Drummoyne Art Society is one of Sydney’s oldest and most prestigious Art Societies.
Established in 1964, DAS – as it is commonly known – now has 150 members from all over Sydney as well as Central Coast and Blue Mountains.
The Society features internationally renowned and award winning tutors who have many years’ experience in teaching members in all mediums of painting and drawing.
Classes are available for all levels, from beginners to advance. We generally run an 8 week term (close to NSW school term dates), however students may start at any time. The classes are completely flexible and students are welcome to work on their own projects with the guidance of our tutors. A more structured lesson may be given if the student requires.
As a founding member of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney – CASS – our members are able to attend art tuition at the annual Art in Action weekend in the Blue Mountains and exhibit at Art of Sydney in Darling Harbour. We also have the opportunity to stay at the CASS cottage retreat in Kandos, Central West NSW, which we share with other society members, and paint plein air in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Being a large part of the local art community, DAS not only has weekly art classes but also monthly art demonstrations by well-established Sydney artists and group painting workshops. We encourage our members to enter the DAS Annual Open
Art Awards Exhibition, DAS Annual Members Art Exhibition and the Art of Sydney Exhibition. Members also have the opportunity to showcase their works in numerous other art shows and Art for Sale galleries around Sydney. Many of our members are award winning and gaining good sales and recognition in the art community.
DAS is a friendly group of like-minded people, wanting to share a creative space with caring tutors. New members are always welcome and we have an extensive range of art DVDs in our library which members may borrow free of charge. The main DAS gallery is situated next to Concord Library, with Major Bays Road shopping district only a few hundred meters away. The surrounding park has a play area for toddlers and there is a separate waiting room for parents. The Drummoyne gallery is in the Drummoyne Community Centre near the Victoria Road shopping precinct. Public transport and street parking is easy for both venues.