Albany Summer School News

2023 AGM

The Albany Summer School AGM was held on June 15, the only executive change was for the position of President. So we thank Annie Sanders for her fabulous leadership through the challenge that was Covid and change of school venue and we welcome Carol Thomas. We also say goodbye to committee members Margaret Burdass, Annie Mayo and Merryl Hearn and welcome new members Sandy Bishop, Angela Simpson and Bella Sivyer.

This year we moved out to Great Southern Grammar and that will again be the venue in 2024. We had a few surprises budget wise in 2023, but even as a not for profit volunteer organisation that operates only on funds generated from course fees we will do all we can to try to limit any increases.

Outgoing President Annie Sanders giving a thumbs up to new President Carol Thomas

Albany Summer School 2024…

Ok now the exciting info you are looking for … (to be confirmed on this website) without any promises Albany Summer School courses for 2024 will likely be …….

Week 1 (Jan 8 – 12)

  • Cuttlefish Carved Jewellery
  • Colourful Coasters
  • Fabric Covered Boxes
  • Photography fundamentals
  • Writing your Story
  • Still Life Acrylics
  • How to Draw Cartoon Characters
  • Learning to Draw
  • Waterless Lithography
  • Feldenkrais
  • Memorable Characters
  • Coffee Express
  • Practical Philosophy – Mind-Massaging discussions
  • Copper Foiling for Glass Creations – Beginners
  • Natural Basketry
  • Eco Printing on Leather
  • Introduction Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing
  • Rapid Growth Singing Workshop
  • Bees and Beekeeping
  • Drawing and Painting Watercolour Native Flora
  • Mindfulness for Beginners
  • Landscapes in Pastel
  • Line Dancing – Latin
  • Slow Fashion
  • Ukulele for Beginners
  • The Alchemy of Food
  • Kanga Words
  • Nuno Felt Hats and Bags
  • Tall Vessels
  • Landscapes in Earth Colours for Oils
  • Water Colour for Beginners
  • Landscapes in Colour for Oils
  • Clay Sculptures
  • Creative Glass Mosaic

Week 2 (Jan 15 – 19)

  • Polymer Clay Unique Jewellery
  • Safe Harbour
  • Persian Chair
  • Introduction to Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing
  • Writing your Memoir
  • Art/Craft of Linocut Printmaking
  • Oils for Beginners
  • Thinking about Justice
  • Qigung
  • Writing with Robots
  • Copper Foiling for Glass Creations – Advanced
  • Fall in love with Fruit in Acrylic
  • Advanced Eco Printing and Botanical Dyeing
  • Australian Flora in Acrylic
  • Drawing and Painting Watercolour Birds
  • Empathy for Humans
  • Plein Air Landscape Painting in Pastels
  • Coloured Pencil in Detail
  • Singing for Body and Soul
  • Quilting – Foundation Piecing made easy
  • Bricks and Mortar Picture Quilt Class
  • Felt Landscapes and Panoramas
  • Needle Felting
  • Making Herbal Remedies
  • Loose to Tight in Oils
  • Writing Masterclass
  • Loose to Tight in Acrylics
  • Travel Sketching
  • Watercolour Collage

Obviously we have more to do as a committee before we can share more, but details will be available through our social media posts on Facebook and Instagram.

The full Course information and schedules will be uploaded to this website and printed in the 2024 Brochure (early in August is the target).

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday September 26th from 8am.