Art Classes

Classes are run by Peter Lankas at the Newcastle Community Arts Centre.

Studio 11 is a large art studio area, with large windows and fans, well ventilated and lit. All classes supply studio furniture, easels, desks, boards and clips.

Peter has a Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle and over thirty years experience in the process of drawing and painting. He currently teaches painting and drawing at the Newcastle Art School (TAFE) and regularly conducts workshop throughout the Hunter region and the Central coast.


Weekend Painting and Drawing Workshops

Selected Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm

Painting and drawing workshops, which cover a wide range of techniques and concepts necessary to understand and develop the creative process.

Also included, 'en plein air' painting classes, working out doors directly from nature, a tradition made popular by the Impressionists. Painting workshops in solvent free oil painting methods of the Old Masters, painting with completely natural ingredients, without use of solvents (using commercially produced paint) and making paint from natural earth pigments.

All these workshops are suitable for beginners to the advanced. Email for information.


Drawing Art Classes

Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm, cost $35 per class

Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:30pm, cost $30 per class

Friday 9.30am - 12:30pm, cost $35 per class

Learn how to draw starting the creative process from beginning or develop your existing process, mediums and concepts. The class covers all concepts of drawing and associated media, graphite, charcoal, pastels, inks, watercolour and gouache, via the development of design elements, colour theory and multiple drawing techniques. The classes are directed as well as developing a self directed approach to own creative practice and suitable for the beginner through to advanced. These on a term basis, with some casual availability. Numbers are limited.


Life Drawing

Thursday 7:00pm - 9:30pm

A total drawing experience with a life model. Suitable for beginners to the working artist. Learn how to draw using the human figure or develop your drawing skills and concepts. Tuition given in all media where and when required.

Cost (per class):