Classes 2021

Classes are listed below. Current members can click here BOOK NOW to book into existing classes.

For all new enrolments please contact GECAG by email info@gecartgroup.com.au  or phone (03) 9563 7621.


Joining and Membership Fees

In order to enrol in our classes you will need to pay a joining fee and each year you also need to pay a membership fee

Joining Fee (payable once only)

Adult and Teens $25.00
Child $15.00

Membership Fee (payable annually)

Adult $50.00
Teen /Child $25.00


Class Fees

Please refer to the information on each class below to see the fee for each class is All payments of fees are due two weeks prior to the start of each term.

It is advisable to book and pay early to secure your place.

If you enrol in a second class you will be entitled to a 10% discount on the fee of the second class.

Refunds

Please choose your class carefully as GECAG cannot be responsible for changes in your circumstances which may result in you cancelling your enrolment. 

Refunds will be issued if at least seven days notice is given prior to term commencing.

An administration fee of $20 will be deducted from all refunds.


Terms for 2021

Term 1: Monday 1st February to Friday 2nd April

Term 2: Monday 19th April to Friday 18th June

Term 3: Monday 12th July to Friday 10th September

Term 4: Monday 4th October to Friday 3rd December


Term dates for the Saturday Children’s classes

Term 1: February , 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th   March 13th, 20th, 27th 

Term 2: May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th  June 5th, 19th

Term 3: July 17th, 24th, 31st  August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Term 4: October 9th, 16th, 23rd    November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Drawing Fundamentals

Danielle Robertson

Monday mornings 10.00am – 12.00pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (9 week term)

Class description coming soon

Materials List

Life Drawing Session (untutored)

Margarita Riaikkenen (facilitator)

Monday afternoons 12.30pm – 3.00pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (9 week term)

Life Class - untutored. This session is suitable for beginners through to the more experienced, working in different mediums from a model. Cover cost of model and a small donation to GECAG for use of studio.

Watercolour

Maxine Wade

Tuesday mornings 10.00am – 12.30pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $160 (9 week term)

Class description coming soon

Materials List

Drawing Fundamentals #2

Danielle Robertson

Tuesday afternoons 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Fee: $130 (9-week term)

Class description coming soon

Materials List

Painting and Pastels

Danielle Robertson

Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (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

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (9-week term)

In this class Sandra guides the students as they work on their own individual pastel projects. Exploration of materials, including charcoal, oil and watercolour amongst others, is encouraged. Covering any technique for portraiture, landscape, or still life. Skill level can be from beginners through to advanced.

Materials List

 

Art for Wellbeing

Margarita Riaikkenen

Wednesday afternoons – 1.00pm-3.00pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (9-week term)

The Art for Wellbeing Class is proudly supported by Glen Eira City Council

Materials List

 

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

Sandra Marasco

Wednesday afternoons 4.40pm-6.30pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (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.

Acrylics and Watercolour

Craig Penny

Thursday Mornings 9.30am-11.30am

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (9-week term)

Class description coming soon

 

Pen and Ink

Lisa Murphy

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (9-week term)

This class is for beginners and those with some experience. Discover the wonderful versatility of ink as a creative medium. Learn how to apply ink with confidence, controlling where you place it, but also allowing it to run across the page in swathes and bleeds, adding new dimensions of interest and beauty to your work. Students will learn various techniques on ink application including washes and layering, line and tonal work through exercises and demonstrations in class. Students will also have the opportunity to introduce new dimensions to their ink work with collage, gold leaf, cling wrap, charcoal and masking fluid, to name a few.   As students become confident with the fundamentals of ink, you will be encouraged to also work on your own projects, with my guidance.

Materials List

The Art of Painting Oils and Acrylics

Vicki McInnes

Friday mornings 10.30am – 12.30pm

July 12 – September 10, 2021

Fee: $130 (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 fundamental 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

Children’s Creative Art #2

Sandra Marasco

Saturday mornings 10.00am-12.00pm

7 week term July 17th, 24th, 31st August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Fee: $115.00 (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.

Children’s Creative Art #3

Sandra Marasco

Saturday afternoons 12.15pm-2.15pm

July 17th, 24th, 31st August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Fee: $115 (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.