freshness and luminosity in watercolour allows you to create expressive and alluring paintings. Combine aspects of nature, animals and the human form. Your eye is the key! All painting is just observation - looking at shadows (value), shapes (proportion) and composition (structure). Demonstrations of techniques and methods will be shown. All levels welcome.

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Sketching in Clay - New class!

When: Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term inc. one model session
Tutor: Assaf Carmeli
Course No: 27

This exciting course is about figure forming. You will learn quick hand sketching in oil based clay to develop visual and practical skills in drawing and sculpting. You will also learn about the structure of the figure, the importance of skeletal structure, making a maquette to explore ideas for larger sculptural works, anatomical sketching of body parts, sketching the light rather than dark and how to develop an understanding of light, shadow and negative space. Suitable for beginners to intermediate levels.

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Practical guitar theory - New class!

When: Wednesday
Time: 8pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $225 per nine-week term *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 27

Have you been playing guitar for a while now but have hit a wall? Do you want to take your playing and knowledge to the next level? Let a professional guitarist with fifteen years of experience and a BMus from the esteemed Sydney Conservatorium show you the practical tips, tricks and immediate knowledge you need to approach any gig or style. No boring textbooks or convoluted syllabus. Just simple, approachable and most importantly practical knowledge. Minimum three years’ experience required.

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Teenage art - art exploration 12+ years

When: Thursday
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Fee: $230 per nine-week term (including all materials)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Course No: 59

Experiment with art and mixed media. Introductory exercises and end projects. Great for all teenage art students and HSC students.

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Guitar for teens (beginners) 12+ years

When: Thursday
Time: 5pm - 6pm
Fee: $205 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 60

A beginners introduction to the guitar, targeted to students aged 12 years and older. Structured for teens who are both beginners or have minimal experience with the guitar. Students will learn good technique, basic chords, lead melody exercises as well as popular songs in a relaxed approach.

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Guitar for teens (extension) 12+ years

When: Thursday
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Fee: $205 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 61

This course is structured for kids aged 12 and older who have had some experience on the guitar previously, and who already have a grasp on some fundamental chords. This course will focus on developing skills through learning an array of different contemporary and popular songs, as well as developing improvisation skills. A great course to start getting ready to begin your own band!

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Creative pottery and sculptural forms

When: Thursday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $300 per nine-week term inc. firing and glazing of class work
Tutor: Julianne Smallwood
Course No: 34

From timid beginners to advanced potters. The tactile sensuality of this forgiving medium will help find and extend your hidden talents. This flexible course covers sculptural forms, the wheel and hand-building.

Adults - Guitar for beginners

When: Thursday
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Fee: $210 per nine-week term *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 35

A beginners introduction to the guitar targeted and structured for adults. They will learn good technique, basic chords, lead melody exercises as well as popular songs in a relaxed approach. Great for adults who have never played guitar previously. The perfect introduction to learning an instrument for those who always wish they learned guitar when they were at school. It’s not too late!

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Adults - Guitar extension

When: Thursday
Time: 8pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $225 per nine-week term *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 36

This course is aimed at advanced guitarists with a solid knowledge and understanding of the guitar, who are comfortable with chords and lead melody exercises and have previous experience on the instrument. It is designed for those who wish to develop and hone their skills through learning and array of contemporary songs.

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