Well… that went well!

Like everyone across the world, our big plans for 2020 got messed around a bit.

Nevertheless we are keen to draw, and keen to get together as soon as we can reasonably and safely do so. We are planning to recommence the Atelier in August, with all the COVIDsafe measures we can put in place. Our studio can accommodate about 14 people by the 4m2 rule, but we don’t want to cram things and we want to make sure there is fresh, clean air for everyone, so we will be limiting classes to 10 participants plus tutor and model.

It is critical that you register in advance, and we will outline COVID policies for your agreement on booking. We will need to collect and hold some personal contact details for these purposes, in line with government policy, etc. We will, of course, only use such information for the purposes it is provided.

We have some exciting plans to build our partnership in the development of Art in the region, and we are excited about the growing interest in art that some time in isolation seems to be generating. Hopefully we can help you even begin a journey, pick up on a long held passion, or continue to hone well developed skills.

We are aiming to commence our non-tutored Life Drawing from the first Saturday afternoon in August, and monthly thereafter.

We are preparing for the return of Sally Ryan for another of her highly sought Intensive Workshop weekends in late August.

We are looking to collaborate with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery as they host the Archibald exhibition commencing 15th August. Watch this space!

Other parts of our earlier published program are being ‘worked over’ and we’ll let you know as soon as things settle.

Of course everything is subject to the challenges of COVID19 and we will operate a policy of full refund in the event that either government regulation, personal health, or due precaution mean that you can’t join us for any event you might have booked for. We will also be taking small steps of short-term commitment wherever practicable, and so we will rely on your support to maintain what reasonable commitment you can to assist the viability of the effort we will be making to serve you and your artistic endeavour.

Grab your charcoal, paints and credit card and head to the great offerings as they are re-established at Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE…