Live Weekly Classes

Learn to Paint or Pot with Live classes
in our Brisbane studio or via Zoom

About the classes

Join our Weekly 3 hour drawing, painting & pottery classes in person with Jacqueline Hill or Live via Zoom.

Each year, our Beginner & Adventurer classes cycle between the different mediums:
Jan, Feb &Mar — Drawing & Pastel
Apr, May & Jun — Watercolour
Jul, Aug & Sep — Acrylic
Oct, Nov & Dec — Oil

See below for details on upcoming classes

Wed Beginner Acrylic · Thu Adventurer Acrylic · Thu Pottery

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November

Beginners

Learn the beauty and richness of oil paint with step by step instruction to bring the your artworks to life.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Discover the subtle and vibrant techniques of painting waves, oceans and water in oil.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

The strange and the beautiful: enjoy crafting unusual and abstract shapes with clay.

Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

5 Day Drawing Challenge

5 Day Drawing Challenge

In just 1 hour a day for 5 days, even total beginners can learn to draw. Suits adults & keen teens.

Fri 5th – Tue 9th November
10am on Zoom (Bris AEST)

Floral Magic Workshop

Draw and paint magical flowers and explore colour with pastels and more. Suits adults & teens of all levels.

Sat 13th November
10am – 4pm

Pottery Glazing Workshop

Discover exciting ways to decorate pots with glazes, oxides and more. Suits adults & teens of all levels.

Sat 27th November
10am – 4pm

** December Specials **

2 weeks of Live classes + 4 weeks Video classes
+ Choice of Saturday Workshop (within 3 months of booking)
for HALF MONTH PRICE with code: XMAS21

Beginners

Continue to learn to secrets of oil painting.

Wed 1st & 8th
9:30am – 12:30pm
OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Step-by-step painting flowers in oil & mixed media.

Thu 2nd & 9th
9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Learn new clay & glazing techniques.

Thu 2nd & 9th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

Clay Decoration Workshop

Create handmade festive descorations with clay from shape to texture and colour!

Sat 11th December
10am – 4pm

FAQ

I've never done Live Classes before — will I be ok?

YES! We cater for absolute beginners. Most of the people in the class will be in the same boat. You will find these classes very gentle and kind on people who are completely new to painting. You will be amazed at what you will learn in a supportive and positive learning environment.

How do I join the Live (In-Person or Zoom) Classes?

We now have up to 6 in-person spaces available in our Bellbowrie studio!

You can also join in via the video Zoom app. It's free to download and can be used on your phone, tablet or computer.

In the future, we look forward to be able to open up more Live spaces in our physical studio in Bellbowrie, Brisbane.

How do I join the Anytime (Online Video) Classes?

Just sign up to the course you want and you'll be able to access all your class recordings, resources and more under "My Dojo" over at dojo.zenartart.com.

What materials do I need?

We have a range of quality painting and potting materials an equipment in our studio, and post Australia-wide. All our Pathways come with suggested material kits so you'll always have everything you need.

I always recommend buying the best quality paints you can afford. They will make your artworks look really amazing and boost your confidence.

Do you teach children?

Yes, we have classes available for ages eight and up!

Our Mini Courses and Anytime classes are great options for kids, as they can explore their inner creativity around school and other commitments.

Our Live classes welcome keen teens in person, or younger children only via Zoom with parental supervision.

We also run different workshops throughout the year that suit ages 10+. You can sign up here to stay in the loop of our upcoming events.

My teaching builds the ability to see what is truly there, so I can guarantee that their drawings (and/or paintings) would improve out of sight, and they will learn skills they can use for a lifetime.

I have another question...

No problem! You can contact us about anything here.

January 2021

Beginners

Anyone can draw with this introduction to drawing for total beginners.

Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm
(Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Discover step by step how to draw parts of the face: eyes, ears, nose, mouth…

Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Get creative with fun shapes and patterns to give your pottery that personal touch.

Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

February

Beginners

Have fun drawing in new ways with new techniques and new materials.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Discover step by step how to draw the face in pencil, charcoal and more.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Learn pottery for beginners and intermediate. Build with clay & glaze.

Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

March

Beginners

Transform your drawings with colour. Discover the fun of using loose, vibrant pastels!

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Follow along as we paint the face in pastel, oil — or in any medium you choose!

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Discover the beauty and joy of texture in clay. Create and use your own patterns.

Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

April

Beginners

Discover the joy of watercolour. Learn the foundations and how the water works on your page.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Join us as we start to explore figures in graphite, water soluble graphite and watercolour.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Learn how to add unique glazing textures and patterns to make your next pottery piece stand out!

Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

May

Beginners

Continue learning the joys of watercolour. Discover ways to mix and paint any colour.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Come along to paint realistic and impressionist figures in watercolour.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Discover how to spin yourself a new pot with an introduction to the pottery wheel.

Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

June

Beginners

Adorn your watercolour with beautiful blending, masking and splatter effects and more.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Expand your watercolour repertoire and paint beautiful artworks to sign with pride.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Spin yourself a new pot with introductory & intermediate pottery wheel sessions.

Tue 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

July

Beginners

Discover the joy and mysteries of acrylic. Learn the foundations of paint, colour, transparency and more.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Don’t hold back on bold colours with this month of loose, colourful & decorative Dragons, Pythons & Lizards.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Get your bling on and learn the secrets of gold & metallic glazes to craft wonderful gifts, jewellery and more.

Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

Wheelly Fun Workshop

Get your hands in clay with our very first full day pottery wheel workshop!

Sat 17th July
9am – 4pm

FULLY BOOKED

Mini Watercolour Workshop

Create a collection of beautiful mini watercolours — perfect for gifts, cards & more.

Sat 24th July
10am – 4pm

FULLY BOOKED

August

Beginners

Enhance your acrylic paintings with realistic glows and colourful impressionism.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Paint vibrant, colourful fish and coral in acrylic or your favourite medium.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Get creative with fun shapes and patterns to give your pottery that personal touch.

Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

$7 Watercolour Wings 5 Day Challenge

In just 1 hour a day for 5 days, even total beginners can paint a beautiful watercolour wren.

Fri 13th – Tue 17th August
10am on Zoom (Bris AEST)

Mini Watercolour Workshop

Create a collection of beautiful mini watercolours — perfect for gifts, cards & more.

Sat 21st August
10am – 4pm

September

Beginners

Experiement with the possibilities of traditional acrylic, flow acrylic and more.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

From palm trees to wintery fir trees, paint masterful trees and forests in acrylic.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Don’t get boxed in! Build creative, colourful slab pots of all shapes and sizes.

Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

October

Beginners

Meet oil paint: blend, layer and build rich colors and follow step by step to paint beautiful art.

Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm OR 6pm – 9pm (Bris AEST)

Adventurers

Learn the subtle art of painting beautiful skies and clouds in oil.

Thu 9:30am – 12:30pm
(Bris AEST)

Pottery

Unleash your creativity to craft artisan pottery and sculpture of all shapes, sizes and colours.

Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Bris AEST)

Mixed Media Art Journal Workshop

Ever wanted to have an art journal but don’t know how to start or how to keep going? This is for you!

Sat 9th October
10am – 4pm

Clay Play Day Workshop $7 Special

$97.50 Value for just $7 with code CLAYPLAY. Come discover the joy of pottery! You’ll build amazing things in clay, even if you’re a total beginner.

Sat 30th October
9am – 12pm / 1pm – 4pm