We have a range of Classes and Workshops open to members, and to non-members subject to available spaces. To become a member and receive priority bookings and discounted rates please refer to our Membership information.  Membership also entitles you to attend our untutored Activities

Check out our current Class and Workshop information below.  We have courses for those who want to know how to begin to paint, or draw, or quilt, or applique, or make cards.

Our range of advanced classes are best for those with experience who want to extend their skill set or explore new mediums or techniques or simply practice their art or craft in a more structured manner in the company of other intermediate level artists.

We also have a comprehensive Children's Art Programme with  after-school classes that focus on teaching art in a fun and practical way.  

To register for any of our Classes or Workshops please contact the office.

CHILDREN ART & DRAWING CLASSES

MONDAY

LET'S MAKE ART
Wide range of techniques for 8-12 yr olds
Begins 7th August  4pm -5.30pm
Costs 
$90 for 8 wks including materials.

TUESDAY

BEGINNERS ART
An introduction to art for 
5-7yr olds
Begins 1st August  3.30pm -4.30 pm
Costs $80 for 8 wks including materials.

DRAWING FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
Introduction for those learning to draw
Begins 1st August 
 3.30-4.30 pm
Costs $90 for 8 wks including a visual diary for drawing.

DRAWING FOR OLDER CHILDREN
Suitable for 11-16 yr olds at all levels including beginners.
Begins 1st August  4.35pm - 5.35pm
Costs $105 for 8 wks includes a visual diary for drawing. 

THURSDAY

BEGINNERS ART
An introduction to art for 5-7yr olds
Begins 3rd August  3.45pm -4.45 pm
Costs $80 for 8 wks including materials.

LET'S MAKE ART: DRAWING AND COLLAGE
Creating imaginary animals & landscapes for 7-12 yr olds
Begins 3rd August  4pm -5.30pm 
Costs $90 for 8 wks including materials.

 ADULT ART  CLASSES 


MONDAY

BEGINNERS DRAWING 
Experienced artist Helen Casey will guide you through learning to draw or extending your existing drawing skills. Includes colour as well as graphite/pencil. 

Begins  7th August   1.30-3.00pm
$88 members and $125 non-members for 8 weeks

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS 
Experienced artist Helen Casey will guide you through intermediate and advanced drawing lessons to refine and extend your drawing skills. Includes tonal work in colour as well as graphite, across a varied range of subject matter to challenge you.

Returns in Term 4

TUESDAYS

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
Robyn is a practicing artist and experienced tutor. Her teaching encourages more experimental approaches and capturing the mood of an image. 

Each week she demonstrates a technique that students can immediately apply to develop their skills. She also reviews work students have completed between class to reinforce each week’s learning.  Students bring their own materials.

Begins       1st August     9.30am to 12.30pm
$88 members and $125 non-members for 8 weeks

OIL/ACRYLIC PAINTING
Talented artist Maria Bozina will teach you in either oil or acrylic painting. This class is suitable for beginners as Maria will guide you through all the steps necessary to develop your painting during the 8 weeks.  

For more experienced artists, Maria will help you address any technical challenges that you face e.g. perspective, colour, glazing and varnishing.  Students bring their own materials

Begins   1st August  1-4pm
$120 members and $158 non-members for 8 weeks

WEDNESDAYS

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
This course is designed to provide a basic foundation in watercolour painting that enables you to develop your skills through practice outside of class time.

Each week Robyn your tutor will demonstrate a different technique then lead you through an exercise that will help you to learn that technique. The notes that she provides and her feedback during the class will help give you confidence in applying that technique in your own time and to other subject matter. Class full this term, submit your name for a place for Term 4.

Learn how to:

  •  prepare your paint and paper for painting and sketch a loose outline to guide you in your painting
  •  decide which brushes to use at different stages of the painting process and how to apply the paint
  •  mix and apply a wash – various types, paint “wet-in-wet” or glaze your paint in layers
  •  use “dry brush” technique to best effect.
  •  develop soft and hard edges
  •  mix a range of colours from your limited palette.

Begins   9th August  7 - 9 pm
$145 members and $190 non-members for 8 weeks
Material costs - $40 for all materials, or $28 for paint and paper.

FRIDAYS

BEGINNERS WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
Barry teaches beginners the basics of painting in this enjoyable medium. Over a few weeks your ability and confidence will grow as you work through a range of exercises to build your skills. 
Other who attend are men and women who enjoy a recreational style of painting in like-minded company. A great group to join for encouragement and support whatever level of skill and experience that you have. Students bring their own materials and a list is available from the office.

Begins    4th August        1.00pm -  4.00pm
$72 members and $110 non-members for 8 weeks

WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Quilting - Janet Forbes                    August-September

Janet Forbes will run this popular workshop for beginners to learn the basics of cutting, piecing and quilting.  The workshop is run over two afternoons which is easier in terms of concentration and focus. Although the class is taught for a neonate quilt or table runner you can adapt the item to something on a smaller scale like a cushion.  Students bring their own materials and sewing machines.

Date:  This course began in July, although participants who can complete their first session by the end of August (on a one to one basis) may also join. Please contact the office to enroll in this valuable course.  The second 3 hour group session will be scheduled for early September.    Costs: Members $90     Non-members $145

Introduction to Lace-Making - Bridgett Parkin     16th and 17th September from 9.30am to 3.30pm

Learn the ancient art of how to make lace with Bridgett, an accomplished lace maker and experienced tutor.  She will build your confidence by teaching the basic stitches and ways of combining these to produce different lace patterns.  The advantage of our small class size is plenty of access to Brigdett's guidance and advice.  By the end of the weekend you will have developed basic lace-making skills.   As the equipment is specialised a kit is available from the tutor on the day for $50.  

Costs: Members $100 and Non-Members $120. 

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October/November:  

  1. Collage Part 2 with Rosemary Stokell . For those who have experience with collage or who completed Part 1 recently.
  2. Golden Bees with Anne Marie Moorhead - learn how to do gold work embroidery.
  3. Machine Thread Painting with Marian Scott-Rowe - let thread become your paint under Marian's guidance.
  4. Reflective Art Journaling with Pat Hay - explore your thoughts and emotions through creative expression within a journal.
  5. Reduction Linocut Printmaking with Julie Moonlight - for those who completed the introductory course. take your skills to the next step and learn how to make a reduction linocut then print this in 2 or 3 colours.