Art Education

Overview

Renowned wildlife-eco artist Paul Petterson conducting a marine workshop at Gallery 5, 2017

The main focus of Hervey Bay Art Society is the promotion of the fine arts in the Fraser Coast Region. To this end there are many art sessions and art workshops conducted year round at Hervey Bay Art Society’s Gallery 5. The art sessions and workshops are many and varied ranging from social painting groups to intense skills based training. There are beginners workshops, drawing workshops and tutoring available in all the major media. There are art sessions held every week as well as regular workshops and one off workshops that are conducted when the opportunities arise.

Lino Cut and Print Class at Gallery 5, 2018

Please have a browse below of all the art sessions and workshops that we have on offer. We hope to see you at gallery 5 attending a workshop in the near future. Also consider becoming a member of the Art Society as many art sessions and workshops are discounted for members and some workshops are members only.

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Art Sessions

Art sessions are held most days of the week at Gallery 5 apart from end of year closure. Check the yearly schedule for when that is. Many of our art sessions are open to non-members as well as members. On Tuesdays U3A makes use of our gallery and their workshop is accessible by contacting them. These art sessions are typically fairly informal (volunteer tutors give some guidance for some sessions) and are nominally priced to cover gallery expenses only. Please read more about the art sessions you are interested in by reading and selecting from the items below.

A handy one page printable summary of the Weekly Art Sessions Program can be downloaded from here.

Art Session Description
(↑ by day of week)

Monday Mornings 9.00am-12.00pm
Social Painting Group
Convenor: Marianne Bayer (1st & 3rd Mondays of month). Shanti Rahal (2nd & 4th Mondays of month).
Members $7 Non-Members $10
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Tuesday Mornings 9.00am-12.00pm
Private Booking through U3A
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Tuesday Afternoons 12.00pm-3.00pm
Basic Art Skills consisting of
Sketching/Drawing 6 weeks
Basic Colourwork 6 weeks
Tutor: Mark Brose
Members $7 Non-members $10
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Wednesday Mornings 9.00am-12.00pm
Social Painting Group
Convenor: Carole Rowe
Members $7 Non-members $10
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Thursday Mornings 9.00am-12.00pm
Social painting Group
Convenor: Lynn Harris
Members $7 Non-members $10
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Thursday Afternoons 12.30pm-3.30pm (every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month)
Clothed Life Drawing
Convenor: Dona Norwood
Members $7 Non-members $10
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Thursday Afternoons 12.00pm-3.00pm (every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month)
Prints & Works on Paper
Tutor: Erica Chapman
Members $7 Non-members $10
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Friday Mornings 9.00am-12.00pm
Painting – all media
Tutors: Rolf Sieber (all media), Lyn Munn (pastels/sketching)
Members $7 Non-members $10
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regular sessions are conducted year round except for year end closure.

Workshops

Workshops are held regularly at Gallery 5. They are typically more intense skills based training compared to the regular sessions that are available. Because a professional tutor is normally employed they typically cost more (but you typically learn more) than the regular art sessions. Mix and match both types of activities to progress your art. Find out more about the workshops you may be interested in by reading and selecting from the items below.

Workshop Description
On Now(↓ by start date)
Art Class – wildlife art in soft pastels, charcoal and graphite
Tutor: Kerri Dixon
Every Second Monday Morning 9.00am-12.00pm.
$35 per session
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Art Class – wildlife art in soft pastels, charcoal and graphite
Tutor: Kerri Dixon
Every Second Monday Afternoon 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
$35 per session
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Coming Soon (↑ by start date)
Portrait Colour Mixing plus More – Workshop in Oils
May 21, 2022
Tutor: Violetta Sandry
Sat afternoon 12.00pm-3.00pm May 21, 2022
$62 total for the workshop
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Brett A Jones freehand Drawing Workshop
(begins Feb 5, 2023)
Tutor: Brett A Jones
Every Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm from Feb 5, 2023Mar 12, 2023 (6 sessions)
$240 total for all 6 sessions (equipment included)
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Postponed (↑ by start date)
The Jan/Feb 2022 workshops have been postponed until further notice.
Ways of Watercolour
(begins Oct 18, 2021)
Tutor: Robin Hines
Set of 8 sessions.
First 4 sessions Monday Afternoons 12.30pm to 3.30pm Oct 18 & 25 and Nov 1 & 8 of 2021.
Second 4 sessions Monday Afternoons 12.30pm to 3.30pm Jan 24 & 31 and Feb 7 & 14 of 2022.
$35 per session
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The Jan/Feb 2022 workshops have been postponed until further notice.
Ways of Watercolour
(begins Oct 23, 2021)
Tutor: Robin Hines
Set of 8 sessions.
First 4 sessions Saturday mornings 9.30am to 12:30pm Oct 23 & 30 and Nov 6 & 13 of 2021.
Second 4 sessions Saturday mornings 9.30am to 12:30pm Jan 22 & 29 and Feb 5 & 12 of 2022.
$35 per session
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Past * (↓ by start date)
Life Drawing Thurs Evenings early 2022 – 2 x 3 sessions
(begins Feb 3, 2022)
Convenors: Dona Norwood
2 groups of 3 sessions.
Group 1: Three Thursday evenings 4:00pm – 7:30pm from Feb 3, 2022 – Feb 17, 2022 (3 sessions)
Group 2: Three Thursday evenings 4:00pm – 7:30pm from Feb 24, 2022 – Mar 10, 2022
$60 (prepaid) per group (3 sessions).
$120 (prepaid) for both groups (6 sessions).
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Mainly Clouds (pastel over alcohol treated underpaintings)
(begins Nov 24, 2021)
Tutor: Violetta Sandry
Wednesday afternoons 12.30pm-4.30pm Nov 24 & Dec 1, 2021
$64 total for the 2 sessions
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The Figure & Portrait … with Ink & Wash techniques Workshop (Portrait Drawing Techniques)
(Nov 27, 2021)
Tutor: Pauline Adair
Saturday Nov 27, 2021 from 9.00am to 3.30pm
$60 for the workshop
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Mainly Clouds (pastel over alcohol treated underpaintings)
(begins Nov 10, 2021)
Tutor: Violetta Sandry
Wednesday afternoons 12.30pm-4.30pm Nov 10 & 17, 2021
$64 total for the 2 sessions
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Brett A Jones freehand Drawing Workshop
(begins Sep 19, 2021)
Tutor: Brett A Jones
Every Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm from Sep 19, 2021Oct 24, 2021 (6 sessions)
$210 total for all 6 sessions (equipment included)
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Portrait Drawing Techniques
(Jul 4, 2021)
Tutor: Pauline Adair
Sunday Jul 4, 2021 from 9.00am to 3.30pm
$40 for the workshop
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* max 3 yrs workshops data kept online.
Renowned artist Jenni Kelly conducting a workshop at Gallery 5, 2017
Tutor Pauline Adair conducting a portraiture workshop at Gallery 5, Jul 2021.
Award Winning Artist (and art society member) Paul Barnes conducting a workshop in 2020.

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