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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 08 June
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Dive into the captivating world of art at our Beginner's Drawing Class, focusing on the dynamic practice of Perspective Drawing. Master the method that magnifies the magic of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional canvas. Learn, explore, and master the strategy of creating a compelling depth and dimension in your sketches at this immersive workshop. Our team of seasoned professionals will patiently guide you through the unique process of comprehending and applying the principles of perspective. Additionally, dabble in the diverse techniques of 'Mark Making' under their expert supervision. This course is tailored to fit the needs of those completely new to the field, setting the perfect stepping stone to begin your artistic journey. Begin your exploration into the world of art with us.
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$43      
Birds with Watercolour

Birds with Watercolour

Saturday 22 June
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
In this workshop, we will explore the art of painting birds using watercolour techniques.

We will cover topics such as color mixing, brush techniques, and composition, and provide you with step-by-step instructions to create your own bird painting. You will have the opportunity to work on your own painting, with guidance and feedback from our instructors.
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Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 06 July
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
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$43      

Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 20 July
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Dive into the captivating world of art by mastering the technique of perspective drawing. Creating the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality on a plain surface can take your artwork to new heights. In this innovative workshop, discover the art of breathing depth and dimension into your drawings. Guided by seasoned artists, seize the opportunity to understand and apply key principles of perspective. This workshop is ideal for anyone, regardless of experience 2014yes, even complete beginners! Embark on your artistic journey and elevate your perspective in drawing.
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$47      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 17 August
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Immerse yourself in the art of urban sketching with our guided pen drawing session. Whether you're drawn to fountain pens or prefer the flair of calligraphic pens, our gathering is the perfect environment for artists of all levels eager to hone their skills. Join us in discovering the techniques of perspective drawing, and let's capture the essence of the cityscape together. Transform the vibrant scenes around you into striking pen masterpieces. Come, witness your surroundings through an artist's lens and express your vision on paper.
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$47      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 24 August
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
$47      

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 14 September
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
book now
$47      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 21 September
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
$47      
Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 28 September
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching urban scenes by using a pen (mostly fountain pen or calligraphic pens) Learn how to draw perspective drawing with a pen to capture what you see surrounding the urban scene.
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$47      

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 05 October
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, and artwork and have some takeaway homework with the learned technique. All levels and experiences are welcome.
book now
$47      

Nearby Art Groups

Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Sunday 02 June
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolour paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolour techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
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$43       4 places left
Figure Painting

Figure Painting

Sunday 30 June
Melbourne's CBD - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for an immersive and creative experience at our Figure Painting workshop, where watercolour enthusiasts come together to explore the captivating world of figure painting. This event is tailored for artists of all levels, from beginners seeking to hone their skills to seasoned painters eager to expand their techniques.
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$43      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Sunday 28 July
Moone Ponds - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
The focus of this two-hour structured session is "speed" and "form", i.e. capturing the essence of a subject. You will be guided to complete some "warm-up" colour and drawing exercises and prepared for doing ink and watercolour-based painting in the session. You will learn how to quickly sketch and capture multiple subjects in the garden with ink and wash technique. You will be advised to keep things rather loose and time your drawing/painting.
You will have a chance to meet and greet like-minded people, choose your own subjects in the garden and be guided to complete the exercises, artworks and have some take away homework with the learnt technique.
All level and experience are welcome.
book now
$47      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 10 August
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques: Dry on wet, wet on wet and watercolor wash.
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$47      
Line & Wash

Line & Wash

Sunday 25 August
East End - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for an exciting artistic journey where you'll learn to combine the precision of line drawing with the fluidity of watercolour washes.
Learn various techniques using pens, markers, and pencils - contour drawing and cross-hatching. You'll also learn to blend colours, control water flow, and infuse your artwork with depth and expression. Reserve your spot now!
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$47      
Birds in Watercolours

Birds in Watercolours

Saturday 07 September
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Explore the fascinating world of bird movements and poses, and unlock the art of capturing their grace on paper! Join us for an inspiring session where our expert instructor will lead you through a range of techniques using lines, colors, and shading to bring your bird paintings to life. With step-by-step guidance, you'll create your own masterpiece by the end of the class. Receive personalized tips and helpful guidance to elevate your watercolour skills to new heights.
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$47      

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Beginner's Watercolour Class

Saturday 19 October
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Mark Cheung
Are you wanting to learn more about Watercolour painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolour techniques: Dry on wet, wet on wet and watercolor wash.
book now
$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Saturday 01 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Embark on a Journey of Crochet Textures: Shell, Puff & V-Stitch Masterclass! Delve into the art of creating intricate patterns and infusing depth into your projects with these versatile stitches. Whether you're a novice or seasoned crocheter, our comprehensive class provides step-by-step guidance to master these techniques and unleash your boundless creativity. Join us and elevate your crochet skills to new heights!
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$84      
Self portrait for Beginners using acrylic paint

