Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Newcastle Art School facilties are equipped with the latest technology as well as the traditional tools and equipment of the artist.
  • Three Drawing studios each of which can support over 15 students for research, experimental drawing and life drawing. The studios are backed by an extensive store of indiosyncratic objects, plaster casts and zoological specimens.
  • Two Painting studios with full ventilation and painting racks.
  • Printmaking facilities for screen printing, etching, relief printing, lithography. Our printmaking area includes full extraction and dedicated rooms for acids, screen cleaning, screen exposure, graining and other facilities alongside the studios.
  • Design room.
  • Photography Lab including Analogue (wet) darkroom, alternative process areas and Digital Photography lab equipped with G5 Macs and large format printer and scanner.
  • Sculpture facility includes general purpose space, metal fabrication area for welding and casting, woodworking space and external area.
  • Dedicated Arts Library.
  • As of second semester 2006 we will also have an art gallery which will not only showcase the work of our students but involve them in the presentation and running of a professional art gallery.

Newcastle Art School

Welcome to the Newcastle Art School, Hunter St TAFE, BLOG.

This has been created by Matthew Tome, Head Teacher Fine Arts to showcase our courses, exhibitions, facilities, staff and events.

We have been an art school on this site, Hunter St Newcastle NSW, Australia for over 100 years.

The Newcastle Art School specialises in studio based fine arts training for professional artists. It is school of TAFE NSW, Hunter Institute on the Hunter St Campus with fully accredited courses, facilities and staff.

The Newcastle Art School is located in a series of historically significant buildings on Hunter St, Newcastle West, and has been Newcastle’s central art school since the late 19th century. The facilities occupy a significant city site and the architecture is a marriage of 19th century eclecticism and modern functionalism reconstructed after the earthquake in 1988.

Our courses are studio focused and involve significant face-to-face teaching with student teacher ratios of around 15-1. All courses are TAFE curriculum accredited nationally. The facilities are well equipped with the latest technology as well as the traditional tools and equipment of the artist.

Students are offered a range of studio electives including Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Printmaking alongside core studies in Drawing, Art History and Theory, Professional Practice and Digital Imaging. Staff of the Newcastle Art School are highly qualified and professionally recognised artists with strong reputations as artists and teachers.