Who are we?
We are Ben and Sally Ryan, and we are classically-trained artists teaching painting and drawing from our studio. We are passionate about helping people to reach their artistic goals. Our classical background informs our approach to teaching, but we do so with enough flexibility that students are able to explore their own interests at their own pace.
Hamley Studio is both a teaching practice and our working space as artists. In all of our classes we paint alongside our students to demonstrate the concepts we discuss.
Where are we?
We are located at 107 Hunter Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Who are our classes for?
We teach oil painting and drawing to adult artists of all experience levels. In all of our classes we teach on an individual basis, so they are suitable for beginning to advanced artists. If you are entirely new to painting or drawing that's fine, we'll go from the very beginning. If you've got some experience we're happy to work with you where you're at.
We're focused on helping artists to improve their skills, and our classes cover a range of concepts including: drawing, tone, colour, form, anatomy, composition, edges, brushstrokes and more.
Getting here & facilities
The studio is just a short walk from Hornsby train station and the Westfield.
In terms of parking, we have a couple of spaces at the back of the studio. If they are full there is all day free parking on the other side of Hunter Street and in the streets behind Hunter Street (e.g. Albert Street, Linda Street, Water Street). Hunter Street on our side of the road has two hour parking until 6pm.
The studio has a fridge, kettle, microwave and sandwich press if you are bringing your own lunch. We also provide tea and coffee.
How do I book a class?