Open Painting class with Chris Horder

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This course is tailored to the groups needs and offers both guided lessons and advice for self directed projects. If you have completed some beginners courses previously and would like to move onto the next level at your own pace, this is the course for you. It is basically a continuation of both the Acrylic and Oil painting courses and allows you to paint in either medium. Having said that, we also welcome those wanting to experiment in the areas of Drawing, inks and mixed media. Chris has a wealth of knowledge in all of these areas and accross different styles of painting; abstract, landscape, portrait etc

This open studio time is specially suited to those wanting to focus on specific projects. Whether you are focussing on HSC Art, or entry into tertiary art schools, or you may just have a special project you need help with. Chris is able to assist on all levels of ability. You don't even have to have a project in mind, just bring enthusiam and Chris will guide you through the creative process to help you get the most from your studio time.

About The Teacher - Christopher Horder

Christopher Horder has been painting for over 20 years. Graduating with Honours in Painting from the National Art School. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows nationally and internationally. He has over 10 years teaching experience. He has been a finalist in the Brett Whitley Travelling Arts Scholarship The Dobell Drawing prize, and winner of the Mosman Emerging Artist Award. He is currently working on a body of work for his next solo show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i join this class after the term has started?

Yes, given there are spaces. This course is not structured like the other beginners courses. Chris assists students on different levels and across different media. We don't do drop in classes but if you know you can only make it to half the course you can just pay for those classes. Preference is given to students starting in week one.

Can we work in large format and can works be stored in the studio?

Yes many students choose to branch out onto a large canvas or artist paper. We have a lockable student store room where you can leave your work during term.

Can we work with any media?

Yes, Chris has experience accross many fields including Oils, Acrylics and Drawing.

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What you will learn
  • Be inspired by the group and take your art making to the next level.
  • Your tutor will guide you through the painting process to get the best from your studio time.
  • Increase your painting skills while developing your unique style
What you will get
  • Tuition under an expert art teacher, with specialised learning.
  • Small class size to ensure personalised attention
  • Use of a fully equip studio space.
  • Biscuits, Tea and Coffee
  • Inspire others and be inspired
  • Create an amazing work of art.

What to bring
  • Please bring any materials you would like to work with in your chosen medium, including canvas or paper to work on.
  • Art On King is open during your course for any materials you may need.
  • Don't forget to ask for your student discount, 10% off!
What to wear

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!

Appropriate for

This course is tailored to the groups needs and offers both guided lessons and advice for self directed projects.


Art On King

Vendor since 2016

Art On King is the one stop store for art and craft supplies, joined with Modern Times Bookstore for books, games and cards. Art on King is also the home of Art on King studios where various art classes are held throughout the year.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Art On King or organised by Art On King must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Art On King.


I agree to give Art On King unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Art On King classes and events or on Art On King's premises. (For use of Art On King marketing materials).


Art On King requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms for Enrolment

Attendance: Art On King Studios is not responsible for changes in your personal circumstances. We cannot facilitate make up classes. Your tutor is happy to advise you on work missed and offer homework exercises.

Transfers: Should your circumstances change and you give 7 days notice before the commencment of your course we can facilitate a course transfer to the following term. Transfers will be extended to a maximum of 2 terms. If you provide less than 7 days notice we can only provide a transfer should your course retain a minimum of 6 students to run. Administration fee of $20 applies to transfers with less than 7 days notice. In the case of prolonged illness or unforeseen circumstances we will do our best to accommodate a transfer to the next term but cannot guarantee a place.

Refund Policy: We do not give cash refunds. You must give 7 days notice in the event that you cannot attend a course you have enrolled in. An administration fee of $20 will be charged and you will receive the balance of course fees as a credit , which can be used in the store or towards another course. Any Art Kits or materials purchased for your course can be returned for credit if in a saleable, unused condition. 

Cancellations: All classes need a minimum of 6 students to proceed. Should your course fail to meet minimum, we may either postpone the start date for 1 or 2 weeks or cancel the course. You will be informed at least 24 prior to start date. Your course fees will be refunded in full, or you may choose to transfer to another course. Should the new start date not suit your schedule you will also qualify for a full refund.

Discounts: Enrolled students receive 10% discount off all regular priced art materials from Art On King, for the duration of the course only. Art kits are discounted by 20%.

Fees: Are payable in advance and are for tuition only. You are not guaranteed a place in a course until all fees are paid in full. GST is included in course price.

Promotions: We run various promotions throughout the year. These discounts are valid only if your course runs and are not transferrable to another term. Any  Gift vouchers offered are handed out on the first night of your class, and are not valid should your course be cancelled.

Gift Vouchers: Purchased course gift vouchers are valid for any courses we run and are transferrable to another person or for store credit if you choose not to take a course. Sorry no cash refunds are issued.

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