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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

Acrylic Painting
and Drawing

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

Megan Abrecht

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.


Oils and Other Media

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

    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 Oil & Acrylic

      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.

        Vivi Palegeorge.jpg

        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.


        Michelle's Experience
        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

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