Art Classes & Workshops
Workshops for 2022
Beginner Oil Painting
Join me for a weekend of fun learning to use oil paints to produce small beautiful works of original art.
When: Sat/Sun March 12 & 13 - 9am to 4pm $395 for the weekend
Where: Brookfield Art Pavilion, Brookfield
What you will learn...
* All about materials - mediums, brushes, paints, panels etc
* The importance of value, mixing values and painting value studies
* All about colour, mixing neutrals and black
* Selecting a subject and setting up your canvas to paint
* A repeatable painting process that will support your development as an artist
A material list will be provided however some materials will be provided for you.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me
Painting Flowers in Oils (coming soon)
Learn to capture the flowers you love in oil paint so they last forever.
When: Sat/Sun Aug 27 & 28 - 9am to 4pm
Where: Brookfield Art Pavilion, Brookfield
(Registration for this workshop hasn't open yet)
ONLINE CLASS - Fresh and Fabulous Florals
This is a pre-recorded course produced in collaboration with Kara Bullock Art School. 8+ hours of lessons on how to paint loose and colourful florals starting with foundational tutorials and small flower studies that build to a final project - a statement floral piece. This is self paced course with downloadable lifetime access. Perfect if you want to learn to paint in the comfort of your own home.
FACE TO FACE CLASS - Develop a Loose & Fresh Painting Style
9am - 2pm Wednesday’s (time change from last year)
9 weeks - $440
The Brookfield Art Pavilion
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Each term I focus on a different theme to keep you challenged in your art practice. I keep my classes fun and not too serious, but full of valuable information to help you become a more successful painter.
This term I am offering a longer class with the theme of ......
“Develop a Loose and Fresh Painting Style”
We will be painting still life subjects focussing on…..
- Simplifying complex subjects
- Mark Making
- Letting value and colour do the work
- Limited brush stroke exercises
- Composition and preplanning for success
Oil and Acrylic painters of all levels are welcome.
(If you are a complete beginner - check out my beginners oil painting workshop in March.)
- Numbers are strictly limited.
- Scroll down for FAQs
Classes are held in the Brookfield Art Pavilion which has been a hub for art classes for many years now. Enter the gate with the white fence on the left, just after the Boscombe Road turn off, but just before the General Store. If you miss it you can turn around at the round-about further down the road.
The Art Pavilion
550C Brookfield Road
Each week I will start the class with a brief discussion and sometimes demonstrate what we are learning but most of the class time you will spend working on your own painting with individual guidance to help you reach your goals. I like to encourage everyone’s unique personal style so I won’t be discouraging your ideas or instincts, but instead will help you follow your ideas to see them to developing your own style of painting.
You can use oil or acrylic mediums for this class.
All levels welcome.
Beginners - You will have a supportive environment to develop confidence and momentum
Intermediate to Advanced - You will have a choice of techniques to help you establish your style. You can select your own subject matter to challenge yourself or follow along with the class.
Individual instruction will be provided throughout the class based on your level of skill and experience.
You will be encouraged to take risks, experiment and most of all enjoy the painting experience.
If you are an experienced painter please bring your usual painting kit with a few small 8x10 panels to get started. If you need assistance with purchasing the right materials please feel free to email or call me.
This is an adult art class for 18+ based on the concepts taught and the commitment required by students.
I‘m an absolute beginner with no experience, is this class for me?
Yes! My classes cater to a mixed level of experience and I can get you started and painting with the group regardless of your skill level.
I’m an experienced artist, is this class for me?
More challenging subjects and exercises will be provided to push the experienced artist while you paint along with the rest of class. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions that relate more to your style and advanced techniques. Other people in the class will benefit from these questions too.
What is the difference between a class and a workshop?
Classes run on a weekly basis during the four school terms each year.
Workshops range from 1 to 5 days and are a once off event held at various times throughout the year, both during and outside of the term schedule.
How many students in the class?
I offer a small class size of around 10-12 people to guarantee students receive individual attention.
Where can I buy art materials?
I recommend the Art Shed West End for high-quality art supplies at a reasonable price. I do buy some brushes and canvas panels at Officeworks too.
Art Shed West End
274 Montague Rd, West End
Phone: (07) 3846 1330
What do I need to bring to classes?
Please refer to the materials list for art supplies required for this class. If this class does not have specified materials - bring your usual painting kit. Contact me if you are just starting out and need help in purchasing supplies.
Are there kitchen facilities at the studio?
Yes! Basic tea and coffee supplies will be available. If you would like to bring in morning tea or a snack or a particular brand of tea/coffee feel free.
The Brookfield Store is located next door and has great lunch options and other snacks/coffee.
What do I need to wear?
I recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. An apron is advisable and will prevent most paint marks but accidents do sometimes happen.
Can I take photographs or videos in class?
I encourage students to focus on the learning in the moment and request that my demos are not filmed. Out of context I do not think they are a suitable learning tool. As a courtesy, please ask me or any other students if you wish to take a photo during class. I recognize that this can be a useful tool to refer to later.
Cancellations and Refunds
Full refunds for change of mind or unforeseen circumstances will be offered up to 5 days prior to classes beginning. After this time I am not able to offer refunds as I have up front payments for the venue and supplies for the class. The class fee is for the term. Unfortunately I am unable to give refunds for individual lessons missed as the cost covers not only the lesson, but supplies I will provide during the term as well as the venue. Please consider your ability to commit to the class before purchasing.
Make Up Lessons
Unfortunately, due to being a small boutique provider, I am unable to offer make up lessons. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, a class is cancelled, the class will be refunded. In the case of a lockdown, a zoom class may be offered in place of the usually scheduled class
Is there parking at the studio or public transport nearby?
There is plenty of free parking available at the hall. Please note it is a dirt/gravel car park. There is a BCC bus stop 100m from the hall.
Is the studio wheelchair accessible?
The hall is on the ground level, however, the toilet facilities are located at the store next door and are not wheelchair friendly. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any accessibility needs.