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*Please Note*- if you are a new member, or new to a particular class,
you must first contact the Society via our CONTACT US form or
phone the BAS office on 9553 8506

Enrolment in all Tutored Classes is via the TryBooking link on our website. Just click on the “BOOK NOW” links at the top or bottom of this page to proceed. 

Portraiture in Oils & Mixed Media  Monday 9am – 12pm
Stephen Doyle
Stephen is a renowned and respected professional artist and teacher.  Among his many achievements is membership of the prestigious "Melbourne Twenty"and winner of the 2009 Norma bull Award.    We are both proud and fortunate to have Stephen teaching at our society.


Water–Based Media Monday 1.30 - 4:00 pm
Maxine Wade
Maxine encourages students to develop an individual approach to media. She is represented in galleries and corporate collections, and is an active member of prominent Melbourne art groups such AGRA and the Watercolour Society of Victoria.


Watercolour Tuesday 10am - noon
Oils and Other Media Wednesday 1 pm – 3.30 pm
Clive Sinclair
Represented in Corporate Collections and winner of many recent exhibitions, Clive is popular for his relaxed guidance. Let Clive inspire you in oil or watercolour.


Portraiture in Oils & Mixed Media Tuesday 1.30 - 3:30 pm
Vicki McInnes

Vicki McInnes is a highly regarded artist and an experienced teacher. She is known for her still-life, particularly of flowers, but also for her portrait and landscape paintings. Having studied tonal painting under Don James at Monsalvat, she follows this classic approach to painting.

Vicki has exhibited at The Light Factory Gallery in Eltham and at Malvern Artists Society. She was awarded AGRA Artist of the Year in 2012 and the Waterhouse Prize in 2014. She continues to exhibit regularly.


Life Drawing Tuesday 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm or Thursday 10 am - 12.30 pm
Michelle Zuccolo
Lectured in various colleges and universities, and has worked as Art coordinator in New York for theatre production, stage & costume design. She has works in Europe, New York, and Australian galleries. Michelle will help you to capture the human figure.


Pastel and Drawing Wednesday 10 am – 12.00 pm
Elly Abrat
Elly paints and draws for the sheer joy of it and is an experienced tutor working in all media.Trained in the traditional tonal method of oil painting, she holds a Diploma of Visual Art and has won numerous awards and has been a finalist in the Alice Bale Scholarship Award. She has a strong interest in portraiture, but paints a variety of subjects. Discover the magic of pastels and improve your drawing and observation skills.


Oils & Other Media Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm
Elizabeth Paszko
Has degrees in Fine Art & Sociology, a Visual Arts Diploma and a Certificate in Art & Design. Elizabeth has exhibited in many exhibitions, taught at colleges and other art groups. Students may use other media.


Painting Friday 9:30 am – noon
Vivi Palegeorge
Vivi is an artist with expertise across all media, but she has a particular interest in landscapes. Students will be given the opportunity to learn mixed media techniques as well. Weather permitting, outdoor painting opportunities with guidance will be provided to further enhance their painting skills.


Tea and coffee are available to all members for an honesty charge of 20 cents. Please wash up after use. Biscuits etc. are arranged by individual groups

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  1. Hi, I am Sophie Ye, just enrolled the member this year and booked the Monday Mornings art class of Stephen, I think I need to bring the materials for class next term, could you please give me some suggestions? Thanks. Sophie

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