Burnside  Painting  Group

Community Art Group

Workshops with the Burnside Painting Group

Workshops in 2020

The Burnside Painting Group holds occasional art workshops on weekends.  The next one we have coming up is:

Class Code (for bookings):  SW1

NEW!   Sunday workshop with tutor, Rod Bax

on Sunday July 5th 2020 (11.00am to 3.00pm)

Cost will be $20 for 4 hours

Still Life will be the main focus of this workshop, however, if participants wish to bring along their own projects, Rod will be happy to assist.


To enrol in this Workshop, email Carolyn Waterman at [email protected]


Rod Bax is an established artist who has been exhibiting professionally for over 30 years.

He works in a variety of mediums, but is best known for his gouache and watercolours of the wetland areas of the State’s southeast.

He has been a finalist in the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Prize on numerous occasions, and his concern and compassion for the preservation of the natural world is always at the core and heart of his work.


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.

Other workshops in 2020

Lorraine Brown:  
Working in Watercolour (cancelled)


WORKSHOP 1: Saturday 21 March 2020 from 11am to 3pm  


A fun, informative and inspiring workshop covering the techniques to help you create your own exciting paintings in watercolour. 

For newcomers to this medium. The workshop fee will include all materials needed to get you started in watercolour.  Cost: $70 per person.  This workshop will be held at the Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood. DOWNLOAD FLYER

WORKSHOP 2: Saturday 16  May 2020, from 11am to 3pm

For experienced watercolourists, those who have painted in watercolour previously and already have materials, and who want to further develop their skills.   Workshop fee:  $70 per person

Download a flyer about these workshops

About Lorraine Brown

Lorraine Brown loves the qualities of watercolour as a painting medium, including its ability to create unique and unexpected results, its risk and surprise.

She defines her vivid works as “expressive impressions”   ---- a blend of realism and abstraction  ---- and is constantly searching for new ways to use the medium to new effect.

Lorraine resides in Adelaide, where she paints most days. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.

To see more examples of her work, go to Lorraine's website:   www.lorrainebrownwatercolours.com

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

Workshops held in 2018


  • 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 

A 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

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