Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group

Monday Morning classes

Mondays from 10.00am to 12.30pm

Classes in 2018 (Monday mornings)


TUTOR:  Melanie Brown 

Portrait Painting in Oils

Covers the basics of portrait painting in oils, including the use of oil paint, as well as tone, colour, shape, anatomy and lighting.


  • First class: Thursday February 8 (*9.30-12.30am)  - first class only 
  • Then Monday mornings: February 12, 19, 26 / March 5 and 19 

From 10am to 12.00pm

A live model will be present for classes in weeks 2-6 of the term.

Class code:  M1


TUTOR:  David Braun

Drawing in pen 

Dates:  March 26 / April 9,16, 23 & 30 (no class 2 April) 
             - held over 5 weeks

Each week David's classes will commence at 9.30am and conclude at 12.30pm. There will now be five three hour classes instead of six two and a half hour classes.  The total tuition time remains the same at 15 hours.

Class code: M2

TERM 3  

TUTOR: Janet Eason

Exploring Skills of Drawing

Dates:  May 7,14, 21 & 28 June 4 & 18 (June 11 - no class) 

Class code:  M3

Janet Eason artwork and a photo of Janet.

Term 4

TUTOR:  Lyn Robins

Line & Wash 

June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 
Class code: M4

Term 5
TUTOR:  Roe Gartelmann

Acrylic Mixed Media 

August 5,13, 20, 27 / September 3 & 10 
Class code: M5

Term 6

TUTOR:  Gerhard Ritter

Watercolour My Way 

September 24,  October 8,15, 22, 29 November 5
Class code M6
Please note:  Dates and details of classes and workshops may be subject to change.

Work by Melanie Brown

Work by David Braun:  Waiting for Dawn

Lyn Robins at work

Work by Roe Gartelmann

Watercolour by Gerhard Ritter


To check availability of places in the classes and to book your place, email our Enrolments Officer at:  burnspaintenrol@gmail.com 

To enrol in a term of classes, you must be a member of the Burnside Painting Group.  To find out about membership and to join, go to our membership page.  

Fees must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of the term, by:

  • Cheque, mailed to Burnside Painting Group, PO Box 27, Kensington Park SA 5068, or
  • Electronic funds transfer BSB: 105073 Account No: 286 130 240.
          Please provide your surname, then first initial and then class code eg JohnsE W3.   

You can renew your annual membership ($60 per year) by EFT as well.  

All classes are held in the hall at 67 Bridge Street, Kensington.

Classes held in 2017

Term M6  Rosemary Gartelmann
Mixed media and watercolour


Dates (2017):  October 9, 16, 23, 30.  November 6 & 13.

Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks.

This course will take a contemporary approach to watercolour and water-based painting (gouache and/or acrylics can also be used).

Design and composition will be discussed in relation to a variety of subject matter; from still life to working with photos.  Students will move from realism to a more abstract approach and extend themselves by introducing other media.

Term M5  Gerhard Ritter
Painting 'Ritter's Critters' in watercolour

Dates:  August 14, 21, 28. September 4, 11 & 18.  Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks.

In this course you will be shown how to paint engaging paintings of animals and birds, with plenty of vibrancy and character.  Bring along your watercolour paints and brushes, watercolour paper, water containers and your pencils and you can get started!

Term M2 Melanie Brown

Ode to the Old Masters (Drawing in Pastel)

Dates: March 27 April 3, 10, 24.  May 1 & 8
Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks.    

Term M3 Margaret Tuckey

The Magic of Watercolour

Dates:  May 15, 22, 29. June 5 and 12 
(5 weeks). No classes on 19th & 26th June.

Term M4 Philip David

Portraiture in acrylic/oil with model

Dates:  July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7.
Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks.

Philip will introduce a classic 1920s or 1930s modernist portrait by a prominent artist, to be studied, analysed and copied in a portrait exercise by all class members. 

This series of classes is aimed at building confidence at portraying character in the human face.   It promises to be fun and rewarding!!