Exploring Art

Learn to paint with oils or acrylics at the Abbotsford Convent with professional artist, Rick Matear, who has been exhibiting for 30 years and teaching for over 15 years.

  • Classes are for beginners to advanced
  • Large open style studio
  • Class size up to 6 students
  • Acrylic paint provided
  • 6 class program


Tuesday evenings 6:30pm until 8:30pm.

You may start at any time during the program. Book online and/or purchase gift vouchers. Classes held at C2.22.2

(Cost $300 for a 6 week term)

What to bring

First class:

  • 2B Pencil and A4 size drawing pad
  • At the first classes Canvas / board sizes needed will be discussed

Second class:

  • You will need different size and style brushes
  • 2 Hog hair round or flat
  • 2 golden synthetic
  • Oil paint – red, yellow, blue and white (40ml tubes}
  • Gum turpentine 500 ml (It’s cheaper at a hardware)
  • (Acrylic paint will be supplied)
  • For mixing paints – palette, sealed flat board or cardboard
  • Old shirt/clothes to wear
  • 3 jars glass/plastic with lids
  • Cloths/rags
  • 2 plastic bags
  • Photograph or Image/Resource material
  • Easel will be supplied

(Reasonably priced artists paint sets are available at large art shops, such as Deans art Shop – 188 Gertrude street, Fitzroy and Chapman & Baily – 350 Johnston street Abbotsford)

Book online and/or purchase gift vouchers.