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All workshops include demonstrations, references and some basic materials.

If appropriate I will paint alongside you, teaching you step by step as you learn the fundamentals of colour mixing, composition and value.

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11 and 12 November, 2017

Water Surface

Cost $260

2 days, 9:30am to 3pm, Sat & Sun

In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of painting an underwater scene. I will teach you how I overcome the unique challenges and complex difficulties water studies can present.

By merging realism and abstraction, you will produce a painting that is both powerful and beautiful. Work will be completed in acrylics and oils. A kit will be available for this class, if you are interested please contact me for details.

13 and 14 January, 2018


Cost $220

2 days; 9.30am to 3pm, Sat & Sun

The Impressionists emerged in France around 1870, they painted in a style that wasn’t highly finished nor realistic, and their subjects were neither classical nor historical. The painting technique fundamental to Impressionism is that of broken colour to achieve the actual sensation of light itself in a painting.

In this workshop we will explore the palettes, techniques and the methodologies behind the impressionist technique. After initial studies you will complete your own impressionist painting.

This workshop will be completed in acrylics.

A requirements list will be available upon enrolment.

17 and 18 March, 2018

Colour & Brush 01: The Basics

Cost $220

2 days; 9:30am to 3pm, Sat & Sun

This workshop covers the basics of brush techniques for various effects and the long asked question- ‘why do I keep mixing mud’? We will create a number of basic colour charts to assist you in your art works then put the theory into practice by completing a small study on canvas.

This workshop can be completed in either acrylics or oils.

A requirements list will be available when enrolling with some materials supplied.

19 May, 2018

Understanding Tone

Cost $110

1 day; 9:30am to 3pm, Sat

If we paint in colour but don’t understand value, it is nearly impossible to get the correct colour. Our colour choices, if we don’t understand the value of our colour, will nearly always be too light or too dark. The colour we choose needs to be the correct value, that’s what this lesson addresses.

Every 3rd Thurs of the Month

Art with Flowers

$50, 7PM

An extension of art itself, floral art design is the art of using foliage and fresh flowers to create an attractive and balanced composition.

You will be guided step by step to complete modern floral designs. The works incorporate the art elements: line, form, space, texture and colour and the principles of art: balance proportion, rhythm, contrast, harmony and unity.

All materials are supplied.

Classes held monthly

Inquire at Neighbourhood House for exact timing.

Drawing and Painting (Beginners to Intermediate)

$70 (payable to Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House), 10am to3pm

Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House,Heatherly Grove, Lakes Entrance

Bookings are made by phoning the Neighbourhood house on (03) 5155 2277.