The Course

The Residential Art Course At Kimbri Farm

I am an art teacher who has taught art to all ages for over forty years and have been exhibiting for the last 30 years. I have a regular solo exhibition at Barry Stern gallery, Paddington, NSW and have exhibited throughout Australia. I am a painter and a sculptor. You can Google ‘Annie Herron’ for more details on my recent exhibitions, classes and commissions.

The course is a five day residential art class at my family’s 420 acre farm, Kimbri, high on the western edge of the Blue Mountains of NSW near the picturesque village of Rydal. The class is designed to meet the needs of all comers, whether they be beginners, intermediate or more advanced painters. We run separate courses catering for each. My maxim is that anyone can learn to draw and paint – its just another learned skill. How far you take it is a matter for you. The studio is a well lit converted shearing shed with two combustion fires to keep you warm on chilly mountain days. The courses run in spring and autumn – the best months to be out in the country.


We start working through a range of drawing techniques and mediums and then progress to acrylic and mixed media paintings. The beginners class suits all standards as it covers a broad field and allows people to take each exercise as far as they can. Many more advanced painters use the beginners class as a way of “unblocking” and looking at their art afresh. In the advanced classes we work with oils or artists acrylics. In the 5 days of either class we work both in the studio and out in the landscape attacking colour, composition and perspective and general picture making problems. Course numbers are kept to a maximum of 12 people.

All materials are supplied throughout the week.