Art School Workshops for 2020

The dates for the 2020 Grafton Art School are:

Thursday, April 16th to Monday, April 20th, 2020 inclusive.


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 eleven 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 2020.

Fees for 2020 will be

  • $725.00 – Adult Full Fee
  • $655.00 – Pensioner Concession (Seniors N/A)

You may enrol and pay the full fee or a $205.00 DEPOSIT either using our online store. Please note that there will be a $5.65 PayPal transaction fee added to the transaction for credit card payment when using our online store. 

  • Print a 2020 Bill of Sale Application Form (PDF) and complete and post with your payment. With the final payment due by Friday, February 21, 2020. Progressive payments are acceptable. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Mediums, Workshops, and Tutors

Workshop descriptions have not been received from the tutors yet. The link provided will take you to the page where you can either pay a deposit and or go to the tutors website for more information regarding the particular tutor.

Mixed Media

Judith White


John Lovett

Malcolm Carver

Julian Bruere Biomorphic Expression leading into Snow gums Themes and Abstract Designs and Water concepts incorporating boats, harbour scenes, river reflections

Jutta Chalk


Lyn Diefenbach You may choose to do seascapes or floral for the five days.

Nature & Wildlife

Paul Margocsy

Pen and Wash

Cees Sliedrecht


Paul McDonald Smith – you may choose to do a portrait or still life for the five days.

David Chen Seascapes including boats, Landscapes and Streetscapes including people. One day with a nude model.
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.

Botanical Art

Leonie Norton


Australia's Premier Visual Arts Workshops.