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Workshops 2018-10-11T15:05:29+00:00

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

John is a highly skilled and experienced teacher. He teaches painting and drawing to people of all ages, professions and experience levels. Class types include one-off workshops, in-depth 9-week courses where each lesson builds on the skills gained in the previous lesson, and international tours where students can learn to paint in some of the world’s most picturesque locations.

See the current list of classes and workshops for 2018 below. If you’d like to enquire about booking John to teach a workshop, click here to send him an email.

John’s Signature Studio Courses

Location: Lilyfield, Sydney

2018 Dates: 

  • Term 1: January 30–March 28
  • Term 2: April 11-June 6
  • Term 3: July 24–September 26
  • Term 4: October 9-December 5

2019 Dates: 

  • Term 1: February 5 – April 3
  • Term 2: (date to be confirmed)
  • Term 3: (date to be confirmed)
  • Term 4: (date to be confirmed)

Details: Each course runs for a full term (approximately 9 weeks). You will develop your skills with a group of likeminded students during your weekly lesson in John’s Lilyfield studio. There are 4 terms per year. Classes cater for a variety of skill levels.

Bookings: Please contact John to enquire about availability and upcoming courses.

2018

There are just a couple of workshops remaining for 2018.

Watercolour course, Royal Art Society of NSW

Location: RAS Art School, North Sydney
Dates: Term 4: Thursday mornings, October 11–December 13
Details: This course is delivered through a weekly class that covers how to draw rapidly and accurately, how to manage your palette, the principles of composition, handling washes, wet-in-wet technique, and more.
Bookings: Term 4 is wait list only. Contact Royal Art Society’s Lavender Bay Gallery on 9955 5752 to be added to the wait list, or enquire about next year’s classes.
Website: http://www.royalart.com.au

Plein-air urban sketching

Location: Around Sydney
Details: Walking and sketching workshops in various Sydney locations, conducted on Saturday mornings with the aim of completing 2/3 drawings in either pen, pencil or watercolour
Dates: Dates to be determined.
Bookings: Please contact John to be placed on the contact list.

Society of Artists, Newcastle

Details: Drawing Masterclass, making pictures in pencil
Location: Society’s Clubrooms, Howe St, Lambton, Newcastle
Dates: November 3, 2018
Bookings: (fully booked)

2019

Sturt Summer School

Location: Frensham Schools, Mittagong
Dates: January 3–7, 2019
Details: Learn the watercolour painting rules – then learn how to break them.
Bookings: Please contact  Sturt Summer School or book on-line.
Website: www.sturt.nsw.edu.au

Mitchell School of Arts ‘Art Scene’

Location: Mitchell School of Arts Summer School, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
Dates: January 20–26, 2019
Details: Set yourself up for painting success with this intensive, beginner to intermediate watercolour course that runs over a week in Bathurst.
Bookings: Please contact Art Scene for enquiries.
Website: http://www.artscenemsa.com.au

Combined Art Societies ‘Art in Action’

Location: Merroo Conference Centre, Kurrajong
Dates: May 17­­–19, 2019
Details:  A 3 day watercolour class for beginners to intermediate painters.
Bookings: Please contact Combined Art Societies to book.
Website: http://combinedartsocieties.com/art-in-action/

Plein-air urban sketching

Location: Around Sydney
Details: Walking and sketching workshops in various Sydney locations, conducted on Saturday mornings with the aim of completing 2/3 drawings in either pen, pencil or watercolour
Dates: Dates to be determined.
Bookings: Please contact John to be placed on the contact list.

Capturing Fiji’s hidden paradise with John Haycraft

Location: Daku Resort, Savusavu, Fiji
Dates: August 10–17
Details: John returns to Fiji to take his students out and about to see and capture scenes from the magnificent landscape of the northern island of Vanua Levu. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.
Bookings: Please contact Paradise Courses for enquiries.
Website: https://paradisecourses.com/drawing-and-watercolours-john-haycraft/