Classes 

New Enquiries for Classes

All new enquiries for our classes and new enrolments must be made to the Secretary by email gecaginc@gmail.com or phone 0422 948894

Scroll down to view details on all our classes below.

Please note there are wait lists on some of our popular classes.

Current GECAG Members

Membership entitles you to join our professionally tutored classes or join the Life Drawing Class. It also enables you to participate in our Annual Art Exhibition and in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Your personal Membership Card will allow you to enjoy GECAG’s demonstrations and workshops at reduced rates and give you discounts at various art supply stores.

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If a current member wishes to enrol into a new class you must first contact the Secretary.

FEES

Class Fees, Joining and Membership Fees

Our group has a once only Joining Fee, an annual Membership Fee and Class Term Fee.

Joining Fee (payable once only)

Adults and Teens $25
Child $15

Membership Fee (payable annually)

Adults $50
Teen/Child $25

Class Fees (per term) Refer to individual classes below for the fee for that class.

Class fees are payable two weeks prior to class commencement each term.

Enrolling in a second class will entitle you to a $20 discount on the second class.

Minimum Enrolment Requirement

It is expected that all the classes listed below will run, however the committee reserves the right to cancel a class should the number of enrolments be insufficient to cover costs. In this case members who have enrolled and paid for a class that is cancelled will receive a full refund.

 

IMPORTANT. Please Note:
Studio classes may be suspended at short notice if Government restrictions occur. In these circumstances, no refunds will be given if an alternative means of teaching is provided by the tutor, such as Zoom, email exercises, What’s App etc.,. The alternative method of teaching will be determined by the tutor.

Refunds

Please choose your class carefully as GECAG cannot be responsible for any changes in your circumstances.

Refunds will be issued if at least seven days’ notice is given prior to the term commencing. An administration fee of $20 will be deducted from all refunds.

TERM DATES 2022

NINE-WEEK TERM - (Adult Classes & Wednesday Children’s Classes)
TERM ONE
31st January to 1st April
TERM TWO
25th April to 24th June
TERM THREE
18th July to 16th September
TERM FOUR
10th October to 9th December

SEVEN-WEEK TERM – (Children’s Saturday Classes)
TERM ONE
February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, March 5th, 19th, 26th
TERM TWO
April 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June 4th, 18th
TERM THREE
July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September 3rd
TERM FOUR
October 15th, 22nd November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th December 3rd


Public Holidays during terms –
Term One - Monday 14th March - Labor Day
Term Two - Monday 25th April – Anzac Day
                - Monday 13th June - Queen’s Birthday
Term Four - Tuesday 1st November – Melbourne Cup Day
(Some classes will run on public holidays. Tutors will advise students if there are any changes to classes. No Children’s Classes will be held on long weekends).

 

Drawing Fundamentals 

Danielle Robertson

Monday mornings 10.00am – 12.00pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9 week term)

Danielle teaches drawing fundamentals by creating exercises that use the basics of drawing like tone, line, value and perspective which also introduces her students to a variety of mediums and using them in creative ways. This class is ideal for those who have always wanted to learn not only drawing, but also gain an introduction to further study like painting.

Suitable for all levels

Materials List

Drawing Fundamentals 

Danielle Robertson

Monday afternoons 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9 week term)

Danielle teaches drawing fundamentals by creating exercises that use the basics of drawing like tone, line, value and perspective which also introduces her students to a variety of mediums and using them in creative ways. This class is ideal for those who have always wanted to learn not only drawing, but also gain an introduction to further study like painting.

 Suitable for all levels

Materials List

Watercolour

Maxine Wade

Tuesday mornings 10.00am – 12.30pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $185 (9 week term)

My watercolour class on a Tuesday morning caters to all skill levels and teaches basic watercolour techniques, colour mixing, values, textures, composition, drawing, using the right brush and advice on the use of materials and equipment. We cover a wide range of subjects, including landscape, seascape and boats, figures, street scenes, still life, animals and interiors. I have been teaching this class for 16 years at GECAG, as of 2021.

Suitable for all levels.

Materials List

Mixed media

Maxine Wade

Tuesday afternoons 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9 week term)

This class will explore the exciting combinations of both wet and dry media onto various paper surfaces and sizes, to create both drawings and paintings. Watercolour and acrylic, inks, coloured pencils and water soluble pencils, graphite, pastel and charcoal will be explored, using a variety of tools for their application. The exploration of various media can produce some very exciting results, improve your drawing skills and allows you a free approach to a variety of subjects. Personal interpretation will be very encouraged, in any style (so not necessarily always “realistic”). This class will teach you a lot about how to apply these media through the exploration of a range of techniques, including impressing and monoprints.

Materials List

Painting and Pastels Class

Danielle Robertson

Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9-week term)

This painting class enables you to work in either paints (oil or acrylic) or pastels.  The subject matter may be still life, landscapes, or portraits.  Still life setups are available to paint, or you may prefer to work from a photo reference.

Everyone works at their own pace.

