Young Adult Paint and Sip Workshop – Thursday 18th January 2024

The Emerald Arts Society is inviting young adults to attend a Paint and Sip Workshop  on Thursday the 18th of January 1pm to 4pm  This workshop is for 15 to 19 years old and is an alcohol free event.

Where: Emerald Arts Society, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald
When: Thursday the 18th of January 1pm to 4pm
Alcohol free event
All materials, food and refreshments provided
Cost : $20 Payment via EFT
BSB 633000 Acc 196 696 249
Please reference your payment with your surname followed by PSWS

To book contact Wendy
0408 553325

Book early as there is a limit on numbers!


2023 – EAS Annual Art Exhibition – Open for Entries

This art show will be held 3rd – 7th Nov at the Hills Hub, Emerald.

Over $3000 in Prizes! 
Major Sponsor: The Shire of Cardinia

> Download the print version of the Entry Form 
> Download our Membership Form (2023)

Entries close: Friday 14th October

Delivery of Artworks: Thursday 2nd November, 2 pm to 5 pm

Official Opening: Friday 3rd November, 7.30 pm

Art Show Dates: Saturday to Tuesday, 4th Nov to 7th Nov, 10 am to 4 pm

Collection of Artworks: Tuesday 7th November, 4 pm to 6 pm

(more details below)

2023 Annual Art Exhibition
2023 Annual Art Exhibition - Conditions of Entry

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.
Phone: Glenn 0488 228 665

Download the Entry Form (PDF)



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. 


Term Classes – 2024

Schedule for weekly classes & open studio sessions available in 2024

– 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.






Life Group^

Robyn KamodaTuesday

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


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

Open Studio^

Russell SimpsonWednesday
casual $3

Open Studio^

Judi RobertsThursday
casual $3


Lindsay DyerMonday

Oil Painting

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

^ No formal tuition


Queries may be sent by email to:

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.

Maximum 6 students


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.


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

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