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Creative & Colourful Painting with Susan O'Brien

Creative & Colourful Painting with Susan O'Brien

Painting Class

Over 20 people have attended this class


Do  you want to lift your paintings out of the ordinary?


Learn how to use simplification, colour and abstraction to express the unrealised beauty of the world around you.

Susan’s class on Wednesday mornings at which you can use acrylic, oil (low odour), pastel or watercolour will change the way you paint. You will gain insights into art which will excite you and help you express your feelings in paint in a whole new way, no matter where your preference is between realism and abstraction.

Susan demonstrates at each class then challenges and supports you to paint your own painting in ways you have never probably even thought of before.


Prepare to leave your comfort zone behind and to be challenged to create exciting works of art.

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What you will learn

  • You will learn to create your own masterpiece

What you will get

  • Get creative with like minded people.

What to bring

  • Bring along your own paints, brushes and paper/canvas (new or unfinished project) and journal - whatever materials you have.

What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

All levels of skill for adults aged 16 and above.

Box Hill Art Group

(168 Reviews)

Our offer to you
Painting pictures is enjoyable, satisfying, therapeutic, good for the soul, great for your social life, combats social isolation, and helps the brain fight against depression and dementia.

Let our expert tutors show you how it’s done because expressing yourself through art is about the best way to be happy and fulfilled.
We cover all styles for all levels.

Our history

The Box Hill Art Group Inc. was established in 1952 and since then it has nurtured many thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists.

Moreover, we cater for watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, life drawing and mixed media.

We also offer our member’s access to lessons, paint outs, art demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and arts awards.
The Box Hill Art Group will open up a whole new colourful world for you to enjoy.

Our membership
Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 116 years of age. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this group, meeting with like minded people to express yourself visually.

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4.7 (7 reviews)
Kathyrated it
06 Apr 2022
I really enjoyed this class. Lots of interesting and new ideas are discussed every week.
Box Hill Art Group 06 Apr 2022

Good to hear Kathy. See you again next term. Box Hill Art Group.

Kathrated it
27 Mar 2021
Susan is a fabulous acrylic teacher. I prize a teacher who shares practical tips on how to use the medium. Susan shared her experience of paints, their costs, the type of paint she likes using and why. She also gives clear, constructive instruction on composition. Her demonstrations on colour choice and blending are informative but not restrictive. We covered a range of subjects in the course, and i feel better informed and happier about taking risks with my acrylic paintings.
Box Hill Art Group 27 Mar 2021

It’s great to hear that you got so much out of the course. Thanks Kath for coming along and for your great review. Box Hill Art Group. 

Riarated it
26 Mar 2020
Great course.
Box Hill Art Group 26 Mar 2020

Thanks Ria, hope to see you soon.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Transfers for classes that cannot be attended need to be made up within the same term.

Non members are entitled to only purchase ONE single $25 tutored class. All additional purchases require the participant to become a member of the Box Hill Art Group. This condition excludes Wednesday Life Drawing sessions and one day workshops which are open to everyone.

Memberships are not transferable to other people. Class payments are not transferable to other members.

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