Thursday Class

The following classes and workshops are held at the QAS Gallery:

10 am – 12pm
Social Painting
All media EXCEPT oils (no tutor)
$3Judy Barber
(0409 394 763)
1.45 pm for 2 pm start until 4 pm
Life Drawing
(with model, no tutor).

Wendy Sedlmaier 
(0418 631 818)

10:30am – 1:30pm
Social Painting
All media (no tutor)
$3Roger Nixon
(0403 074 653)
10am – 1pm
Social painting
(all media EXCEPT oils – no tutor)
$3Belinda Ingram
(0404 166 934)
6.30pm – 9pm
Sculpture & Life Drawing
(with model; no tutor)
$15Rosaline Rimes-Reich
(0452 278 583)
10.30am – 2pm
All Media$3Judy Barber
(0409 394 763)
10am – 1pm
Social Painting 
(all media EXCEPT oils – no tutor)
$3Judy Barber
(0409 394 763)
10am – 1pm
10am – 1pm
Never Stop Learning
(most media EXCEPT oils, Belinda Ingram tutor)
$15Belinda Ingram
(0404 166 934)
To be advised Children’s Art Lesson  

Plein Air Group

The QAS Plein Air Group meet on Tuesdays every week, from 9 – 11/11.30am.  We travel here and there, to interesting places. We favour places with good parking, space, public conveniences; and we follow up with coffee at the nearest café. At present we are at Duffy café – great coffee!
This year we’ve worked around Lake Burley Griffin, The English Garden and Weston Park. There are fabulous places and vistas in those spots. We are now venturing further out and will be at Casuarina Sands for a while. 
An email is sent out on Monday night to confirm the place and meeting spot (we have to check the weather for the next day). 

If you would like to join the QAS Tuesday Plein Air Group, please contact Rosanna Burston on 0418 863 428.

Workshops for 2022

The 2023 QAS Workshop Program is almost complete, and we will commence bookings for all workshops from 12 December 2022 (noting the John Wilson Workshop bookings opened in March 2022 and the Julie Ballis Portrait Workshop will initially be open only to last year’s participants until 2 January 2023).

QAS is changing the booking system this year to streamline bookings and reduce the burden on the workshop coordinator and Treasurer in accounting for attendance and payments. If you reserve a position in a workshop, you will need to pay the full amount for the workshop within three months before the workshop to secure your position. We will no longer be accepting deposits.

QAS is introducing a refund policy this year to recognise the costs incurred by QAS when members are unable to attend a booked workshop. If a member is unable to attend a booked workshop and provides sufficient notice to enable a replacement to be found, the member will receive a refund for the full amount paid minus a $30 cancellation fee. If QAS is unable to find a replacement, a cancellation fee of 50% of the workshop fee will be charged. If there are exceptional circumstances, the member may apply to the executive to have the cancellation fees reviewed.

We have held the workshop fees at the 2022 level for all 2023 workshops. Note the fees below are members prices with non-members paying a surcharge of $45 for each workshop.

To book, send an email to the workshop Coordinator at to reserve a position. You will then be directed to make a payment by direct bank transfer to the QAS account. Once this is received, your position will be secured.

Workshop Coordinator: Andrew Smith
m: 0418 631 486   email:

18-19 February
Julie Ballis – Portraits. Workshop fee of $90 FULL
Learn to paint portraits, any medium, two afternoons, two models, two portraits. During this workshop, Julie will walk you through the steps of creating a lifelike portrait. (This is a rescheduled workshop and priority will be given to participants who were booked into the October 2022 Workshop)
23-24 March
John Wilson 2 day Oil painting Masterclass Workshop – Into the Light FULL
Workshop Fee $230 – This workshop is almost full
25-29 March
John Wilson 5 day Oil painting Masterclass Workshop – Into the Light FULL
Workshop Fee $585 – This workshop is almost full
Amanda McLean – Journal Making and Journaling – Workshop Fee $180 plus
a payment of $25 to Amanda for a Journal making materials kit. Amanda will provide you with the materials to make a journal and on the first day of the workshop you will be guided through the process of making a unique journal. On Day 2 you will experiment with various journaling techniques as Amanda leads you through a series of exercises in your new journal.
Maxine Sumner – Using Yupo Paper – Workshop Fee $50. FULL
In this one day workshop Maxine will take you through the tips and tricks you need to know when using Yupo Paper with water colour and other mediums. You will mainly be working with water colour. The workshop fee includes the Yupo paper you will use in the workshop.
Ev Hales – Watercolour – Scrutinizing the limits of “Scapes” – Workshop Fee
$230. Ev Hales is coming to Queanbeyan Art Society for the first time to take you on a two day journey to create several watercolour “scape” masterpieces. She is a very accomplished artist and tutor, and you can see examples of her work at
Stephie Clarke – Pastels – Creating Floral Treasures Workshop – Workshop Fee
$230. Stephie will also be making her first trip to Queanbeyan Art Society to teach you her unique steps of using hard and soft pastels on floral, fruit and other still life paintings. Stephie is an accomplished tutor and artist who is best known for free and flowing paintings uninhibited by rules and boundaries as she creates incredible depth in her work. You can see examples of her work at
12-13 August
Ted Lewis – Masterclass in Oils Workshop – Workshop Fee $230
16-17 September
NEW – Leigh Walker – Working with acrylics: a journey through the
layers – Workshop fee $180

Classes for Young Artists


Contact us for further information here