Student Information

Student Information

COVID-19 Response and Update
In light of the growth of number of cases in NSW and the Government guidelines, the responsible decision for everyone’s health and safety and our community is to close the workshop. The last classes will be on Tues 24th March. We will be closed for classes from Wed 25th March until further notice. The WAC will regularly update our community through emails and website on our latest response. Please see the latest updates below:

Student Amenities
The Willoughby Arts Centre provides professionally equipped studio space and some essential equipment for classes. There are three large painting and drawing studios, as well as ceramics, printmaking, jewellery and sculpture studios. Students are expected to provide their own art materials and consumables.

There is a cafe bar where coffee, tea and biscuits are available. In order to reduce our own costs and in an effort to be eco-friendly, we ask that you please bring your own cup. There are cafes nearby but you may prefer to bring your own food. We have a fridge and microwave for you to use and a sunny courtyard with seating. It is our policy that no food or drink is to be made in the studios or consumed near Work Health & Safety sensitive materials.

Work Health & Safety
Covered shoes must be worn in all studios. No open-toed footwear is allowed in studios. The Willoughby Arts Centre, in compliance with the NSW Work Health & Safety Act, is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees, teachers, students, hirers and visitors. To meet its obligations the WAC has an induction program to provide students with a knowledge of WH&S procedures at the WAC.

Street parking is limited. We ask that you are at all times considerate of others, both students and our neighbours, when parking near the WAC. Some areas can accommodate two small cars, please try and park accordingly. The Loading Bay on Hollywood Crescent is a NO PARKING ZONE. It is a 5 Minute drop-off area only. Emergency vehicle access must be available at all times, both day and evening, at the loading bay.

Public Transport
The 340 bus is a prepaid, high frequency service that connects Chatswood with Bondi Junction via Town Hall. It departs every 10 minutes during morning and afternoon peak periods, every 15 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes at night and on weekends. 343 buses run frequently from Chatswood to Kingsford via Martin Place & Museum Stations. Buses stop on the corner of Penshurst & Laurel Streets, 100 metres from the centre.

Over three hundred library books are available to students during class for reference. Members have borrowing rights to the library.

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Studio Hire
The Willoughby Arts Centre has six studios that may be available to its members for hire throughout the year. There are three painting and drawing studios, one print and two multiuse studios.

Studio hire is for one term (9 weeks). Reservations are made on a first paid basis. Opportunity to hire is available in week 8 of the preceding term. Current hirer’s are requested to re-hire and pay in week 8 of the current term for the following term’s hire. Studio hire during holiday periods is to be arranged in liaison with the office.

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