Bendigo Bank

Sponsor of the Adults Highly Commended and Commended Awards.

We are very pleased that the Community Bank Cockatoo (part of Bendigo Bank) have come on board as Sponsors of the 2021 Art Exhibition. Their support is with thanks to their customers so if you are in the market for a new Home Loan, Personal Loan, Business Loan, Equipment Finance or need to review your insurance please consider making your appointment with Bruce and mention that the Emerald Art Society sent you at your appointment.

Ph: (03) 5968 8831


Term Classes – 2021

Classes available in 2022

Costs are for current E.A.S. members – visit the About Membership page for details on becoming a member.

Participants should check the specific dates for their particular class or group with their Teacher or Coordinator as they may vary.

Life Group^Robyn KamodaTuesday
Open Studio^Russell SimpsonWednesday
casual $3
Open Studio^Judi RobertsThursday
casual $3
LeadlightLindsay DyerThursday
Oil PaintingWendy LindreaFriday
$35 nonmember
WatercolourIt HaoFriday
1.30 – 3.30
or $35/class

^ No formal tuition


Queries may be sent by email to


2020: Classes in Watercolour

This watercolour class caters to beginners as well as more advanced students and allows you to develop at your own pace.

The course will cover basic and traditional watercolour techniques, basic drawing, wet-in-wet, drybrush, blending and glazing. In addition, composition, value, perspective and figure work will be introduced to help in developing your watercolour skills.

There will be a short demonstration throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.

TERM: 7 x week term
TIME: Fridays 1:00pm – 3:00pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald

LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

COST: Advance whole term payment, $210 members / $280 non-members.
Per Class fee, $35 members / $45 non-members.

PROVIDED: Easels, tea/coffee & biscuits.
BRING: Requirements list provided after booking is made.

or phone It Hao on 0426 764 499


It Hao is a highly qualified artist and has a wealth of experience as an artist and tutor. He studied in both Malaysia and the UK, completing his training with an Honours degree in Fine Arts at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, University College, England.

He has had more than 16 solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas and has won countless awards including a 1st Prize in Watercolour at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show.

It Hao is currently running art classes at various community centres and art societies throughout Victoria, as well as conducting workshops and demonstrations.


2020: Classes in Oil Painting

Within the course we will cover basic oil painting techniques with a special emphasis on the use of colour and the importance of brushwork.

These classes are open to Advanced as well as Beginner Artists. As such each student will be assigned tasks which are best suited to their abilities.

There will be short demos throughout the course to enhance the learning experience and a critique at the end of each lesson where we can view and appreciate each other’s work.

TERM: 6 x week term
TIME: Fridays 10 am – 12 noon
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

COST: Advance whole term payment: $150 members / $210 non-members
Per class fee: $30 members / $40 non-members

PROVIDED: Easels, tea/coffee/biscuits.
BRING: Oil paints, brushes, palette, primed canvas or board, shirt or smock

OR PHONE WENDY ON 0408 553 325


Wendy Lindrea has a BA (Mon.) majoring in Visual Arts and has attended courses at Tafe in Drawing, Painting and Design. She has years of teaching experience and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of art with aspiring artists of all ages.

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Workshop: Printmaking with Collagraph Plates

Sunday 13th Oct 2019 — In this workshop Jo will introduce you to the non toxic Printmaking technique known as Collagraph. A Collagraph is a collage of recycled materials with texture, that has been glued to a matrix or plate. eg are Fabrics, textured papers, lace, ribbons & string. Jo also likes to use dried natural elements like leaves & feathers in building up plates.

Collagraph Printmaking with Jo Horswill
EAS Workshop: Collagraph Printmaking with Jo Horswill.

You will cover the basics of building a plate, discussion on materials, choosing collage elements, collage plate making and sealing of plates. You will learn how to apply etching inks to your Collagraph plates and using an etching press, you will print your collagraph plates.

TIME: 10am–4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $75 Members; or $110 Non-members (which includes Membership)

SKILLS: Open to beginners to advanced. Jo is an experienced teacher who will meet you at your level.
PROVIDED: Morning & afternoon tea, some materials.
BRING: Own lunch and some materials (a list will be sent once you’ve paid). Also any images, specimens, photographs or sketches for inspiration.

