Classes

Malvern Artists’ Society runs a full teaching program of classes, demonstrations and workshops across four terms annually.  Small, friendly classes are taught by accomplished artists in a range of mediums including oil and acrylic painting, drawing, life drawing, watercolour, and mixed media.  Classes are conducted in the professionally equipped Art Studio.  Artists of all capabilities, including beginners are welcome.

2022 Terms

Term 1
31st January – 2nd April

Term 2
26th April – 25th June

Term 3
11th July – 10th September

Term 4
3rd October – 3rd December

Life Drawing

with Linda Robertson

Highly acclaimed and widely exhibited, Linda Robertson has worked with the figure and charcoal for many years, teaching life drawing to adults and senior students.  This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced artists – Linda is always generous with her knowledge and will guide students through their various stages of development..

Monday 10am - 12.30pm

Member fee :

$340

Non-member fee :

$370

Watercolour

with It Hao Pheh

This watercolour class is perfect and open to absolute beginners or those who would like to advance their techniques in watercolour. The course will cover basic and traditional watercolour techniques, basic drawing, wet in wet, drybrush, blending and glazing. Subjects to be worked on include landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life.

Monday 1 - 3.30pm

Member fee :

$230

Non-member fee :

$260

Open Studio

Come along to create art in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment. Bring you own materials and enjoy. 

Untutored

Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm

Member fee :

$10

Non-member fee :

$15

Basic Drawing

with Elise Judd

This course gets you into the mindset of thinking like an artist with a series of fun exercises to make you see things differently. Drawing is a teachable and learnable skill. Put aside those frustrations of “I can’t draw”. This class is great for beginners or those returning to art.

Tuesday 1 - 3.30pm TERM 4

Member fee :

$154

Non-member fee :

$174

Painting and Drawing

with Vicki McInnes

Both beginners and those with more experience will be guided in the medium of their choice, to find an individual style and create finished pictures. You may choose to work from a photo, or directly from a subject, painting in oils or acrylics, or drawing with pencil, pastels or ink.

Wednesday 9.30am - 12noon and 12.30 - 3.00pm

Member fee :

$230

Non-member fee :

$260

Oil Painting - Including Models

with Keming Shen

This is a great class for students of all levels, you will cover all aspects of oil painting under a professional teacher, and will develop visual awareness in observation. This class covers still-life, landscape, portraits and the human form (two models are used per term). 

Thursday 10am - 12.30pm

Member fee :

$250

Non-member fee :

$280

Acrylic Painting

with Susan O’Brien

This class is great for beginners or those that want to explore different techniques. Susan has an eclectic style using bold colours and will usually start the class with a quick demonstration and then students have a go at applying that on canvas. This class is led by Susan following her structure, however there are times when students can be free to do their own work.

Thursdays 1 - 3.30pm

Member fee :

$230

Non-member fee :

$260

Mixed Media - Pastel, Watercolour and Acrylic

with Manfred Horn

This class accommodates students wishing to learn artistic techniques in various media: including watercolour, acrylics, pen and ink and pastels, or mixed media Manfred will assist you in developing your own style and finding your own particular favourite medium. Great for beginners as well as advanced students and for those wishing to try something new.

Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Member fee :

$230

Non-member fee :

$260

Oil Painting – 4 Classes of Still Life and 3 Classes of Portrait with Model

with Carmel Mahony

Learn oil painting from a professional teacher. Explore the structure and content of oil painting with a teacher who brings to her classes continuing enthusiasm in painting from nature. To paint correctly as well is a never ending endeavour and this teacher is eager to guide her students along this path of study.

Friday 1 - 3.30pm

Member fee :

$230/250 (portrait option)

Non-member fee :

$260/280 (portrait option)

Watercolour – Casual

with Maxine Wade

The main purpose in this watercolour class is to give everyone a sound basis in the technique of watercolour painting which is made easier by seeing how it is done. For example, the dampness of the paper is important and includes the timing of when to put on the paint and the amount of water on the brush. Other topics include drawing, laying basic washes and colour.

Saturday 9.30am - 12noon

Member fee :

$25

Non-member fee :

$30

Life Drawing

with Salvatore Trigila

This life drawing course is for beginners and experienced artists alike. Sal has over 25 years experience teaching art and design. You will learn tone, perspective, and the use of light and shade in a relaxed environment.

Saturday 1 - 3.30pm FROM 5 NOV

Member fee :

$152

Non-member fee :

$260
Pat

I have been a member of Malvern Artists' Society for more than 40 years... I have had many informative and pleasant art lessons there and met many lovely people. I also thoroughly recommend it as a place to visit, as the exhibitions are very interesting and diverse.

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