School of Fine Art 

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Kristin Coburn

is the founder and teacher at the School of Fine Art (SoFA). She is a second generation Australian artist who grew up in a family of artists; her father, mother, and brothers are all artists. Kristin was immersed in creativity from a young age and has learned both formally and informally from some of the greatist artists in Australia. Some of her teachers and formative artistic influences include her father, John Coburn, Margaret Olley, Kevin Connor, Wallace Thornton, Charles Blackman and Lloyd Rees. She is one of the Headland Park Artists located at Georges Heights, Mosman, Sydney and fits her art practice in and around her teaching days at SoFA.

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Kristin Coburn teaches:

Thursday:  Explore Your Creativity

Friday:  Historical Painting Techniques of the Renaissance, 



Seraphina Martin

studied printmakmg at the National Art School in Paris before moving to Sydney 30 years ago to teach at the Sydney University Art Workshop. Seraphina was the receipient of the Moyra Dyring Studio at the Cite des Arts in Paris in 1968. There, she studied the Viscosity colour printing method at Atelier 17 under the celebrated master printer Witliam Hayter.

Since 1994, Seraphina has been developing non toxic technology, called Solar Plate etching, in her own art practice. In 2005 she was invited as artist in residence and mentor to students at the Canberra School of Art, Canberra.

Seraphina has been invited to teach Solar Plate workshops at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea as well as Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst. She regularly teaches printmaking at the Megalo Print workshop in Canberra and for the summer schools at Camp Creative in Bellingen and Sturt in Mittagong. She was invited to train 8 artists from the Spiral Gallery in Bega NSW. This was funded by a Regional Arts Grant for the Megalo Print Workshop and the Bega Regional Gallery.

Seraphina has always maintained a strong link to the community, teaching printmaking to artists with disability at the Addison road Centre, Marrickville. Most recently she has returned from India where she was on an Artist Residency at the College of Art and Craft in Kolkata and the Kola Bhavan University of Shantiniketan, in West Bengal.

Seraphina has had many solo and group exhibitions and her work is represented in galleries in Australia and Overseas.


Seraphina Martin teaches:

Wednesday : Printmaking


Leanne Harrison-Davies

is a dedicated artist with over twenty years experience in education and the visual arts. Her most recent her work is informed by extensive and rigorous investigations into Old Master technique. Leanne is an enthusiastic teacher who is student focused and skills based. She believes everyone has a natural artistic ability which can be developed by engaging in structured activities in a positive learning environment. Leanne believes the creative process is best fostered by equipping students with knowledge of materials and techniques.

2012 Charlie Sheard Studio School - 3 year course in historical painting techniques
1985 Diploma of Education (Visual Arts)
1984 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) City Art Institute (now COFA)


Leanne Harrison-Davis teaches: 

Monday: Beyond Drawing

Wednesday: Beginners Painting



Lisa Kryger

has been a practising artist and graphic designer since 1979, initially working in the graphic design and publishing industries in her early career. She has been a teacher in adult education for the last 14 years. She is a member of a printmaking co-operative called The Print Circle and has exhibited annually for the past 9 years with them. She also paints and has been exhibiting regularly for 16 years. In 2014 Lisa participated in two exhibitions ‘The Print Circle: Current Work’ at the Depot Gallery and ‘The Artists Garden’ at Damien Minton Gallery.  

Lisa believes that drawing is the foundation of all art practice. Drawing is a tactile activity that expresses an immediate, reflective and personal response to a subject. Her particular areas of interest in painting are colour, materials and gesture, to establish form, compositional balance and an inherent sense of the motif. As a predominantly semi-abstract artist, capturing an essence of the subject is important. Working intuitively, she uses motifs including landscape (urban and country), maps, journeys, natural forms, patterns and still life as the starting points for all her artwork


Lisa Stuart teaches:

Thursday: Essence of Drawing




Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp has studied visual art at St George Technical College, East Sydney Technical College (National Art School) and has a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art) from the University of Newcastle. He is a practicing artist working in his open studio at the Headland Park Art Precinct, Mosman. Paul has exhibited in private and public galleries for 34years and has taught adult art classes for 20years; including 11 years as a full-time drawing/painting teacher with various institutes of TAFE.

Paul Kemp teaches:

Saturday afternoons: Drawing and Painting






Matthew Rogers


2010-2012 Charlie Sheard Studio School, a study in old master techniques

2000 National Art School, Degree of Fine Arts, Graduated with Distinction

1995-1997 National Art School, Diploma Fine Arts

1991-1994 University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Architecture

1990 Julian Ashton Art School, Life Drawing and Painting

1988-1989 University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of   Architecture, First Year: Part Time


2015 Tutoring for Architectural Communications UNSW

2012-2015 Teaching Part-time for the Sydney Community College Drawing and Painting

1995-1997 Tutoring for Architectural Communications UNSW

1997 Tutoring For Architectural History and Theory UNSW


2005- Practicing Artist

1995-2005 Private Practice, Residential design, documentation and supervision

1998-2009 Gamble Gusheh Design, Architectural design and documentation .

1988-1989 Lawrence Nield and Associates.


Matthew Rogers teaches:

Monday afternoon: Beyond Drawing

Tuesday morning: Experimental Drawing and Mixed Media