2023 John Dudley Portrait Prize – Now Open for Entries

We are very pleased to announce that the John Dudley Portrait Prize is returning in 2023. Entry forms are available here. Entries close on the 1st of July. This year’s total prize money has increased to $1500, with $1000 First Prize and $500 People’s Choice Award .

If you have any queries,  please contact the organisers.
Email: portrait@emeraldartssociety.com.au
Phone: Glenn 0488 228 665

Download the Entry Form (PDF)

 

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2023 Workshop: Aspects of Self with Paul Macklin

[29-30th April] On the back of last year’s very successful 2-day workshop Paul Macklin will once again be holding a 2-day workshop called “Aspects of Self “.

This is one not to be missed and will book out fast. Spaces are limited to a max of 12 students per day.

If you can only come to one day that is ok – fees will be 50%.

Booking details on attached flyer. 

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2023 Membership Details

Annual Membership is from 1st February to 31st January.

Snapshots from a recent workshop with Paul Macklin

Member Benefits include:

  • A quarterly emailed newsletter providing arts news, details of classes and workshops, society events and exhibitions.
  • Workshops and demonstrations by well known artists at discount prices.

Emerald Arts Society (based in Emerald, VIC) welcomes the spectrum of members, from professional Artists to people who just want to ‘have a go’ at something.

Our classes, events and workshops reflect the varied level of talent and competence, that is the rich fabric of the membership.

Please note that this year we have fantastic new prices for memberships, and we also have a new bank account for EFT payments – so please take note of these changes in the form.

You can apply now, via the online Application Form or printable Form
or
Read more about our Membership

 

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Term Classes – 2024

Schedule for weekly classes & open studio sessions available in 2024

Notes:
– Costs are for current E.A.S. members – visit the About Membership page for details on becoming a member.
– When paying on the day of a class, please bring correct money.
– Participants should check the specific dates for their particular class or group with their Teacher or Coordinator as they may vary.

CLASS

TEACHER/COORDINATOR

TIME

COST PER TERM/SESSION

    

Life Group^

Robyn KamodaTuesday

10am-12
Members – $20 (pre-booked).
Non-members / Casual attendance  – $25 paid on the day.

Watercolour

Antoinette BlythTuesday
1pm – 3.30pm
Members pre-booked $120/term or $30/class
Non-members $160/term or $40/class

Open Studio^
(evening)

Russell SimpsonWednesday
7pm-9pm
casual $3

Open Studio^
(morning)

Judi RobertsThursday
9.30-11.30am
casual $3

Leadlight

Lindsay DyerMonday
2pm-4pm
$115/term

Oil Painting

Wendy LindreaFriday
10.30-12.30
Members – $25/class
Non-members – $35/class

^ No formal tuition

 

Queries may be sent by email to: info@emeraldartssociety.com.au
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2024 Classes: Glass Art / Leadlighting

For decades, the Emerald Arts Society has housed a leadlight room, where students have created a variety of art works including windows, mirrors, lampshades, jewellery boxes, terrariums and mobiles.

Under the expert guidance of Lindsay Dyer, students quickly learn techniques to overcome any fears they may have of cutting and working with glass. Glass grinders also allow students to make complex pieces from the first project. Classes predominately uses lead cane, not copper foil for finishing, as this tends to produce a better finished product.

Students are free to choose any project they wish to work on, be it something small, large or even mending an existing broken item.

THE TEACHER: Lindsay has been teaching leadlight classes at EAS since 1984 and has been creating glass works of art for many years prior to this. Lindsay enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of this medium with new students.

TIME: Mondays 2pm–4pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $115 per term

PROVIDED: All tools are provided and some glass. Students to purchase own glass dependent on project they choose to undertake.

BRING: Paper and pen to sketch ideas and take notes, wear closed-toe shoes.

BOOK YOUR PLACE now!
Maximum 6 students
info@emeraldartssociety.com.au
OR PHONE LINDSAY ON 5968 3618

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2024 Classes: Life Drawing (non-tutored)

One of the Society’s most popular weekly classes with students of all levels attending. In a comfortable and warm atmosphere participants draw from a posed life model in any medium they desire – most choosing charcoal or pastel. This is a non-tutored class, however everyone is made to feel welcome and can be given guidance by more experienced fellow students. A variety of models are used throughout the term.

CASUAL – WEEKLY

WHEN: 10am–12pm every Tuesday (except school holidays)
LOCATION: EAS Studio, cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST:
Members – $20.
Non-members – $25 paid on the day.
Please bring correct money!

