Dobell School at NAS

Generously supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation since 1997, the Dobell School aims to provide Year 11 Visual Arts students from Government High Schools in regional NSW and outer metropolitan areas a unique and rare opportunity to develop their skills under the guidance of professional practicing artists.

Students will choose from five workshops including Drawing the Nude Life Model, Portrait Drawing, Drawing the Clothed Life Model, Experimental Drawing with the Figure and Objective Drawing, all of which culminate in an exhibition at the National Art School’s Cell Block Theatre in the heart of Darlinghurst.

The 75 Year 11 students nominated for the program are those who are currently undertaking visual art as a subject at their school but who may not have access to the teaching, studios and facilities available at a tertiary art school.

Visual Arts teachers nominate the participating students from Sydney’s metropolitan south-west and western regions, as well as the NSW regions on a rotating basis.


Educational Outreach Coordinator
+61 2 9339 8738