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ART SCHOOL

Art Classes & Workshops


VAS 2022 TERM DATES


Term 1: 31 January to 10 April (10 weeks)

Term 2: 26 April to 26 June (9 weeks)

Term 3: 11 July to 18 September (10 weeks)

Term 4: 3 October to 18 December (11 weeks)

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Summer Workshops 2022
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Untutored Life Drawing & Portraiture Sessions
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VAS Studio


To help protect our community’s health against COVID-19, from 5 November 2021 all visitors to the Victorian Artists Society galleries, including staff, students in art classes and artists involved in exhibitions, will need to be fully vaccinated and must provide a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or a valid medical exemption upon entry to the galleries.

Read more here.

The Victorian Artists Society offers art classes catering to students of all experience levels, from beginners to professional artists, across a wide range of mediums; oil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, gouache, drawing and sculpture. Classes cover a range of techniques such as, drawing portraiture from a life model, landscape and still life. Daytime, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are conducted in the historic VAS studio and are taught by highly regarded artists in their specific mediums.

Students must be above 16 years of age.


TERM 1 2022

MONDAY

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22-T1-01-MCMANUS Still life & portraiture
Barbara McManus
Monday morning - 9 week term
31 Jan 2022 - 4 Apr 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Students in this class have their choice of medium, and will be working from a model for half of the term.
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22-T1-03-WEIL Drawing Wet n' Wild
Linda Weil
Monday evening - 9 week term
31 Jan 2022 - 4 Apr 2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
From a duck on the pond to a boat at sea, a rose in a vase or droplets on a leaf, the fascinating subject of water is our study this term.
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22-T1-04-KELLY Drawing & Oil Painting
Robert Kelly
Monday evenings - 9 week term
31 Jan 2022 - 4 Apr 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This class offers beginner to intermediate students the unique opportunity to learn classical approaches in the spirit of the 19th Century Master painters.
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TUESDAY

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22-T1-05-MACHELAK Oil Painting
Lee Machelak
Tuesday mornings - 10 week term
1 Feb 2022 - 5 Apr 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
In this class students will be instructed in the technique of oil painting in the traditional manner of tonal impressionism
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22-T1-06-BRUERE Drawing & Watercolour 1
Julian Bruere
1 Feb 2022 - 5 Apr 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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22-T1-07-BRUERE Drawing & Watercolour 2
Julian Bruere
1 Feb 2022 - 5 Apr 2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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22-T1-08-BRUERE Portrait & Figure in Watercolour
Julian Bruere
1 Feb 2022 - 5 Apr 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WEDNESDAY

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22-T1-09-CHEN Oil Painting
Nicolas Chen
Wednesday morning - 10 week term
2 Feb 2022 - 6 Apr 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
In this class students will be instructed in the technique of oil painting. This class is suitable for beginner to advanced students. Subjects covered in this class include still life and portrait and figure studies.
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22-T1-10-MCDONALD Oil Painting
Paul McDonald Smith
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
2 Feb 2022 - 6 Apr 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this class we observe the traditional approach to oil painting with a particular emphasis on tonal impressionist principles.
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THURSDAY

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22-T1-11-REITZE Gouache & Acrylic
Jo Reitze
Thursday morning - 10 week term
3 Feb 2022 - 7 Apr 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The class aims to encourage students to gain confidence and enjoyment from their artistic pursuits.
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22-T1-12-SMITH Oil Painting
Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
3 Feb 2022 - 7 Apr 2022
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
These classes cater to beginners through to established painters. The purpose of these classes is to develop a greater visual knowledge...
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22-T1-13-SMITH Oil Painting
Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 week term
3 Feb 2022 - 7 Apr 2022
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
These classes cater to beginners through to established painters. The purpose of these classes is to develop a greater visual knowledge...
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22-T1-14-SMITH Oil Painting
Gregory R Smith
Thursday evening - 10 week term
3 Feb 2022 - 7 Apr 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
These classes cater to beginners through to established painters. The purpose of these classes is to develop a greater visual knowledge...
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Saturday

Lucy Maddox - Alone (2020) - 50x61cm - oil on canvas
22-T1-15-MADDOX Acrylic
Lucy Maddox
Saturday morning - 10 week term
5 Feb 2022 - 9 Apr 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This class will be operated in a supervised studio-style environment, where students will be encouraged to follow their own artistic interests and hone their skills.
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SUNDAY

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22-T1-16-GOZUKARA Watercolour
Yesim Gozukara
Sunday morning - 10 week term
6 Feb 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This class focuses on the fundamentals of both art and watercolour painting with an emphasis on drawing, composition, colour and mixing skills
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22-T1-17-WADE Watercolour
Maxine Wade
Sunday afternoon - 10 week term
6 Feb 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Focusing on the fundamentals of both art and watercolour painting, emphasis on correct drawing, compositional skills, colour mixing
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22-T1-18-MADIKE Oil Painting
Swathi Madike
Sunday afternoon - 10 week term
6 Feb 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of oil paint in this class. This course will cover both still life and portraiture with a model. Taught by the winner of our 2021 Norma Bull Portrait Scholarship.
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Meet the Tutors

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Gregory R Smith
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Barbara McManus
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Melbourne sculpture classes
Gray Nicol
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Jo Reitze
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Julian Bruere
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Lee Machelak
VAS
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Linda Weil
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Lucy Maddox
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Maxine Wade
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Nicolas Chen
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Paul McDonald Smith
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Robert Kelly - 2022 VAS teacher oil painting
Robert Kelly
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Swathi Madike
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Yesim Gozukara B&W
Yesim Gozukara
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Artists Painting in the VAS Studio. Oil Painting by Gwen Krumins

'Artists at work', oil by Gwendoline Krumins

Acknowledgment of traditional owners.

We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.