Learn a new project or technique each week with Tegan or Christine.


REGISTER HERE for Term 3, 2024 


In Term 3, 2024, Tegan will continue to run Thursday evening and Friday morning Watercolour classes, a perfect way to set yourself up for a creativity-filled weekend. Christine will be working with previous students to extend their skills in an Intermediate Watercolour class running on Friday afternoons, and offering exciting new Saturday Crash Course sessions for beginners!

We are also expanding our Sewing Circle to welcome all artists and craftspeople along for free Tuesday Art & Crafternoon sessions.

See the full info on all these options below! Contact us to join the waiting list if your preferred class is already booked out.

Watercolour with Tegan 

Thursdays, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm 
9-week course, commencing 25 July - REGISTER HERE
The Workshoppery, Barkly Square, Ballarat East (near Barkly Square Cafe)

Fridays, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
9-week course, commencing 26 July - REGISTER HERE
The Workshoppery, Barkly Square, Ballarat East (near Barkly Square Cafe)

$180 for each 9-week course
Supplies included
Limited to 8 participants

Tegan Crosbie is a local painter who is, by day, a secondary school art teacher and, by night, a sneaky artist! Natures unique and quirky beauty has inspired Tegan's collection of botanical pieces along with her perpetual love of colour. Tegan paints because she enjoys it. She finds it therapeutic and restorative.

Tegan's dog Blazer also attends classes. Blazer is a certified Therapy Dog and Tegan is a therapy dog handler, which means that Blazer is assessed as suitable both from a health and wellness perspective for the animal and from a suitability and safety for human participants and a lovely and nurturing additional presence in Tegan's classes. Please feel free to contact us with any queries about this.

Find out more about Tegan.

Image supplied by Tegan.

 

Saturday Watercolour Crash Courses with Christine 

Anyone can watercolour! Come and join us for a Saturday Watercolour Crash Course when we explore the wonderful world of watercolours. This class will introduce you to watercolour painting and inspire you to create beautiful mixed media pieces.

No previous art experience or special skill is required. This class is a stand alone course designed to build upon your skills and will include drawing, fine line art and painting.

11.00 am - 4.30 pm (including a half hour break)
Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square

3 August, 2024 - REGISTER HERE

Future stand alone dates may become available - contact us with Expressions of Interest

Cost: $100 for Term 3, 2024 (5-hour course). Supplies included. Limited to 15 participants

This activity is a Learn Local activity, with costs subsidised through the Victorian State Government's Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) program in partnership with the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre

 

 

Intermediate Watercolour Course: Expanding Techniques and Creativity - BOOKED OUT - please contact us to register your interest to attend if this course runs again in the future.

Skill Level Required: Intermediate

Pre-requisites:

  • Basic understanding of watercolour materials and tools
  • Ability to manage basic watercolour techniques such as wet-on-wet and wet on dry and dry brushing
  • Experience with simple colour mixing and application
  • Completion of a beginner's watercolour course or equivalent experience

Course Outline: This course is designed for artists who wish to expand their skills in watercolour painting, focusing on larger compositions and more advanced techniques. Participants will complete two main projects—an (apx) A3 size peony painting and an (apx) A3 size painting of a building of their choice. Both projects are designed to enhance your proficiency and confidence in handling watercolours on a larger scale and over multiple classes.

This activity is a Learn Local activity, with costs subsidised through the Victorian State Government's Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) program in partnership with the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre

 

TUESDAY ART & CRAFTERNOON (FREE) - REGISTER NOW for Term 3, 2024

Tuesdays, 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square.

In Term 3, 2024, the previous Tuesday afternoon Sewing Circle will be expanding to include more arts and crafts while still welcoming sewing projects. This updated activity will now be known as Tuesday Art & Crafternoon and if you want to register follow the Term 3 link above.

2024 Tuesday Art & Crafternoon Term Dates

Term 3: 16 July - 17 September

Term 4: 8 October - 10 or 17 December (TBC) 

Bring along your own art, craft or sewing projects and supplies, your machine or hand sewing equipment and join others for a chat while you art, craft or sew in a way which suits you! Skills are shared amongst participants with no formal guidance from a tutor.

 

Classes not running in Term 3, 2024 - please contact us to register your interest to attend if these classes run again in the future.

Unlock Your Creativity: Exploring Watercolour with Christine - REGISTER NOW for Term 2, 2024.

This activity is a Learn Local activity, with costs subsidised through the Victorian State Government's Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) program in partnership with the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre. The full course runs for 2 terms though each term can be booked separately.

Fridays, 2.15 pm - 5.00 pm
10-week course, 26 April to 28 June
Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square

$160 for the 10-week term
Supplies included
Limited to 15 participants

This class will introduce you to watercolour painting and inspire you to create beautiful mixed media pieces.

Expect to learn:
• How to paint flowers
• Urban sketching; learn how to draw and paint houses, plus feature doors and windows
• Pebbles and rocks
• Winter landscapes
• The ocean, waves and water
• Crystal clusters and gemstones
• The secrets of painting white
• Feathers and birds

Your class exercises will be used to make your own series of greeting cards.

No previous art experience or special skill is required. Each class is designed to build upon your skills and will include drawing, fine line art and painting.

Anyone can watercolour! So come and join us on Friday afternoons when we explore the wonderful world of watercolours.

Christine is making use of art supplies purchased through a grant from the City of Ballarat and Regional Arts Victoria.

Find out more about Christine.

Image from pexels by Miguel á Padriñán.

Minimum numbers

A minimum of 6 participants are required for each class in order for it to proceed. 

Contact us to find out more.

  Christine S Negative space night sky small

 Christine S Folky bird small Christine S Fairy Wren small

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Christine Segaert

Location & getting there

Watercolour is held at Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East. 

Walking: There are entrances on Barkly Street and also access from Princess Street South. 
Driving: You can park on Barkly Street, or behind the building in the car park or on the street along Princes Street South. You can access Princes Street South from Eureka Street or Barkly Street.Bus: There is a bus stop close to Barkly Square: Route 20, near the corner of Barkly Street and Main Road.
Bicycle: There is bike parking available at Barkly Square.

Public toilets are available within Barkly Square.

View the Accessibility Map of Barkly Square..

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not come to the activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Barkly Square. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Bring your own drink bottle.The cafe at Barkly Square is usually open until 2.30 pm if you would like to purchase hot drinks and food.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the activity starts to allow time to complete any paperwork.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with Christine or Tegan.
  • Turn off your phone/digital devices and store your possessions in the room.
  • Tickets are not transferable.

Questions?

Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.