Saturday Afternoon Tea with Art – is it for you?

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Afternoon tea with art

Do you harbour a love for afternoon tea? What about afternoon tea with art?

We are offering just that on March 18th.

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A convivial afternoon!


Coffee and tea to start, followed by the creative session. If you uttered a silent “Eek” or felt one, don’t let it sink in. This will be a session that allows you to create a really beautiful “arty” piece of work. Think rollers and big brushes, some cutting tools and glue.

From a flamboyant beginning with large brushes, followed up by a sponge roller or a marker pen you will be able to create tiny mosaics to reassemble on your card. Easy! No sweat or tears.
The end product will be a small journal cover or a greeting card, or one of each if shapes and sizes allow.

All the materials will be supplied, including small journals and plain greeting cards.

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the tool kit

While paint and glue are drying, it will be time for coffee, tea and cake!

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too late to share this one!

A lot in two and a half hours and a calming sea view to go with it. $25 per person.

Spaces at the table

At present there are three spaces available, so if you would like to come and bring a friend (or two) that will be ideal. A pleasant Saturday afternoon awaits !
SATURDAY 18th MARCH, 2-4.30pm,

Art tuition: Composing your Painting – spaces available

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Composing your Painting (aka Basic Beginnings)

Hey! Did you know? There are still a couple of spaces available in Composing your Painting, running in February!

If you feel some confusion about the title of the course, that is understandable!
Since its launch, I have suspected that its original name implied Novices Only. But it is more inclusive than that. If you are an absolute beginner it would be a good place to start. But if you have tried painting, or even attended some classes in the past, this short-term tuition could give you a boost.

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Course content

These sessions will give a basic understanding of composition.
We will examine the ways that Form, Tone and Colour contribute.

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My belief is that these three elements underpin the structure of a painting and that decisions about them determine the “success” of the final product.
Paintings CAN be composed differently, but this approach provides some criteria for creating your painting and analysing it as you go along.

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Just a note here about Colour. That is a huge subject on its own but we will tackle it from the angle of colour temperature to simplify it for this context and for me!

Course format

My classes are in-person and in the studio. Classes are very small to allow for lots of individual attention. For “Composing Your Painting” there are a maximum of three participants.
There are three sessions of three hours each in this course, all held in my studio in Brighton, South Australia.


The total fee for this course is $100 (or $90 for subscribers).
The fee includes materials. More details here.

Class Dates

THURSDAYS February 9th, 16th and 23rd.