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Willoughby Arts Centre

The Willoughby Arts Centre (WAC) is an independent not-for-profit art centre and workshop facility. It was established by the late Joy Ewart, with assistance from fellow artists and supporters in 1961 to promote and foster appreciation of the creative and visual arts.

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WAC users have access to a wide range of professionally equipped studios. There are three large adaptable studios used for painting and drawing, as well as ceramics, printmaking, jewellery & sculpture studios, with space also for children’s art. The WAC is also home to the Ewart gallery. The WAC is supported by a group of over 30 independent teaching artists offering first-rate tuition across 60 classes each week.

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Quality Teaching

The teaching artists at the Willoughby Arts Centre are highly qualified with many years of teaching experience and as practising artists and exhibitors. Visiting artist’s workshops & master classes are also held throughout the year, offering intensive weekend or longer workshops in specific areas of expertise. The high standards attained by students in art prizes in Australia and international competition is testament to the quality of tuition.

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Course Spotlight

Painting & Drawing in Various Media – Brandt Lewis
Brandt will teach basic drawing & painting techniques in various media and help you to progress your own personal style.

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The Acrylic Journey – Stephen Hall
Join Stephen on a journey from the thinnest acrylic painting techniques – giving watercolour effects using Surface Tension Breaker Medium – all the way through to thick expressive palette knife applications using impasto and modelling mediums.

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Abstract Painting (with Life Drawing)- Yaeli Ohana
This course is designed for artists to nurture and develop their own unique approaches to abstraction. Yaeli encourages to push their practice further to open up new possibilities.

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EWART GALLERY