Term Classes

Sturt Weekly Classes

Sturt Studios run weekly classes in ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, weaving and woodworking, both as day and evening classes. These follow the four-term academic year.

To confirm bookings, you’ll need to pay the full fee before the term starts. All enquiries, bookings and payments are made through Sturt Gallery.

To contact us, please call +61 2 4860 2083 or email shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Term Classes 2022

 

Ceramics 

Enjoy ceramics in Sturt Pottery, one of the pioneering potteries of NSW in our inspiring bushland campus.  Learn hand-building or throwing, along with basic glaze technology and a wide range of decorating techniques. Also keep an eye out for our quarterly Short Course Weekends, Summer and Winter Schools with opportunity to learn from some of Australia and the world’s most fascinating ceramicists.

With Simon Bowley – Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Head of Sturt Pottery Simon brings a lifetime of experience and knowledge to his teaching in throwing, hand-building, glazing and firing.  Simon’s warm, inclusive classes are the heart of the Sturt community.

With Neil Boughton – Saturdays
Neil joins Sturt Saturdays sharing his wide-ranging skills in throwing, hand-building and raku firing techniques, particularly in-glaze lustres.  Neil started his career in the studio of acclaimed mural ceramicist Vladimir Tichy and now runs his Potters Lane Studio in Robertson.

Clayworks Pottery Supply Shop opening times: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.00am - 12.00pm during term time. For opening times during the school holidays, please check with Sturt Gallery.

 

Fine Woodworking

Sturt has been sharing the joy of woodworking since 1941 and offers a unique opportunity to ignite your passion for fine furniture making with outstanding master tutors.  Join us in a nurturing, relaxed workshop where you will learn to cherish hand tools and explore the basics of the furniture making process.

With Garry Studd
Garry brings a wealth of life experience and passion for woodworking generously sharing his skill for fine furniture-making between bespoke commissions.  

Monday 10.00am-3.00pm | Level: Beginners - Intermediate 
Term 1: 31 January - 4 April  (10 weeks) | Cost: $736
Term 2: 2 May - 20 June (7 weeks, no class 13 June) | Cost: $520
Term 3: 18 July - 19 September (10 weeks) | Cost: $736
Term 4: 10 October - 5 December (9 weeks) | Cost: $665

Monday 6.00-9.00pm | Level: Beginners - Intermediate 
Term 1: 31 January - 4 April  (10 weeks) | Cost: $582
Term 2: 2 May - 20 June (7 weeks, no class 13 June) | Cost: $410
Term 3: 18 July - 19 September (10 weeks) | Cost: $582
Term 4: 10 October - 5 December (9 weeks) | Cost: $525

With Martin Jones

Tuesday 10.00am-3.00pm | Level: Beginners - Intermediate
Term 1: 1 February - 5 April (10 weeks)  | Cost: $736
Term 2: 26 April - 21 June (9 weeks) | Cost: $665
Term 3: 19 July - 20 September (10 weeks) | Cost: $736
Term 4: 11 October - 6 December (9 weeks) | Cost: $665

Tuesday 6.00-9.00pm | Level: Beginners - Intermediate
Term 1: 1 February - 5 April  (10 weeks) | Cost: $582
Term 2: 26 April - 21 June (9 weeks) | Cost: $525
Term 3: 19 July - 20 September (10 weeks) | Cost: $582
Term 4: 11 October - 6 December (9 weeks) | Cost: $525

 

Create silver jewellery with Yvette de Mestre

Join Yvette de Mestre exploring techniques for creating your own silver jewellery including saw piercing, shaping, texturing, riveting, soldering and polishing. Beginner students start making rings and move onto exploring new skills designing their own pieces of jewellery in a warm, supportive environment. All tools and equipment are supplied in Sturt’s fabulous metalwork studio in our inspiring bushland campus. Silver and other materials are available for purchase in class. 

Yvette is a contemporary Australian jeweller based in the Illawarra drawing on her international experience and practice of over 20 years to create and teach in secondary and tertiary settings. Yvette’s work is defined by experimentation to produce unique pieces, particularly with gems, silver clay and laser cutting technology. Her work is represented in Sturt Gallery along with other selected galleries throughout Australia. 

Wednesday Evenings, 6.00pm - 9.00pm | Level: Beginner - Intermediate

  • Term 1: 2 February - 6 April (10 weeks) | Cost: $582
  • Term 2: 27 April - 22 June (9 weeks) | Cost: $525
  • Term 3: 20 July - 21 September (10 weeks) | Cost: $582
  • Term 4: 12 October - 7 December (9 weeks) | Cost: $525

 

Weaving with Susan Walker

Weaving and textiles have been at the heart of Sturt since 1941.  Learn the mindful art of traditional weaving using table looms and selection of floor looms. Students start with a range of set projects to develop skills and experience before moving on to their own designs and projects.

Sue Walker brings a wealth of experience as High School Deputy Principal, TAFE and university textile/design to her teaching.  Sue is passionate about textile artistry, creating beautiful hand dyed yarns and fibres, or creating woven textiles for clothing and upholstery.  Sue enjoys sharing her knowledge and experimenting with yarns, paper, wire, felted wools and silks.

Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm | Level: Beginner - Intermediate | Cost: $365

  • Term 1: 5, 9, 26 February; 5, 12, 19 March (6 weeks)
  • Term 2: 7, 21, 28 May; 4, 18 June (6 weeks)
  • Term 3: 23, 30 July; 6, 13, 20, 27 August (6 weeks)
  • Term 4: 15, 22, 29 October; 5, 12, 19 or 26 November (6 weeks)