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Art Classes for Adult

Term Courses

Our week-on-week term courses allow students to immerse themselves in a range of media, learn new skills and become part of our art community. Our classes are available at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels allowing students to follow through a course of study.

We are currently in Term 2. Late enrolments are welcome, where you can join a class that has already started at a reduced cost (the discount is applied automatically at check out).

Our next Term program is Term 3. Key dates for next term are below:

  • Priority Enrolment: 30 May (current students have early access to re-enrol)
  • Early Bird Enrolment: opens 6 June (classes are open to everyone)
  • Program dates: 25 July – 17 September
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Workshops

For those interested in a one-off session, try our Weekend Workshops which run year-round on Saturdays and Sundays.

Special Offer: Any adult student enrolled in a Term course receives a 10% discount on any weekend workshop in the same term, click below for more information:

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Acrylic Painting | Contemporary Landscape Painting from Photos |  Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Contemporary Landscape Painting from Photos | Mellissa Read-Devine

Join Mellissa for the day as she demonstrates her style of painting and encourages you to paint big, bold and bright with layered application of bush strokes. She sees the landscape through a vibrant and optimistic vision of colour and light. Using your own photos, the landscape will be explored using tone, composition and colour. Images: Recent paintings by Mellissa Read-Devine Is this course right for me? Some prior experience with acrylics is assumed. Students should have... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | Contemporary Landscape Painting from Photos | Mellissa Read-Devine

<p>{image name:“impressionist-landscapes-from-photos-hero”}</p><p>Join Mellissa for the day as she demonstrates her style of painting and encourages you to paint big, bold and bright with layered

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Experimental Ink Botanicals with Monika Diak

Ink can be a medium that is daunting to approach, but this workshop will focus on how to free your handling of this medium. Students will be guided through various exercises using ink washes and mixed media that are designed to encourage freedom and looseness. Using unconventional materials alongside more traditional brushes and dip-pens, students will also learn to balance abstract mark-making and scientific botanical illustration into a harmonious and energetic series of ink... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Experimental Ink Botanicals with Monika Diak

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<p>Ink can be a medium that is daunting to approach, but this workshop will focus on how to free your handling of this medium.</p>

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

In this workshop, students will learn tips and tricks for painting flowers in watercolour. Susie will teach simple tricks and techniques for capturing the colour, form and delicate nature of flowers in a loose and vibrant way. You will learn methods for mixing colour mixing and ways of keeping watercolours transparent and beautiful. This workshop will give you the essential techniques to paint flower buds and bouquets with confidence. You will come away with a feeling of wonder and... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

<p>{image name:“Hero_Watercolour Flowers”}</p><p>In this workshop, students will learn tips and tricks for painting flowers in watercolour. Susie will teach simple tricks and techniques for capturing

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$190 Limited inc GST
Watercolour | Painting Flowers Loose and Vibrant | Susie Murphie

<p>{image name:“Hero_Watercolour Flowers”}</p><p>In this workshop, students will learn tips and tricks for painting flowers in watercolour. Susie will teach simple tricks and techniques for capturing

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Plein Air and the Sketch

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Plein Air and the Sketch

Course Overview Working with Watercolour is a monthly series of related weekend workshops that will expand your skills and understanding of watercolour painting and will challenge you to discover and experiment with the full expressive qualities of this elusive and magical fine art medium. This is one of a series of six workshops by Tanya Baily in 2022 1. Wet-in-Wet 2. Descriptive Brush Techniques 3. All About Colour 4. Plein Air and the Sketch 5. Colour and Composition 6.... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Plein Air and the Sketch

<p>{image name:“tanyabaily_hero_watercolour4”}</p><h3 id="CourseOverview">Course Overview</h3><p>Working with Watercolour is a monthly series of related weekend workshops that will expand your skills

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Acrylic Painting | Beyond Drawing |  Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Beyond Drawing | Mellissa Read-Devine