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 collagraph


Jo Horswill’s practice is mainly influenced by the natural environment of the Dandenong Ranges, where she has lived for more than 30 years. Collagraph, screen printing and mono printing are just some of the techniques she uses to tell her story. It may be a simple story of going for walks through the forests of giant Mountain Ash, that surround her home, collecting leaf matter and other organic elements, being in touch with the earth, the forest and feeling totally connected to that moment in time. Once back in the studio, these natural elements help direct her art practice.
Jo owns Paper Cloth Studio in Sassafras.


Kids Workshop — Big Fun Art Day

Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9am-3.30pm — For budding artists aged 6-12, a day filled with a range of art experiences, take home projects and fun activities!

What is Big Fun Art Day?
Big Fun Art Day is a hands-on workshop for kids aged 6-12. Children
will explore a range of art techniques and media as they learn
through experimentation, direct instruction and collaboration. Each
child will have the opportunity to develop their own style, enjoy the
process of making art and produce finished pieces to bring home.
Forms of art covered will include drawing, painting, printmaking,
construction and more. Games and group activities
will provide breaks throughout the day to give creative minds a rest.

The Details
No particular skill level is required but a keen interest in art and a
good attention span are expected. In order to have plenty of oneon-
one attention, maximum enrollment for the day is 10 students.
Qualified teacher, Sonia Morison, will co-ordinate and manage the

Where: Emerald Art Society, Church Street, Emerald
When: Thursday October 3rd 2019, 9am – 3.30pm
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
What to bring: art smock or old clothes, lunch, drink bottle

How do I sign up?
Contact Sonia Morison for further details.
0408 371 704


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Over $4000 in prizes! Our Annual Art Exhibition 2019 is open to Adult Members and NextGen (under 20) Artists.

Major Prizes:

Adult Members — First Prize $1000, Seven (7) $250 prizes awarded to the best artwork in each of the following categories: Oils/Acrylics, Watercolour, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Pastels, Other Media.

NextGen (under 20 years of age) — First Prize $500, Three (3) $200 prizes awarded to the best artwork in each of the following age groups: Under 19, Under 15 and Under 10.

Major Sponsor: The Shire of Cardinia

Friday 11th October, 5pm — Entries close
Thursday 31st October, 3pm-6pm — Deliver artworks to Emerald Arts Society, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald
Saturday 2nd November, 12 noon — OFFICIAL OPENING, Emerald Arts Society. Open until 4pm.
Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th November — Exhibition open 10am–4pm
Monday 4th November — Collection of Artworks 4pm–6pm

>> DOWNLOAD the Entry Form (PDF)

*All adult entrants must be current members of the Emerald Arts Society
*All exhibits must be the original work of the exhibitor.
*All works must be for sale, except artwork from NextGen (under 20) artists.
*All works must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
*All works are displayed at the discretion of the Emerald Arts Society Committee, which reserves the right not to hang exhibits if they are deemed inappropriate.
***All artworks must be secure and ready to hang, Flat screws are to be inserted in the back with wire or strong cord sufficient to support the weight of the artwork. No protruding screws.
*Name of entrant, telephone number, title of work, medium and price must be displayed on the back of each work. (Labels are attached)
*For Adults the total number of entries is limited to SIX (6) per entrant, with a maximum of FOUR (4) artworks in any one medium. For NextGen total number of works is limited to Four (4)
*The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence regarding judging or awards will be entered into.
*The judge does not have to make an award if it is deemed that art work is not up to standard.
*The Emerald Arts Society will exercise reasonable care with exhibits but it is not responsible for loss or damage to works while they are in transit or during the exhibition.
*The entry fee per work is $6.00. Pairs are treated as separate entries.
*Payment can be made by Cheque, Cash, or EFT. Please specify type of payment on your entry form.
*Maximum size of exhibits: No work to exceed one (1) metre along any one side.
*The Emerald Arts Society will deduct 25% commission for all works sold during or as a result of the exhibition.
*No substitutes will be accepted after the closing date.
*All entered artworks are to be delivered to the exhibition venue, the EAS Studio, corner of Anne & Church
*Streets, Emerald on Thursday 31st October 2019 between 3.00 and 6.00pm.
*Unsold artworks must be collected from the exhibition venue on Monday 4th of November between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Artworks not collected by 30th November 2019 become the property of Emerald Arts Society
and may be sold.
*These conditions are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Emerald Arts Society Committee.

If you have any queries you may contact the organisers via email
or by phone on 0408 553 325 (Wendy)