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Read below for more information or click here for bookings.


When do these classes run?


Morning session: 10am - 12:45pm

Afternoon session: 1:30pm - 4:15pm

Whole day: 10am to 4:15pm (with 45 min lunch)



Morning session: 10am - 12:45pm

Afternoon session: 1:30pm - 4:15pm

Whole day: 10am to 4:15pm (with 45 min lunch)

Each term runs for 10 weeks (term dates below)

What happens in these classes?

We run a figure painting class on Wednesdays and a portrait painting class on Fridays. You're also more than welcome to focus on drawing in graphite or charcoal in these classes. In the figure class we paint a nude live model with two five week poses each term. This gives you plenty of time to make finished artworks and learn new things about capturing the human form. You can also work on portraiture during this class if you like.

On Fridays we have a focus on painting the portrait, and this class features a live model in a clothed or costumed pose. We will have two poses for the term, each for five Fridays, with two different models. It’s a great way to learn about painting portraits and an opportunity to throw some colour into our work.

These classes are taught by Sally and Ben Ryan.

Who are these classes for?

Everyone! In all of our classes we teach on an individual basis, so they’re suitable for beginning to advanced artists. If you’re new to painting people that’s fine, we’ll go from the very beginning. If you have some experience, we’re happy to work with you where you’re at.

We recommend that beginners start by just drawing, as all good painting starts with good drawing skills. For absolute beginners we also have a concurrent basic drawing class that you can join if you prefer.

What do I need to bring?

If you click on one of the links at the bottom of this page you’ll be able to see our general materials list. If you’d like to paint but you’re new to it, don’t feel like you have to rush out and buy everything. It might be best to just bring drawing equipment on the first day and we can discuss further materials as we go. If you’re going to focus on drawing you’ll only need the drawing materials.

The studio also has some drawing and painting materials for sale if needed.

How do I sign up?


If you click on an item in the following list, or on a class link at the bottom of this page, you will be taken to another page where you can see a detailed materials list and book online.

Wednesday Whole Day

Wednesday Morning

Wednesday Afternoon

Friday Whole Day

Friday Morning

Friday Afternoon

You might also be interested in our Thursday Sketch Clubs

Hamley Studio Term Dates 2024:

Term 1: Wednesday, 31st January - Saturday, 6th April

Term 2: Wednesday, 24th April - Saturday, 29th June

Term 3: Wednesday, 17th July - Saturday, 21st September

Term 4: Wednesday, 9th October - Saturday, 14th December

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