Located in M16's Workspace A, Canberra NatureArt Lab is Canberra’s first natural history art school. We have a great team of professional tutors and offer unique courses, workshops and events in natural history illustration and art inspired by nature. Programs integrate science and conservation values, and are suitable for people with all levels of experience.
Our courses range from foundation skills such as painting with watercolour, gouache and other mediums through to mastering botanical and wildlife art, printmaking, textiles, digital art, nature photography and special interest areas such as insect and bird illustration.
Image: Eucalyptus leucoxylon courtesy of Cheryl Hodges
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
Image: Greer Versteeg 2017
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.
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