Art classes


I am happy to announce that Realise your potential - acrylics block of four classes (over four weeks) are on offer again.  These classes will take your art knowledge to a new level at the beautiful Settlers Art Studios in Churchlands.  First round begin on Thursday 17 March for four consecutive weeks and a Saturday class will be offered starting sometime in May.

Pastel workshops (day) will also be offered - first one in March at Ellis House and again at Settlers Cottage in April, details coming soon.

Settlers Series

Settlers Cottage Art Studios, 180 Pearson Street, Churchlands

Realise your potential - acrylics - block of four classes

(commences Thursday 17 March 2022)



With artist, Louise Collier, who has been teaching art for over ten years.

Commences Thursday 17th March 2022 ( and continues on17th, 24th, 31st March & 7th April) - ticket prices included all four classes. Only available in this block of four (not singularly) as you will be developing your own unique artwork over the four classes and learning during this process.

Time 9.00am to 12.30pm. These classes are held at the gorgeous Settlers Cottage Shelter (an undercover outside venue with weather protective side walls if needed). Tables and Easels provided.

Cost: Prices below are for a set of four art classes on the above dates and includes tea, coffee and biscuits:

$160 including acrylic paints and mediums* - for the block of four classes.

$120 if you bring your own materials (paints, mediums, canvas - requirements list will be given) - for the block of four classes.


*canvases extra depending on which size/type you use. A small range of canvases are available to choose from ( can be paid for at your first class). If canvas size exceeds 24”x30” ie 60.96cm x 76.2cm or similar, an additional charge may be applied to cover for extra materials required such as paints and mediums.

Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

This course covers:

  • Getting started, what to paint?!

  • Development of your concept and composition - made easy!

  • Brushes, supports, paints, mediums - what to use?!

  • Perspective

  • Tone

  • Colour mixing - learn how to mix just the right colour!

  • Various acrylic painting techniques

  • Developing your personal style

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Jean Byrne and myself have recently launched a new business, Art Outdoors, offering painting events in the open air, painting ‘en plein air’ (outside).


Art Outdoors is the perfect combination of immersing yourself in nature and unleashing your creativity. Combine your love of the outdoors with your interest in art and enjoy peace and tranquillity as you get lost in the moment while you work on your masterpiece.  See more details on Art Outdoors website.