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Summer School 2023
After a very successful Albany Summer School in January 2022, we have already started planning for the next one.
The volunteer committee have had a celebratory lunch and are now back in planning mode for Albany Summer School 2023 (proposed dates will be January 9th – 20th).
Obviously, we have a long way to go. In the interim we invite you look around our website, see what our participants enjoyed, while you anticipate what might be coming.
Want to be the first to know about what’s coming in 2023? Send an email to email@example.com and ask to join our mailing list.
WEEK 1 – Mornings
101 Watercolour for Absolute Beginners
102 Natural Fibre Basketry
103 Screenprint & Sew
104 Persian Cooking
105 A Beginners Guide to using DNA in Family Research
106 If You can Walk, You can Drum: A PlayShop in African Drumming & Percussion
107 Wildflowers in Acrylics
108 The World of Birds
109 Writing Books for Children & Young People
110 Sketch, Draw and Paint Wild Ocean Waves in Pastel
111 Carnival Capers Embroidery
112 Shibasi Mindful Movement
119B Bees & Beekeeping
WEEK 1 – Afternoons
WEEK 1 – Full Days
107 Wildflowers in Acrylics
402 From Linocut to Print
403 Introduction to Eco Printing & Botanical Dyeing
404 They Love You, Not Your Stuff: A mature person’s guide to clutter
405 Felted Tea Cosies
406 Felted Bowls, Platters & Dishes
407 Creative Expression Sessions
408 Aboriginal Heritage Tour
409 Creating Authentic Characters for your Story
510 Watercolour Bird Workshop
WEEK 2 – Mornings
113 Watercolour Illustration for Children’s Books
114 The Joy of Qigong
115 Upcycle Art
116 Picture Quilt Class
117 A History of Ethics
118 Landscapes & Seascapes in Watercolour
119 Bees & Beekeeping
120 Courageous Conversations
121 Coiled Vessels
122 Rapid Growth Singing Workshop
123 Oil Painting: A Clean And Simple Approach
124 Ukulele for beginners
125 Seascapes in Pastel: Panoramic Vista
126 Making More Music with Marimbas
127 Mahjong for Beginners
WEEK 2 – Afternoons
WEEK 2 – Full Days
410 Celestial Twist Embroidery
411 Whimsical Bird Glass Mosaics
412 Spanish Tapas & Paella Cooking Class
413 Smalti Glass Mosaics (Byzantine)
414 Whimsical Wire Intensive
415 Advanced Botanical Printing
416 Clay Sculpture: The Figure
417 26 Steps for Creating an Engaging Plot
418 Travel Sketching – Pen & Wash
419 Hand-Sewn Bookbinding
421 Whimsical Bird Glass Mosaic
420 Wild for Watercolour
422 Spanish Tapas & Paella Cooking
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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.