2022 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.


WHEN: 10am–12pm on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of each month (except school holidays)
LOCATION: EAS Studio, cnr Church & Anne Sts

Members – $20 (prefer booked in advance).
Non-members / Casual attendance not pre-booked – $25 paid on the day.

PROVIDED: Life model, easels, boards, tea, coffee, biscuits
BRING: Medium of choice, paper. (Paper can be purchased at small cost)

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


Do you want to print out a flyer? Download the Life Drawing Classes PDF


Workshop: Monotype Printmaking

Saturday 19th Feb 2022 — In this hands on small class sized workshop Gina will introduce you to a variety of Monoprinting techniques.

Monoprinting gives you the freedom to try different techniques inexpensively. With relief printing each image requires a new block. With monoprinting you can try a new image more quickly. We will be experimenting with these techniques: Subtractive and Additive, Ghost, Dendritic, Masking, Collage, Tracing and Watercolour Monoprinting. The added benefit to this technique is that it can be done without a press and you can use a barren or a wooden spoon to pull the print.

TIME: 10am–4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $75 Members; or $115 Non-members

SKILLS: Open to Beginners, Adults and Students (minimum age 16).
PROVIDED: All materials, plus Morning & afternoon tea.
BRING: Your own lunch. Also any sketches or ideas, photographs or specimens for inspiration to produce your monotype prints.

Please book early as numbers are limited due to Covid!
email ginamaymiller@icloud.com
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

To secure your booking please pay in advance
Pay by Direct Deposit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct name: Emerald Art Society
BSB : # 063 842 A/C : 1003 6074
In the ref put your initials and the title, eg. GM monoprint


Gina has been an educator and practicing artist in Australia, USA, Canada, and the UK. Her abstract painting is experimental,
spontaneous and full of energy often combined with a mix of other media. Gina also does Chinese Brush Painting where she focuses on native plants and animals. She is also experienced in a number of printmaking arts and techniques.


Want to share this information? Download the PDF flyer for Monotype Printmaking Workshop 2022


2021 EAS Exhibition Award Winners

Over $4000 in prizes were won in our 2021 Art Exhibition! With thanks to our major sponsor Cardinia Shire, and all the supportive businesses and individuals who have enabled us to run the exhibition this year.

Adults — Best in Show

Sponsored by Emerald Arts Society

Emerald Arts Society

NextGen — Best in Show

Sponsored by Emerald Arts Society

Emerald Arts Society
Best In Show

Ella Chawkley – Illusory

© Ella
62.4 x 45 (cm)
Not For Sale

NextGen (under 20)

Sponsored by Emerald Rotary and Emerald Arts Society

Best In Category

Eli Fernandez – Untitled

© Eli
38.1 x 50.8 (cm)
Not For Sale

NextGen (under 15)

Sponsored by Efficient Air

Best In Category

Ruby Street – Connections

© Ruby
21 x 29.7 (cm)
Not For Sale

NextGen (under 10)

