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.