PROVIDED: Life model, easels, boards, tea, coffee, biscuits
BRING: BYO medium of choice, paper and Bulldog clips for easel. (Paper can be purchased at small cost)

For more information/bookings, please contact Robyn on 0481 082 122

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2024 Classes: Watercolour

Working in the watercolour medium, as challenging as it is, presents excitement, creative possibilities, and frustration, all in one go. It is not without the need for perseverance and persistence, but with this, plus a desire to achieve, you will succeed!!

The aim of classes is to pass on the skills needed to proceed, to encourage individuality, creativity, and to enjoy the process!

THE TEACHER: Antoinette Blyth is an artist and tutor residing in Melbourne, Australia. Trained in the art of oil painting, she moved on to Watercolour and has been painting in this medium for over 30 years. As well as judging Exhibitions, she continues to teach to pass on her knowledge to others. She was a past Vice President of AGRA, the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, is a member of AGRA still and the Victorian Artists Society, Watercolour Society of Victoria, Whitehorse Arts Association, and member and past President of Sherbrooke Art Society.

Over the years, Antoinette has won numerous awards for her watercolours and her work is found in private collections around Australia, New Zealand & Europe.

“As an artist and teacher, I feel privileged to be able to impart skills of painting to others in a manner that encourages confidence, individuality and determination to succeed. To watch the development and passion of a painter grow, is exciting and rewarding. The connection over the years with “lovers of Watercolour” has been a means of exchanging thoughts, encouragement, and learning. In overview I am happy that I foster the heritage and appreciation of art passed on from my parents. I hope to continue the journey!”

WHEN: 1st term classes : Tuesdays 1.00 to 3.30pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: Payments can be made in advance. $120 or $30 per class. Non members are required to pay $160 or $40 per class. Cash is acceptable but correct money is required as no change may be available on the day.

BRING:  A requirements list will be made available once booking is received.

BOOK YOUR PLACE now!
info@emeraldartssociety.com.au

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2024 Classes: Wednesday Evening Open Studio

If you love to be creative but are unable to attend our day sessions, you will be pleased to know that we are now running our Open Studios in the evening.

Every Wednesday during the term, 7–9 pm, $3 members $10 non members.

Please bring along your current art project and work alongside others in a warm and friendly environment.

One of the benefits of being a member of the Emerald Arts Society is utilising the great studio space. You may not have an area large enough
at home to do art or you might just like an excuse to get out and be around other artists to feel inspired. Whatever it is, all members are welcome to come along to each Open Studio session to spread out and get creative!

If you are a print maker our print room is available to members during this time. Previous knowledge and confidence using the presses is required. Regular basics/safety workshops will be run for those interested in trying this great art form.

WHEN: Wednesdays 7pm–9pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $3 per member

PROVIDED: Studio space with use of tables or easels, print room for those who have prior experience, tea, coffee, biscuits
BRING: Whatever supplies you need to do the art you want

JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY
For more information, email info@emeraldartssociety.com.au

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2024 Classes: Thursdays Open Studio

One of the benefits of being a member of the Emerald Arts Society is utilising the great studio space. You may not have an area large enough
at home to do art or you might just like an excuse to get out and be around other artists to feel inspired. Whatever it is, all members are welcome to come along each Thursday to spread out and get creative!

If you are a print maker our print room is available to members during this time. Previous knowledge and confidence using the presses is required. Regular basics/safety workshops will be run for those interested in trying this great art form.

WHEN: Thursdays 9.30am–11.30am

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $3 per member

PROVIDED: Studio space with use of tables or easels, print room for those who have prior experience, tea, coffee, biscuits
BRING: Whatever supplies you need to do the art you want

JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY
For more information, email info@emeraldartssociety.com.au

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Read more about the article Annual Art Exhibition 2022 – Awarded Artists and Artworks
2022 Exhibition Venue - The Emerald Hills Hub

Annual Art Exhibition 2022 – Awarded Artists and Artworks

What a great night at the official opening of our annual art exhibition! Congratulations to all the award winners.
 
Karen Bloomfield congratulations on winning Best In Show!
Ava Griffin congratulations on Best In Show in the Next Gen category
and congratulations to Chris A’Vard-Britton for winning the inaugural June Barnett Still Life Prize.
 
Big thanks to our two judges: Lynden Stone and Paul Gallant.
 

Art Exhibition at the Hills Hub, Emerald. 28th October – 1st November 2022 

Here is a snap shot display of most of the recognised artworks.

