Commencing in August

  • Focus on Still Life Drawing and Painting -8 weeks of weekly 3 hr tutored classes – cost for 8 weeks $400

Tutor: Tim Miller

Two classes will be on offer.
The Monday afternoon class will run from 1:00 – 4:00pm commencing Monday 12 August.

The Tuesday evening class will run from 6:00 – 9:00pm, commencing Tuesday 13 August.


4 weeks: Drawing Still Life

This will use objects/ casts and will cover:

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

4 weeks: Still Life Painting
Tim will provide demonstrations/instruction in using oils, water colour and gouache. Participants can choose which medium they wish to work in.

Non-tutored life drawing session Sat 6 July, 2:00-5:30pm at d’AIRY CReATivE

The next non-tutored life drawing session at the d’AIRY CReATiVE will be held on Saturday 6th July, 2-5:30 pm. If you are keen to come along please email Margaret to confirm your interest, , or call 0408161759. All welcome.

Please note: This month we will ask our model to wear clothes while sitting. It is warm up in the studio, but not warm enough to keep our model comfortable without them.

Focus on Painting Classes are running on a Monday afternoon, 1-4pm.

COURSE STRUCTURE 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.

Landscape Colour and Light Workshop with Tim Miller, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, 2019

Painting in Pastel or Oil

This course is an introduction to painting en plein air. Demonstrations and practicals of the oil and pastel painting process will explore the properties of light, the colour of the light, aerial perspective, how to see colour in the landscape and composition. We will be painting small studies directly from life. 
Beginners and advanced students are welcome. The course is geared to the individual and you work at your own pace.

For more information please call Tim on 0413037436.


Landscape in Oil or Pastel (your choice) 

 Tutor: Tim Miller 


This suggested list of colours or a selection of your own choice in either student or professional quality

Lamp black and Titanium white.

Cadmium yellow pale

Cadmium red deep 

Ultramarine blue


Or a selection of your own choice

You will also need:

Brushes: long bristled flats or you may prefer to use rounds, filberts etc..  

Canvas:  a piece of primed canvas which can be cut or a selection of panels such as 9 x 5, 10 x 8 etc

Rags: for cleaning brushes etc..

Palette knife

Easel (Tim can supply but bring your own if possible) 


Willow charcoal (thin)

Hat. Tim has drawing boards to loan.  


You may already have a range of pastels, in which case you can ignore this list.

The following list gives you a range of colours from which any colour can be mixed. But a wider range of tints, tones and shades would be more convenient  (The code numbers refer to the Talens Rembrandt brand, but you may prefer to choose from a different brand.)  PIGMENTS AND PALETTES HAVE SIMILAR IN SCHMINKE AND ART SPECTRUM

White                                  100.5

Lemon yellow                    205.5

Deep yellow                       202.5

Permanent red deep         71.5 

Permanent rose                397.5

Ultramarine blue              506.5

Pthalo blue                         570.5

Black                                      700.5

Papers etc..

A selection of your own choice, eg Canson pastel papers, cartridge paper.

A kneadable eraser  

 tortillion (stump).

Hat.     Tim has drawing boards to loan.  

Upcoming workshops and classes

Th Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE is expecting to offer a broad range of classes and workshops in summer/autum. 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 1 weekly Focus on Drawing Classes will commence on Tuesday 19 February and Saturday 23 February  and run for 8 weeks. The tuition cost for the 8 x three hour weekly class is $400.

The weekly Tuesday morning class will run from 9:30-12:30 each Tuesday commencing on Tuesday 19 February

The weekly Saturday morning class will run from 10:00am-1:00pm each Saturday, commence on Saturday 23 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 Saturday of the month 2-5:30pm 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 to confirm you are coming along.

Workshops Continue reading “Upcoming workshops and classes”

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