Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group

Workshops with the Burnside Painting Group

The Burnside Painting Group holds occasional art workshops on weekends.

A workshop in Plein Air painting is potentially to be offered in 2019.  More details will be supplied in due course.

Workshops held in 2018 (Sundays from 10am - 4pm)

Sunday May 6:  Trevor Newman - Portraiture 

Sunday July 8:  Graham Smith – Painting with Acrylics 

Sunday November 4: Alan Ramachandran

Workshop held on Sunday 6 May 2018:  Trevor Newman - Portraiture 

This will be an journey of exploration in the use of oils whilst developing an understanding of the human head.

During this workshop, you will use supplied images to focus on fundamental proportions and the structure of the head.  This will be combined with the principles of good observation which are the prerequisites for producing convincing portraits.

This course will cater for all skill levels and Trevor’s teaching approach aligns with this.


Download flyer about this workshop - includes materials list

Other workshops in 2018

Work by Graham Smith

Sunday 8 July 2018 (10am to 4pm)
Graham Smith - Acrylics for All

Workshop Outline

In this workshop you will produce an acrylic painting on canvas.  

The goal is to complete a finished painting in one day, so it is recommended that the canvas you use is not very large. 

If, however, you are confident and work fast, you may wish to bring along two relatively small canvases to work on.  The tutor will supply hair dryers to enable you to dry the work and therefore enable you work quickly.


  • Large container for water
  • A rag for cleaning brushes
  • More

See the workshop flyer for the full materials list and more information about the workshop and tutor.

Work by Alan Ramachandran

Sunday 4 November (10am-4pm)
Alan Ramachandran:  Plein Air watercolour painting (cityscapes)

Above:  Photos from a watercolour painting workshop in 2017 with tutor, Alan Ramachandran


To book or enquire about availability, please contact our Enrolments Officer, Carolyn Waterman, by email to [email protected].  

Payment can be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to BSB: 105073 A/C 286 130 240.  All transfers should quote your surname, then first initial and workshop code, eg JohnsE WS1.

Workshops are held at the hall, St Matthews Homes, 67 Bridge Street, Kensington