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9:30 - 12:30pm


Chris Rigley

Resumes 9 October, 2023


1:00pm - 4:00pm


Just show up!

(Turps free)


9:30am - 12:30pm


1:00pm - 4:00pm


Enq: (02) 6557 2880


10.00am -1.00pm


Peter Everingham

(closed group)




Vicki Bullard 

Enq: 0429 506 883


Ist & 3rd Thurs each month

2.00pm - 4.00pm



No Tutor

  Bookings essential

Enq: 0412 736 797


2nd & 4th Thurs each month

1.00pm - 4.00pm


Bookings essential


(currently no link for this class contact details above)


10.00am -1:00pm


All levels of experience

Wayne Barry

Enq: 0401 902 330

Three classes may be attended by non-members before being asked to join the Society.


Vicki Bullard

OIL PASTELS with Vicki Bullard


Pastel is a unique dry medium, very versatile and direct and eliminates the need to mix colours on a palette.  Vicki Bullard is an experienced pastellist and teacher of many years and a multiple award winning artist.  The class is friendly and casual.

New students wanting to investigate the pastel medium, are welcome to try the tutor's materials before going to the expense of purchasing their own.


The tutor is currently on leave but the group is meeting to work on their own.

There are currently vacancies in this class.  



Cost $15

Enq: 0429 506 883

Chris Rigley

PRINT MAKING with Chris Rigley

Resumes Monday 9th October 2023


Members $10

Non members $15

Materials:   $5 per session

Beginners and experienced participants welcome!


Students will explore the many possibilities of the collagraph print, a very affordable printmaking technique that can produce interesting and often unexpected results. Students will create a collagraph plate using mat board, looking specifically at incising and peeling away layers of the plate, and applying textures, paint mediums and glue onto the plate surface. As the course progresses other printmaking techniques will be explored, including drypoint, silkscreen on substrate, monoprint and others.

Students can bring in images and ideas to work with, or work on ideas during session times.

Class size is limited to a max of 6 due to physical limitations.

CONTACT: Chris 0468 477181

WATERCOLOURS with Wayne Barry

Starting off painting thirty five years ago in the western Riverina district of NSW, I basically had to teach myself in my early years. I was encouraged by the ready market in river and bush scenes for transferring teachers, police and bank officers. Since moving to Old Bar then Forster I have had more opportunity to seek guidance from some of our better known artists; June Young, Barbara Farnham, Lyn Butchart, Ronald Revitt, Robert Wade and more recently Herman Pekel, Grace Pelag, John Wilson, Madeleine Szymanski, Chan Dissanayake and Barry & Lucy McCann.


My lifetime fascination for water is reflected in my preferred medium. If I'm not painting I'd settle for surfing, surfboat rowing, scuba diving, Kayaking or even patrolling the beach.


I admire the watercolours of Hans Heysen, Alvaro Castagnet, Herman Pekel, Joseph Abukvic and Ross Paterson, and was lucky enough to attend the Mitchell School of Creative Arts summer 2004, where I met up withthe latter four over tennis and beers. Unfortunately Hans couldn't make it.


I have painted mostly seascapes and landscapes of late and I only use artist quality paints and prefer Arches and Saunders internally sized , 100% rag papers, 300g and 640g. My paintings have spread far and wide around the globe, I only wish I could go and visit them occasionally.  Still life, oils, acrylics, mixed media and portraiture all await me now that I've extricated myself from my real job. I have to admit I am leaning more towards atmosphere and narratives as I grow as an artist.

'Tis the journey.

FRIDAYS - 20 Oct to 17 Nov, 2023

10.00am -1.00pm

COST - $125 in advance

BOOKINGS -  0401 902 330

ARTCARE  with Peter Everingham

ArtCare Plus is a friendship group of people who have a disability. It is a self guided supportive group. Peter Everingham leads the group and is able to help participants find the support that they need for their art.

For more information, contact:  Peter Everingham      0408 716 198


10am -1:00pm

Enq: 0408 716 198

Art Care Plus
Life Drawing


This is an untutored group that meets to draw a live model.

Drawing a living human model is the best way to improve your drawing skills.  There is a variety of abilities within the group with some members having had experience and others none.  Both male and female models are booked.  Beginning with quick warm up poses, the group moves to longer poses as preferred.

1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

2pm and 4pm.

 Bookings are essential as space is limited to 10 people.

Cost - $20

Bookings - Pam Dunne - 0412 736 797 -

Judy's Art Group


Our tutor has been teaching oil painting at Lake Street Gallery for the past four  years and teaches two classes on Tuesdays.  Classes are $10 each and students only pay when they attend.

 Our tutor organises, helps and motivates students, creating a relaxed and safe space where students can develop their skills and talents. Both classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced students as she guides each student step-by-step.

Each three hour class includes around 30 minutes of art related items of interest, students' discoveries and a little art theory. The remaining time is allocated to painting.   

 This class has its own Facebook Group where students can add photos of their paintings, reference images, and generally keep in touch. Students are encouraged visit Youtube for oil painting ideas and tutorials.

 This class also organises occasional social functions such as regular luncheons and t art trips.

 Oil painting is such a wonderful tried and tested medium to have fun with. You will love working with the creamy texture of the oil paints and appreciate how slowly the oil paint takes to dry on the palette.


9.30am -12:30pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bookings essential


COST - $10

Scattered Paintbrushes
Open Studio Mondays


Open Studio is for all artists using any medium provided they do not produce fumes.  It is an opportunity to share ideas, discuss methods, critique their work, exchange experiences and work on their individual projects.

COST -  $5 for members

$10 for non-members



This class is for beginners and more experienced artists alike. You will experience a series of exercises that teach you to look and understand a subject. You will learn to use a variety of materials, how to make exciting and interesting marks, and how to portray a three dimensional object on your paper.  And you will discover how to make your drawing practice comfortable and fun.  Subject matter will be predominantly still life, from botanical forms,  domestic objects and cloth.

Bettina Digby is an artist with many years experience and holds a Diploma in Art and an Advanced Diploma in Colour and Design. 

It is often said that Leonardo drew so well because he knew about things; it is truer to say he knew about things because he drew so well. - Kenneth Clarke
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2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Bookings essential as limited to 10 students

Bettina - 0447 018 996

FELT ART with Olga

This class is currently unavailable.

Join me for an exciting journey into colour with 100% natural environmentally friendly materials: sheep and alpaca wool, natural silk, viscose, plant and other fibres.  We may also use recycled silk, wool fabrics and threads.

Making felt is a simple process.  The felting technique opens up opportunities to make carpets, rugs, felted paintings, clothes, shoes, bags and any designer household items.  The possibilities are endless in this creative art form.

In this 4 week class you will be completing 3 projects: a scarf, wool painting and a phone case!

Cost: $100 + $25 materials (provided)

This is a one time payment before the start of classes. Payments are made to Olga and are non refundable if you are absent.


An additional fee for room hire also applies:

$5 per day members

$10 per day non members


To join Olga in her felt making class please call her on:        0488 111 976  or


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