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.

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Work by Angus Fisher

Scientific Illustrations with Angus Fisher
Using an easy step-by-step approach, students will learn to accurately observe, sketch and render natural subjects in a precise scientific context. We will use a combination of fine ink pens and watercolour paints to represent the unique forms and textures of taxidermy, plant specimens and other natural objects. CLICK HERE TO ENROL

Watercolour painting of pears

Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie
Using a simple palette of six colours and large watercolour brushes, Susie Murphy will teach you how to create paintings with confidence – all the while having lots of fun. You will learn to control tone, mix colours with subtlety and apply paint so it always looks beautiful and transparent. Susie will also cover the basics of effective drawing – the basis of all great paintings. CLICK HERE TO ENROL

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