Rediscover yourself through Art @kingscliff

It is our mission to shout to the world that no matter what skill level, everyone can enjoy painting and drawing with the right tools and the right teaching. Really!

Beginner Drawing - Northern NSW Art Classes

  • thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm9:30am - 11:30am

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - PLEASE SEE OUR 1 DAY LEARN TO DRAW WORKSHOP IN THE INTERIM 

Our original Artable Gold Coast art class that guarantees everyone can learn to draw and paint. This is the perfect place to start if you have always wanted to try art or if it has been while since you did anything and you feel like you need some added confidence. Structured beginner class to take you through all you need to get going in art.

In this class you will learn:

- What to look for when you start to draw, the four cornerstones that build on.

- What tools are important and how to use them

- Tips and tricks that all artists use to get great results

- The difference between working realistically and working creatively and where you fit

- How to draw in any genre; portraits, landscape, animals and more

- The confidence to move to painting or more advanced drawing once you have finished your first 10 weeks.

$33 per
Lesson
PAY AS YOU GO
or
$302.5 per
term
10-week term

To enquire about this class, call on 0411317606 or Send Gillian Grove an email

Meet the Teach

Gillian Grove

Artable founder and teacher Gillian Grove works behind the scenes to bring you the best art classes, workshops & travel experiences in Australia. Gillian is renowned for her ability to work in a range of mediums and styles and is highly sought after teacher for beginners. 

Gillian has been a practicing artist for over 20 years and is passionate about making art available to everyone, both adults and children, regardless of what skill level they possess. Gillian holds a strength in being able to break down complex concepts so that they are easily understood and works behind the scenes to design classes that teach the 'how to' in a fun and relaxed environment. Gillian is the ultimate teacher for beginners nervous about getting started in art.

Artable had not been open long when I started classes I was so excited that finally there was an avenue to learn and develop my drawing skills. I have seen the studio grow into an amazing inspirational place. With the teaching, guidance and encouragement of the "amazing" tutors such as Gillian and Leisa I am blown away at what I am now able to draw this would not have happened without them. My experience at Artable has been a place to learn in a fun relaxed environment, share encouragement, be inspired, have a cuppa and cake with friends.Caroline Craig - Student
After a lifetime of wanting to draw but thinking l wasn't good enough, l finally took the step of booking in. It's the best thing l've done in years. Gillian’s ability to bring out the best of your skills is amazing, whether it's drawing, painting or another medium. I look forward to every class.Caroline Hamilton - Student
To think at 49 years of age I could be taught how to draw was fantastic. Our class is friendly, social, fun and never dull thanks to all the amazing artists involved. I always look forward to my class and producing works of art that are now proudly hanging on my walls!Sue Tobin - Student
A great adventure and discovery for hidden talents that i would never have realised, if they weren't first unveiled in the drawing class and then nurtured in the acrylic painting classes. They really encouraged my confidence in the comfort of a very relaxing and friendly environment, including outside excursions with the plein air workshops!Carmle Wylie - Student

Acrylic Painting - Northern NSW Art Classes

  • tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am
  • wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • saturdays 8:30am - 10:30am

Our Acrylics classes are currently full - please look at our 1 day Learn to Paint Acrylics workshops in the interim. If spaces become available we will email through our mailing list. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to add yourself.

$33 per
Lesson
PAY AS YOU GO
or
$330 per
term
10-week term

To enquire about this class, call on 0411317606 or Send Gillian Grove an email

Meet the Teach

Gillian Grove

Artable founder and teacher Gillian Grove works behind the scenes to bring you the best art classes, workshops & travel experiences in Australia. Gillian is renowned for her ability to work in a range of mediums and styles and is highly sought after teacher for beginners. 

Gillian has been a practicing artist for over 20 years and is passionate about making art available to everyone, both adults and children, regardless of what skill level they possess. Gillian holds a strength in being able to break down complex concepts so that they are easily understood and works behind the scenes to design classes that teach the 'how to' in a fun and relaxed environment. Gillian is the ultimate teacher for beginners nervous about getting started in art.

Attending both drawing and acrylic classes has really extended my skills and confidence. I have also made many good friends.Suzi Bourke - Student
Taking art classes at Artable is the best thing I ever did I now have a new interest that I never thought possible.Joan Clerke - Student

Oil Painting - Northern NSW Art Classes

  • mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - Please join Hobie at his 5 Day Landscape Oils Workshop 5-9 July in Tylagum.

Join this class if you want a thorough understanding of colour, like to get things to look right (realistic) and prefer (or are not fussed by) slow drying paint. Oils are often the best medium to get a photographic likeness to artworks.

$33 per
Lesson
PAY AS YOU GO
or
$330 per
term
10-week term

To enquire about this class, call on or Send Hobie Porter an email

Meet the Teach

Hobie Porter

Hobie Porter brings his incredible eye for detail and realism to teach oil painting at Artable to all levels of experience. Hobie is a contemporary landscape painter who values place and environment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) with Honours and a Graduate Diploma of Education having taught at both TAFE and University level.

Hobie holds vast knowledge around the technical skill of painting and is the ideal teacher for those wanting to achieve realism using oils and take their artworks to the next level. Hobie has been exhibiting professionaly since 2004 and is represented by ArtHouse Gallery, Sydney and Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne.

Watercolours - Northern NSW Art Classes

  • mondays 9:30am - 11:30am

Join this Kingscliff art class if you like a gentle medium that helps you to slow down. We teach a mix of traditional watercolour techniques as well as creative uses for watercolour.

Wonderful for those looking for a new hobby involving colour no matter whether you want to paint landscapes, flowers, portraits , still life and more....

This is a beginner course for those keen to learn how to use watercolour. 

You will learn:

- How to mix and use colour to it's maximum effect

- The importance of white paper and space

- Which papers to use and what the difference in pricing means for the end result

- Brushes, masking fluid and other tools of the trade

-  The importance of layering and how to best use paint to create a 'glow'

- How to pick good compositions

- Easy tips and tricks for drawing up regardless of whether you are a good drawer or not

$33 per
Lesson
PAY AS YOU GO
or
$0 per
term
10-week term

To enquire about this class, call on 0487184650 or Send Denise Scott an email

Meet the Teach

Denise Scott

Denise Scott's passion for watercolour is proof it is never too late to start learning! After joining an art class for the first time only 12 years ago without being able to "draw a straight line", Denise has developed her love for watercolour into a full time passion.

Denise trained in the art of pure watercolour and passes these skills along with a deep seated belief that 'anyone can learn' onto her students. Denise's stunning artworks hang in private collections around Australia and her love of travel has allowed her to hone her painting skills both in Australia and overseas.

As soon as I walked into the Kingscliff Arts Studio I felt at home. Gillian gave me a huge smile, Denise the watercolour teacher was fantastic, if only I could take the mixed media, acrylics and oils classes too.Pete Goodlet - Student