professional development for artists

Congratulations to…

Thank you to everyone that visited us at the Yarraville Festival on the weekend, and a big congratulations to Marita E who won the $500 gift voucher to be spent on any art class of her choosing!!

We have some exciting new workshops coming up so please check out our latest class schedule HERE.

Grant Writing workshop

We’re thrilled to have Melinda Martin, the Director of Linden New Art, host a grant writing workshop with us as part of our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series!

It’s on Saturday 7th April 1-3pm with all profits being donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.  For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.



Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone that attended one of our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshops! All profits were donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and we raised OVER $1800 in 2017!!!!

The Art Room is proud to support such a fantastic and important service. The next workshop in this series is on March 17th and we’re looking forward to raising even more in 2018!

A Complete Guide To Mediums & Varnishes

A Complete Guide To Mediums & Varnishes quickly booked out and we’ve now added extra seats!

It’s on Saturday 18th November from 1-3pm and we’ll cover everything you wanted to know about using mediums to help your painting!  The demonstration will cover the following subjects:
. Indirect vs direct painting techniques.
. Demystifying ‘fat over lean’ rules
. Using mediums for contemporary techniques.
. Materials for a safer studio environment
. Why and how to varnish your painting.
Book one of the final seats HERE.

A complete guide to mediums & varnishes

Places are filling fast for our next WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshop – A Complete Guide to Mediums & Varnishes with David Coles!  It’s on Saturday 18th November 1-3pm, for all the details and to book your seat CLICK HERE!

David’s portrait © Andrew Richey

Medium workshops with David Coles

Langridge, Homemade Oil Colour, photo of blue paint.

The last two workshops in the WHAT I WISH I LEARNED IN ART SCHOOL series for the year are being hosted by David Coles, the founder of St. Luke Artist Colourmen and Langridge Artist Colours!

We’re really excited to have David hosting:
Saturday 18th November – A Complete Guide to Mediums and Varnishes
Saturday 9th December – Modern Colour Mixing

For all the details and to book please CLICK HERE!


Open Studio sessions in Term 4

The OPEN STUDIO class gives you the opportunity to use The Art Room as YOUR studio and returns in Term 4!

You will work independently but with guidance, support and advice and mentoring from tutor Erika Gofton. With lots of space and light you will have your own full size table and easel and use of other equipment available if needed.

Places are filling fast!  All the details and to BOOK HERE!

Curious Cabinets

Megan Evans’ exhibition ‘Curious Cabinets’ opens TONIGHT at Loop bar 6-8pm!

Don’t forget to come along to Megan’s exciting ARTIST PATHS workshop at The Art Room this Saturday too!

Professional development workshop THIS Saturday!

The next workshop in WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL workshop series is ARTIST PATHS with artist Megan Evans!

It’s on THIS Saturday and not to be missed!! Places are limited, please book your seat HERE.

Artist Paths is a conversation in which artists are invited to look at their career from the end of their life, which is hopefully long and fruitful.

They are then asked if they achieved EVERYTHING they could possibly want and are fulfilled and happy with their life as an artist, what would they have achieved. They then look back from there and design a strategy for getting there. This is after a cold hard look at the design of the art world loosely constructed as the Art World Pyramid.

This conversation is designed to be both exciting and inspiring AND grounded in reality. The workshop is a fantastic opportunity to create a career plan with the aid of an artist that has over 30 years experience!

Pictured: Installation photo of Squatters and Savages exhibited at Ballarat Art Gallery.