Thursday, December 23, 2010

Art Classes-Melbourne

If you need to plant yourself in a structured environment to get the creative muse to rear its head, then we can point you in a few directions to help enthuse, educate and enjoy.

Friends of St Luke run all different classes; from Life Drawing to Icon Painting and Encaustic.

The Victorian College of the Arts are running part time and short courses for anyone who wants to get more involved with art. Summer School begins on the 18th of January and you can choose from Life Drawing, Sculpture, Contemporary Painting, Digital Art and Printmaking. Their Studio Art program will commence on the 8th February. This is your chance to be taught by some of the most skilled practicing contemporary artists in Melbourne.

Contact Ieuan Weinman at the VCA via phone or email for more information:

Ph: 9685 9462


The beautiful and talented Artist, Erika Gofton is holding Art Classes at The Substation in Newport. You can enroll throughout the year, but the first workshop begins on the 23rd of January. Erika offers Foundation Drawing and Painting Classes as well as a mentored Art Class which begins on the 8th February. To enquire please contact Erika on:

M: 0407197 106

Ph: 9391 8373



If you are in love with acrylic then you must put yourself on the waiting list for Merryn Trevethan's Golden Acrylic classes coming up in the New Year. If there is anything to know about Acrylic applications or technique then Merryn knows it in spades. Merryn is a qualified teacher trained by the inventors of acrylic, Golden.

Contact Merryn to join the list:


M: 0422515880


Anna Prifti is a very respected Icon painter and you must see if her if you want to learn this very historical Byzantinian art form. Classes begin February 10. Location 3-7 Macedon Avenue, Balwyn North, 3104, Vic next to the church Presentation of the Lady in the Temple.


M: 0415 243 917

Michelangelo Russo invites a small group into his artisan studio to teach the art of Encaustic. Places are limited and we understand the class is very popular. If you have ever wondered how to mix pigments and beeswax then learn from the master. Michelangelo will be running a class in Fitzroy in the new year so please contact him to register your interest. Check out his work


M: 041-399-6071

When you have done all the classes there will be a quiz in store, so pay attention and improve your art practice with all the knowledge, tricks and tips that these wonderful educators can teach you.

Have a wonderful Xmas and a safe New Year x

We will be back on 5th January 2011

Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas from the St Lukettes

We will be feet up and tools down from Christmas Day until the 5th of January.

In December's Newsletter we just thought of things that we want you to buy us,

we hope it helps because we are very fussy!

10 Christmas gift ideas between $10 and $150

Langridge Rust and Verdigris Base Introductory set

You wanted it and Langridge brought it back. Mum and Dad won’t know what hit them. Next time you go over to their house the pots will be bronzed and the gnome may have rusted. A great gift for people with absolutely no artistic talent. It’s fool proof and highly satisfying to use. Put it on anything and watch surfaces transform, Rome can be built in a day and if it needs rusting you know who to see. $30.80

Golden Fluid Set of 10 colours

Do you know someone who is creating with products that they bought at the hardware store? If the answer is yes then you need to buy them this set of paints stat. It’s obviously an emergency and the only way to help is with a Golden intervention. The best Acrylic paint in the world, packaged up in a box for those suffering from a serious case of Duluxitis. $97.30

Langridge’s Oil Stick Set

Like drawing with lipstick, Langridge’s oil stick set is the perfect excuse to glam up your paintings without cross-dressing or applying any make up. Let go of those tight lines and draw your painting like you mean it. $79.70

Foldable Field Easel

Going to the country? Going on holidays this January? Have easel will travel, will be the catch cry of any lucky left brainer that receives one of these lightweight travel easels this Christmas. It’s only $48.60……Yes that’s what I said

Giant Hogs Hair Scenic Paint Brush

For the Artist who needs something that no one else has. Brushes don’t get any bigger. Think painting while standing back from the canvas, (way back) because this baby is 90 cm long. $20.90

St Luke’s Three Kings gift set of gold, frankincense and myrrh

An annual event for St Luke, the Three Kings gift set is about being alchemical and not so much about being artistic. Everyone needs gold and if you haven’t smelt Frankincense and Myrrh, then you don’t know how amazing resins can be. Light a charcoal tablet with a little piece on top and absorb the historical vapours. $49.95

Marseille Soap

Great for you, great for your brushes, stay clean this Christmas with a little olive oil love straight from France. $11.75

Langridge’s Professional Oil Paint wooden box set

The Supreme gift of love: professional paint for an artist of any age. Start with the best oil paint and mediums and don’t look back or sideways or down because you’re a star. With these tubes of pumped up pigment you will be putting other painters to shame. Viva le Langridge. $198.00

Golden’s set of Gels and Mediums

An introduction to the uninitiated - Golden’s Gels and Mediums can do just about anything; self level, softly gloss, fibre up or run like tar. $46.00

St Luke Gift Voucher

Available at any amount; for anyone who has an inclination towards the creative. $1000,000,000