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Torbay Art Classes

January 4, 2011



The Paint Basket Torbay has it’s own dedicated studio in Torbay very close to Long Bay College and is only 5 mins drive from Albany Mega Centre,

The studio comfortably seats 9 students and is fully multi-media enabled with a sound system, DVD facilities and Internet access. Tea / Coffee facilities are free to our students.

Parking is safe and secure and well lit at night.

Studio is wheelchair friendly, the bathroom facilities are however not.

My Teaching Style

Small classes are conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There are never more than 9 students in a class to ensure you get plenty of individual attention. Each student also progresses at their own speed so there is no need to rush, play catch-up or wait for the other artists.

We concentrate on the practical side of painting like techniques and methods to ensure you can not only paint the subject at hand, but also apply these techniques to other paintings in the future. In other words I teach you to be able to paint anything you want independently.

Available Class Times

Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm  -  (2-Hour Children’s class)
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How the classes work

You come for a 3 hour class every week except the third week of every month which I take off to paint myself / market my own paintings. A special class calendar is available which shows the off weeks and Workshops throughout the year.
Your first three paintings are set as they are designed to teach you the basic progressive techniques used in most paintings – the first is a landscape – cottage and mountains, the second  a  seascape – fishermen on rocks,  the third – Boats on the beach – after that you can paint whatever you like and I’ll show you the specific techniques required to paint your chosen subject.
You can start at any time and continue for as long as you like.


The cost of the classes are only $120 per month! Pensioners $100 per month

All the required art supplies can be bought at the studio so no need to rush around finding the supplies you need.

For new students we have a starter pack available which has all the paints, brushes, etc. you need to get you started at $60. The pack will last you many paintings and you just need to replace as you need. Once you have started you will find that painting is one of the cheapest and most rewarding hobbies you get.

You can view some of my paintings as well as some of my student’s paintings by clicking on the links on the left.

Even if you have never painted before, but always wished you could, give me a call, you will be glad you did : 09 473 3402

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