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CREATING AND CELEBRATING ART, DESIGN & COMMUNITY

GOING STRONG

SINCE 1953

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Respecting the past.
Creating a bright future for BAG.
 

Construction is now underway for the $4.6m refurbishment and additions to our original modernist studio. It has been co-designed in consultation with the Beaumaris Arts Group Committee, architects, heritage and accessibility advisors and arborists.  Works are scheduled for completion by early 2025, with classes and workshops continuing in 3 separate locations

2024 Adult
Half-day Workshops
Bookings NOW OPEN

  • PALETTE KNIFE LANDSCAPES - BOOKED OUT!!!
    PALETTE KNIFE LANDSCAPES - BOOKED OUT!!!
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 23 June
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham
    23 June 2024, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham, Room 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
    Join us for this half-day, fun filled workshop. Explore a range of techniques for creating landscapes with palette knives and acrylic paints. Experiment with mediums, tools, colour planning and underpainting. All materials are supplied.
  • MOROCCO - COLOUR AND IMAGE MAKING
    MOROCCO - COLOUR AND IMAGE MAKING
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 06 July
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Room 29
    06 July 2024, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Room 29, 33 Ambrose Ave, Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia
    Working via layering of paint and other media, using both acrylic and watercolour washes. Inspired by the colours, light and built forms of Morocco. All levels welcome.
  • GELLI PRINTING - MIXED MEDIA
    GELLI PRINTING - MIXED MEDIA
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 13 July
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham
    13 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham, Room 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
    Join us for a half-day, fun filled, Gelli Printing workshop. Learn some unusual Gelli techniques including 3 part primary colour prints as well as perfect image transfer.  All materials are supplied including artist quality Gelli plates.
  • COLOUR INTO ABSTRACTION
    COLOUR INTO ABSTRACTION
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 14 July
    Ambrose Avenue Studio
    14 July 2024, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Studio 29/33 Ambrose Ave, Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia
    Working via layering of pastel, paint and other media, using both acrylic and watercolour washes. Brush and palette knife techniques to create depth and visual delight. All levels welcome.
  • NEGATIVE SHAPE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
    NEGATIVE SHAPE WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 20 July
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham
    20 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham, Room 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
    Join us for a half-day workshop, exploring negative shape watercolour painting with salt and textures. All materials are supplied.
  • FREE UP YOUR PAINTING, WITH DANIEL BUTTERWORTH
    FREE UP YOUR PAINTING, WITH DANIEL BUTTERWORTH
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 21 July
    Ambrose Avenue Studio
    21 July 2024, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, 33 Ambrose Ave, Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia
    In this half day workshop, Doug Moran and Archibald Prize finalist, Daniel Butterworth will guide you on ways to free up your painting style, explore immediacy, paint mixing and composition discussions. All materials are supplied.
  • MIXED MEDIA ARCHITECTURAL SKETCHING
    MIXED MEDIA ARCHITECTURAL SKETCHING
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 28 July
    Ambrose Avenue Studio
    28 July 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Studio 29/33 Ambrose Ave, Cheltenham VIC 3192, Australia
    Explore sketching, painting and mixed media techniques to capture the essence of an architectural scene. All levels welcome.
  • BASKET WEAVING : AN INTRODUCTION
    BASKET WEAVING : AN INTRODUCTION
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 10 Aug
    Hampton Sailing Club (upstairs)
    10 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Hampton Sailing Club (upstairs), 46 Jetty Rd, Sandringham VIC 3191, Australia
    Join us for a 3 hour Introduction to Basket Weaving Workshop (workshop includes a 30 min break).
  • SHAPES, COLOURS AND COMPOSITION
    SHAPES, COLOURS AND COMPOSITION
    Membership Offer
    Sat, 17 Aug
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham
    17 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham, Room 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
    Join us for a colourful acrylic painting workshop where creativity knows no bounds! In this immersive session, participants will explore various abstract painting techniques, guided by artist Belinda Stone. All materials are supplied.
  • PALETTE KNIFE LANDSCAPES
    PALETTE KNIFE LANDSCAPES
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 25 Aug
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham
    25 Aug 2024, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham, Room 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
    Join us for this half-day, fun filled workshop. Explore a range of techniques for creating landscapes with palette knives and acrylic paints. Experiment with mediums, tools, colour planning and underpainting.All materials are supplied.
  • PET BOWL WORKSHOP
    PET BOWL WORKSHOP
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 25 Aug
    Le Studio
    25 Aug 2024, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Le Studio, 24/26 Crown Ave, Mordialloc VIC 3195
    In this workshop, we'll guide you through hand building one large or two smaller food bowls your pet will love! Create your own custom-made design and choose your glaze options. Price includes all materials, glazing and firing.
  • FRAGMENTED STILL LIFE
    FRAGMENTED STILL LIFE
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 01 Sept
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham
    01 Sept 2024, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, Cheltenham, Room 29, First Floor, 33 Ambrose Avenue, Cheltenham
    Focus on one or two main objects, like a vase and one piece of fruit and explore how to break the image down into fragments of colour. Feel free to bring the items you want to use. All materials provided.
  • BASKET WEAVING - AN INTRODUCTION
    BASKET WEAVING - AN INTRODUCTION
    Membership Offer
    Sun, 06 Oct
    Ambrose Avenue Studio
    06 Oct 2024, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Ambrose Avenue Studio, 33 Ambrose Ave, Cheltenham VIC 3192, Room 29 First Floor
    Join us for a 3 hour Introduction to Basket Weaving Workshop (includes a 30 min break).

