For the adults – Events and classes


Intro to drawing and painting with Nicola Hooper!

This course is designed for beginners and for those who need to refresh their skills or gain confidence in their art making. The course aims to be fun, informative and inspiring, with students introduced to various artists and drawing and painting styles. The course familiarises students with materials, colour theory, basic drawing and painting principles and techniques.

The course starts with observational drawing, working with charcoal and pencils to explore practical concepts of volume and tone. This then gets taken into acrylic paint. Over each term students explore projects such as still life, the principles of landscape, nature and botanical studies and the figure, each area explored in both drawing and paint.

The aim of the course is to inform and instil confidence, so at the conclusion, students feel confident in undertaking drawing or painting projects of their own choosing, in their own style, on any substrate.

Nicola Hooper holds a Master of Visual Arts with Class 1 Honors and is currently concluding her doctoral studies at QCA’s Griffith University. She is a practicing artist and teacher who has taught both adults and children for many years. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has been the recipient of a number of prestigious art prizes, grants and residencies.

Materials list

The following materials are required for the ARTinspire course.  As your class and experience progresses you can add supplies to your kit!


75 ml tubes of Acrylic paint (either A2 Student Acrylic, Mont Marte Dimension Acrylics or Chromacryl Student Acrylic)

  • 1 x Cool Yellow (eg Lemon Yellow or Cad Yellow Light hue)
  • 1 x Cool Red (Crimson)
  • 1 x Cool Blue (Cerulean Blue)
  • 1 x Warm Yellow (eg Cadmium yellow medium hue)
  • 1 x Warm Red (eg Scarlet Red or Brilliant, or Cadmium red light)
  • 1 x Warm Blue (Ultramarine Blue)
  • 1 x Yellow Ochre (Not available in A2 Student Acrylic, but other brands are intermixable)
  • 1 x Raw Umber
  • 1 x Titanium white

Painting Medium. Choose one of the following in 250ml: –

  • Chromacryl Painting Medium & Varnish
  • Derivan Spreader Medium
  • Atelier Satin vanish & painting medium
  • Atelier Clear Painting Medium
  • A selection of inexpensive brushes
  • Gesso Primer
  • Palette:  plastic plates are fine
  • Drawing Board. A piece of masonite or ply board approx 60 by 45 cm (or larger) size is perfect.
  • 2 large bull dog clips
  • A4 inexpensive visual art diary
  • A3 Sketch Pad such as Canson 220gsm A3 25 Sheets
  • HB, 2B, 6B  pencils
  • Willow charcoal (about 4 sticks)
  • Pencil eraser, kneadable eraser (putty rubber), sharpener
  • Canvases will be required for specific projects in the following sizes however you will be notified in advance of when these are needed.

9″ x 12″ (22.9cm x 30.5cm) Canvas Panel

12″ x 16″ (30.5cm x 40.6cm) Canvas Panel

You will require these materials to participate in the classes

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00

Term 2 Commencing April 23rd 2019 – 11th June -8 week term block

Pay for the whole term is $360
Pay in weekly instalments is $47 per week

Term 3 23rd July – 17th September – 8 week term block



Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm

ARTvino – Adult paint n sip classes

Enjoy an afternoon to yourself – laugh and create a masterpiece you’re proud of, step-by-step.

You’ve probably noticed how hard it can be to schedule in time for yourself?  At ARTvino you can book in that well-earned time away from the kids and the chores so you can let your hair down and get creative. The best part is – there’s no cleaning up!

Guided by a qualified instructor, the class is perfect for beginners and experienced painters alike. Which means there’s no pressure to get it right, you can follow each step and build your confidence or change it up a bit to make it your own.

The really good news? For just $55 (inc GST) per seat, you can save a fortune on materials because all the supplies are included. Imagine an afternoon of creative bliss without breaking the bank! Just bring your wine, your nibbles and leave your hassles at home.

It’s time to look after yourself! Enjoy a sip and a giggle – get your creative juices flowing and forget everything for a couple of hours. You’ll come away relaxed and ready to take on the world again, with a painting you will be proud to display – and an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Book one of our public events below or organise a private group for your next team building event, girls night out or perhaps a 40th?  A minimum of 8 guests and a $50 deposit is required to secure.  Contact us for availability.

“What a fantastic way to celebrate my beautiful sister Lynne’s birthday. We had a wonderful afternoon thanks Tammy.”

– Jo Devin

Hens life drawing

Fancy something different for your hens night or afternoon?  Why not have the studio bring the life model, and the supplies to your location for a classy event.  These events are a barrel of laughs and are guaranteed to be remembered!

Corporate events

Looking for a trendy team-building event?  Or maybe just an alternative Christmas Party or perhaps a reward for your team reaching budget? Tailor your own intro to acrylic painting event with a private event.

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