Church Street has loads of parking. There is a drop off zones directly out the front of the premises, free parking is also out the front but can get full during the day. Paid parking is just down the road near MacCabe Park were there are usually always stops available. And there is free 2hr parking at Woolworths which is just a 5min walk from our premises.
A.A.A.S. has a shared parking area between the front premises and our warehouse out the back. Fri-Sun and after 5pm weeknights we have the whole parking area but please be mindful not to block in cars in from the front business between 9am -5pm Mon-Thurs.
A.A.A.S. is positioned close to town. We are one block from the bus stop and taxi rank and an easy 5-10min walk from the Wollongong train station.
Yes, there is a bathroom within the warehouse. We also have a kitchen area with fridge, mircowave and some cooking utensils.
Cold drinks are available for purchase $2 at all workshops. A range of tea is available for free. Adult classes sometimes includes a free cheese/snack platter depending on booking numbers and type of workshop. Please notify us if a participant has any allergies. We do not provide food for children’s classes unless otherwise stated.
Yes. Minimum $10 purchase.
Currently closed while moving. Reopens 17 October 2016
No. We currently do not ship spray paint. If you want to make regular orders we can set up an account with a freight company though. Must be 18yrs+.
18yrs+. If you are under 18yrs a parent or guardian will need to purchase your order.
Your spot in a workshop will not be official until payment is made. If you book online but do not pay within 3 days your booking will be void. In the past we allowed on the day payments in good faith, however most people never showed. This took places away from other people wanting to attend and also left the studio out of pocket for materials and associated costs in running the workshop. When you book into a workshop you have the choice to pay via Paypal, Bank transfer or by cash/eftpos at the studio within 3 days of making your booking.
We no longer refund for students not turning up to workshops. Please note that materials are ordered for each participant and workshops only run when minimum numbers are made. Please think of it like buying a concert ticket.
Sorry, due to capped class sizes, once you book in we can not reimburse for any missed classes.
Yes, A.A.A.S. has $20,000,000 public liability insurance to cover all our students. Our PL insurance allows us to run workshops for all age groups and covers our workers.
Yes, A.A.A.S. loves water-based inks. Water-based inks are non-toxic, non-flammable, easy to clean and don’t have any fumes. They are much safer for the user and the environment and A.A.A.S. chooses to use water-based inks in almost all of our workshops using this medium.
Yes, A.A.A.S. provides disposable paint masks and latex gloves to all students using spray paint.
Yes, yes you should. It is best to wear something you don’t mind getting some paint on or bring in an apron to wear over your clothing if you prefer. A.A.A.S. takes no responsibility to damaged clothing or accessories.
Offer something unique and work really hard.
No. We provide a safe, legal space for students to learn how to use these mediums therefore deterring people from experimenting with these materials on private and public property.
We hope that students use the spray painting skills they are taught in the A.A.A.S. workshops to create artworks and/or as a trade skill. Spray paint has been aligned with vandalism for a long time but there are so many legal uses for this medium such as mural art, set design, use in contemporary art forms, legal street art, panel projects, car detailing, interior design, furniture restoration, textile design, festival promotion design and much more. A.A.A.S. informs students of ways to make an income from the skills they are taught instead of throwing away money on paint to vandalise others property.