2019 up and running… THE DRAFT PROGRAM

We are very pleased to introduce the draft program for 2019. Commencing February a new collection of studios and workshops are planned. Book now to secure your spot!


Proposed Term dates

Term 1 Tuesday 5 February – Saturday 30th March
Term 2 Tuesday 7 May – Saturday 29th June
Term 3 Tuesday 30th July – Saturday 21st September
Term 4 Tuesday 22 October May – Saturday 7th September

Proposed Intensive workshop dates

Landscape colour and light – Saturday 6-Sunday 7th April Portrait painting – Saturday 6 July – Monday 8 July
Landscape drawing – Saturday 28th -Sunday 29th September Figure drawing/painting – Saturday 12th -Sunday 13th October.

Proposed Schedule of Course Offerings Term 1 & 2

  • Courses in Term 1 and 2 are suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
  • Painting will be in water-based oils and/or water colour.
  • Classes are geared to the individual and will include demonstrations by the tutor.
  • Illustration course outline and notes will be provided on commencement.


  • Term 1 Courses
    Focus on Drawing -8 weeks of weekly 3 hr tutored classes – cost for 8 weeks $400

Tutor: Tim Miller & guest tutor/s (tba)

Two classes will be on offer.
The Tuesday morning class will run from 9:30 – 12:30 commencing Tuesday 5 February.

The Saturday morning class will run from 10am – 1:00pm, commencing Saturday 9 February.


5 weeks: Drawing Still Life

This will use objects, casts and skeleton and will cover:

  • line
  • placement
  • proportion
  • direction
  • change of plane and form
  • visual perspective (1,2 and 3 point) and aerial perspectiveo foreshortening
  • properties of light
  • rendering
  • composition

3 weeks: Life Drawing from a model

Term 2 Courses

  • Focus on painting -8 weeks of weekly 3 hr tutored classes – cost for 8 weeks $400

Two classes will be on offer.
The Tuesday morning class will run from 9:30 – 12:30 commencing Tuesday 7 May.

The Saturday morning class will run from 10am – 1:00pm, commencing Saturday 11 May.


Week 1: Drawing for Still Life painting
Weeks 2-3: Still Life Painting
Using water-based oil and/or watercolours and will cover:

  • painting method
  • colour mixing
  • hue, value and chromao colour systems
  • seeing colour and light

Week 4: Drawing for Life Painting Week 5-8: Painting the Human FormWill cover:

  • composition
  • colour of the lighto colour and form


Non –tutored life drawing sessions

The monthly Life Drawing non-tutored sessions are to be held on the first Saturday of each month from 2:00pm – 5:30pm , commencing Sat 2 February- $30/session

Intensive weekend workshops
Landscape Colour and Light workshop, Tim Miller, Rockley Studio, 6-7 April, $250 Portrait workshop, Sally Ryan,6-8 July, $350
Landscape drawing, tutor TBC, 28-29 September $250
Figure Workshop, Tim Miller & guest tutors (TBA), 12-13 October, $250

Please note this is a draft program for comment and feedback and details may change.

Still Life to Built Environment in Charcoal and Pencil Workshop with Rachel Ellis

We are pleased to announce that local artist Rachel Ellis will be conducting a drawing workshop in charcoal and pencil at d’AIRY CReATivE in Bathurst 10am-4pm on the 10th and 11th of November. The workshop will explore approaches to drawing the built environment. Day 1 will be spent drawing organic and inorganic still life arrangements while Day 2 will be applying these concepts and observations to drawing the built environment nearby, working en plein air.  Cost $250. Bookings open now.

Upcoming workshops and classes

Th Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE is expecting to offer a broad range of classes and workshops in spring. To see details or to make a booking open the Classes Event Places tab at the top of the page.

Life Drawing classes with Tim Miller

Our Term 4 weekly Life Drawing Classes will commence in mid October and run for 10 weeks. The tuition cost for the 10  x three hour weekly class is $480.

The weekly morning class will run from 9:15-1:15 each Tuesday commencing on Tuesday 16 October.

The weekly evening class will run from 6-9 each Wednesday, commence on Wednesday 17 October.

