"It’s really pleasant to spend time doing something you enjoy with other people who share your interest and are so friendly and supportive."
"As a new member I found my first course to be really interesting.I wanted to learn how to simplify a photo to paint as usually I find myself trying to put in too much detail.Harry Westera was our tutor and he explained everything in a very clear way.I think we all found him very helpful and most encouraging .
I have met many new people who were very friendly and it was fascinating to see the different styles that people prefer. I also picked up a few little tips from other members."
I certainly intend to attend another course.
Ballina Art Society has been together for over 40 years, having recently held the 41st Annual exhibition in April this year. The group has evolved from a small group of people painting togethers inot a large group of over 90 members. Members are mostly from the Ballina Shire, but the group also attracts people from all over the northern Rivers. Members meet together to paint and receive tuition and guidance from tutors. 4different tutors provide guidance for the 4 terms, in an variety of mediums and styles. This changes from year to year, and tutors are selected by members popular choice. The society also holds weekend workshops for those who find it difficult to commit during the week, and it is always someone new and fresh in approach.