News & What’s On 

Keep up to date with our latest news and find out what’s on and coming up, including classes, workshops, exhibitions, sketch outs, life drawing and more. Scroll down for more posts. Click on the links for more information or bookings.

April 9th, 2024

Bookings are Now Open for TERM 2 CLASSES. They can be booked as full Term classes, as well as Casual classes that can be booked by the session. Term 2 starts on April 15th. Autumn is a great time for painting in a group. 

To become a member, renew your membership, and/or book classes click here

Term 2 Classes

Farimah Eshraghi

Farimah has been with us a long time. Her Monday morning classes are popular because she is an incredibly skilled and helpful tutor who is familiar with all media and can really help people to improve their painting and drawing. Click HERE for more information, or CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS

Aimee Li – Introduction to Watercolour

On Tuesday afternoons Aimee Li conducts a class called Introduction to Watercolour or Watercolour Basics. Watercolour is a versatile medium well suited to both sketching and major studio works. This is a great opportunity to learn or refresh the techniques which underpin successful watercolour paintings.  Aimee’s course is carefully structured with each lesson building on the previous week. Printed notes are provided each week. Aimee can really help you enjoy the medium. Click HERE for more information, or CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS

Craig Rawlings

If you feel that your art has plateaued book into Craig’s Tuesday evening class and your creativity will be reawakened. This term Craig will be focusing on plein air drawing and painting. One of the classes will be outside but Craig has a great idea to make plein air possible in the studio. Click HERE for more information, or CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS

Susan O’Brien

Susan O’Brien is back again brimming with ideas. Her morning classes are well suited to acrylics but her techniques can be used with all media. If you want to bring more vibrant colour back into your paintings and are interested in exploring the intersection between realism and abstraction you will be excited by Susan’s classes. Click HERE for more information, or CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS

Natalie Doubrovski

Natale Doubrovski’s class on Wednesday evenings is a wonderful opportunity to expand your artistic horizons by exploring  different media and techniques with emphasis on developing observational and drawing skills.  This is an opportunity to try media such as  charcoal, acrylics,  graphite and watercolour pencils as well as pen and watercolour washes for travel sketching.  These classes are very good for beginners or even for more experienced artists to overcome their apprehension of  unfamiliar media and techniques and finding a direction which best suits them personally.
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Tessa Joy

When the cares of the week have abated, it’s time to relax with a couple of hours of painting on Saturday afternoon with Tessa Joy. Tessa offers a wealth of experience across all media. Apart from individual help with your current and prospective paintings, Tessa offers some art theory to stimulate some new ideas. Click HERE for more information, or CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS

Life Drawing

Develop and hone your drawing skills at our monthly two hour life drawing sessions with Box Hill Art Group. You will find great professional models and friendly fellow artists. All levels of ability are welcome. Cost $20 per session, please book on the Box Hill Art Group website. The sessions are untutored.
Bring your own paper and drawing materials, (tables, easels, boards, coffee tea and biscuits) are provided.

Life Drawing Wednesday Bookings – 1 – 3pm

Life Drawing Saturday Bookings – 1:30 – 3:30pm

Sketch Out

Fitzroy Gardens28th April 2024

While the good weather lasts, 28th April at Fitzroy Gardens. Meet near Captain Cook’s Cottage for a couple of hours of sketching and painting followed by lunch at the cafe.

Paint & Chat

On Wednesday a group meet in Drycraft West to paint and chat from 1 – 3pm except for once a month when the room is reserved for life drawing. It’s a friendly atmosphere so come along and join us. This is an all media session.

Only $6 on the day. Click here for more information

Study Tour

BEN WINSPEAR EUROPEAN STUDY TOUR – Aug 24, 2024 – Sep 13, 2024

Ben is an acclaimed local artist and friend of the Group. He is hosting a European study tour later in the year. Please contact Ben directly if you are interested.


Mona Lisa & Friends – ArtSpace – 9th March – 4th May

Aimee Li – The World around Me – Victorian Artist Society1st – 28th March 2024

Luminous: A Festival of Watercolour – Victorian Artist Society – 17 – 27th May