The Artists Society of Canberra Inc (ASOC) is a not-for-profit association operated by volunteers. ASOC was founded in 1927 by the architects, draughtspeople and surveyors of the ACT. The Society was incorporated in 1957 and registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient in 2015. As a community organisation with around 250 members, ASOC’s role is to encourage practice in and appreciation of the visual arts of painting, drawing and associated processes, and sculpture. ASOC arranges lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and other learning experiences for its members. This includes at least two annual exhibitions, which are: an open art competition in April in partnership with Icon Water and ACT Catchment Groups, a competition and exhibition for members in Spring; and a week-long Summer School (Art Experience) for about 100 participants each January.
Telephone 6282 5082
The Canberra Art Workshop has a long-standing reputation within the ACT for providing practical and affordable opportunities for the community to develop and practice their interest in the visual arts. Day and evening workgroups are held in an extensive range of genres, especially life drawing and portraiture, and in all mediums, including print, pastel, and painting. It is open to all ages and skill levels and holds events and exhibitions aimed at encouraging its members to develop their arts practice.
Hands On Studio (HOS), run by Catholic Care and housed within the M16 Artspace complex, is a creative and inclusive art space, which provides people with disabilities access to an art education. One of the studio’s objectives is to provide these artists with as many opportunities as possible to exhibit in mainstream gallery spaces and to participate in the life of M16 alongside all other members as equal partners.
Telephone 6162 4518
studioMAP is a Canberra based community access art initiative that provides art classes and workshops specifically designed for children and teens. Established in 1995, by director, educator, writer and artist Jeffree Skewes.
studioMAP has been based at M16 Artspace since 2007, providing art tuition in painting, drawing and illustration to many hundreds of Canberra region young art students attending the studio after school and on the weekends.
studioMAP's After school and weekends painting and drawing classes include participants from six years old, through young teens to late teen age. Separate teen only classes and pre-teen only are also catered for. Illustration only classes and workshops are also available.
All classes are professionally managed, staffed and equipped with the highest levels of care and tuition. Please see studioMAP's website for more information details and bookings.
ph 0438 003 492
The Watercolour Group offers classes in watercolour, mixed water media and collage for beginners to advanced levels. Tutor Lesley Wallington has an in depth knowledge of her medium and extensive experience teaching all age groups and levels. She combines theory and technical advice with straightforward practical instruction and has the ability to direct a class while encouraging the unique style of individual students.
We welcome new students of all levels of experience throughout the year.
To enquire about this class please follow this link http://lesleywallington.com.au/contact/
0488 437 657