For over 40 years the Summer School took place at Frensham School in Mittagong approximately 2 hours from Sydney. Six years ago, we moved to our current location at Kinross Wolaroi in Orange, approximately 3 1/2 hours from Sydney. This was after an extensive program of correspondence with schools throughout NSW, and then subsequent visits to a number of these schools - a massive task in anyone's terms. We finally settled on Kinross Wolaroi because of the fantastic facilities available to suit our needs, and also because Quality Sporting Services run by Carl Sharpe and Beth Norrie who are our liaison with Kinross, offer such superb support.
Since our move to Orange various events in the outside world have influenced us to some extent - the introduction of GST, the recession, September 11, Gulf War II, and the public liability fiasco which sent many community groups into oblivion.
Over the years many hundreds of people have attended the summer school as students, tutors or both. Our philosophy is, and always has been, to cater for the creative development of those who have never experienced the creative arts to those who have a variety of experience. Practicing artists come along to develop skills in other areas of their art practice, tutors have often returned to be a student, and students have come back to teach . . . . and so it goes.
Some of the PEOPLE who have attended in one capacty or another include
Our TUTORS have
This information is but a drop in the bucket in the history of the Summer School.
We have run COURSES in
If you have information relating to past tutors or students, photographs etc,
especially if you can identify people in your photos, it would be fantastic to build up a complete
history of the summer school. Please feel free to post or email information to us to include on this
The site: Schoolfriends is worth looking at if you are interested in tracking down people from your past - schoolmates, workmates, etc. AEF and WEF have been added under CLUBS . This is only new, but over time hopefully it will grow so that you may be able to catch up with people you have met at the summer school. Attending the Creative Arts Summer School has been a life altering experience for many people.
We have had people attending the Summer School from many places around the globe: France, Germany, USA, Korea, Japan, Vanuatu, New Zealand and all around Australia . . . Why not add yourself to that list?