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Perth Art Academy

Perth Art Academy offers a range of art classes in traditional and contemporary art techniques for adults. Your tutor will carefully take you through the creative process from absolute beginners to the more advanced, helping students find their own artistic voice. Classes are situated at 4/201 High Street, Fremantle WA 6160.

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" I have been a student of Peter Barker for five years. I chose Peter because I wanted to learn how to PAINT. I wanted to learn how to paint like a Renaissance artist. Apart from Peter being a Master Painter himself, he has the skills to pass that knowledge on to his students in a gentle, insightful, encouraging, professional manner, whether you are a beginner, have been painting for years and what ever you choose as your subject matter".


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Peter Barker

Peter Barker is the Founder and Director of PAA. Peter was classically trained in Italy and is a Professional Artist. He has in-depth knowledge of both contemporary and classical art techniques while also a passion to help others on their own artistic journey.  


Ken Wardrop

Ken Wardrop is an artist synonymous with Fremantle and the realist movement in the early 80's. He has been painting and exhibiting for 40+ years and is a wealth of knowledge. A true Western Australian Icon in the visual Arts


Jules Hancock

Jules Hancock is an artist and curator who graduated from Edith Cowan University (ECU) with a major in visual arts. His practice is based primarily in oil painting and exhibits broadly throughout multiple galleries. Jules' mantra when it comes to painting is “Knowledge is power”.


Yusef Hourani

Yusef is a recent graduate of the Florence Academy of Art and has exceptional drawing and painting skills. Yusef also has a passion and in-depth knowledge of Iconography and its varying techniques and disciplines.

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Andy Kent

Andy Kent is an award winning Fremantle based artist who’s work lies somewhere between realism and Impressionism. Andy’s main focus is the built environment , using traditional elements of painting with an emphasis on colour. Through his course he will guide you through the principles of composition, colour theory, and tonal values and help you improve your painting.

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Felicia Lowe

Felicia Lowe is a multi disciplined Visual Artist,  proficient in acrylic, soft pastel & oil painting

She has 22 years of professional practice, curating, mentoring and art teaching.


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