 

Results List

Best in Show – Bloomfield, Karen – A022 – Buoyant – Oils/Acrylics
Best Still Life – A’Vard Britton, Chris – A015 – Bishop of Landaff Dahlia – Still Life
Photography Prize – Dellaert, John – A029 – Spotted Sun Orchid
Watercolour Prize – Pheh, It Hao – A106 – 6th Day – Edinburgh Scotland
Oils/Acrylics Prize – Hayes, Darrell – A048 – Muttaburra Landscape
Pastels Prize – Christians, Jacqueline – A024 – Glenfern Valley Afternoon
Other Media Prize – Richardson, Casey – A110 – Shallow Depths
Drawing Prize – tbc
Highly Commended – Lindrea, Wendy – A068 – Celery Pickers Clyde – Oils/Acrylics
Highly Commended – Johnson, Iain – A063 – Paradise Valley – Emerald – Oils/Acrylics
Commended – Morrison, Kara – A093 -The Reveal – Oils/Acrylics
Commended – Andrew, Fiona – A003 – Pool at Charcoal Kiln – Kurth – Oils/Acrylics
 
NEXTGEN – AWARDS
NextGen Best In Show – Griffin, Ava (14) – NG041 Where the Sky Touches the Sea
NextGen U20 Prize – tbc
NextGen U15 Prize – Rumoller, Poppy (11) – NG061 – Longing
NextGen U10 Prize – Doogan, Ava (8) – NG028 – Self Portrait
NextGen Highly Commended – Godinho Goodman, Raohael (9) – NG039 – The Man (U10)
NextGen Highly Commended – Strahan, Imelda (10) – Untitled (U15)
NextGen Encouragement Award – Ash, Ariah (7) – NG001 – The Amazing Fruits (U10)

Property Partners

Sponsor of the NextGen Best in Show Award. https://www.propertypartnersre.com.au High Performing, People Driven Real Estate. Seville, VIC.

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Rotary Club of Emerald

Rotary Club of Emerald

Sponsor of the NextGen Under 10 & Under 20 Awards. https://www.emeraldrotary.org.au Working together to create positive change in the wellbeing of our community and beyond.

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Barry Plant

Sponsor of the Pastel Award. https://www.barryplant.com.au/offices/emerald Whether you are buying, selling or renting a home in our beautiful area, the team at Barry Plant Emerald

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Sponsor Logo - Shakespeare Solutions

Shakespeare Solutions

Sponsor of the Drawing Award. https://shakespearesolutions.com.au/  Picture hanging systems and art gallery lighting. Located in Highett, Victoria 3190. Ph: 1800 997 065  

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Sponsor Logo - Emerald & District Co-op

Mitre 10

Sponsor of the Other Media Award. https://www.emeraldco-op.com.au Emerald & District Co-Op has operated since 1945 and it’s services include Mitre 10, stockfeed, pet products, rural

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Sponsor Logo - Emerald Community House

Emerald Community House

Sponsor of the Print Making Award. http://www.emeraldcommunityhouse.org.au Everyone is welcome at Emerald Community House, where we aim to engage members of the community through providing

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Falcone & Adams Lawyers — Emerald, Belgrave, Pakenham

Falcone & Adams Lawyers

Sponsor of the Watercolour Award. http://www.falconeadams.com.au Falcone & Adams is a law firm based in Emerald, Pakenham and Narre Warren practising in most areas of law,

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Paradise Valley Hotel

Paradise Valley Hotel

Sponsor of the Oils & Acrylics Award. https://www.paradisevalleyhotel.com Book your next function here at the Paradise Valley Hotel! From Weddings, Birthdays and even club functions,

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Sponsor Logo - Efficient Air

Efficient Air

Sponsor of the NextGen Under 15 Award. https://www.efficientair.com.au Experts in Heating and Air-Conditioning! Efficient Air is an Emerald based, family run business offering honest, affordable air

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Emerald Custom Framing

Emerald Custom Framing

Sponsor of the NextGen Highly Commended Awards.  https://www.printnframe.com.au Printnframe is owned & operated by Emerald Custom Framing. Printnframe.com.au offers professional quality online picture framing, canvas

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Bendigo Bank — Cockatoo/Gembrook Community Bank

Bendigo Bank

Sponsor of the Adults Highly Commended and Commended Awards. https://www.bendigobank.com.au/branch/vic/community-bank-cockatoo-gembrook/ We are very pleased that the Community Bank Cockatoo (part of Bendigo Bank) have come

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