Further Upcoming Winter Workshops include: 
• Abstract Soft Pastel Portraits and Landscapes with Natalie Fernandes

Term 2
Kids School Holiday
Workshops
1-11 July

  • DEEP SEA JELLYFISH | Ages 8-12 years
    DEEP SEA JELLYFISH | Ages 8-12 years
    Membership Offer
    Mon, 01 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room
    01 July 2024, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    This mixed medium work of oil pastels and paints will have the children learn different techniques and colour combinations while having lots of fun. Accents will be applied to make it more illuminating.
  • OODLES OF NOODLES | Ages 8-12 years
    OODLES OF NOODLES | Ages 8-12 years
    Membership Offer
    Tue, 02 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room
    02 July 2024, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    This work will look at recreating a fun and popular dish using in mixed media. The children will learn about pattern making, painting and applying different materials to make a fun and yummy looking work of art.
  • MINI BOOK-MAKING + COLLAGE | Ages 5+
    MINI BOOK-MAKING + COLLAGE | Ages 5+
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 04 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room
    04 July 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    Come along and create your own mini book. Using a range of materials including collaging cut paper, drawing and writing we will learn to fold an 8 page zine created to a theme of your choice.
  • WATERCOLOUR NATURE PAINTING | Ages 8+
    WATERCOLOUR NATURE PAINTING | Ages 8+
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 04 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room
    04 July 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    Explore watercolour painting inspired by nature. In this workshop we will look at reference images of flowers and plants, as well as a selection of natural objects from life.
  • WATERCOLOUR BUGS, BEETLES & BUTTERFLIES | Ages 7-12
    WATERCOLOUR BUGS, BEETLES & BUTTERFLIES | Ages 7-12
    Membership Offer
    Tue, 09 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi-Function Room
    09 July 2024, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi-Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    Come and explore the fascinating world of insects in this fun workshop, while learning about symmetry in the natural world and blending colours.
  • ALIENS - Paper Modelling | Ages 5+
    ALIENS - Paper Modelling | Ages 5+
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 11 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room
    11 July 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    “We come in peace!” Join us for an engaging and valuable workshop where kids can let their imaginations soar and bring their own alien creations to life.
  • EXPLORING SURREALISM - Melting Watches (inspired by Dali)  | Ages 8+
    EXPLORING SURREALISM - Melting Watches (inspired by Dali)  | Ages 8+
    Membership Offer
    Thu, 11 July
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room
    11 July 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Beaumaris Library - Multi Function Room, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193, Australia
    Embark on a journey into the captivating world of Surrealism with our workshop inspired by Salvador Dali’s iconic melting watches! Designed for artists aged 8 and above, this session invites you to dive deep into the surreal and bend the boundaries of reality.

New opportunity!
Winter Painting Sessions
@ Hampton Sailing Club
Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Starts 24 May

We're excited to announce that Hampton Sailing Club have kindly offered Beaumaris Arts Group Adult Members exclusive use of their facility for painting sessions on Fridays from 9:30-11:30am. The space offers panoramic views of the water, nearby boats and the city skyline to the right (not shown in the photo). Floor to ceiling windows offer wonderful natural light.

There is a single staircase with balustrade up to the first floor level. Tea and coffee making facilities. Heating and cooling. It's quite cosy and of course, out of the winter weather. A small fee of $10 per person per session will apply to cover the cost of hiring the space each week.  Please note that participants will need to bring all their own materials and these sessions will be untutored. Escape the cold this winter and join us!  Sessions start on Friday 24 May. Book via the link below. 

Sign up for BAG membership and enjoy a range of benefits. 

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BAG MEMBERSHIPS

JOIN US

The Beaumaris Art Group has a modest fee covering membership benefits for a 12 month period from the date you sign up. 

Membership gives you eligibility to:

  • Enrol in BAG classes, as well as book into workshops, events and untutored groups at a reduced cost.

  • Attend Open Studios for drawing, painting and ceramics

  • Attend En Plein Air sessions (subject to availability)

  • Enter the annual Members Exhibition

  • Discounts with selected local businesses and art supplies stores

We have a range of membership options available. Please read our Code of Conduct.

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