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.

Winter Holiday Spotlight

Get the Light Right

Get the Light Right with Rowen Matthews
Light adds the drama to images of the world. In a 2 day course, Rowen will be demonstrating how to express light through paint as you observe the land around you, throughout the day at different times and during different weather conditions. Click the image to book now, limited spaces available!

Multi Block Coloured Woodcuts

Introduction to Multi Block Coloured Woodcuts with Roslyn Kean
This workshop will introduce you to the ancient registration methods of traditional Japanese woodcuts allowing numerous blocks of varying colours to be incorporated into a single image. Explore various image transfer methods onto the blocks and carving styles from loose expressive to fine line detail. Click the image to book now, limited spaces available!