About Us

About Us

At Gallery 307 Art School we offer high quality and affordable education in all aspects of the Visual Arts for people of all ages and creative skill levels

Comments

Lovely family run art gallery. My daughter has been attending their art programs and absolutely loves it! Highly recommend! - Shiana Tyler.

A good community gallery and art school run by nice people – Susannah Paterson.

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Creative art for all ages

Established in 1996, the school has grown into a well known and recognised learning institution preparing students for further tertiary studies and a vocation in art, bridging the gap between recreational and vocational learning.

The part time nature of our courses allows students flexibility to balance their creative career with a busy lifestyle or profession.

Vision

We strive to maintain a personal touch, every student’s creative path is considered important to us. In art education we celebrate differences of interpretation and new discoveries. The sharing of creative ideas and problem solving is what makes art exciting. Teaching staff & students form a close bond throughout the courses and many friendships develop.

Students are able to explore and develop their individual talents in a friendly and nurturing environment combining learning of traditional studio techniques & drawing skills with an understanding of being an artist in the contemporary world .

At Gallery 307 Art School we offer students the unique opportunity to showcase their works as well as exposing them to other contemporary artists..

Mission

Our mission is the art education of students from children to adults for both recreational purposes and as visual artists.

Art Prize Sponsors

Gareth Richards/McGrath/Neutral Bay Daily
AMP Capital as Manager, Northbridge Plaza
Flight Centre, Northbridge Plaza
Woolworths, Northbridge Plaza
Lawrence Dry Cleaners
Willoughby City Council
Derivan Matisse
Eckersley’s
Arthouse
Worldwide Printing Solutions
School Club
Linarch Pty Ltd, Randwick – Steve King, Consultant Architect

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Adults

Will you take on a student who cannot draw or has never picked up a paintbrush?

Yes, our courses include basic skills training for those who are total beginners and those who need to refresh their skills before applying these skills to the various mediums.

If I miss a couple of classes will I be able to make them up?

Yes, our courses are very flexible and you can make up classes on a different day, week or into the following semester.

Is it ever too late to start painting?

No, we have students who have retired from their profession and finally decide to tap into their creative side. Our range of classes includes sessions for beginners and are a great way to start. Every student works at his or her own pace. The only prerequisite is to be passionate about learning to draw and paint.

Do you provide private classes one on one?

Yes, our specialist art teachers do offer private tuition in all areas of the visual Arts. HSC tuition and guidance is available most weekdays and weekends.

Do you have specialist teachers for each subject?

Yes ,the difference between our courses and others is we do offer specialist tuition in each medium. All teachers are practising artists and only teach in their chosen medium.

At what stage will I be able to exhibit my art and what opportunities do you offer for students to exhibit in the Gallery?

Each year we have a student/teacher exhibition and all adult students are asked to exhibit their work. Some students have had solo exhibitions or been part of a group show in the gallery. Each year we sponsor the Northbridge Art Prize which also provides an opportunity for students to exhibit.

What courses do you offer?

We provide short courses in drawing and a variety of mediums for beginners to advanced students ranging from one day workshops to 8 or 9 week term classes (depending on individual circumstances, shorter periods may be negotiated when enrolling).

Children

Do teenagers get specialist teachers?

Yes, Our Junior Masterclass program is taught by specialist teachers.

Do you provide tuition for teenagers who need assistance with HSC?

Yes, we do offer private tuition in a variety of mediums to suit individual students.

Do you offer a variety of artistic activities?

Yes, students will learn drawing skills and explore a wide range of mediums including acrylic painting, pastels, watercolour, mixed media, printmaking, digital art, wire sculpture and other media.

Do students acquire knowledge about artists and art history?

Yes, each term students study works by various artists and art movements .Children are encouraged to visit the Art Gallery of NSW. Parents are amazed at the knowledge and interest their children acquire within a short time.

Is my child too young to start art classes?

By exploring a variety of mediums and simplifying the language of art we believe children from 4 1/2 years of age can be taught the techniques of art making. Process is considered more important than final product with each artwork involving a learning experience not the production of a masterpiece.

Can children exhibit their artwork at any stage?

Yes, children are encouraged to exhibit their artwork in our annual teacher/student exhibition and the Northbridge Children’s Art prize held every September. However, as art is an expression of the child’s feelings and ideas there is no pressure on them to exhibit.

Does my child learn true art skills?

Yes, each lesson involves sequence and structure; teaching specific skills but always offering freedom and choices. We encourage originality, risk-taking and we respect each child’s creativity, ideas and style.

Do you have another question?

You can email us directly and we will get back to you.