Adelaide’s best short art courses

If you're wanting to brush up your art skills, FIFTY+SA has rounded up some of Adelaide's best short art courses.

Are you keen to explore various artistic disciplines or hone your existing creative skills? Whether you’re a beginner ready to pick up a brush or an experienced artist in search of fresh inspiration, Adelaide has a diverse array of short courses tailored just for you. These are Adelaide’s best short art courses and will provide the perfect opportunity to unlock your artistic potential, regardless of your skill level.

Adelaide’s best short art courses:

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

Jam Factory 

Designed for the absolute beginner, this introductory course teaches you basic silver jewellery making skills and techniques, such as sawing, filing, soldering, forming and roller printing to achieve various textures and finishes. Students will design and make their own jewellery pieces, beginning with a simple silver ring, with the option of making a brooch, pendants or earrings for subsequent projects.  

No prior experience required. All necessary tools and materials are supplied; students may choose to purchase additional silver if desired.

Adult short course programs

Adelaide Central School of Art

Adelaide Central School of Art’s Short Course programs cater to adults of all skill levels, offering a diverse range of studio-based courses instructed by practising artists. With class sizes limited to a maximum of 13 participants, everyone benefits from individualised and expert guidance. The course options encompass various art forms, such as etching and printmaking, oil painting, and the fundamentals of figure drawing.

Mindful Clay

Urth Clay Studio

Roll up your sleeves and join Urth Clay for some creative pottery sessions. Urth Mindful Clay Program is the ultimate mindfulness therapy for all that life may throw at you. Perfection is not sought and there is no right or wrong; it’s all about enjoyment and personal growth. Nothing beats the sense of pride and achievement that you will feel from creating your unique hand-crafted pieces. 

Many different pottery techniques such as hand building, slab rolling, coiling, and wheel throwing are explained to enable you to explore what gives you the most satisfaction, enjoyment, and sense of empowerment.

Night photography

Adventure Art Photography 

Join Adventure Art Photography for a unique photography workshop along the picturesque Glenelg Jetty. Whether you’re capturing the beauty of a golden sunset or the enchanting glow of the Ferris wheel under the night sky, this hands-on experience is designed to help you master the art of low-light photography.

During this workshop, you’ll learn to capture various stunning moments, including beach sunsets, long exposure seascapes, captivating night portraits, and even the magic of light painting, featuring the mesmerising Ferris wheel.

Danish Cord: Bar Stool

Jam Factory

In this eight-week introduction course, students will be guided through the use of machine and hand tools and weaving processes to create a solid timber bar stool and Danish cord woven seat under the guidance of JamFactory’s Head of Furniture Studio, Andrew Carvolth.

Participants will be shown how to shape and join timber in the construction of a unique stool frame out of Tasmanian blackwood, and use Danish paper cord to weave a robust and distinctive seat in the tradition of many Danish, Scandinavian and Mid Century Modern furniture designs.

All necessary materials are supplied. This course is suitable for complete beginners.

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