50th Anniversary

We’re turning 50 and we want you to celebrate with us.


March 18 10am-4pm

Free demonstrations, workshops, art for sale, food, music, performances, curated kids space.

Workshop Program

All day in the garden

Immerse yourself in the COLOUR FOREST and create sculptural artworks for our garden installation. For kids of all ages.

Pottery Room

10am – 12pm Workshop: Classic Sculpture Workshop with Richard Byrnes Register Here

12pm – 1pm   Demonstration: Hand building with clay with Lia Klugman

2pm – 3pm     Demonstration: Contemporary Ceramics with Catherine Tate

Painting Room

1pm – 2pm     Workshop: A Painterly Introduction to Charcoal with Philippa Hagon Register Here

2-3pm             Workshop:  Painting and Drawing – Still Life with Philippa Hagon (Kids & families)

Print Room

11-1pm           Demonstration & Workshop: Printmaking with Robert Ives

Drawing Room

2pm – 4 pm    Workshop: Expressive Painting Techniques with Annabel Butler . Please note: This workshop is now fully subscribed. 


1pm – 3pm     Dancing Performances and Demonstrations from the School of Arts

1pm -2pm        Tango Demonstration and performance with National Tango Champion Sophia Register Here

3pm – 3.30      Yoga Register Here

Please note: Limited places available for some workshops. Please register below to secure your place.

Register here 10am-12pm Classic Sculpture Workshop with Richard Byrnes

Register Here 1pm – 2pm   A Painterly Introduction to Charcoal with Philippa Hagon

Stall holder Information: Calling all artists, makers, students, foodies!  We need you! Come along and join. Please fill in the attached form and return  to info@wwas.org.au

Stall holder Form

Founded in 1968 we are very proud and excited to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2018.  We are one of Sydney’s longest running not for profit art cooperatives, and have been providing quality art classes to the community for 50 years, which we think is a pretty amazing achievement. We are planning several events throughout the year including our upcoming Market Day, a series of master workshops and talks, a kick-your-heels-up Gala Dinner, Tutors’ Exhibition, an Archival Project and more.

Sponsors 2018 50th Open Day

Your stories
We will be inviting you to help tell our history by sharing your stories in our Archival Video Project and online portal which we will be launching soon.  We have received a grant from the Royal Historical Society to help us with this project. If you have a story to tell, some old pics or if you are an ex student, teacher, prize winner, we would love to hear from you. info@wwas.org.au