In most courses, we invite enrollments  for 3 or 5 week rolling blocks of sessions which can start at a time to  fit your specific schedule.

Some courses are more structured and require enrolment for specific periods.  

Sessions are subject to sufficient numbers of participants.



Beginner/Refresher Drawing

Tutor:  Matt Hamra

3 Week Block $120

5 Week Block $160

Whether you have never made art before, or it has been some time, this is the perfect class to build your basic,  art skills. In this relaxed environment we will explore simple techniques, diverse materials, and help you find creative courage and excitement to continue your art practice. 




Tutor:  Karen Atkins

3 Week Block $120

5 Week Block $200

Explore the infinite possibilities of painting with acrylics  and developing technical proficiency.  Connect to your creativity in a warm, friendly environment and enjoy the pleasures of painting.

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Mixed Media

Tutor: Karen Atkins

3 Week Block $120

5 Week Block $200

Experience the infinite possibilities of  combining acrylic painting with an array of materials such as wood, vintage papers, textiles, metals and recyclables to create exciting artworks. 

Enjoy learning various techniques that in combination with your imagination, develop your creative self.

                                                                                                   Both courses together:

                                                                                                3 Week Block $230

                                                                                                5 Week Block $390

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Tutor: Lyndall McKee

3 Week Block$180

5 Week Block $300

Explore the infinite possibilities of still life painting with watercolour,  developing technical proficiency.  During the course, explore still life using images and objects. 


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Abstract Art

Tutor: Susan Davies

3 Week Block $180

5 Week Block $300

Have a blast while delving deeper into the creative process of contemporary art.  You will be guided in the development of your own creative style.  You will explore new processes, exploring methods and techniques of painting with acrylic as well as the use of mixed media.  Some knowledge of painting is required

Participants must bring their own materials - a materials list will be provided.




Social Art Club

Tutor: Matthew Hamra

Social drop-in studio time with fellow artists. Expert instructors are on hand for advice. Enjoy this creative time with weekly wine and cheese tastings and offerings. Each session will include  creative prompts and an optional project with materials or else bring your own to work on for guidance from our tutors.

Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Punch Card: $65 = 3 Sessions

Punch Card: $110 = 6 Sessions



Life Drawing - Evening Sessions

Tutor : Bernard DeVaux

Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30 pm

3 Week Block $180

5 Week Block $300

Regardless of your skill level, this weekly session is a great  way to practice and hone your life drawing skills with professional models, all while receiving expert guidance and enjoying our offering of wine & cheese.





Expressions of Interest are sought for these fascinating workshops which take place at regular intervals.

The Travel Sketchbook Workshop

Tutor: Sheila Posner
Sundays: 10.30am - 1pm
Cost : $120 per session.   

Please bring a small sketchbook.-approx 15 x 20cm ( paints, pens & brushes will be loaned for the session)

Well-travelled artist & art instructor, Sheila Posner introduces the  idea of the travel diary as a spontaneous & fun way to document your travels. 
Using water-based pens and water colour washes, Sheila will help you look at the concepts of observation, line, wash & the use of text to enhance images.
She will show her own sketchbooks & demonstrate her techniques. Visual material  provided.


Abstract Painting Workshop

Tutor: Susan Davies
Sundays  : 11am - 4pm
Cost : $130

Afternoon tea is provided and a materials list will be sent to all participants.

Join us for a fun day of Abstract Painting.  Let your creativeness flow free.  Play with emotional connection between colour and design as well as capturing the feeling of movement.  Explore different methods of using abstract shapes.     



Origami For All Workshop

Tutor: Midori Furze
Dates: Saturday 28th April 2018
Time : 11am - 1pm
Cost : $75 for one participant,  $130 for two . 

Afternoon tea  and materials provided. 

Join us for a fun day of paper folding with Japanese-born contemporary artist Midori Furze. This session is for artists of all ages and a great family day. (Artists under 10 must be accompanied  by a Mum, Dad, Nan, or adult of any kind!)  

With Mother's Day around the corner, this session is designed as  a perfect gift for mum! 




On-Location Oil Painting  

Tutor: Bernard De Vaux
Date: 12th  May, 2018
Time : 9am - 2pm
Cost : $160  

Afternoon tea provided and a materials list will be sent to all participants.

Join us for an exceptional day learning oil pastel and painting by the harbour!

Learn basics or continue your passion with guidance from an internationally-trained expert on the fine art of oil painting and pastel work.




Tutor: Tony Clancy
Date: 16th June, 2018
Time : 9am - 4pm (with an hour lunch break) 
Cost : $160

No matter what your drawing level is, you will develop your individual skills in free expression, figure drawing, animation and caricaturing. You will explore cartooning's history, contemporary uses, and fun ways cartooning can enrich your life (and future personalised greeting cards!).


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