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 to Term 4


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. Contact the Office to register your interest.

Randal Arvilla

Learn Encaustic painting with Randal Arvilla
In 9 weeks Randal will experiment layering paint, scraping, carving, embedding, drawing, making monoprints, transferring images and mixed media with this historical beeswax based art medium. Build confidence in the development of your abstract, intuitive, figurative or landscape artworks introducing the use of beeswax, pigments and plenty of applications to your art practice in what is an incredibly fun medium. Contact the Office to register your interest!