For Lovers of Art!
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? Maybe you’re past the beginnings stage and want to meet up with more experienced painters?
Alternately your passion for art may lie in a different direction where you wish to meet with like-minded people to discuss and look at art.
Whatever your taste we’ve got you covered. See our current course list below.
Painting Related Courses
CAVALCADE OF AUSTRALIA - Paul Bywater
A program which looks at Australia from before Federation, through the Depression and post-war reconstruction, to more recent times. Shows rural and city life and work, including social issues and recreation. Includes early short films by Tim Burstall, Peter Weir and Gillian Armstrong, plus indigenous stories and a Henry Lawson classic.
DANCING THROUGH THE AGES - Pat Olding
We will study five ballets from different times, looking at the history, choreography and music, and then watch some excerpts.
Painting (all morning) - Margaret Dilger
This group is self-led and works mainly with watercolour but includes sessions using pencil, pen, pastels and acrylics.
Each new topic is introduced by a member of the group.
Sketching for Beginners - BILL MEARNES
This is a class for people interested in sketching, particularly of objects such as boats. Participants will need to bring art materials to the classes. Details will be provided later. Class limited to 12.
Sketching/Drawing Group - Self-directed
Come and join a group of enthusiastic people to follow a passion for sketching and drawing.
New members to the group are welcome.
TURNING POINTS IN THE HISTORY OF ART - ANNA MELTON
We will begin with a quick look at some early art and beautiful pieces of the ancient world, then the Dark Ages and Medieval periods. Renaissance to 20th century art will be covered quickly, always emphasising the use of the art and major turning points. Most of the ten weeks will be taken up looking at different art movements and trends of the twentieth century, and twenty first, and discussing what Art is.