Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School is owned and operated by Kerrie Bowles from Cowper Art Gallery and Studio

Welcome to Australia’s Premier Visual Art School

2021 Art School Dates


Wednesday, 7th April to Sunday, 11th April inclusive


  • Intro

    The boutique art school workshops offered for 2021 were carefully designed to provide professional tuition for the beginner through to the advanced artist.

    Registrations will be accepted for all workshops for as long as there are vacancies available.

Art School Workshops

Held in Grafton, NSW, Australia in April each year, the Art School workshops are a integral part of Grafton’s cultural life. Situated in the beautiful Clarence Valley in the NSW Northern Rivers region, we can’t wait to welcome you to enjoy our community spirit and the stunning environment of this wonderful part of the world.

The workshops will be daily, informal sessions with expert tuition, demonstrations, personal critiques, handy tips and explanations of new skills and techniques that will make the learning process much easier. Communication is high on the list of priorities of all our tutors.
During our Art School observation, imagination, curiosity, reflection, composition, tone, and style are explored as well as the joy of sharing conversations and experiences with your tutor and peers.
The Art School attracts beginner artists as well as those with more experience. Class sizes are small allowing each student to receive individual attention. Our tutors are masters in their field and are chosen for their ability to teach, share and communicate their skills to others who are keen to learn and extend their creative skills. All workshops run concurrently so this allows you to attend just one workshop for the five days. Workshops are held at Grafton High School in Mary Street, Grafton. Following enrolment you will be sent further details about the venue, student requirement list and facilities during the Art School.

Art School Tutors

Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School has brought some of the biggest names in the Art world to Grafton. Workshops are often booked out many months before the event, which is held in April each year. Students come from every State and Territory of Australia, as well as internationally. The school is organised with the aim of attention to detail, both for the needs of the tutors and students. It is these skills that ensure quality workshops that run smoothly for all.
The tutors are chosen for their experience, professionalism and ability to teach. They are dedicated to the exploration, encouragement, and creativity of art in a wide range of mediums. The passion and expertise that these leading Australian and International tutors impart during the workshops allows all students to explore and expand their creative skills and develop their art practice.

“Watch your frustrations and fears disappear over the 5-day workshops”.

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