The teaching artists at the Willougbhy Arts Centre are highly qualified (usually Masters in Fine Arts) with many years of teaching experience and as practicing artists and exhibitors. Visiting artist’s workshops and master classes are also held throughout the year, offering intensive weekend or longer workshops in specific areas of expertise. The Willoughby Arts Centre prides itself in continual growth. The WAC offers a creative community in which established and emerging artists can support, inspire and challenge one another.

The high standards attained by students in art prizes in Australia and international competition is testament to the quality of tuition at the WAC.

You are welcome to contact the tutors directly to discuss the course outline, materials required and to check if there are any additional fees eg. model/firing fees. Visiting artists contact details are kept private.

Tim Allen

Tim Allen is the winner of the 2017 Paddington Art Prize - a $25,000 national award for landscape painting. 

Tim has been exhibiting his work professionally for over 20 years. He has been a finalist multiple times in many of Australia’s leading art prizes, including the Wynne Prize, the Dobell Prize, the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the Paddington Art Prize, the Kedumba Drawing Award and many others. 

In 2014 his work was featured in Artist Profile magazine. He is represented by Defiance Gallery in Sydney and NockArt Gallery in Hong Kong. In 2018 Tim will have solo exhibitions with Defiance Gallery in Sydney and GallerySmith in Melbourne.

Tim is a very enthusiastic and committed teacher, having taught for many years at TAFE and art workshops around Australia.

Tim lives and works in the Blue Mountains.


Sally Aplin

Sally has experience in many art practices. She was awarded her M.A. in Fine Art at Cardiff University, a B.A. in Fine Art at University of the West of England and a teaching diploma in Bristol.

Studying principally painting and then sculpture Sally has worked also with enamel processes spasmodically for the last 30 years. She is drawn to the unending possibilities with the medium. Sally has been selected for exhibitions in Germany, France and in USA including California in 2010. She had solo exhibitions in Bristol Cathedral, Bristol University, a Bath Museum and Morley College London in 2000. Most recently, she has also won 2019 North Sydney Art Prize installation of enamels.

Sally has a studio in Chatswood where she now lives. She says "I love teaching and believe fiercely in drawing which for me underpins all art practice."

*phone* 9419 6543
*email* "sallyaplin@gmail.com":mailto:sallyaplin@gmail.com


Sarah AYLWARD "click here for Sarah Aylward's resume & classes":/tutor/3
phone 9908 2312 mobile 0401 212 105 website "sarahaylward.com":https://sarahaylward.com/

Lenore BASSAN "click here for Lenore Bassan's resume & classes":/tutor/116
phone 0432 354 903 email ""Lbassan1@vtown.com.au":mailto:"Lbassan1@vtown.com.au

Richard BYRNES "click here for Richard Byrnes' resume & classes":tutor/5
phone 0420 451 432 or 9559 5938 email "richardbyrnes1@msn.com":mailto:richardbyrnes1@msn.com website "robingibson.net":http://robingibson.net/artists/richard-byrnes

Diana COLE "click here for Diana Cole's resume & information on Sketch Club":/tutor/10
phone 9498 8457 email "diana_cole@bigpond.com":mailto:diana_cole@bigpond.com website "dianamarlaycole.com":http://dianamarlaycole.com/

Merridee CRAM "click here for Merridee Cram's resume & classes":/tutor/11
phone 9416 6450

Ros DEVAUX "click here for Roz Devaux's resume & classes":/tutor/12
phone 02 4782 3559 email "devaux51@hotmail.com":mailto:devaux51@hotmail.com website "www.rosdevauxartclasses.com":http://www.rosdevauxartclasses.com/

Angus FISHER "click here for Angus Fisher's resume & classes":/tutor/108
email "angusfisher24@hotmail.com":mailto:angusfisher24@hotmail.com website "angusfisherarts.com":http://angusfisherarts.com/

Szilvia GYORGY "click here for Szilvia Gyorgy's resume & classes":/tutor/16
email "szilverworks@gmail.com":mailto:szilverworks@gmail.com website "www.szilverworks.com":http://www.szilverworks.com/

Michael HERRON "click here for Michael Herron's resume & classes":/tutor/17
phone 0408 211 119 email "michaelherronartist@gmail.com":mailto:michaelherronartist@gmail.com website "www.michaelherron.com.au":http://www.michaelherron.com.au/

Roslyn KEAN "click here for Roslyn Kean's resume & classes":/tutor/18
phone 9653 3471 email "roslynkean@gmail.com":mailto:roslynkean@gmail.com

Brandt LEWIS "click here for Brandt Lewis' resume & classes":/tutor/19
phone 9341 7483 email "blewis.bl84@gmail.com":mailto:blewis.bl84@gmail.com

Cheryl MALONEY "click here for Cheryl Maloney's resume & classes":/tutor/20
email "cherylmaloney@yahoo.com":mailto:cherylmaloney@yahoo.com

Seraphina MARTIN "click here for Seraphina Martin's resume & classes":/tutor/21
phone 0403 863 544 email "seraphina@aapt.net.au":mailto:seraphina@aapt.net.au

Yaeli OHANA "click here for Yaeli Ohana's resume & classes":/tutor/39
email "ysohana@gmail.com":mailto:ysohana@gmail.com

Gria SHEAD "click here for Gria Shead's resume & classes":/tutor/26
email "gria.stella@bigpond.com":mailto:gria.stella@bigpond.com website "gria-shead.squarespace.com":http://gria-shead.squarespace.com

Patrick SIU "click here for Patrick Siu's resume & classes":/tutor/27
phone 0414 916 608 (English & Cantonese) email "patrick.i.siu@gmail.com":mailto:patrick.i.siu@gmail.com website "patricksiu.wordpress.com":https://patricksiu.wordpress.com/

Natalie VELTHUYZEN "click here for Natalie Velthuyzen's resume & classes":/tutor/32
phone 0432 895 898 email "nvelthuyzen@gmail.com":mailto:nvelthuyzen@gmail.com website "www.facebook.com/NatalieVelthuyzenCeramics":https://www.facebook.com/NatalieVelthuyzenCeramics

Judith WHITE "click here for Judith White's resume & classes":/tutor/34
email "studio@judithwhite.net":mailto:studio@judithwhite.net website "judithwhite.net":http://www.judithwhite.net/

Min Hong XIAO "click here for Min Hong Xiao's resume & classes":/tutor/35
phone 0402 028 840 (English & Mandarin)