Art School Workshops for 2019

The dates for 2019 Grafton Art School are:

Saturday, April 13th to Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 inclusive.

Please Note that the start day of the art school is a Saturday, whereas we usually start on a Sunday, this is because of the Easter Holidays beginning on April 19th, 2019. This will give students of the workshops who travel from afar enough time to arrive home for Easter.


Please Note: All workshops run concurrently this allows you to only enrol in one workshop. Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School. There will be twenty-two 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts.

Grafton is situated on the Northern Rivers of NSW approximately seven hours north of Sydney and three hours south of Brisbane by road. Access to Grafton is possible via car, plane, bus or train. More information is on our Getting To Grafton page.

Credit: Louis Covre, Grafton Fast Photos


Following your enrolment, you will receive your Student Requirement List, a Models Fee (if applicable), and a map of Grafton plus general information for your convenience.


All workshops will be held at the Grafton High School. Classrooms will be allocated at least one week prior to the commencement of the school.


Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be available on Campus, pre-ordering of lunches will also be offered. Your support of this small local business offering fresh home cooking would be greatly appreciated.


The organiser holds Public Liability Insurance only; students are advised to take out independent policies for sickness, accident benefits and personal possessions should you wish. The Emergency Department at the Grafton Base Hospital is open 24 hours a day for any emergency treatment required.


Please book your accommodation early. A list of suggested hotels, motels, etc. is available from our Accommodation Page. If you need help or advice, please do not hesitate to phone the office on 02 6643 1528.


Organisers reserve the right to limit class sizes and cancel the workshops should minimum enrolments not be reached three weeks before the commencement of the school.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions for 2019.

Fees for 2019 will be

  • $655.00 – Adult Full Fee
  • $630.00 – Seniors Card
  • $590.00 – Australian Pension Concession Card
  • $300.00 – School Student

You may enrol and pay the full fee or a $195.00 DEPOSIT either using our online store. Please note that there will be a $5.70 PayPal transaction fee added to the transaction for credit card payment when using our online store. Or by downloading and completing a 2019 Application Form (PDF) or the 2019 Application Form Word DOC and posting with your payment. With the final payment due by Friday, February 22, 2019. Progressive payments are acceptable. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Mediums, Workshops, and Tutors


01 John Lovett: Fun in a Tube, Watercolour This workshop is fully subscribed. You can call the office on 02 6643 1528 and from overseas you can email us or call on +612 6643 1528 to be placed on a waiting list in the event of cancellations and places become available again.

02 Amanda Hyatt: Honing Your Skills


04 Greg Allen: Extend Your Knowledge & Passion in Watercolour

05 Malcolm Carver: Watercolour Magic

06 Jacky Pearson: New Zealand Watercolourist, “Go with the Flow,” Watercolours,  ONLY 2 VACANCIES REMAINING.

07 Heidi Willis:Flowers in watercolour, Waratah, Rose and/or Eucalyptus

08 Herman Pekel: Free the Artist Inside You: Using Acrylic as Watercolour


09 Linda MacAulay: Seeing The Light in Acrylics; Landscape, Streetscape, Seascape, Time allowing a Still Life session

10 Jenni Kelly: Funtastic Acrylics

10b Patrick Carroll: Adventures In Acrylics

Mixed Media

11 Donald James Waters OAM: Embracing The Unknown


12 Otto Kuster: “Fun in Oils with the Palette Knife” Landscapes, Streetscapes plus more.

13 Kasey Sealy: Techniques in Oil

14 Lyn Diefenbach: Florals or Portrait in Oils, you may choose to do either for the five days. ONLY 1 VACANCY REMAINING.


15 Leoni Duff: Designing Winning Landscapes in Pastel LIMITED VACANCIES

Pen and Wash

16 Cees Sliedrecht: Out and About with Pen and Wash

The Figure

17 David Henderson:  Drawing the Figure in Pencil, Charcoal, Conté, and Wash

Nature and Wildlife

18 Janet Matthews: Aussie Animals in Colour Pencil

19 Paul Margocsy: “Walk on the Wildside” In any Water based medium

Botanical Art

20 Rita Parkinson: Vibrant Botanicals: The Dahlia – In Coloured Pencil



Australia's Premier Visual Arts Workshops.