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Resources for Artists
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Demonstrations
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Life Drawing & Portraiture Sessions
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VAS Studio
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Workshops
Art palette with brushes and paint
Resources for Artists
Reflections in the Sand sm adj
Demonstrations
Emma - Joe Whyte
Life Drawing & Portraiture Sessions
life Class Sunday Morning_Tom Barber
VAS Studio
Anchored in a Dirty Sea
Workshops

BOOKINGS OPEN NOW FOR JANUARY 2023 WORKSHOPS


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 18 years of age.

Do I need to buy everything on the materials list for the first class?

If you’re not sure about sourcing everything on the materials list, we recommend you bring along a limited selection of items from each category on the list. For example, bring along a few sheets of the recommended paper or one canvas board, only a few brushes, and a limited selection of paints. The first class is always an opportunity for you to talk with your teacher about materials and clarify what will be necessary when. If you still have any questions, please email reception and we will check with your specific teacher as to their recommendations.

Is a refund available if I cancel my booking for a class or workshop?

If a class is cancelled by VAS we will refund the cost of the class or credit that amount to a future class.

We cannot offer refunds or credits for classes missed because of work commitments unless we are advised of these dates prior to the start of term, and up to half of the term.

 

What are the upcoming term dates?
When do bookings become available for classes?
Where can I buy materials for an art class?

Each of our classes at the VAS Art School have a recommended materials list for students to use throughout the course—we recommend students source their own materials so that they can customise their kits to their own liking. To source your supplies for class, we recommend you visit a quality art supplier such as Seniors Art Supplies or Deans.


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 18 years of age.


Do I need to buy everything on the materials list for the first class?

If you’re not sure about sourcing everything on the materials list, we recommend you bring along a limited selection of items from each category on the list. For example, bring along a few sheets of the recommended paper or one canvas board, only a few brushes, and a limited selection of paints. The first class is always an opportunity for you to talk with your teacher about materials and clarify what will be necessary when. If you still have any questions, please email reception and we will check with your specific teacher as to their recommendations.

Is a refund available if I cancel my booking for a class or workshop?

If a class is cancelled by VAS we will refund the cost of the class or credit that amount to a future class.

We cannot offer refunds or credits for classes missed because of work commitments unless we are advised of these dates prior to the start of term, and up to half of the term.

 

What are the upcoming term dates?
When do bookings become available for classes?
Where can I buy materials for an art class?

Each of our classes at the VAS Art School have a recommended materials list for students to use throughout the course—we recommend students source their own materials so that they can customise their kits to their own liking. To source your supplies for class, we recommend you visit a quality art supplier such as Seniors Art Supplies or Deans.

2023 ART SCHOOL

TERM 1

30 January to
6 April
10 weeks

TERM 2

24 April to
25 June
9 weeks

TERM 3

10 July to
17 September
10 weeks

TERM 4

3 October to
17 December
11 weeks

Term 1 2023

MONDAY

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Watercolour for Beginners with Yasaman Dehghan
Yasaman Dehghan
Monday morning - 9 week term
30 Jan 2023 - 3 Apr 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
A relaxing environment for beginners which will extend the students' understanding of the techniques of watercolour.
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Sculpting the Human Form with Georgina Mills
Georgina Mills
Monday afternoons - 9 week term
30 Jan 2023 - 3 Apr 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
An introduction to sculptural methods that help simplify the complexities of the human figure.
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Exploring Drawing with Linda Weil
Linda Weil
Monday evening - 9 week term
30 Jan 2023 - 3 Apr 2023
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Explore the variety of methods, techniques, and mediums used to create individually expressive and realistic drawings.
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Classical Drawing & Oil Painting with Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
Monday evenings - 9 week term
30 Jan 2023 - 3 Apr 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A unique opportunity to learn classical approaches in the spirit of the 19th Century Master painters.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more

TUESDAY

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Oil Painting Class with Lee Machelak
Lee Machelak
Tuesday mornings - 10 week term
31 Jan 2023 - 4 Apr 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn the technique of oil painting in the traditional manner of tonal impressionism.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
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Drawing & Watercolour with Julian Bruere 1
Julian Bruere
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
31 Jan 2023 - 4 Apr 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Use the genres of Landscape, Seascape, Still Life, Figure and Portraiture to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Please contact the office for availability.
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BRUERE2
Drawing & Watercolour with Julian Bruere 2
Julian Bruere
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
31 Jan 2023 - 4 Apr 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Use the genres of Landscape, Seascape, Still Life, Figure and Portraiture to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Please contact the office for availability.
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BRUERE3
Portrait & Figure in Watercolour with Julian Bruere
Julian Bruere
Tuesday evenings - 10 week term
31 Jan 2023 - 4 Apr 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Develop and explore Portrait and Figure in watercolour in the studio with an emphasis on developing personal styles and approaches.
Please contact the office for availability.
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WEDNESDAY

