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 1 2019

  • Term 1: 29 January - 1 April
  • Term 2: 29 April - 1 July

Bookings open 27 November

Click here to download a copy of the Semester 1 2019 program (pdf. 3MB)

Painting with acrylics

When: Monday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $260 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: $285 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: $270 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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Guitar for teens (beginners) 12+ years

When: Wednesday
Time: 5pm - 6pm
Fee: $195 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Eugene Mitchell
Course No: 56

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: Wednesday
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Fee: $195 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton 
Course No: 57

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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The art of watercolour

When: Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $270 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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Adults - Guitar intermediate

When: Wednesday
Time: 7pm - 8pm  
Fee: $195 per nine-week term *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 26

This course is aimed at adults who have some previous experience playing guitar and have an understanding of the fundamental chords and technique. This course will focus on developing improvisation skills, chords and will involve learning an array of popular songs across different styles of music from rock to pop to blues to country.

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Adults - Guitar extension

When: Wednesday
Time: 8pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $210 per nine-week term *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 27

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, who wish to develop and hone their skills through learning an array of contemporary songs.

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Teenage art - art exploration 12+ years

When: Thursday
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Fee: $215 per nine-week term (including all materials)
Tutor: Kari Ferguson
Course No: 58

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: $195 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 59

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: $195 per nine-week term. *Own guitar required.
Tutor: Kieren Brereton
Course No: 60

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: $295 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: $195 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: $210 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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