Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group

Wednesday evening classes (7.00pm - 9.30pm)

What's coming up next?


Thee following Wednesday evening classes are scheduled for 2021:

Term 1:  Greg O'Leary - Still life in Oils (Starting Wed 3 February 2021 and ending 10 March)

Term 2:   Joe Felber - Landscape painting / Abstraction  (Starting 7 April 2021 and ending 12 May)

Term 3:  Jess Mara - Drawing in Charcoal (Starting Wed 9 June 2021 and ending 14 July)

Term 4:   Alan Ramachandran - Watercolour painting (Starting 18 August 2021 and ending 22 September)

Term 5:   Lisa Ingerson - Painting with Oils and Palette Knife (starting 13 October 2021 and ending 17 November)

Term 1:  Greg O'Leary:  Still Life in Oils

Dates: Starts Wednesday 3 February 2021 and ends Wednesday 10 March

Class Code:  W1  Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks

This course will range over all of the essentials for painting in oil, from the planning required, the materials and their technical qualities, colour and its complexities, and the process itself.

We will concentrate on composition, tone, colour and shapes, as well as the psychology and rewards of painting. These issues will be treated with special reference to still life.

Detailed class notes will be available weekly.

Term 2:  Joe Felber - Landscape Abstraction

Starts Wednesday 7 April and ends Wednesday 12 May

Class Code:  W2

Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks

Explore Abstract painting, using three varied approaches:

  • Landscape - simplifying the shapes and colour of the landscape
  • Abstraction using a grid - use a grid method to rearrange and abstract what you see
  • Creating an cubist style work from still life by rearranging form and line.

Joe Felber is Swiss born, but has resided in Australia for many years. He has a vast art teaching experience, both in various Universities, and private tuition. Joe has been collected in many Australian state galleries, and brings a vast knowledge of different art experiences.

Download flyer about this term of classes.

Above:  Joe Felber with some of his landscape works

Term 3:  Jess Mara 
Topic:  Drawing using a limited Palette 

Starting Wednesday 9 June 2021 and ending 14 July 2021

Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks
Class Code:  W3

Suitable for beginners and those with drawing experience.

This course will focus on observational drawing using a limited pallet of coloured pastels. I will discuss tonal and colour use and relationships. 

We will work from a series of lovely set ups.

About Jess:

Jess is an Adelaide based figurative painter, exploring ideas of identity, place and motherhood. She is a lecturer at Adelaide Central School of Art and teaches in both the drawing and painting departments.

Below:  Work by Jess Mara.

Work by Jess Mara:  'Cooper' 

(charcoal on paper) 40 x 30 cm

Term 4:  Alan Ramachandran:  Watercolour technique

Starts Wednesday 18 August 2021 and ends 22 September

Class Code:  W4

Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks

Alan Louis Ramachandran is a multi-award winner in his preferred medium of watercolour. He enjoys the free flow of the watercolour medium as he lays down washes onto the paper to create an atmospheric mood to his paintings.

Since migrating to Adelaide from Singapore in 2007, Alan has won many art awards (including around 15 top awards) . He has had 9 solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions.

More information about this term of classes to be provided shortly.

Pictured below: Watercolour work by Alan Ramachandran.

Term 5:  Lisa Ingerson   
Painting in oils with a palette knife

Starts Wednesday 13 October 2021 and ends Wednesday 17 November

Class Code:  W5

Cost:  $90 for 6 weeks

Lisa’s classes will involve painting using oils with a palette knife and small brush.

Class attendees will undertake 2 paintings. One will be a tonal still life in black and white, while the second will be larger, and in colour.

As a guideline for those thinking of enrolling, some painting experience is preferred, but Lisa is happy to teach beginners who wish to try their hand at this term of classes.

More information to be provided shortly.

Lisa's website:


Note: All class details may be subject to change.


To check availability of places in the classes, and to book your place, email our Enrolments Officer at:  [email protected] 

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 A/C No: 286 130 240.  

Please provide your surname, then first initial and then class code eg JohnsE W3.   

You can renew your annual membership ($70 per year) by EFT as well. 

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