Self portrait for Beginners using acrylic paint

Saturday 01 June
Carlton, Victoria - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Self portrait Drawing for Beginners using acrylic paint

In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
book now
$47      
Foliage and Nature Painting

Foliage and Nature Painting

Sunday 02 June
East Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Watercolour Group
Jaime Hoe
Join us for our Foliage and Nature Painting workshop, where you will learn how to create stunning watercolour paintings inspired by the beauty of nature. Discover the secrets of capturing the colors and textures of foliage and plants, and learn how to use watercolour techniques to create stunning effects. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and create your own beautiful works of art! Book now.
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$43       4 places left

Beginner's II Class

Beginner's II Class

Sunday 02 June
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Are you interested in expanding your crochet skills after learning the basics in our beginner class? This class is for you.

In this session, we create and complete a granny square. Learn how to “work in the round” for this little project.

Furthermore, we will learn more fun stitches to expand your stitch library.

Note: this class assumes prior knowledge and confidence in chain stitches, single crochet and double crochet in US terms.

Please enquire if needed.
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$92       3 places left
Beginners Chess Class

Beginners Chess Class

Saturday 08 June
Fitzroy North - 3pm - 2 Hours
Melbourne Chess Group
Akash Srivaths
Are you intrigued by the captivating world of chess? Ready to embark on an exciting journey of strategic mastery? Look no further! Our Beginner Chess Class is your gateway to unraveling the mysteries of this timeless game.

?What You'll Learn:

Basic Rules & Fundamentals: From the movement of each piece to the objective of the game, we'll lay a solid foundation for your chess prowess.

Opening Principles: Discover the secrets behind powerful openings and how they can set the stage for your victory.

Tactical Maneuvers: Learn to unleash devastating tactics like pins, forks, and skewers to outsmart your opponent.

Endgame Essentials: Master the art of endgame strategy, turning even the simplest positions into triumphs.

Practical Play: Put theory into action with hands-on practice sessions and friendly matches.
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$47      
Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Sunday 09 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Immerse yourself in the artistry of crocheting with our Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet event! Explore a unique and innovative approach as you craft patterns or images diagonally, guided by a graph. Elevate your skills by mastering graph reading techniques, and learn to manipulate stitches, increase, decrease, and play with colors to bring your creations to life. Don't miss out on this creative journey in crocheting!
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$84      

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 09 June
Blackburn - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
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$94       4 places left
Creative Crochet: DIY Flower Making Class

Creative Crochet: DIY Flower Making Class

Saturday 15 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Discover the joy of crochet in our "Creative Crochet: DIY Flower Making Class!" This workshop is perfect for both beginners eager to learn the basics and seasoned crafters looking to expand their skills. Dive into a step-by-step journey where you'll learn to craft beautiful blooms using just a hook and yarn. Customize your petals, experiment with vibrant colors, and add a delightful floral touch to your handmade projects. Join us for a fun and interactive session where creativity blooms freely, and you leave with a beautiful bouquet of crochet flowers to cherish!
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$84      
Sky Landscape Drawing for Beginners using graphic marker and drawing pen

Sky Landscape Drawing for Beginners using graphic marker and drawing pen

Saturday 15 June
Federation Square, Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Drawing for Beginners: Sky LandscapenDrawing for Beginners using graphic marker and drawing pen
In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
book now
$47      

Craft Cuteness 2: Mastering Amigurumi Patterns - Create Your Own Capybara!

Craft Cuteness 2: Mastering Amigurumi Patterns - Create Your Own Capybara!

Saturday 22 June
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Join our Craft Cuteness 2 class for an engaging and educational experience in crochet. This class offers a unique opportunity to learn how to read amigurumi patterns while creating an adorable capybara from scratch. With our step-by-step guidance, even beginners can dive into the world of crochet confidently. By the end of the session, you'll not only have gained new skills but also have a cute capybara to proudly display or gift to a loved one. Don't miss out on this fun-filled crafting adventure!
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$84      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 23 June
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$92      
Pastries and coffee drawings for Beginners using acrylic paint

Pastries and coffee drawings for Beginners using acrylic paint

Saturday 29 June
South Melbourne - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Drawing Group
Amanda Rahmadhani
Painting for Beginners: Pastries and coffee for Beginners using acrylic paint.

In this class, you will explore various drawing techniques, materials, and styles in a supportive and encouraging environment. From understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective, you will learn essential skills that form the foundation of drawing.

