Regular Classes and Workshops




 TERM 1: Christine Read returns




 Direct Deposits into the Society’s account - please inform Julia via email :   or Tina via email, and indicate name on the transfer advice.  Commonwealth Bank BSB 062 502 Account 00901131

Application forms ONLY available at the end of term for the following term

Regular Tutors for BAS

Rene Bolton

Painting and drawing is an integral part of the rhythm and structure of daily life for classically trained artist Rene Bolten.

Bolten’s drawing practice is an exploration of mark making rather than subject; he says “I know how to make them, but don’t know what they are”.

After producing up to 100 drawings a day the artist puts the work aside until he has enough distance to review them and possibly name what is recognisable. In contrast, his paintings are an investigation of subject and technique, “I know what I want to paint, but don’t know how to do it”.

Bolten’s relentless pursuit for answers results in paintings with an intimate sensory and physical presence. 

Mike King

The driving visual force inspiring Mike King Prime's landscape paintings are the rainforests and beaches of north-eastern NSW and the deserts and canyons of south-western USA.

His style is quite unique, a progression from the traditional watercolour technique to a vibrant impressionistic realism using liquid acrylic colours. Using a basic four colour palette, he prefers to mix his own hues and colours. All works are painted on canvas or acid-free board.

Equally at home in both sides of the Pacific, he now has studios in Lismore NSW, and Scottsdale Arizona.

David Lane

After completing his study at the National Art School in Sydney he moved to the beautiful environs on the North Coast of New South Wales.

Regional New South Wales and in particular this glorious landscape which surrounds his studio remains a strong visual magnet for the work he produced. However having travelled extensively throughout Australia he has painted a variety of landscapes from desert to ocean.

David continues to be inspired by the Australian environment and successfully exhibits his work both locally and throughout Australia and is represented in a number of collections here and overseas.

Click here to view David's website 

Tony Leitch

Tony Leitch studied visual arts majoring in printmaking at Canberra School of Art in the late 1970’s. He was Head of Installations at the Australian National Gallery and has also worked in Museums in Saudi Arabia and China installing collections.

Tony’s landscapes and figurative work have been influenced by his experiences of living and working in Central Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and on the North Coast of NSW. His oil paintings have been purchased by Australian and overseas collectors.

Click here to view Tony's website  


Harry provides exciting workshops in water colour, but is just as happy in other mediums. Harry loves doing work "en plein air" and teaches in varying locations around the Northern Rivers. He loves painting in the environment so much he runs workshops on Norfolk island and in Assisi Italy, once a year. His free and natural style are an inspiration and he is the master of demonstration

See his work at



Click here to view his website of artworks