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.

June 16th, 2024 (latest update)

Upcoming Workshops

Innovative Drawing Techniques Workshop – with award winning artist Catherine Hamilton

Saturday 6th July 2024 – 10am – 4pm

• A fun and exploratory workshop
• For all skill levels
• Unlock your creativity
• Innovate and experiment

The Mid Year Members Exhibition of the Box Hill Art Group begins with the exhibition opening on Monday 17th June at 7.30pm, when prize winners will be announced, with a total $1,250 in prize money.
The show will be held in the the Foyer Gallery at Box Hill Community Art Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill, 3128. 
The exhibition runs Monday evening 7.30pm 17th June – Saturday 22nd June. Invite your friends to come along either to the opening or view the exhibition during the week…….
Those exhibiting should deliver paintings to BHCAC between 9am – 10am on Monday 17th June.
Collect unsold works Saturday 22nd June between 3pm – 4pm.
We invite volunteers to help with the bump in from 9am.
All the details can be accessed HERE

Sketch Out

Sunday 30th of June


National Gallery of Victoria

June Sketch Out will be nice and warm and under shelter at the NGV.  We are restricted to pencils and fine liner pens (no wet media). NGV provide stools on request.  Meet at 10am in the NGV foyer near the enquiry desk. Cafe lunch afterwards. 

Term 2 Classes

Available as Casual/Single Classes to book by the session for the remaining of Term 2


Life Drawing

Our male models for May were excellent and those attending to do life drawings were rewarded with some great work.
Book now and be ready for Saturday 15th June and Wednesday 19th June. Our model for both sessions in June is named April.

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. The sessions are untutored.
Bring your own paper and drawing materials, (tables, easels, boards, coffee tea and biscuits) are provided.

Tutor Profiles

Monday morning – Farimar Eshraghi
10am – 12 noon, all media Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture

Farimah graduated in Fine Arts from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna, Italy. She has staged numerous exhibitions in Italy, Ecuador and Australia.

Farimah has participated in national and international art competitions, wining numerous prizes and recognitions. Farimah holds a Graduate Diploma of Teaching from the University of Melbourne and teaches art at Box Hill Institute, CAE, Swinburne and at many community centres.


Nature in general, people, her spiritual beliefs and the art of Renaissance artists such as Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, the Surrealist Artists, the Futurists, Turner and Vasarelli… and many more!

Areas of Expertise:

Painting (Oils, Watercolour, Pastel, Acrylics), Drawing, Portraiture, Life Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture.

At Box Hill Art Group Farimah’s Monday morning class has been popular for a long time. She is proficient in all media, and is able to help artists of all levels. Participants work on their own projects and will guide you to make work you can be proud of.

Wednesday evening – Craig Rawlings
Mixed media 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Acrylics, Mixed Media & abstract art

“I have always had an interest in pathways of marks across all surfaces and mediums. Life Drawing has always been a foundation for all my art making. Acrylic being a favourite, for its durability and quick results. I love mixing mediums, though respect the rules of principles and elements of design, love breaking them just to see what happens. When it comes to helping others see and develop their own Art this is where I sit best. Joy and contentment ensue.” 

Craig Rawling’s mixed media class meets at Box Hill Art Group on Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Craig will help you to develop your skills, using pencils, pens, watercolour and sometimes acrylic. You will find new ways to describe the world and capture the essence of your chosen subject.

Watch this space for more of our Tutor Profiles in up coming issues.

Term 2 ends 28th June, Term 3 begins 15th July.
Next term all classes will be 9 weeks at the special price of $199 for the term.

Basic Watercolour Painting with Aimee Li

Suitable for beginners or for those of us whose skills are a bit rusty.
In this comprehensive watercolour course, participants will embark on an exciting journey into the vibrant world of watercolour painting. Each class is designed to progressively build upon the foundational knowledge and skills needed to master the art of watercolour. From understanding watercolour’s history and unique properties to exploring advanced techniques such as wet-on-wet and texture creation, this course offers a holistic approach to watercolour painting.

BYO watercolour paint, brushes and paper. Boards, tables and tea and coffee supplied.

Natalie Doubrovski, Expressive Drawing and Painting

Create better and more satisfying drawings and paintings with Natalie Doubrovski.

In this class Natalie will help beginning and intermediate artists to elevate their art to new levels. Natalie will assist you in exploring various media underpinned by good drawing techniques in a supportive and friendly environment.

Unleash your inner artist! Allow yourself to create! Step away from strict realism and make an image with lines, shapes and colours!
Term 2 is giving you a chance to explore different materials in image creation depicting still life objects, flowers and subjects of your choice. 
Materials that will be used will vary from acrylic, black ink, charcoal, oil pastels and/or crayons, collage etc. Materials to bring for each class will be discussed during first session.

Students will get more understanding of the process of creating paintings or drawings in more free style.

Tessa Joy: Saturdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm

The Saturday class is a place where you can bring your ideas to fruition and work on art across a wide range of media. Tessa Joy offers both individual advice to help you progress with your artwork and small tutorials on a wide range of visual arts topics. Participants are always learning something. Discussion and sharing of ideas between art group members is encouraged. Everyone works at their own pace and on their own work. The class suits those who already have some ideas and skills, at least enough to get started on a drawing or painting.

What do I bring? Bring along your own paints/pastels/pencils, brushes and paper/canvas (new or unfinished project) – whatever materials you have.


Paint and 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



Gallery One  (MVAC) is an independent and not-for-profit community art gallery/teaching studio and one of the longest running organisations of its kind in Australia (founded in 1974) This organisation, located within the Mitcham Cultural Village, is promoting and showcasing art and crafts with a strong community and art teaching focus.
Register by 30th June.

P 08 8272 4504   1 Torrens Street , Mitcham SA 5062

A non aquisitive cash prize of $18,000.
Entries close Friday 23rd August 2024.

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.


‘In the Neighbourhood’ – Town Hall Gallery – 19th June – 28th July Exhibition Opening : Saturday 22 June, 2–4pm

This is a free event however bookings are essential.
Light catering provided and refreshments available for purchase.

Click HERE to Book for the Exhibition Opening

Featuring Yee Ann Chiu, Aimee Li, and Charmaine Macdonald, this community exhibition interprets the local beauty around us with fondness and awe. 

 Click HERE to find out more about ‘In the Neighbourhood’

Dianne Fogwell – Prescience – Geelong Gallery – 23rd March – 28th July

The Geelong Gallery currently has an outstanding exhibition. A single work by Diane Fogwell comprising 56 colourful hand printed panels featuring woodcut, linocut and burn drawings. It  depicts the Australian outback including flora and fauna as it changes across the seasons through bushfire and climate change.

Box Hill Art Group’s Mid Year Exhibition – Box Hill Community Arts Centre – 17th – 22nd June

The exhibition opening will be in the foyer gallery at BHCAC on Monday 17th June at 7.30pm where awards will be announced and presented.