Life Drawing monthly Life Drawing studio

If your want to practice your life drawing with others, come along to our monthly Life Drawing studio afternoon.  Three hour non-tutored  sessions are scheduled for the first day of the month 2-5pm, as long as we have enough people keen to join us. Cost $30/session.   So either book on-line prior to the workshop or email us at dairycreative.com.au to confirm you are coming along.

Workshops Continue reading “Upcoming workshops and classes”

Our first visiting Tutor!

At the end of September, the Atelier will be joined by Sally Ryan from Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney for a 3 day intensive portraiture workshop. This will be a great opportunity for our local artists and also for people to come and experience Bathurst.

Vinyard and old church on Queen Charlottes Vale Ck, near bathurst

Australia’s Oldest Inland Settlement has always attracted the attention of great artists because of our stunning light, crisp air, wonderful scenery and marvellous texture. We are planning for our weekend intensives to continue a tradition of artists travelling to our region for inspiration and the shear enjoyment of our culture. We are partnering with local winemakers and foodies to create opportunities to discover the richness of the place we love and live in.

Places are limited so it’s worth booking soon so you don’t miss Sally’s experienced tuition at this event and so we can plan a full range of experience tailored just for you!

Expanding the offering

The first terms of the Atelier have proven successful with a good band of artists enjoying each other’s company, great tuition, skilful models, and an inspiring space. We’ve even kept warm through our first Bathurst winter as the insulation of the old cool rooms has kept a steady temperature.

So now we are looking to expand our offerings to different media, additional tutors and new friends to join our artistic journey. We want to know what kinds of classes, format and tuition you are interested in, so check out Mixed Media Saturday morning and let us know on the contact form what you would like from us next.

New intakes into the Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening classes

New intakes into the Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening Life Drawing Classes with Master Tutor Tim Miller.

Tuesday class , 9:15-12:15 to commence on Tuesday 31 July.

Wednesday class , 06:00-9:00pm is ongoing. There will be a new intake into this class commencing on Wednesday 11 July.

The classes will be ongoing and you can join at any time. Attendees can either pay in four week blocks ($200 for four classes), or take out a  monthly subscription ($180) for a cheaper weekly rate and to help us plan ahead.

Places are limited, reserve your easel by booking online. For more information please go to https://dairycreative.com.au/

the first drawing class

Atelier dAIRY CReATivE first drawing class underway today!

The space illuminated from the skylights above and through Tim Miller’s long earned experience; the nervous enthusiasm as people gathered and met for the first time and at the beginning of their journey together over the coming weeks; the room filled with artefacts and opportunity…

Tim led the first eager students into the fundamentals of drawing… for some, the first time they had appreciated where to begin, for others, a timely reminder and perhaps clearer expression. Tim showed his capacity to distill so many years of his own artistic experience and theory into simple principles that can be understood and applied from the beginning and right through an art journey.

Some time on your own to think, to contemplate, to rediscover perspective…

Understanding anatomy and beginning with structure.

It’s an old building… but its got good bones!

Follow Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE and Tim Miller if you want to put some flesh on the bones of an artistic career!

The next class begins Wednesday night at 6pm, when a new group of budding artists start the journey.

a body of interest as bookings mount for new art classes

Image by linelight.com.au


Classes are starting to fill as the network chatter grows around the commencement of Bathurst’s newest art venture – Atelier dAIRY CReATivE.

Life Drawing classes commence on Tuesday 1st May at 9:15 and on Wednesday 2nd May at 6pm. The 3 hour classes will explore fundamentals of drawing, the foundations of all artistic pursuit.

Under the direction of Master Tutor, Tim Miller, participants will have the opportunity of drawing from the model in the sky lit spaces at the top of the recently renovated historic building on the corner of Bentinck and Princes St, Bathurst. The Atelier mode of tuition allows students of all levels of experience and capacity to share together as they express and grow at an individual rate and under the personal attention of the tutor.

Class sizes are limited to maximise the benefit to each student and ensure a great ‘feel’ amongst the community of artists. Book your easel soon!