Albany Summer School 2025

January 6 – 17

Week 1: Monday 6th – Friday 10th

Week 2: Monday 13th  – Friday 17th

Drop into our socials for updates on courses. Bookings will open on 24 September 2024.

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Courses in the  arts, crafts, music, drama, writing, the environment, cooking, gardening, personal development, hobby activities and many others, all presented by high quality tutors

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Albany Summer School is

65 years old

Albany Summer School 2024 was held at Great Southern Grammar, 244 Nanarup Road, Kalgan (Albany) over two full weeks, starting Monday 8 January ending Friday 19 January 2024.

A fun fact about our 2024 summer school is our participants came from 87 different postcodes across the state of WA and further afield.

The committee really enjoyed turning your ideas and suggestions for courses that you obviously enjoyed. If you were not one of this year’s intake, please take the opportunity to see what was on offer, you can see what the courses were and an idea of the student requirements necessary to do the courses.

We invite you to drop back to see what we will be presenting for 2025. Details should be updated by August and tickets go on sale on Tuesday 24th September at 8am.

Bookings can only be done using this website or by ringing Vicki on 0492 008 902 (if she doesn’t answer leaving a message is essential).

If you like to see what is happening you can check on our social media (facebook and Instagram). If you want to receive an update email and your address has changed send us a quick email to learn@albanysummerschool.com.au.

Any questions send an email, text or call 0492 008 902.
We will get back to you, eventually, remember we are volunteers with exciting lives 😉 so please if you ring make sure you leave a message.

Explore the courses from January 2024

101: Ukulele for Beginners

101: Ukulele for Beginners

104: How to Draw Cartoon Characters

104: How to Draw Cartoon Characters

105: Colourful Coasters

105: Colourful Coasters

106: Photography Fundamentals

106: Photography Fundamentals

107: Waterless Lithography

107: Waterless Lithography

109: Practical Philosophy

109: Practical Philosophy

110: Do you have a story to tell? Get started with a short story!

110: Do you have a story to tell? Get started with a short story!

111: Natural Fibre Basketry

111: Natural Fibre Basketry

112: Bees and Beekeeping

112: Bees and Beekeeping

113: Rapid Growth Singing Workshop

113: Rapid Growth Singing Workshop

114: Coffee Express: Columbia to Java & Beyond

114: Coffee Express: Columbia to Java & Beyond

115: Landscapes for Pastels

115: Landscapes for Pastels

116: Feldenkrais

116: Feldenkrais

118:  Line Dancing – Latin

118:  Line Dancing – Latin

119: Slow Fashion

119: Slow Fashion

120: Landscapes in Earth Colours for Oils

120: Landscapes in Earth Colours for Oils

121: Watercolour for Beginners

121: Watercolour for Beginners

126: Start Writing Your Memoir

126: Start Writing Your Memoir

127: Singing for Body and Soul

127: Singing for Body and Soul

128: Learning to Draw

128: Learning to Draw

129: Wisdom QiGong

129: Wisdom QiGong

131: Australian Flora in Acrylic

131: Australian Flora in Acrylic

132: Coloured Pencil in Detail

132: Coloured Pencil in Detail

133: Writing with Robots – How to Use AI

133: Writing with Robots – How to Use AI

134: Loose to Tight in Acrylics

134: Loose to Tight in Acrylics

135: Watercolour Collage

135: Watercolour Collage

136: Plein Air – Landscapes in Pastels

136: Plein Air – Landscapes in Pastels

137: Needle Felting: ‘Quirky Creatures and Sculptures’

137: Needle Felting: ‘Quirky Creatures and Sculptures’

140: Bees and Beekeeping

140: Bees and Beekeeping

201: Learning to Draw

201: Learning to Draw

202: Fabric Covered Boxes

202: Fabric Covered Boxes

203: Landscapes in Colour for Oils

203: Landscapes in Colour for Oils

207: Fall in Love with Fruit – Acrylic Paintings

207: Fall in Love with Fruit – Acrylic Paintings

209: Felt Landscapes and Panoramas

209: Felt Landscapes and Panoramas

210: Making Herbal Remedies

210: Making Herbal Remedies

211: Loose to Tight in Oils

211: Loose to Tight in Oils

402: Clay Sculpture (Outdoors or Indoors)

402: Clay Sculpture (Outdoors or Indoors)

403: The Alchemy of Food

403: The Alchemy of Food

404: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

404: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

405: Tall Vessels

405: Tall Vessels

406: Creative Glass Mosaic

406: Creative Glass Mosaic

407: Copper Foiling for Stained Glass Creation

407: Copper Foiling for Stained Glass Creation

408: Eco Printing on Leather

408: Eco Printing on Leather

409: Drawing and Painting Native Flora in Detailed Watercolour

409: Drawing and Painting Native Flora in Detailed Watercolour

410: Mosaic Nuno Felt – Hats and Bags

410: Mosaic Nuno Felt – Hats and Bags

413: The Art and Craft of Linocut Printing

413: The Art and Craft of Linocut Printing

414: Advanced Copper Foiling for Stained Glass Creation

414: Advanced Copper Foiling for Stained Glass Creation

415: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

415: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

416: Advanced Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing

416: Advanced Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing

417: Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolour

417: Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolour

418: Quilting – Bricks and Mortar

418: Quilting – Bricks and Mortar

419: Travel Sketching – Pen and Wash

419: Travel Sketching – Pen and Wash

420: Travel Sketching – Pen and Wash

420: Travel Sketching – Pen and Wash

421: Quilting – Foundation Piecing Made Easy

421: Quilting – Foundation Piecing Made Easy

422: Waterless Lithography

422: Waterless Lithography

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About Albany Summer School

In the late 1950s a group of friends got together and decided the time was right put into action a plan they had. They were interested in arts and crafts and wanted to build on their skills and enable others to learn. In January 1960 the first Albany Summer School was held.

Since those early days the choices have expanded beyond the firm favourites, to the latest ‘on trend’ activity or thing and nowadays we are pleased to offer something for everyone.

We invite you to look through our website, check out what we do and what we offer. You might want to attend a course or volunteer this year, join our committee next year or just enjoy the pictures. Like the many that came before us, the current committee happily volunteer, presenting two weeks of learning, improving, socialising and having fun.

The fees you pay are used to cover the cost of this years Albany Summer School (venue hire, tutor fees, materials, insurance, operating costs, equipment, marketing etc.) and seed fund next years, and your input and comments are always welcome.

"We had a great tutor, content was well paced and great content. We were provided a great balance between giving us plenty of challenges, many techniques but at a pace that gave us plenty of time to work them out. Our tutor provided heaps of materials for us at very reasonable costs. I’d do this one again."

This was my first Albany Summer School, a friend told me about it, the course was excellently presented, well researched and thought provoking. Our tutor had an in-depth knowledge of this subject was well prepared, with many thoughts raised.

I have been to Summer School before, I found out about the course on Facebook. It’s a great atmosphere, nice people, the volunteers are all so happy. The workshop was great, our tutor was fantastic, we had a lovely group of people, learnt so much. I really liked it being condensed into 3 days instead of a whole week.