Founding Director’s Welcome
The Academy is located in a modern building in the highly sought after Western Suburbs of Perth. Du Fn Academy of Fine Art is an independent organisation catering for students from 5 years old to adults. We welcome all talented and interested students to come and see the Academy in action. Since opening its doors in 2016, the Academy has helped hundreds of students to develop their fine art skills to an impressive standard.
Our Principal tutors are highly qualified and have many years classroom teaching experience. Many of our staff are bilingual and have also curated and exhibited in art exhibitions. We also have local, national and international artists sharing their knowledge and expertise in our Artist in Residency programs.
When students complete our courses they take away with them the skills and confidence needed to produce artworks to a professional standard that reflects Fine Arts training. We are very proud that our students consistently win placements in major West Australian and Australian Art Awards, including the Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists, the Black Swan Youth Award and Archibald Prize for Youth Portraiture.
(Fang Ning Du)
Vision, Mission and Values
Our Vision is to create a modern Fine Art Academy with an International standard of excellence. Our Mission is to instil a deeper level of appreciation and understanding of Fine Art and equip students through engaging, rigorous art programs that challenge and inspire. Our Core Values centre around an intention for our students to:
To extend beyond achieving set goals and outcomes, the Academy promotes individuals developing an awareness of their own dreams and aspirations by ‘Learning of the Arts’ and ‘Through the Arts.’
To learn skills and techniques that have been systematically integrated throughout the courses to develop accomplished artists.
To develop proficiency in individuals that encourages entrepreneurial pursuits and confidence to engage meaningfully in the art world.
Within the programs students are exposed to local, national and international artists’ artwork and art history to stimulate and develop both their own artwork and art appreciation.
Arts elements and principles are integrated into every level to thoroughly cover and extend on what is being taught in schools from primary to tertiary level.
The focused two hour blocks allows time for mindful immersion and traditional technique training using high quality materials.