Join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for a range of exciting classes and courses. See below for what’s on this month or the side panel for all other upcoming programs.

Photo Elements with David Brazil


16 September – 21 October
10:30am – 12:30pm
$210 / $195 Insight Members
Bookings essential at reception or by calling 4780-5410

This 6 week photography course is designed to help individuals hone their creative vision to produce better images while also getting the most from their digital camera. With a focus on nature-based photography, the techniques learned can generally be applied to portraiture, travel and photojournalism. Key areas explored in this course include: Camera craft – focus on creative control, understanding photographic equipment and techniques, image processing, editing and printing, and publishing, review and exhibition. This course is for anyone with an interest in photography, no prior experience is needed, however basic computer skills are assumed. Students are required to bring their own cameras. A digital camera capable of manual settings and at least 8 megapixel resolution is encouraged and DSLR’s are recommended, a tripod and laptop is also recommended. David Brazil is a photographic artist and educator based in the Blue Mountains. David has extensive experience working commercially as an event photographer and has exhibited locally and as part of the HeadOn Photo Festival.

Painting and Mixed Media with Tim Allen


11 October – 29 November
10:30am – 1pm
$310 / $290 Insight Members 
Bookings essential at reception or by calling 47805410

This workshop will focus on a fresh and bold approach to observational painting and drawing. Tim will demonstrate a range of techniques in ink, mixed media, acrylic and oil painting, offering new skills and ideas for both beginners and experienced students. An understanding of mark-making and layering techniques in each of these media will then help the students respond creatively to a range of observational subjects; these will include still life, interiors and landscape. There will be also plenty of individual feedback as students develop their own unique approaches and styles.

Artist Biography:
Tim Allen has been exhibiting his work professionally for over 20 years. He has been a finalist multiple times in many of Australia’s leading art prizes, including the Wynne Prize, the Dobell Prize, the Kedumba Drawing Award and many others. In 2014 his work was featured in Artist Profile magazine. He exhibits with Defiance Gallery in Sydney and NockArt Gallery in Hong Kong. Tim is also a very enthusiastic teacher, having taught for many years at TAFE and at art workshops around Australia. Tim lives and works in the Blue Mountains.