[Sponsored] Go for a hands-on, creativity-fuelled walk through one of Australia's oldest art schools
If art is your passion, the teachers and students of the National Art School want to meet you – and help you turn that passion into a practice. NAS has spawned some of Australia's most significant artists and can proudly claim a faculty of industry leaders. At the Open Day you can explore the NAS campus, and speak with artists, current students and alumni.
You can also get a feel for each department through workshops designed to encourage you to explore new methods and practices. Try your hand at wheel-throwing clay, life drawing, screen printing and more.
You can also peruse the current exhibition National Art – Part One, which offers a snapshot of the school's alumni and their expansive stylistic diversity by showcasing 165 works that span seven decades. You can also browse through the Student Art Market, which will host art and design stalls run by current students selling affordable jewellery, prints and ceramics. There'll also be an opportunity to explore the campus, an old Darlinghurst Gaol, learn about the history of the site and discover areas that aren't usually open for public access.
The NAS open day is suited to anyone thinking about applying for the Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Fine Art program, as well as those interested in NAS short courses. Prospective students can also gain valuable portfolio feedback from teachers and enrolment officers to ensure their application is as strong as possible.