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Book now for Term 3 Classes

We have COVID-19 safety protocols in place and all classes have a limit on the number of students.

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.

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21-T3-01-MCMANUS Still life & portraiture
Barbara McManus
Monday morning - 10 week term
12 Jul 2021 - 13 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-02-NICOL Sculpture: Figure & Portrait
Gray Nicol
Monday afternoons - 10 week term
12 Jul 2021 - 13 Dec 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The course is figure sculpture in clay. We aim to complete a figure study and a portrait head.
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21-T3-03-WEIL Drawing Felines
Linda Weil
Monday evening - 10 week term
12 Jul 2021 - 13 Dec 2021
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
From Big Cats to House Cats and every cat in between that is our subject this term.
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21-T3-04-PALEGEORGE Drawing & Watercolour
Vivi Palegeorge
Monday evenings - 10 week term
12 Jul 2021 - 13 Dec 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This is a practical course intended to teach traditional of watercolour techniques.
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21-T3-05-MACHELAK Oil Painting
Lee Machelak
Tuesday mornings - 10 week term
13 Jul 2021 - 14 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-06-DANSEY Drawing & Watercolour
Ted Dansey
Tuesday afternoon - 10 weeks
13 Jul 2021 - 14 Dec 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Students will realise by the end of the course that Watercolour is not that difficult once you can draw properly.
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21-T3-07-WADE Drawing & Watercolour
Maxine Wade
Tuesday afternoon - 10 week term
13 Jul 2021 - 14 Dec 2021
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Students will realise by the end of the course that Watercolour is not that difficult once you can draw properly.
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21-T3-08-PIPER Oil, Acrylic & Gouache
Brock Q Piper
Tuesday evening - 10 week term
13 Jul 2021 - 14 Dec 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Focussing on the language of abstraction we will explore contemporary art practices and exercises to help develop your art practice.
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21-T3-09-CHEN Oil Painting
Nicolas Chen
Wednesday morning - 10 week term
14 Jul 2021 - 15 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-10-MCDONALD Oil Painting
Paul McDonald Smith
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
14 Jul 2021 - 15 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-11-REITZE Gouache & Acrylic
Jo Reitze
Thursday morning - 10 week term
15 Jul 2021 - 16 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-12-WILSON Oil Painting
Ray Wilson
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
15 Jul 2021 - 16 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-13-WILSON Oil Painting
Ray Wilson
Thursday afternoon - 10 week term
15 Jul 2021 - 16 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-14-WILSON Oil Painting
Ray Wilson
Thursday evening - 10 week term
15 Jul 2021 - 16 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-15-DAUBERMANN Acrylic & Oil painting
Lana Daubermann
Saturday morning - 10 week term
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Dec 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
In this course students build an understanding and skill in traditional and experimental approaches to acrylic painting.
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21-T3-16-GOZUKARA Watercolour
Yesim Gozukara
Sunday morning - 10 week term
18 Jul 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-17-WADE Watercolour
Maxine Wade
Sunday afternoon - 10 week term
18 Jul 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
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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21-T3-18-WEERD Inks & Washes
Hans van Weerd
Sunday afternoon - 10 week term
18 Jul 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This class caters for all levels, from beginners to experienced artists.
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Tel: (03) 9662 1484

Gallery Viewing Hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

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Victorian Artists Society Office - (03) 9662 1484

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Ron Smith, Victorian Artists Society - Mobile: 0417 329 201

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