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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

Summer School 2022

We’re excited to bring back the Albany Summer School for another season in 2022. Between Tuesday 4th January and Friday 14th January we’ve got a wonderfully varied program, with something for everyone. We are positive you’re going to love it and we can’t wait to welcome you to the 62nd Annual Albany Summer School.
Thank you to the volunteer committee supported by our Coordinator. We’d also like to thank St Joseph’s College for allowing us to hire the School premises so we can present for you the annual Albany Summer School program. Without the combined efforts and commitment this exciting initiative would not be possible. 

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101: Watercolour for Absolute Beginners

101: Watercolour for Absolute Beginners

102: Natural Fibre Basketry

102: Natural Fibre Basketry

103: Screenprint & Sew

103: Screenprint & Sew

104: Persian Cooking

104: Persian Cooking

105: A Beginners Guide to using DNA in Family Research

105: A Beginners Guide to using DNA in Family Research

106: African Drumming & Percussion

106: African Drumming & Percussion

107: Wildflowers in Acrylics

107: Wildflowers in Acrylics

108: The World of Birds

108: The World of Birds

109: Writing Books for Children & Young People

109: Writing Books for Children & Young People

110: Sketch and Draw Wild Oceans

110: Sketch and Draw Wild Oceans

111: Carnival Capers Embroidery

111: Carnival Capers Embroidery

112: Shibashi Mindful Movement

112: Shibashi Mindful Movement

113: Watercolour Illustration for Children’s Books

113: Watercolour Illustration for Children’s Books

114: The Joy of Qigong

114: The Joy of Qigong

115: Upcycle Art

115: Upcycle Art

116: Picture Quilt Class

116: Picture Quilt Class

117: A History of Ethics

117: A History of Ethics

118: Landscapes & Seascapes in Watercolour

118: Landscapes & Seascapes in Watercolour

119: Bees and Beekeeping

119: Bees and Beekeeping

119B: Bees and Beekeeping

119B: Bees and Beekeeping

120: Courageous Conversations

120: Courageous Conversations

121: Coiled Vessels

121: Coiled Vessels

122: Rapid Growth Singing Workshop

122: Rapid Growth Singing Workshop

123: Oil Painting: A Clean And Simple Approach

123: Oil Painting: A Clean And Simple Approach

124: Ukulele for Beginners

124: Ukulele for Beginners

125: Seascapes in Pastel: Panoramic Vista

125: Seascapes in Pastel: Panoramic Vista

126: Making More Music with Marimbas

126: Making More Music with Marimbas

127: Mahjong for Beginners

127: Mahjong for Beginners

201: Marimbas for Beginners

201: Marimbas for Beginners

202: Aboriginal History, Heritage & Culture of the Menang Area

202: Aboriginal History, Heritage & Culture of the Menang Area

203: Macrame

203: Macrame

204: Yoga Therapy: Movement and Restoration for Everybody

204: Yoga Therapy: Movement and Restoration for Everybody

205: Pretty Parterre

205: Pretty Parterre

206: Local Scenes: Country and Coast in Pastel

206: Local Scenes: Country and Coast in Pastel

207: Jewellery Galore

207: Jewellery Galore

208: It is not too late to live some dreams – What has stopped you up until now?

208: It is not too late to live some dreams – What has stopped you up until now?

209: Learning to Draw

209: Learning to Draw

210: Coping with Change and Uncertainty – Welcome to the Covid World

210: Coping with Change and Uncertainty – Welcome to the Covid World

401: Portraiture

401: Portraiture

402: From Linocut to Print

402: From Linocut to Print

403: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

403: Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing

404: They Love You, Not Your Stuff – A Mature Persons Guide to Clutter

404: They Love You, Not Your Stuff – A Mature Persons Guide to Clutter

405: Felted Tea Cosies

405: Felted Tea Cosies

406: Felted Bowls, Platters & Dishes

406: Felted Bowls, Platters & Dishes

407: Creative Expression Sessions

407: Creative Expression Sessions

408: Aboriginal Heritage Tour

408: Aboriginal Heritage Tour

409: Creating Authentic Characters for your Story

409: Creating Authentic Characters for your Story

410: Celestial Twist – A Canvaswork Embroidery Workshop

410: Celestial Twist – A Canvaswork Embroidery Workshop

411: Whimsical Bird Glass Mosaic

411: Whimsical Bird Glass Mosaic

412: Spanish Tapas & Paella Cooking Class

412: Spanish Tapas & Paella Cooking Class

413: Smalti Glass Mosaics (Byzantine)

413: Smalti Glass Mosaics (Byzantine)

414: Whimsical Wire Intensive

414: Whimsical Wire Intensive

415: Advanced Botanical Printing

415: Advanced Botanical Printing

416: Clay Sculpture: The Figure

416: Clay Sculpture: The Figure

417: 26 Steps for Creating an Engaging Plot

417: 26 Steps for Creating an Engaging Plot

418: Travel Sketching – Pen & Ink

418: Travel Sketching – Pen & Ink

419: Hand-Sewn Bookbinding

419: Hand-Sewn Bookbinding

420: Wild for Watercolour

420: Wild for Watercolour

421: Whimsical Bird Glass Mosaic

421: Whimsical Bird Glass Mosaic

422: Spanish Tapas & Paella Cooking Class

422: Spanish Tapas & Paella Cooking Class

510: Watercolour Bird Workshop

510: Watercolour Bird Workshop

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PO Box 5146, Albany WA 6332

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.