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Workshops are a way to extend our skills, we learn better ways , and refine our art making. We can also learn and experience new skills in a workshop outside our chosen field, not only extending our practice but stimulating us in our usual chosen field.

There is great satisfaction in creating good artwork, satisfaction that goes to the core of our being, our workshops foster the making of art and the appreciation of each others art making in the presence of expert guidance from the tutor.

In 2017 we also introduced short courses. 

For more information contact the workshops coordinator at:

About Amanda

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There is a list of what to bring on the application form.

Closing date extended to Wednesday 18th July

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About the tutor:

Geoff Hayes gained formal art training through a Bachelor of Education (Art and Design) at the University of South Australia, completed in 1980. After teaching art in South Australian secondary schools for 20 years, he moved to the Blue Mountains. While working in a local Framing/Art Supplies/Gallery in Wentworth Falls, he had the opportunity to develop his art practice inspired by local landscapes. His works have been well received by clients and peers, contributing to a growing reputation. He continues his development in art by embracing more challenges in composition and working on further refinement of technique. He continues to enjoy art teaching with occasional workshops for local art groups.


This workshop will suit beginner/intermediate artists.

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About the tutor

Linda Swinfield is an experienced studio-based teacher. She taught across the Fine Arts within TAFE NSW from 1998 until 2014. She also taught within community-based adult organisations since 1987.

Linda was Artist in Residence at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery in 2017. Since graduating from a Masters of Fine Art, majoring in Printmaking, at The University of Newcastle in 2010 she was selected for Artist in Residences at Thirning Villa, Ashfield in 2015, Nullumbik Council in 2013 and at The Gunyah AIR in 2012 and 2016. Additionally, she was selected for the Nillumbik Prize in 2013 and 2016, Laman Street Art Prize in 2013 and has recently held solo exhibitions at Newcastle Art Space in 2017 and The University of Newcastle in 2010. In 2010 she was awarded a NSW Marketing Grant, by NAVA.

Contemporary printmaking is now the spine of her art making processes, most recently she has extended her printmaking skill into photo lithography and developed suites of objects as installation utilizing contemporary processes of laser cutting and digital media.

Her work is represented in public and private collections in Australia and Europe. In 2015 and 2016 exhibited Digging the clays: seeking family- a collaborative installation born out of the Ashfield Residency created with the assistance of clay artist Helen Dunkerley for Hidden Sculpture Walk at Rookwood Cemetery and Sculpture in the Vineyards.

Since leaving a full time TAFE teaching position at Newcastle Art School in 2013 she taught Printmaking at Newcastle Printmakers Workshop NSW and independently runs workshops with NSW.



More workshops will be announced later in the year.

Please note that no refunds can be made for any cancellation within two weeks of a workshop starting date.