If you have wanted to start painting but have not had a lot of experience, or you are slightly anxious about it, then feel free to come along for a trial class.  I am sure you will enjoy working in this stress-free environment with other like- minded people.

Materials List

Pastels and Mixed Media

Sandra Marasco

Wednesday mornings 10.00 – 12.00pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9-week term)

In this class, Sandra guides her students as they work on their own individual projects. Collaborating with reference photos and still life. Exploration of materials including pastels, charcoal, oil, acrylic and watercolour...amongst others, is encouraged.
Sandra’s extensive tutoring experience in drawing & sketching, watercolour, oils & acrylic, ceramics and Calligraphy, covers any technique for portraiture, landscape or still life. Skill level can be from beginners through to advanced students.

Materials List

 


Title

Tutor

Day and Time

Term dates

Fee:

Description

 

Children’s Creative Art (10-14 age group)

Sandra Marasco

Wednesday afternoons 4.30pm-6.30pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9-week term)

Engaging young artists to make art in a studio environment, Sandra endeavours to unlock their creativity whether it be exploring colour or constructing geometric shapes.  Here we learn perseverance and lateral thinking.  Children progress at their own pace with individual and personalised instruction to develop the tools needed to gain confidence in their artwork.  Expressive mark-making is highly encouraged.  Drawing increases visual literacy and the arts have the power to transform the lives of young people.

Since 2009, Sandra has provided 1000’s of hand-drawn images and paintings for her young students. Guided by their interests including animation, fashion illustration, landscape and animals.

There are no material lists for the Children’s classes as we provide all the materials.

Acrylics and Watercolour

Craig Penny

Thursday Mornings 9.30am-11.30am

Not running in Term 3 and will resume in Term 4

Fee: $150 (9-week term)

This class is for all skill levels and participants can work with either acrylic or watercolour. Craig provides students with an image to work from, discussing how to draw it up and ways in which the composition of the photograph can be simplified or improved upon. Subjects include landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and still life. In each class, Craig completes an artwork, demonstrating his approach to the subject from the first marks to the last in either acrylic or  watercolour. Students paint along in between each ‘step’ of the work. If a student only works with one medium, Craig provides additional guidance on the days he is demonstrating the other medium.

Materials List

 


Life Drawing Session (untutored)

Barbara Lockley (facilitator)

Thursday Afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9-week term) to be paid in cash at first session.

The Life Class is untutored. This session is suitable for beginners through to the more experienced artists. A life model will provide a range of poses and participants can work in their chosen medium.


The Art of Painting Oils and Acrylics

Vicki McInnes

 Friday mornings 10.30am – 12.30pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $150 (9-week term)

 

I teach in an informal friendly style and move around the group discussing successes and challenges of each student's work. Painting  must be enjoyable even though it can also be hard work. I find that painting in a group provides a social connection as well as sharing of ideas and knowledge. You will build the skills and confidence to develop your ideas- drawing and painting at your own pace.  Beginners and those with more experience will be guided in the medium of their choice, to find an individual style, and create finished pictures. The fundamentals of composition, colour and tone will be taught as they apply to your work. Class tuition covers different techniques in oils and acrylics.

Materials List

 

Open Studio for Members

 Friday afternoon 1.00-3.00pm

Term 3 - 18th July to 16th September

Fee: $5 per session, book on Trybooking by 11.30am on day.

 Come along to our 'open studio' and enjoy the space to paint, sketch, draw and share ideas together.

Trybooking

Children’s Creative Art (8-12 age group)

Sandra Marasco

Saturday afternoons 10.00am-12.00pm

TERM THREE
July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September 3rd

Fee: $130 (7-week term)

Engaging young artists to make art in a studio environment, Sandra endeavours to unlock their creativity whether it be exploring colour or constructing geometric shapes.  Here we learn perseverance and lateral thinking. Children progress at their own pace with individual and personalised instruction to develop the tools needed to gain confidence in their artwork.  Expressive mark-making is highly encouraged.  Drawing increases visual literacy and the arts have the power to transform the lives of young people.

Since 2009, Sandra has provided 1000’s of hand-drawn images and paintings for her young students. Guided by their interests including animation, fashion illustration, landscape and animals.

There are no material lists for the Children’s classes as we provide all the materials.

Children’s Creative Art (8-12 age group)

Sandra Marasco

Saturday afternoons 12.15pm-2.15pm

TERM THREE
July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September 3rd

Fee: $130 (7-week term)

Engaging young artists to make art in a studio environment, Sandra endeavours to unlock their creativity whether it be exploring colour or constructing geometric shapes.  Here we learn perseverance and lateral thinking. Children progress at their own pace with individual and personalised instruction to develop the tools needed to gain confidence in their artwork.  Expressive mark-making is highly encouraged.  Drawing increases visual literacy and the arts have the power to transform the lives of young people.

Since 2009, Sandra has provided 1000’s of hand-drawn images and paintings for her young students. Guided by their interests including animation, fashion illustration, landscape and animals.

There are no material lists for the Children’s classes as we provide all the materials.