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Art Classes:

Try a new hobby or improve your skills with the RAS Art School. Attend weekly classes in a wide variety of subjects, techniques and media (oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylics, mixed media, drawing). Please contact the Lavender Bay Gallery on 9955 5752 to enrol or go to the top of this page and use the drop down menu under "Art School" to find class times and details.

Available classes include:

Plein Air Landscape    *    Landscapes in Watercolour    *    Painting with Acrylic

Mixed Media and Watercolour Painting    *    Portrait and Still Life Painting

Life Drawing, Painting and Sketch Club    *    Principles and Explorations of Drawing

Botanical Drawing and Painting    *    Chinese Brush Painting    *    Pastel Indoors and Plein Air

Please refer to Calendar under Events for all current workshops


Term Dates for 2018:  1st Term - 05 February to 15 April, 2nd Term - 30 April to 30 June

3rd Term - 16 July to 24 September and 4th Term - 8 October to 16 December

Our terms are great value, being 10 weeks long!


Peter Dorahy Memorial Student Drawing Award

Peter was a highly respected teacher at the RAS for many years.  This prize is open to all students at the art school and is held in conjunction with our annual members' drawing exhibition at the beginning of the year.


Alan Hansen Memorial Award

The Alan Hansen Memorial Award is an acquisitive prize awarded at the Art School Exhibition in November each year. All students are eligible to enter. The winning artwork becomes part of the RAS Art School Collection.

RAS Diploma

Students can also undertake the RAS Diploma. This is an opportunity to further enhance skills in painting and drawing. Successful completion of the RAS Diploma means immediate elevation to Exhibiting Member.