Classes and Groups are open to all current year members of the
Brighton Art Society.
New members are always welcome please enrol via membership.
If you are new member or new to a particular class please contact us prior to enrolling.
Please leave a message on (03) 9553 8506 and we'll get back to you.
We operate four 9-week terms each year
Term Dates for 2021 are:
Term 1 – Friday 29 January to Thursday 1 April
Term 2 - Monday 26 April to Friday 25 June
Term 3 - Monday 19 July to Friday 17 September
Term 4 - Monday 11 October to Friday 10 December
Please note classes generally run during public holidays.
Our bookings and payments are through Try Booking System. These links will take you to the class term booking. Bookings open Tuesday 22 December at 9am AEDT
Please note that bookings are required two weeks prior class commencement. A sufficient number of enrolments are required for the class to proceed. Mid term starts are possible if vacancies allow however full term fees apply.
Please note, classes in general have a maximum of 12 students. Some classes may have a reduced maximum as a result of Social Distancing requirements Class fees are only refundable if classes are cancelled due to insufficient numbers.
Mixed Media with Richard Impey: Monday 9.30am – 12.00pm
This mixed media class presents many ways in which you can explore, discover and express ideas. This tutored class caters for all abilities in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with an experienced teacher and artist.
Throughout the term you will be introduced to a variety of mixed media techniques. The class will enable you to commence assembling your own artist reference book comprised of examples of work you have produced. You will also be able to create your own greeting cards, Instagram posts and exhibition ready artworks.
The class aims to introduce you to:
preparing and working with different surfaces such as paper, illustration board and canvas
stamping and stencils
varnishing and framing
Please note this class will not run on the Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Water–Based Media with Maxine Wade: Monday 1.30pm - 4:00pm
Maxine encourages students to develop an individual approach to media. She is represented in galleries and corporate collections, and is an active member of prominent Melbourne art groups such AGRA and the Watercolour Society of Victoria.
Please note this class will run on the Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Drawing and Other Medium with Elly Abrat Tuesday 10.00am – 12.30 pm
Elly paints and draws for the sheer joy of it and is an experienced tutor working in all media. Trained in the traditional tonal method of oil painting, she holds a Diploma of Visual Art and has won numerous awards and has been a finalist in the Alice Bale Scholarship Award. She has a strong interest in portraiture, but paints a variety of subjects. Discover the magic of pastels and improve your drawing and observation skills.
Portraiture in Oils & Mixed Media with Vicki McInnes: Tuesday 1.30pm - 3:30pm
Vicki McInnes is a Melbourne artist skilled in still life, portrait and landscape, working primarily in oils. Having studied Tonalist painting with Don James at Montsalvat, Vicki follows this classic approach. An experienced teacher, she enjoys developing her students’ skills and confidence, referring to classic disciplines with an eye to individual style. Her students are free work in oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels and or drawing mediums. Vicki is a signatory member of The Victorian Artists’ Society, and exhibits regularly at selected art shows.
Portraiture with Ben Winspear: Wednesday 10.00am – 12.30pm
While painting direct from the model, Ben will help you learn the fundamentals of oil painting and guide you through the unique principles of portraiture and getting a likeness - through class work and demonstrations in an informal and relaxed class setting with both individual and group tuition.
Painting in Oils and Drawing with Ben Winspear: Wednesday 1.30pm – 4.00pm
In this class Ben will give you a solid grounding in the materials, techniques and principles of painting – helping you to identify and solve your painting problems enabling you to take your work to the next level. All in an informal, friendly and informative class setting.
Oils & Other Media with Elizabeth Paszko: Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Elizabeth has degrees in Fine Art & Sociology, a Visual Arts Diploma and a Certificate in Art & Design. Elizabeth has exhibited in many exhibitions, taught at colleges and other art groups. Students may use other media.
Life Drawing with Michelle Zuccolo: Thursday 10.00am - 12.30pm
Michelle has lectured in various colleges and universities, and has worked as Art coordinator in New York for theatre production, stage & costume design. She has work in collections in Europe, New York, and Australian. Michelle will help you to capture the human figure.
Painting with Vivi Palegeorge: Friday 9:30am – 12.00pm
Vivi is an artist with expertise across all media and has a particular interest in landscapes. Students will be given the opportunity to learn mixed media techniques. Weather permitting, outdoor painting opportunities with guidance will be provided to further enhance their painting skills.