Weekdays: 10am-4pm
Weekends: 11am-4pm
BECOME A MEMBER/LOGIN
VAS 2021 LOGO DESIGN 2
DONATE

Classes




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. Some of our classes only accept students above 18 years of age so please read the class description carefully at the time of booking.


Do classes run on public holidays?

Unless otherwise arranged by your teacher, classes run on public holidays. This ensures an even 10 week term offered to every student and an equal contract offered to every teacher.

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.

Do you offer children's classes?
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.

The VAS Art School is only able to offer refunds for course withdrawals made 14 days before the first class of term. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund or credit made after this time.

Credits are valid for up to 12 months after the date of issue. Please contact the office directly to use a credit.

Terms and Conditions

Updated 27 November 2023.

The below terms and conditions apply to any and all purchases made within the VAS Art School. By making a purchase of a class or workshop, you agree that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

This policy applies to all VAS Art School enrolments from 27 November 2023.

REFUNDS & CREDITS

  • The VAS Art School is only able to offer refunds for course withdrawals made 14 days before the first class of term. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund or credit made after this time.

  • Credits are valid for up to 12 months after the date of issue. Please contact the office directly to use a credit.

CLASS CANCELLATION & NUMBERS

  • Term classes may be cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments (less than 5 students). In this instance, students can choose between the options of a full refund, credit, or transfer of enrolment to a different available class.

  • Teachers for classes are subject to change due to availability. All efforts will be taken to ensure the quality and content of the class is maintained.

WORK IN THE STUDIO

  • VAS Gallery does not take responsibility for work left in the studio. We request all artists retrieve their work in a timely period (suggested: 2 weeks).

Please don't hesitate to contact us via email (admin@vasgallery.org.au) if you would like to discuss this policy.

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. We have a limited selection of essential art supplies for sale at the studio. For a full range we recommend quality art suppliers such as Seniors Art Supplies or Eckersley's.



2024 STUDIO DATES

SUMMER

29 January to
7 April
10 weeks

AUTUMN

22 April to
30 June
10 weeks

WINTER

15 July to
22 September
10 weeks

SPRING

7 October to
15 December
10 weeks

Workshops run between sessions.




AUTUMN SESSION

Monday

Scheid_052-2__large

Sculpting Heads & Busts

Hugues Scheid
Monday mornings - 10 week term
22 Apr 2024 – 24 Jun 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
life painting 2

Short Course: Painting the Portrait

Lucy Maddox
Monday afternoon - 5 week short course
22 Apr 2024 – 20 May 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn the structured steps to sketching, measuring, blocking in and capturing a likeness in paint.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Nathalie Anne Florals

Exploring Florals Through Drawing

Nathalie Anne
Monday afternoon - 10 week term
22 Apr 2024 – 24 Jun 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

Tonal Painting from Life

Tim Murphy
Monday evenings - 10 week term
22 Apr 2024 – 24 Jun 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Develop your oil painting through observation following traditional tonal realist approaches.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

TUESDAY

thumbnail_Dolores

Oil Painting Class

Lee Machelak
Tuesday mornings - 10 week term
23 Apr 2024 – 25 Jun 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn the technique of oil painting in the traditional manner of tonal impressionism.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
T2-23_It Hao Pheh_03

Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
23 Apr 2024 – 25 Jun 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
It Hao Pheh Image 4

Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
23 Apr 2024 – 25 Jun 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
IT_HAO_PHEH_WATERCOLOUR 02

Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday evenings - 10 week term
23 Apr 2024 – 25 Jun 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

wednesday

IMG_7946

Beginner 2: Watercolour

Nathalie Anne
Wednesday morning - 10 week term
24 Apr 2024 – 26 Jun 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A relaxing environment for beginners which will extend the students' understanding of the techniques of watercolour.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Fiona Obyrne Portrait 2

Oil Painting Class

Fiona O'Byrne
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
24 Apr 2024 – 26 Jun 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Be instructed in the technique of oil painting, covering still life, portrait, and figure studies.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Eva copy

Mastering the Human Form - Drawing

Zoja Trofimiuk
Wednesday afternoon - 5 week term
24 Apr 2024 – 22 May 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn how to capture movement of human body and then try to develop an individual style, which will show student’s point of view and unveil the reason why they use human body for expressing their ideas.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
ZOJA TROFIMIUK_Francis Ormond bust

Mastering the Human Form - Sculpting

Zoja Trofimiuk
Wednesday afternoon - 5 week term
29 May 2024 – 26 Jun 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn about human forms and basic sculpture qualities with an emphasis on developing an individual expression and style. 
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

Tonal Painting from Life

Tim Murphy
Wednesday evenings - 10 week term
24 Apr 2024 – 26 Jun 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Develop your oil painting through observation following traditional tonal realist approaches.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

thursday

Rob Kelly

Plein Air in Oils

Robert Kelly
Thursday morning - 10 weeks
25 Apr 2024 – 27 Jun 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dip into plein air painting with a focus on colour & technique. Attend the whole term, or drop by and pay on the day!
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Pomegranates on Show

Oil Painting Class

Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
25 Apr 2024 – 27 Jun 2024
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.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Greg Smith Image 3

Oil Painting Class

Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
25 Apr 2024 – 27 Jun 2024
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.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Greg Smith 23_5

Oil Painting Class

Gregory R Smith
Thursday evening - 10 weeks
25 Apr 2024 – 27 Jun 2024
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.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

saturday & sunday

madike_swathi_portrait

Beginner 2: Basics of Oil Painting and Colour

Swathi Madike
Saturday morning - 10 week term
27 Apr 2024 – 29 Jun 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Continue the fundamental skills of oil painting, embracing the range of approaches with this medium.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Lucy Fekete Acrylic Mashup

