Summer School

NSW Institute of TeachersSturt's annual Summer School was established in 2000 and is growing in popularity over the years. You can now join our Sturt Summer and 'get creative' in the holidays. Hundreds of like-minded people enjoy our cool-climate campus and share courses across a wide range of art forms plus dedicated courses for young people.

Sturt is an endorsed provider of professional development by the NSW Institute of Teachers, so the Summer School is also a great opportunity for educators to learn and expand their skills in an exciting and enjoyable environment.

270 students from all over Australia came to Sturt for our 2016 Summer School that ran from 4 to 9 January. The week was a huge success with 26 courses offering a wide range of art and craft options and daily classes for children. Sturt Summer School 2017 is scheduled for 2-7 January, provisional list on courses and tutors is now available (see below), full details and  online enrolment  will be available in August this year. Download Sturt Summer School 2017 Enrolment form »

STURT SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 (Monday 2 - Saturday 7 January)

As per 20 July 2016
Introduction to drawing Marianne Courtenay $680 + 30 beg-int
Drawn from nature Suzanne Archer $770 + 10 some exp
About a face: mixed media portraiture David Fairbairn $770 + 20 some exp
The language of painting Juliet Holmes à Court $680 + 10 some exp
Painting: studies in still life Charlotte Thodey $680 + 40 all levels
Playing with pastels Tricia Taylor $680 + 20 all levels
Fast track to successful watercolour painting Savva $680 + 10 all levels
Botanical painting in watercolour Beverley Allen $770 + 15 some exp
Calligraphy: decoration and gold leaf illumination Peter Taylor $680 +10 all levels
Understanding photography Bill Green $680 + 10* beg-int
Printmaking: the wonderful world of woodcuts Basil Hall $680 + 100 basic exp
Organic indigo vats: shibori and resist printing
Julie Ryder
$680 + 40
all levels
Fusion tapestry weaving
Dimity Kidston
$680 + 90/20**
all levels
An expedition into basketry
Brooke Munro
$680 + 100
all levels
Weaving: an explosion of twills Ilka White $680 + 45*** int-adv
Introduction to hollowform making in metal
Vito Bila
$680 + 80
all levels
Textile technique for jewellers Angharad Rixon $680 + 60 all levels
Ceramic handbuilding: dreamscapes - 
imagine you as an animal
Bev Hogg
$680 + 75
all levels
Ceramic: developing colours in glazing Greg Daly $680 + 45 int-adv
Wood: sculptural wall relief Linda Bowden $680 + 25 all levels
Fine furniture: table making Peter Young $770 + 90 basic exp
Traditional woodwork: handmade bar stool Paul Nicholson $770 + 100 beg-int
MODFAB: digital fabrication
(3-day course)
Ben Roberts $580 some
*plus share model cost; **$90 for all materials or $20 BYO loom/bobbin; ***plus $30 warping cost if applicable
Cost: $95 per day or $440 for the week (Monday - Friday). Suitable for 7-12 years old.
Kids' drawing and mixed media Monday 2 January $95
Kids' painting and collage Tuesday 3 January $95
Kids' 3D project Wednesday 4 January $95
Kids clay: funky fantasy creatures Thursday 5 January $95
Kids clay: under the sea Friday 6 January $95
Download Sturt Summer School 2017 Enrolment form: 

Summer School 2017 Enrolment Form Summer School 2017 Enrolment Form (74 KB)

Images from Sturt Summer School 2016