Art Classes

Arnold Street Gallery Bendigo

Art Class Enrolments now open for Term 4    

9th October – 22nd December 2017

Student work, Term 3, 2017

Primary Art Class
Monday Evenings 4.30 – 5.30pm (Starting on the 9th October 2017)-$220
Tuesday Evenings 4.30 – 5.30pm (Starting the 10th October 2017) -$220
Wednesday Evenings 4.30 – 5.30pm (Starting the 11th October 2017)-$220

Secondary Art Class
Thursday Evenings 4.30 – 6.00pm (Starting on 12th October 2017)-$275

Inclusive Art Class
Thursday Afternoons 12.00-1.30pm (Starting on 12th October 2017) -$275

Adult Art Class
Wednesday Evenings 6.30 – 8.30pm (Starting 11th October 2017)-$330

Abstract Art Class
Thursday Afternoons 2.00-4.00pm (starting 12th October 2017)-$330

Life Drawing Art Class
Tuesday Evening 6.30-8.30pm (Starting 10th October 2017)-$330

Art Therapy – Creative Meditation
Tuesday  – Group Sessions (Starting on 10th October, 2017) – $385.00
Friday  – One on One sessions – Please call to book for individual times $ 40 per hour

For Bookings please go to Eventbrite and complete and email enrolment form

Send enrolment forms to:

Classes suit beginners through to the experienced.

m: 0439 571 054 |

Teaching Artists

Dr. Susan McMinn

Susan McMinn is an award winning professional artist with a PhD in fine art.  She has over 10 years of art teaching and tutoring experience, having taught both privately and at CEB Bendigo.   McMinn has tutored university students in essay writing and supervised visual arts post graduate students. Her exhibition experience spans over ten years, having shown at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance, Jewish Museum of Australia and at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square.  Susan’s works are held in collections both in Australia and overseas.

Image: Susan McMinn Morry and Stan

Susan McMinn (b. 1958) Desert March, 2011 Oil, charcoal, India Ink, acrylic, sand on canvas 

Jeanine Kolasa

Jeanine Kolasa is a practicing artist and is currently completing a Masters in Art Therapy.  Kolasa’s work explores explosive colour fields that may resemble the Indian Festival of Colours, or an odd colour scheme asking the viewer to question the possibility of an ambiguous presence within the image. Her work is inspired by the changing colours of the seasons, and observations of nature and the way in which TV production may reveal the familiarities of such using techno colour.

Kolasa is an arts educator having worked in the disability sector and is skilled in delivering Art Therapy class in both one on one and group situations. Kolasas facilitates our Creative Meditation classes held on Tuesday afternoons during the Term. Clients can also arrange individual classes held on Friday between 10 and 4 pm – $80 for a two hour session – Bookings essential by phoning 0439 571 054.

Jeanine Kolasa, Pixel Pastel, 2017, 40 x 30cm, Acrylic and Pencil on Linen

Joan Harris

Joan Harris is a practising artist and arts educator.  She completed a PhD at Monash University, Caulfield. Her work centres on transcription, a genre of art devoted to reinventing and recasting works of art that already exists. She draws on draws on the Italian Masters works including Pollaiuolo. One painting of particular interest to Harris is his depiction Faith in a series of  The Seven Virtues which is housed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence. Utilising photography and collage, Harris’ response to Pollaiuolo’s Faith reflects her interest in representations of mythological archetypes and symbolism in an historic context and ways in which this imagery may be represented in contemporary culture.

Harris has experience in teaching life drawing, portraiture and working with artists with a disability.  She facilitates six week workshops at Arnold Street Gallery with particular focus on the Masters.  

Joan Harris, Faith, 2012
Photographic collage, 100 x 90cm.