Body of Work: Acrylic or Oil Studio Sessions

Lucy Fekete
Sunday morning - 10 week term
28 Apr 2024 – 30 Jun 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hone your skills and follow your artistic interests in this supervised studio-style environment.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
WINTER SESSION

MONDAY

Screenshot 2024-06-04 at 11.54.30 am

Sculpting Torsos

Hugues Scheid
Monday mornings - 10 week term
15 Jul 2024 – 16 Sep 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
From the classic methods of sculpture to the intricate details of the human anatomy.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
50cc3e5acfad9c7f7993eb3fe8a9e843

Portrait and Still Life Oil Painting with Keming Shen Short Course

Keming Shen
Monday afternoon - 5 week term
19 Aug 2024 – 16 Sep 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This 5-week oil painting course, led by professional artist Keming Shen, is suitable for both beginners and more advanced students. It focuses on portrait and still life painting, helping students gain the observational skills required when painting from life.
Find out more
Drawing_Portrait_1 Swathi Madike (Edit) (Edit)

Portrait Drawing Fundamentals Short Course

Swathi Madike
Monday afternoon - 5 week term
15 Jul 2024 – 12 Aug 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Study the individual features of the face to level up your portraiture drawing. Suitable for beginners to intermediate students.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
EnoughRope

Sea Fever

Linda Weil
Monday afternoon - 10 week term
15 Jul 2024 – 16 Sep 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
From small boats to tall ships, nautical equipment such as ropes, bollards, and anchors, to maritime creatures, all things briny will our focus in this drawing class.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
painting-a-day-2024-03-20

Tonal Painting from Life

Tim Murphy
Monday evenings - 10 week term
15 Jul 2024 – 16 Sep 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Develop your oil painting through observation following traditional tonal realist approaches.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

TUESDAY

20190815_164808

Oil Painting Class

Lee Machelak
Tuesday mornings - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn the technique of oil painting in the traditional manner of tonal impressionism.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
027A_It_Hao_Pheh_Theleebreaker_watercolour3500

Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Find out more
IT_HAO_PHEH_WATERCOLOUR 02

Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday afternoons - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
It Hao Pheh Image 3

Watercolour & Drawing

It Hao Pheh
Tuesday evenings - 10 week term
16 Jul 2024 – 17 Sep 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Use the genres of landscapes, marine, street scenes, interior and still life to learn and explore watercolour painting.
Find out more

WEDNESDAY

IMG_7946

Beginner 1: Watercolour

Nathalie Anne
Wednesday morning - 10 week term
17 Jul 2024 – 18 Sep 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A relaxing environment for beginners which will extend the students' understanding of the techniques of watercolour.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
OByrne_YellowFlowers

Oil Painting Class

Fiona O'Byrne
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
17 Jul 2024 – 18 Sep 2024
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Be instructed in the technique of oil painting, covering still life, portrait, and figure studies.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
ZOJA TROFIMIUK_Francis Ormond bust

Take Your Practice 3D: Sculpting Faces

Zoja Trofimiuk
Wednesday afternoon - 10 week term
17 Jul 2024 – 18 Sep 2024
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn how to make portrait or bust in clay, moving through a range of traditional sculpting methods. This course is perfect for 2D artists looking to try a 3D practice and experienced sculptors alike.
Find out more
painting-a-day-2024-05-18

Tonal Painting from Life

Tim Murphy
Wednesday evenings - 10 week term
17 Jul 2024 – 18 Sep 2024
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Develop your oil painting through observation following traditional tonal realist approaches.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

THURSDAY

Greg Smith 23_5

Oil Painting Class

Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
18 Jul 2024 – 19 Sep 2024
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.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
Greg Smith Image 3

Oil Painting Class

Gregory R Smith
Thursday afternoon - 10 weeks
18 Jul 2024 – 19 Sep 2024
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.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more
580-GregoryRSmith-Violin

Oil Painting Class

Gregory R Smith
Thursday evening - 10 weeks
18 Jul 2024 – 19 Sep 2024
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.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

madike_swathi_still_life

Beginner 1: Basics of Oil Painting and Colour

Swathi Madike
Saturday morning - 10 week term
20 Jul 2024 – 21 Sep 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learn the fundamental skills of oil painting, embracing the range of approaches with this medium.
Join the Waitlist
Find out more

Body of Work: Acrylic or Oil Studio Sessions

Lucy Fekete
Sunday morning - 10 week term
21 Jul 2024 – 22 Sep 2024
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hone your skills and follow your artistic interests in this supervised studio-style environment.
Find out more


39300B74-61FB-40D2-AECF-F05A62869C7A_1_201_a
Fiona O'Byrne
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
GREG_SMITH_HEADSHOT
Gregory R Smith
VAS FVAS
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
Hugues Scheid Headshot
Hugues Scheid
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
It Hao Pheh
It Hao Pheh
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
Keming Shen Image
Keming Shen
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
LEE_MACK_HEADSHOT 2 (1)
Lee Machelak
VAS
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
LINDA_WEIL_Head Shot
Linda Weil
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
Lucy Fekete Profile Image
Lucy Fekete
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
lucy maddox - photo bw
Lucy Maddox
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
Nathalie Anne Marion Profile Image
Nathalie Anne
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
Robert Kelly - 2022 VAS teacher oil painting
Robert Kelly
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
6EA80255-BDC4-4D6E-9097-EBC08F129895_1_105_c
Swathi Madike
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
39311320_10157721720213266_1596434834207539200_n
Tim Murphy
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE
ZOJA TROFIMIUK Profile Image
Zoja Trofimiuk
VIEW ARTIST PROFILE

Made with
Website by:

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.