Do you love to draw but would like to explore painting at the same time? Acrylics are a very forgiving medium and are easily used with charcoal, and other drawing media. Work from a still life set up by your tutor, or bring you own subject matter / photos Is this course right for me? Beginners to intermediate. Materials You may like to set up your own still life or use reference photographs that you might like to paint. Watercolour or printmaking paper taped to board. (no lighter... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | Beyond Drawing | Mellissa Read-Devine

<p>{image name:“Hero_beyond drawing”}</p><p>Do you love to draw but would like to explore painting at the same time? Acrylics are a very forgiving medium and are easily used with charcoal, and other

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Portrait Painting Made Easy | Watercolours with Susie Murphie

Portrait Painting Made Easy | Watercolours with Susie Murphie

Course overview A class for watercolour painters who would love to learn how to paint portraits from photographs, simply. In Susie’s classes, you will learn how to keep watercolours transparent and beautiful. This method will give you the essential techniques to tackle all sorts of subjects with confidence. Students will work from reference photos so please bring along your favourite photos or use Susie’s reference material. Is this course right for me? While all levels of artists... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Portrait Painting Made Easy | Watercolours with Susie Murphie

<p>{image name:“watercolour-portraits-made-easy”}</p><h2 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h2><p>A class for watercolour painters who would love to learn how to paint portraits from photographs,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Wood Engraving |  Basics and Beyond | Mellissa Read-Devine

Wood Engraving | Basics and Beyond | Mellissa Read-Devine

Learn how to do printmaking by hand, using engraved blocks In this workshop, we will take you through a meditative process using fine engraving tools on a wood substitute; this process goes back to the fifteenth century and is a beautiful medium for illustration, artwork, cards and bookplates. Using the tutor’s tools, learn how to use the blocks, inks, papers and tools. Activities: Design, transferring your image to the block, carving, and printing a small edition without a press.... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Wood Engraving | Basics and Beyond | Mellissa Read-Devine

<p>{image name:“Hero_wood engraving”}</p><p>Learn how to do printmaking by hand, using engraved blocks</p><p>In this workshop, we will take you through a meditative process using fine engraving tools

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Drawing with Confidence for Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie

Drawing with Confidence for Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie

Course overview In this fun and fast-paced class you’ll be shown tips, tricks and secrets of drawing for watercolours with popular tutor Susie Murphie. Learn to draw with confidence so that you can tackle any subject to then paint in watercolours. You’ll be given the basic skills and simple steps for making the process easy. You just have to give enough information so you can then come in with paint and finish the drawing with your brush. The session will include a mix of drawing... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Drawing with Confidence for Watercolour Painting with Susie Murphie

<h3 id="Courseoverview">Course overview</h3><p>In this fun and fast-paced class you’ll be shown tips, tricks and secrets of drawing for watercolours with popular tutor Susie Murphie. Learn to draw

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Colour and Composition

Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Colour and Composition

Course Overview Working with Watercolour is a monthly series of related weekend workshops that will expand your skills and understanding of watercolour painting and will challenge you to discover and experiment with the full expressive qualities of this elusive and magical fine art medium. This is one of a series of six workshops by Tanya Baily in 2022 1. Wet-in-Wet 2. Descriptive Brush Techniques 3. All About Colour 4. Plein Air and the Sketch 5. Colour and Composition 6.... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Working With Watercolour | Tanya Baily | Colour and Composition

<p>{image name:“tanyabaily_hero_watercolour5”}</p><h3 id="CourseOverview">Course Overview</h3><p>Working with Watercolour is a monthly series of related weekend workshops that will expand your skills

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

This Bootcamp will make a big difference to your watercolour painting skills and confidence. Susie will address common mistakes in watercolour painting and how to avoid or fix them.   She will teach you how to control your tone, mix colours with subtlety and the correct way to apply paint. She will also cover basic and effective drawing. By the end of the workshop, you will be confident in applying the paint, so it always looks beautiful and transparent. Susie is well-known for... [More]
$190 Limited inc GST
Watercolour Bootcamp with Susie Murphie

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<p>This Bootcamp will make a big difference to your watercolour painting skills and confidence. Susie will address common mistakes in

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.