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.

More about Kristin.


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 Australiaç


Seraphina Martin teaches:

Wednesday : Printmaking



Sung Hee Ahn studied Fine Art in Seol, Korea. Since joining the Headland Park Artists Precinct in 2010, her main focus has been to convey the symbolic Australian landscape from a Korean perspective.

"The patterns and textures of nature have always captivated me. They depict an unbroken existence, a continuity of our land. My focus in art making has been building up surfaces with part random, part studied textures and exploring these layers with the elements observed, creating a vestige of a landscape."


1991 1994 Bachelor Fine Art, Hong - Ik Uni. Seoul, Korea


2019      Vault of Asia, Thienny Lee Gallery

              Mosman Art Prize - Finalist

              In Profile, Mosman Art Gallery

              Headland Artists Group Exhibition, Landship Gallery

2018     Landscape Recollections, Solo Exhibition, Ethel St Gallery

2011     Mosman Art Prize - Finalist


Sunghee Ahn

Wednesday: Oil Painting



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








1974   Diploma Fine Art, Painting South Australian School of Art 

Represented in the Australian National Art Gallery, Canberra as well as various private collections.

Awarded Aliance Francaise Fellowship from Visual Arts Board


Coventry Gallery

Gary Anderson Gallery

Ray Hughes Gallery

Steve Morie Gallery

Stephanie Burns Gallery

National Art School


Sydney College of the Arts

National Art School


Seaforth TAFE

Penrith TAFE

Finalist in Archibald and Blake Prizes

Penny Harkness teaches:

Monday afternoon: Drawing

Monday morning: Beginners Painting and Drawing