Weekdays: 10am-4pm
Thursdays until 7pm
Weekends: 11am-4pm
The Victorian Artists Society will be closed from Sunday 24 December and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024


A diverse range of workshops take place during holiday breaks. These courses run over several consecutive days, where students can learn from some of the best Australian artists, including regular VAS Teachers and Guest Artists. These are intensive courses running in the VAS Studio from 10am until 3:30pm. The lineup of workshops is always different: previous workshops have included print making, still life in oil, watercolour basics, Chinese brush painting and self portraiture among many others.


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Painting the Flesh Short Course

Lucy Maddox
Monday Afternoon - 4 Week course
6 Nov 2023 – 27 Nov 2023
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn to create lifelike flesh tones using a variety of techniques.
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From Student Artist to Professional

Lucy Maddox
Monday Afternoon - 1 day workshop
Monday 11 Dec 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Visual artist Lucy Maddox will walk you through important steps for emerging artists, from writing your artist statement to entering competitions, pricing your work and opening your first solo show.
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Still Life in Oil

Gregory R Smith
8 Jan 2024 – 10 Jan 2024
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Follow the traditional direct from life approach painting in oils with a focus on painting tone, form and the true meaning of colour.
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Andrew Li - Heavy Paint

Introduction to Heavypaint: A Digital Tool to Study Colour and Light

Andrew Li
27 Jan 2024 – 28 Jan 2024
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Open your eyes to the possibilities of Heavypaint, a painting app allowing you to study colour and light in the real world, capturing those spontaneous scenes we stumble upon in every day life.
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Impressionist Floral Painting in Oils

Ray Wilson
11 Jan 2024 – 12 Jan 2024
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of producing paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and sensitivity to the subject.
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Realist Oil Portraiture

Lee Machelak
15 Jan 2024 – 19 Jan 2024
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Use a direct method of painting to touch on the fundamental principles of traditional portrait painting, including composition, tonal relationships, colour and temperature in general and as they apply to the subtleties of flesh.
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Ted Dansey

The Enjoyment of Watercolour

Ted Dansey
22 Jan 2024 – 23 Jan 2024
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Explore watercolour landscapes including urban, rural, and maritime subjects with Ted Dansey.
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