Willoughby Arts Centre

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.

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.

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.

Coming soon...

Woman using a potter's wheel

Wheel Throwing Fundamentals with Sam Cree
This one-day workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate students wanting a deep dive into the fundamentals of wheel throwing. You will learn the art of wedging, centering, lifting and shaping on the wheel – as well as the use of the tools involved. Different throwing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

Woman sculpting a clay figure

Introduction to Sculpture Workshop
No experience with Sculpture? No worries! This introduction to this exciting medium is both informative and fun. Over two consecutive Saturdays students will be introduced to two core skills of sculpture – modelling with clay and carving with Hebel stone. Correct use of tools, creative expression and sculptural techniques will all be covered. CLICK HERE TO ENROL!


Jane Guthleben comes to the WAC in Term 4
Let renowned artist Jane Guthleben take you on a 9 week course in still life oil painting. Learn how to use colour, tone, composition, and painting techniques in a step-by-step approach. Students will create a number of studies and more detailed paintings. All levels welcome in an encouraging, inclusive atmosphere. JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE!