What we're about

Try before you buy

Check us out before committing to a term of lessons – pre book and pay online for only $10 and attend one of our classes to experience the magic first-hand. Note: This special offer does not apply to life drawing, workshops or paint outs. Visit our website to Try before you buy (http://boxhillartgroup.com.au/?page_id=150)

Our offer to you

Painting pictures is enjoyable, satisfying, therapeutic, good for the soul, great for your social life, combats social isolation, and helps the brain fight against depression and dementia.

Let our expert tutors show you how it's done because expressing yourself through art is about the best way to be happy and fulfilled.

We cover all styles for all levels.

Our history

The Box Hill Art Group Inc. was established in 1952 and since then it has nurtured many thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists.

Moreover, we cater for water colours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, life drawings and mixed media.

We also offer our member's access to lessons, paint outs, art demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and arts awards.

The Box Hill Art Group will open up a whole new colourful world for you to enjoy.

Our membership

Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 116 years of age. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this group, meeting with like minded people to express yourself visually. Visit our website for further details about Membership and enrollment. (http://boxhillartgroup.com.au/?page_id=150)

For further information see www.boxhillartgroup.com.au (http://boxhillartgroup.com.au/)

Who's attending

Approximately 5 more people than those listed to attend on Meetup will be at each session.

Upcoming events (5+)

Painting and Drawing with Tessa Joy

Box Hill Community Art Centre

All Media Painting and Drawing Under the tutorage of Tessa Joy, students will learn to paint like the masters using acrylics, oils and pastels. Landscapes, portraits and abstracts are all in the mix of possibilities so that students can shine. With a BA in visual arts from Edith Cowan University in West Australia, and a degree in Fine Arts from Madrid University, Tessa Joy has exhibited her unique work in multiple exhibitions across Spain, Germany and Australia. A class not to be missed. What do I bring? Bring along your own paints/pencils/pastels, brushes, canvas/paper. Easel, tutor and tea and coffee supplied. Cost? For newcomers to secure a place in this session, please book via our website: BOOK NOW (http://boxhillartgroup.com.au/?page_id=150) Newcomers have the option to Try Before You Buy at a reduced rate of $10 for ONE session only, or complete an enrollment form and pay by the term for $20 per session or come casually for $25. If you are already a regular attendee or member then please RSVP here to let us know that you are attending. There is no need to secure a place via our website. When? Classes held weekly during the school term. Who's coming ? About 8 over and above those who RSVP through this meetup will be in attendance.

All Media Tutored Session

Box Hill Community Art Centre

Our Tutor: Our Monday morning tutor Farimah Eshraghi is a graduate in fine arts from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna, Italy. A professional artist and a qualified teacher, she is accomplished in oils, acrylics, pastels, water colours and a variety of drawing techniques. At this class you can learn at your own pace in the medium and style of your choice. Farimah will support you to develop the artistic and technical skills you need to get maximum satisfaction from your art. What do I bring? Bring along your own paints/pastels/pencils, brushes and paper/canvas (new or unfinished project). Easel, tutor and tea and coffee supplied. Cost? For newcomers to secure a place in this session, please book via our website: BOOK NOW (http://boxhillartgroup.com.au/?page_id=150) Newcomers have the option to Try Before You Buy at a reduced rate of $10 for ONE session only, or complete an enrollment form and pay by the term for $20 per session or come casually for $25. If you are already a regular attendee or member then please RSVP here to let us know that you are attending. There is no need to secure a place via our website. When? Classes are held weekly during the school term. Who's coming ? About 8 over and above those who RSVP through this meetup will be in attendance. Tutor: As a professional painter Farimah is inspired by both the Renaissance Masters and the Surrealists and her works are often also inspired by her spiritual beliefs. Her works are found in both private and public collections worldwide, including Italy, USA, South America and Australia and she has won awards for her work in a number of international and local Art Competitions. Farimah is a member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists, The Victorian Pastel Society and The Contemporary Arts Society of Victoria.

Wednesday morning - Oil and Pastel tutored session

Box Hill Community Art Centre

In these classes we will touch on the fundamental principles of traditional realist painting such as composition, tonal relationships and the importance of edges to add to the illusion of depth. We will also look at colour and temperature in general and as they apply in various situations. Working from life (i.e. still life, cast, portrait etc) a direct method of painting will be encouraged that requires little in the way of drawing skills. Rather we will focus on the broad mass and then the gradual building up of the painting as the various elements are refined. Learning to see in a “painterly way” is an important skill which gives the student’s work greater authority and a more convincing likeness to the subject. Lee studied classical painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Her particular interest is Portrait and Still Life. She is an Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Winner (1993), and a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society. Lee has over twenty years teaching experience. Bring along your own materials. Table, easel, tea and coffee and props provided. Book and pay via our website www.boxhillartgroup.com.au. Either book and pay for the term at $20 per session or purchase a reduced price ticket for $10 to try out ONE class only. Casual rate is $25.

Workshop - come and create in a group atmosphere - without tutor - afternoon

Box Hill Community Art Centre

What's happening? This is an opportunity to relax with like minded artists in a casual environment working on whatever you want to do, some people enjoy printmaking, etching, pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolours, sculpture and linocuts. These sessions don’t have a tutor but we all have a good time chatting about what we are doing and enjoying creating something with other artists. This is a great opportunity to come along and try us out, I know you will enjoy it and it is only $6.00 and that includes the tea and biscuits. What do I bring? Bring along your own paints/pastels/pencils, brushes and paper/canvas. Easel, and tea and coffee supplied. Cost? $6 payable on the day. When? Workshops held weekly during the school term (excluding life drawing event days). Who's coming ? About 3 over and above those who RSVP through this meetup will be in attendance. Newcomers most welcome to come and participate or just have a look.

Past Events

Painting and Drawing - All About Colour

Box Hill Community Art Centre

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