Sponsored by Emerald Arts Society

Emerald Arts Society
Best In Category

Vanessa Soccio – Elsa and Mr Elsa

© Vanessa
21 x 29.7 (cm)
Not For Sale

NextGen Highly Commended

Sponsored by Custom Framing

Highly Commended

Lily Cochrane – Pop Art Self Portrait Series

© Lily
31.1 x 30.7 (cm)
Not For Sale
Highly Commended

Poppy Rumoller – Cosmic City

© Poppy
Not For Sale
Highly Commended

Eleanor Joschko – My Daddy on the Farm

© Eleanor
37 x 28 (cm)
Not For Sale

Pastel Award

Sponsored by Barry Plant

Best In Category

Barbara Fahey – A Summer’s Evening, Feathertrack FTG National Park

© Barbara
69 x 59 (cm)
For Sale

Oils & Acrylics Award

Sponsored by Paradise Valley Hotel

Drawing Award

Sponsored by Shakespeare solutions

Best In Category

Geoff Sargeant – Cape Liptrap Sea Wrack, Bull Kelp a Climate Casualty

© Geoff
74 x 58 (cm)
For Sale

Other Media Award

Sponsored by Mitre 10, Emerald & District Co-op

Best In Category

Russell Simpson – Old Tractor

© Russell
170 x 75 (cm)
Sold Pending Payment

Print Making Award

Sponsored by Emerald Community House

Best In Category

Chris A’Vard Britton – Covid 19

© Chris
 A’Vard Britton
33 x 40 (cm)
For Sale

Watercolour Award

Sponsored by Falcone & Adams

Photography Award

Sponsored by a private sponsor and by Nookie Cafe

Best In Category

Graham Simpson – Windmills, Penong. SA

© Graham
30 x 21 (cm)
For Sale

Highly Commended

Sponsored by Bendigo Bank and Bill Pell


Sponsored by Bendigo Bank and Emerald Village Association


Jessica McConnell – Dream State

© Jessica
8 x 37 (cm)
Sold Pending Payment

Annual Art Exhibition 2021 – open for entries!

EAS Annual Art Exhibition. Cup Weekend 2021. Open for Entries now until October 14th!CALLING ALL ARTISTS! The Emerald Arts Society Annual Art Exhibition will be held 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2021 (Cup Weekend). There is over $4000 in Prizes to be won!

Best in Show Awards for: Adults ($1000) and NextGen Awards for Under 20, Under 15 and Under 10 years ($400 each). Plus prizes for best artworks in the categories of Oil/Acrylics, Watercolour, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Pastels, and Other Media!

The exhibition will be hosted in our venue if we can, or will be made available online if COVID restrictions are in place at the time.

Entries close 14th October 2021!

Thanks to our Major Sponsor: The Cardinia Shire

If you would like to enter the exhibition you need to become a member of the Emerald Arts Society. For just $35 membership fee ($50 for a family) you are eligible to enter the exhibition. Membership and Entry forms are available online.

For queries, or to stay connected with us and our updates you can find us through:

Download our Flyer to share with your friends, family, fellow art lovers and art associations!


Images from previous exhibitions…


Nookee Café

Sponsor of an Adults Commended Award.


Nookee is a small coffee bar that delivers a big taste. Barista served coffee for a quick take away or to have at the bar. We also serve awesome toasties with a difference for a quick bite. Fantastic Petit Fours as part of our Cafe Gourmand for the sweet tooth. We want to bring a little French flavour to the mountains.


Bill Pell

Sponsor of an Adults Highly Commended Award.

Thank you to Bill Pell for continued support of our Annual Art Exhibition!


Emerald Custom Framing

Sponsor of the NextGen Highly Commended Awards. 


Printnframe is owned & operated by Emerald Custom Framing. Printnframe.com.au offers professional quality online picture framing, canvas printing, photo printing and much more at Australia’s most competitive online prices.

With over 25 years experience, Emerald Custom Framing offers quality custom picture framing & giclee photo/fine art printing to suit all tastes & budget. With a focus on conservation & design, our experienced team can offer advice on all aspects of art preservation, creative framing design & digital printing, ensuring that your precious keepsake not only looks good, but is preserved for future generations to enjoy.

We stock a wide range of framed & unframed art prints in our gallery, and also offer a wide format printing service, so you can create your own unique giclee print on photo paper, watercolour paper or canvas. Our high quality canvas prints are printed on 100% cotton canvas using Epson Ultrachrome HDR pigmented inks for superior vibrancy & longevity. We use only premium kiln dried pine stretchers and all prints are finished with a UV filtering varnish.


Rotary Club of Emerald

Sponsor of the NextGen Under 20 Award.


Working together to create positive change in the wellbeing of our community and beyond. The Rotary Club of Emerald & District is one of 34,000 clubs world-wide. Members enjoy the friendships and opportunities that being a part of a global Community Service Organisation brings.

If you are interested in joining our Club, or attending a meeting as a guest or as a Visiting Rotarian – please phone a Club Representative on 0408 769 491 or email info@emeraldrotary.org.au