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Oil Painting Class with Nicolas Chen
Nicolas Chen
Wednesday morning - 10 week term
1 Feb 2023 - 5 Apr 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Be instructed in the technique of oil painting, covering still life, portrait, and figure studies.
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Oil Painting Class with Paul McDonald Smith
Paul McDonald Smith
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
1 Feb 2023 - 5 Apr 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Observe and learn the traditional approach to oil painting with a particular emphasis on tonal impressionist principles.
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Drawing Fundamentals Course with Lucy Maddox
Lucy Maddox
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
1 Feb 2023 - 5 Apr 2023
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Explore the basics of drawing in terms of techniques, subject matter and materials.
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Classical Figure Drawing
Classical Drawing with Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
Wednesday evening - 10 week term
1 Feb 2023 - 5 Apr 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An introduction to an array of tools in a gradual way to help simplify and make accessible various approaches to drawing.
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THURSDAY

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Oil Painting with Gregory Smith 1
Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
2 Feb 2023 - 6 Apr 2023
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.
Please contact the office for availability.
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Oil Painting with Gregory Smith 2
Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
2 Feb 2023 - 6 Apr 2023
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.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
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Oil Painting with Gregory Smith 3
Gregory R Smith
Thursday evening - 10 weeks
2 Feb 2023 - 6 Apr 2023
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.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
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Painting Outside of the Lines in Acrylic with Olga Dziemidowicz
Olga Dziemidowicz
Thursday morning - 10 weeks
2 Feb 2023 - 6 Apr 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Develop your ability to get loose and experimental with acrylics, supporting you to approach landscape, still life, and abstract portrait.
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FRIDAY

Portrait by Barbara McManus
Portraiture Group (Friday)
4pm - 6pm
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Sitting Lady - Sidney Huang
Life Group (Friday)
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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SATURDAY

Ian Calcutt, Breanna, Ink on Paper, 2022
Life Group (Saturday)
1pm - 4pm
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Acrylic Art Class with Lucy Maddox
Lucy Maddox
Saturday morning - 9 week term
4 Feb 2023 - 1 Apr 2023
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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Basics of Oil Painting and Colour with Swathi Madike
Swathi Madike
Sunday morning - 9 week term
5 Feb 2023 - 2 Apr 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn the fundamental skills of oil painting, embracing the range of approaches with this medium.
Find out more
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Watercolour Art Class with Maxine Wade
Maxine Wade
Sunday afternoon - 9 week term
5 Feb 2023 - 2 Apr 2023
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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2022 ART SCHOOL

TERM 4 2022: 3 OCTOBER - 18 DECEMBER

MONDAY

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Watercolour for Beginners with Yasaman Dehghan
Yasaman Dehghan
Monday morning - 11 week term
3 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This beginner's watercolour class is intended to be a relaxing environment, aiming to provide a series of exercises and demonstrations designed to extend students’ understanding of the techniques of watercolour at each stage.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
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Just Graphite - Taking Your Pencils Further with Linda Weil
Linda Weil
Monday evening - 11 week term
3 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Explore the natural world through your pencils.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
Robert kelly Image 1
Classical Drawing & Oil Painting with Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly
Monday evenings - 11 week term
3 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 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.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more

TUESDAY

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Oil Painting Class with Lee Machelak
Lee Machelak
Tuesday mornings - 10 week term
4 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 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
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
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Drawing & Watercolour with Julian Bruere 1
Julian Bruere
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
4 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this class using the genres of Landscape, Seascape, Still Life, Figure and Portraiture students will learn and explore watercolour painting ...
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
Julian Bruere VAS FVAS—Phantom Scene Eleven, Watercolour, $3000_Highly Commended 2021
Drawing & Watercolour with Julian Bruere 2
Julian Bruere
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
4 Oct 2022 - 6 Dec 2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In this class using the genres of Landscape, Seascape, Still Life, Figure and Portraiture students will learn and explore watercolour painting.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
BRUERE3
Portrait & Figure in Watercolour with Julian Bruere
Julian Bruere
Tuesday evenings - 10 week term
4 Oct 2022 - 6 Dec 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Develop and explore Portrait and Figure in watercolour in the studio with an emphasis on developing personal styles and approaches.
Please contact the office for availability.
Find out more
Download the Class Booklet for Term 4 here

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Georgina Mills
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Gregory R Smith
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Julian Bruere
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Lee Machelak
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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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Yasaman Dehghan
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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.