Upcoming workshops and classes

Th Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE is expecting to offer a broad range of classes and workshops in summer/autum. To see details or to make a booking open the Classes Event Places tab at the top of the page.

Life Drawing classes with Tim Miller

Our Term 1 weekly Focus on Drawing Classes will commence on Tuesday 19 February and Saturday 23 February  and run for 8 weeks. The tuition cost for the 8 x three hour weekly class is $400.

The weekly Tuesday morning class will run from 9:30-12:30 each Tuesday commencing on Tuesday 19 February

The weekly Saturday morning class will run from 10:00am-1:00pm each Saturday, commence on Saturday 23 October.

Life Drawing monthly Life Drawing studio

If your want to practice your life drawing with others, come along to our monthly Life Drawing studio afternoon.  Three hour non-tutored  sessions are scheduled for the first Saturday of the month 2-5:30pm as long as we have enough people keen to join us. Cost $30/session.   So either book on-line prior to the workshop or email us at dairycreative.com.au to confirm you are coming along.

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Our first visiting Tutor!

At the end of September, the Atelier will be joined by Sally Ryan from Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney for a 3 day intensive portraiture workshop. This will be a great opportunity for our local artists and also for people to come and experience Bathurst.

Vinyard and old church on Queen Charlottes Vale Ck, near bathurst

Australia’s Oldest Inland Settlement has always attracted the attention of great artists because of our stunning light, crisp air, wonderful scenery and marvellous texture. We are planning for our weekend intensives to continue a tradition of artists travelling to our region for inspiration and the shear enjoyment of our culture. We are partnering with local winemakers and foodies to create opportunities to discover the richness of the place we love and live in.

Places are limited so it’s worth booking soon so you don’t miss Sally’s experienced tuition at this event and so we can plan a full range of experience tailored just for you!

Expanding the offering

The first terms of the Atelier have proven successful with a good band of artists enjoying each other’s company, great tuition, skilful models, and an inspiring space. We’ve even kept warm through our first Bathurst winter as the insulation of the old cool rooms has kept a steady temperature.

So now we are looking to expand our offerings to different media, additional tutors and new friends to join our artistic journey. We want to know what kinds of classes, format and tuition you are interested in, so check out Mixed Media Saturday morning and let us know on the contact form what you would like from us next.

New intakes into the Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening classes

New intakes into the Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening Life Drawing Classes with Master Tutor Tim Miller.

Tuesday class , 9:15-12:15 to commence on Tuesday 31 July.

Wednesday class , 06:00-9:00pm is ongoing. There will be a new intake into this class commencing on Wednesday 11 July.

The classes will be ongoing and you can join at any time. Attendees can either pay in four week blocks ($200 for four classes), or take out a  monthly subscription ($180) for a cheaper weekly rate and to help us plan ahead.

Places are limited, reserve your easel by booking online. For more information please go to https://dairycreative.com.au/

the first drawing class

Atelier dAIRY CReATivE first drawing class underway today!

The space illuminated from the skylights above and through Tim Miller’s long earned experience; the nervous enthusiasm as people gathered and met for the first time and at the beginning of their journey together over the coming weeks; the room filled with artefacts and opportunity…

Tim led the first eager students into the fundamentals of drawing… for some, the first time they had appreciated where to begin, for others, a timely reminder and perhaps clearer expression. Tim showed his capacity to distill so many years of his own artistic experience and theory into simple principles that can be understood and applied from the beginning and right through an art journey.

Some time on your own to think, to contemplate, to rediscover perspective…

Understanding anatomy and beginning with structure.

It’s an old building… but its got good bones!

Follow Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE and Tim Miller if you want to put some flesh on the bones of an artistic career!

The next class begins Wednesday night at 6pm, when a new group of budding artists start the journey.

a body of interest as bookings mount for new art classes

Image by linelight.com.au


Classes are starting to fill as the network chatter grows around the commencement of Bathurst’s newest art venture – Atelier dAIRY CReATivE.

Life Drawing classes commence on Tuesday 1st May at 9:15 and on Wednesday 2nd May at 6pm. The 3 hour classes will explore fundamentals of drawing, the foundations of all artistic pursuit.

Under the direction of Master Tutor, Tim Miller, participants will have the opportunity of drawing from the model in the sky lit spaces at the top of the recently renovated historic building on the corner of Bentinck and Princes St, Bathurst. The Atelier mode of tuition allows students of all levels of experience and capacity to share together as they express and grow at an individual rate and under the personal attention of the tutor.

Class sizes are limited to maximise the benefit to each student and ensure a great ‘feel’ amongst the community of artists. Book your easel soon!

Atelier Commences

Artists and aspiring artists are gathering in Bathurst at the Atelier dAIRY CReATivE preparing for the first formal tutorial studio session on Tuesday 1st May. Tim Miller, the Master Artist at the core of the Atelier is enthusiastic about sharing his many years of experience in Life Drawing from the model as he begins a 10 week cycle introducing the fundamentals of drawing.

The recently refurbished cool rooms on the corner of Bentinck and Princes Streets make an inspiring space in which to learn a new hobby or hone a long standing skill. The clerestory lighting reflects the top-lit studios of Europe from which so many of the masterpieces emerged and in which so many of the masters trained. Bathurst has long been a destination and locale that has inspired the creativity and lighted the insight of Australia’s renowned artists – the new Atelier continues this tradition for the next generations, bringing masters and beginners together in a space that will ignite a new enthusiasm for the arts.

Places are limited for the first 2 Studios that will run on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Reserve your easel by booking online, now.

Why not subscribe for access to the Atelier for a whole year and receive discounts to Studio sessions and support the initiative to continue Bathurst’s artistic heritage.

d’AIRY CReATivE launch

In 1904 a building was crafted to store vegetables in a collection of cool rooms, each at a specific temperature and humidity. Technology of the day included specific gravity boilers, using salt and water as the refrigerant. The building is insulated with a ‘sandwich’ construction of brickwork, pumice block, cork sheeting and a layer of render and bitumen between each.

The interior of the building is characterised by large timber posts and beams, and internal walls lined timber panelling.

For the last decades of the 20th Century the building served as a cool room for Dairy Farmers to store milk products and then fell into disrepair as part of an abandoned site awaiting redevelopment.

In 2017 the building has found new life as an artistic creative workspace. Anchor tenants integratedDESIGNgroup have overseen 2 years of restoration of the building to become a vibrant and textural delight on the fringe of Bathurst CBD.

From 2018, the building will also house a new Art School being established to proffer traditional Atelier drawing training, in which students will learn from a master in Life Drawing, anatomy and other artistic skills. Students will grow at their own pace and according to their own skill, and with a view to their own objectives. They will be supported toward the creation of a portfolio of work if they choose to proceed to further study or broader promotion. Students will be afforded opportunity of curated exhibition within a gallery to be established from time to time, and through on-line access.

People of all ages and sectors of the community will enjoy the space now available in which they can explore the experience and skills of drawing. A subscription base will secure access to the facilities on hand for anyone interested in the arts. A range of subscription levels will include casual visits to the Atelier for Life Drawing Classes, ‘Children’s and Carers’ drop-in art classes, use of the Meeting spaces and other building facilities, opportunities for exhibitions and access to other teaching and networking resources.

Tutors are being drawn from the strong art tradition well established in the Bathurst Region, and also from well known Atelier schools around the State and internationally.

Subscriptions, enrolments and products available by following the links…

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