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.

Drummoyne Art Society offers art classes, workshops and art exhibitions for all levels of students guided by experienced tutors. Book your class today



About Christine Curtis:

Christine is an artist through and through, she grew up in England where she always showed a passion for art by excelling in all her classes from an early age through to adulthood. After studying at Art College she went on to do a degree in Graphic Design.

Her art gained recognition by winning the National Sign Centre Award after which she was offered employment in London with a prestigious design agency which formed a basis for her creative career, later refining her skills to become a proficient art teacher with a gift for building an exceptional rapport with children.

Christine travelled extensively and taught art in schools for more than ten years in Germany and the UAE, before taking up residence and teaching in Queensland and is now enjoying living in Sydney.

Kids Workshop - The Art of Discovery

If you are searching for creative art workshops for your little ones this Easter, then look no further. Our tutor Christine is ready to take booking now!
Your Children will learn to paint like a master…

Draw like a professional and have fun to their hearts content!

Art is so much fun and we, at Gallery 57  have the best kids art classes!

We ensure that they go home smiling.

Wednesday 14 April

10am -1 pm

Bring light lunch and drinks.

$80 per child 

All materials included… plenty of creations to take home!

Creative kids vouchers welcome.


Limited numbers so register now to secure a spot by clicking on the button to Christine.

About Dana Sypniewski

As a child Dana showed great interest in drawing, so beautifully illustrating her books and school projects that teachers often kept them. With a passion for colour and interior decorating, Dana went on to study at the Julian Ashton School of Arts followed by sculpture and colour and design at East Sydney Technical College. Dana was later inspired by art tutor colleagues, whilst employed at Macquarie University.

Dana has taken classes and workshops with local art societies, conducted by high profile artists including Drummoyne Art Society’s John Perkins, whom she finds inspiring. She has attended ‘Art in Action’ for over 20 years and painted in Tuscany with artist Ron Muller of Melbourne. Her paintings can be found in England, Italy and Poland in high profile establishments.

Dana’s Australian landscape work captures a translucent quality with her use of colour, light and harmony, achieved by loading the brush with very thick paint and little medium. Composition is also very important. Dana draws and paints in oils, acrylics and watercolour, and her subject matter is diversified including both modern and traditional. Dana has won many art awards and first prizes including the Bankstown and Drummoyne Art Societies, the Combined Art Society and Rotary Exhibitions.

At Drummoyne’s Open Awards 2011, Dana won the Member’s Section with Country Magic. The Judge said of this work “This painting captures everything about the subject – taking the viewer on a relaxed journey. It has a pleasing simplicity and interesting surface texture. Dana’s winning painting has also appeared in the Australian Artist Magazine on two occasions”.

Dana's Artworks