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.  

2019 up and running… THE PROGRAM

We are very pleased to introduce the  program for 2019. Commencing February 19 a new collection of studios and workshops are planned. Book now to secure your spot!

Term dates

Term 1 Tuesday 19 February – Saturday 13 April
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 27-Sunday 28th April

Portrait painting – date to be confirmed

Landscape drawing – Saturday 28th -Sunday 29th September

Figure drawing/painting – Saturday 12th -Sunday 13th October.

 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 19 February.

The Saturday morning class will run from 10am – 1:00pm, commencing Saturday 23 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

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”

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

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

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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!