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Life Drawing Workshop, Term 4, Scholarship and Awards, EOY Exhibition

Sketch by David Briggs

Book now for David Briggs’ Life Drawing workshop this weekend for an introduction, refresher, or to get some additional drawing practice in before Term 4 starts on Monday. David’s Life Drawing Workshop is on Sat and Sun the 5th and 6th of October, 10 AM to 4:15 PM.

Build on your life drawing skills and anatomical knowledge during the term with quick dynamic poses with Andrew Paviour on Tuesdays or construction techniques with Keith Dewel on Mondays, Enroll online now.
Term 4 also means that the end of year JAAS Students and Teachers Exhibition will be coming up very soon in November, so now is the time to complete your works and enter now online. Add your name to the exhibition helper lists in the doorway, a great way to gain some experience in a hanging(pictures :-).

Now is also the time to be finalising your portfolio submission for JAAS awards and Scholarships, why not have a go?


As JAAS is an accredited School by the Art Renewal Centre, JAAS students are eligible to apply for a scholarship through the ARC, held in May each year. The international awards and scholarships are intensely competitive, requiring input from your instructors, so start work now for a second chance at a well regarded award and/or a scholarship by the ARC.

We also have gift vouchers available. Students, be cheeky and put the link in your signature when emailing your patrons!

Reminder, classes are held on public holidays, so the first classes of term 4 will start on Monday the 7th of October, Labour day public holiday, with the exception of the Monday Evening Fortnightly Watercolour Classes which start on October the 14th.

Enroll for Term 4 Now

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Win a $200 Voucher by entering our workshop survey!

We would love to fine tune our workshops to suit you perfectly, Just fill in our workshop survey for a chance to win a $200 gift voucher. It will only take a few minutes and you will be in with a chance to win! Prize closes on the 14th of June and will be drawn on the 21st of June.

Now closed, winner announced on the 21st of June

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Our Basics Stream is not so Basic!

Diana Dwyer Explaining Charcoal Drawing Techniques
Diana Dwyer Explaining Charcoal Drawing Techniques

Drawing is a critical foundation skill for realistic painting and sculpture, and many artists return to our Basics stream to hone skills that they may have skimmed over in their early student years, as well as to refresh, practice and hone even further their drawing technique.

Join Diana Dwyer’s class on Fridays (there is still some space available) to learn and practice techniques on measurement, proportion, anatomy, tone(value) by drawing with charcoal plaster casts, still life and human and animal skeletons. Diana teaches individually, so this suits beginners through to very experienced artists.

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