2024 Term Dates
We operate four (9 week) terms each year
Term 1 - Monday 29th January to Thursday 28th March
Term 2 - Monday 15th April to Friday 14th June
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July to Friday 20th September
Term 4 - Monday 7th October to Friday 6th December
Please note classes in 2024 will not
run during public holidays.
Classes are Tutored by experienced artists and run Monday to Friday, varying between 2 to 2.5 hours. Terms are 9 weeks in duration.
Classes are open to all current year members of the Brighton Art Society. New members are always welcome please enrol via the Membership menu.
Our bookings and payments are through Try Booking System. These links will take you to the class term booking.
Please note that bookings are required two weeks prior class commencement.
A sufficient number of enrollments 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.
Classes for 2024 Term 1 are now open to be booked.
2024 Term 1 Classes
Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Students in the class work on their own individual projects and our guided by the tutor throughout the process. Concepts of tone, composition and colour mixing and taught in practice. This class welcomes absolute beginners to intermediate painters. This class also suits experienced painters who enjoy painting in a group environment.
Drawing, Painting with Water based Media
Wednesday 9.30am - 12.00pm
My objective is to create a happy inspiring environment for people to learn and above all be an individual in their works by using learned techniques ,that create confidence. We will be exploring colour techniques and attention to still life and botanical foliage, with establishing base drawing foundation skills. Students can elect to draw or use any water based media of choice.
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 Oil & Acrylic
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.
2024 Term 1 Workshops
Portraiture - with Michelle Zucculo
10.00am to 12.30pm
Every Saturday in 2024
Four week intensive course for beginners
Individual instruction will be provided in each class, focusing on proportion, colour, form, space, specific features, drawing concerns and paint handling. This course is suitable for all skill levels and participants can draw, use mixed media and/or paint.
Week One – Drawing from plaster casts and references/handouts. Drawing portraits areas covered: Understanding perspective and geometry in the human head, anatomy and specific features on the face, proportion and light source.
Materials: Willow Charcoal (thick and thin), Putty Easer, Paper A1 size, Bulldog Clips
Week Two – Working from a model. Exploring the grisaille process working step by step from a toned canvas, blocking up the major forms and shadows.
Week Three – Working from a model. Further developing key details on the model, including hair and individual features.
Week Four – Working from a model in a second portrait. Mixing skin flesh colours will be explored using a different approach. Skills and knowledge from previous lesson will be incorporated and extended. These include anatomy, perspective, and retaining vitality of flesh tones.
Winner of the prestigious Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Michelle Zuccolo has been a finalist in the British Portrait Award, London, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, The Percival Portrait Prize and Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize. Drawings have been included in the 7th Drawing Biennale, Kedumba Drawing Award, Drill Hall, ANU and Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.
Michelle Caithness and Clive Murray-White. Oil on canvas 2021