Workshop Arts Centre (WAC) is an independent not-for-profit art centre
and workshop facility established by the late Joy Ewart with assistance
from fellow artists and supporters in 1961 to promote and foster
appreciation in the creative and visual arts.
WAC users have access to a wide range of
professionally equipped studios. There are three large painting and
drawing studios, as well as ceramics, printmaking, jewellery and
sculpture studios. The WAC is also home to the Ewart gallery. The WAC
is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
Workshop Arts Centre provides an alternative to existing art schools
and a supplement to existing art societies. The aim is to encourage and
develop individual contemporary and challenging work in all fields of
artistic expression. The WAC is supported in its aims and endeavours by
a group of independent teaching artists. Today the WAC is a busy place
where over thirty teaching and visiting artists offer first-rate
tuition across some fifty classes each week, in the fine arts genres of
painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography,
jewellery and children's art.