Led by experienced instructors who are passionate about art, you will receive personalised guidance and feedback tailored to your level of experience. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will gradually build confidence in your drawing abilities and develop your own unique style.
book now
$47      

ABOUT MELBOURNE
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Mark is able to support different levels of skill and interest in his group. I really enjoy his classes.
5/5
Toni-Anne
2024-04-14
We were all new starters
5/5
Anne
2024-03-19
I learned a lot from Mark. Excellent
5/5
Sohila
2024-03-18

This is the second time I have spent a wonderful morning with Mark. I got so much out of the class, learnt so much and gained confidence.
5/5
Toni-Anne
2024-03-17
I really enjoyed this class. Mark is an exceptional teacher. Very patient and helpful and offered step by step guidance. He catered equally for all levels of experience from beginners to advanced. The location in the gardens was lovely. We were lucky to have perfect weather but I do wonder what plan B would be if we had inclement weather?
5/5
Suzanne
2024-02-20
Mark is very good and he spent time with us all individually. Very generous with his knowledge. The seats were very uncomfortable they are not made to sit for very long. Beautiful gardens the atmosphere was beautiful
5/5
Danielle
2024-02-19

I enjoyed it very much. The group was small with personal instruction from a lovely teacher. Welcoming, suitable for all levels.
4/5
Ruth
2024-02-19
Mark was great but I would have bought a chair if I had know we were sitting on park bench as not very comfortable.
4/5
Janet
2024-02-18
It was a great opportunity to improve my skills and have a great morning out with like-minded people.
5/5
Heidi
2023-11-27

very very good.
5/5
Hongmei
2023-09-03
Marc was genuine, helpful, expert in the topic and encouraging. The photos he showed with different perspectives were useful
4/5
Jill
2023-08-20
I got a lot out of the session thanks to Mark's assistance and general tips.
5/5
Rita
2023-08-07

ARTISTS
Mark Cheung
Mark is a visual artist based in Melbourne and having 10 years experiences of Art Instructor for teaching drawing and painting.
PHOTOS
Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02
Melbourne Art Group
2024-05-24
Title or Location: Her Name was Nyx
I love two things in my art practice. Drawing and painting faces, and mythology. All those secrets and symbols are fascinating. So here is my latest goddess, Nyx. See how many symbols you can find &129655
Credit: @gaylestoneart
Facebook: GayleStoneArt
Instagram: GayleStoneArt
Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02

Melbourne Art Group
2024-05-05
Title or Location: The Triumph of Life
The Triumph of Life was created over the course of 2 years. It began as an expression of the animal kingdom and gradually became more an expression of life as a whole and its struggle against death at the micro and macro scales of observation.
Credit: Noah Pfister
Instagram: nxp.artist
Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02
Melbourne Art Group
2024-05-04
Title or Location: Fetch
I am a self taught pastel artist but have only started drawing with coloured pencils at the start of this year, "Fetch" was created as an exercise in drawing water, having never drawn water before, plus I couldn't resist this adorable Golden Retriever photographed and graciously provided by Les Liddle.
Credit: Belinda Irving
Instagram: @mareebells36

Melbourne Art Group
2023-10-02
Melbourne Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Moroccan Door
This is an image of a Moroccan door that I fell in love with. I love the intricate design and hold colouring.It was painted in acrylics and ink on canvas. I have fallen in love with bold and rustic architecture and enjoy the process of bringing them to life on canvas.
Credit: Rachel McPhee
Facebook: Rachel McPhee Art
Instagram: rachel_mcphee_art

Melbourne Art Group
2024-03-24
Title or Location: Granny's Water Frolic
As I've got older I've found a little bit more freedom to be who I want to be. To find outside of being a parent, wife or worker who I actually am. This image represents that in a fun way!
Credit: Art of Rose Proffitt
Facebook: @artofroseproffitt
Instagram: @artofroseproffitt
Melbourne Art Group
2024-03-18
Title or Location: Dragon of Camelot
I have always been a huge fan of fantasy art, Michael Whelan, Boris Valejo, Chris Archillies, This was something new for me to try. The image is sketched and coloured with Ohuhu Markers and on Ohuhu Marker paper
Credit: Rose Proffitt
Facebook: @artofroseproffitt
Instagram: @artofroseproffitt

Fresno Art Group
2024-05-20
Harrisburg Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Jeweled Tree of Life
I have so many incredible beach memories with my mom & dad. It was fitting to apply beach background to this beautiful family tree of life I created using a very cool resin template.
Credit: Laurie E Holmes
Facebook: Laurie Eckels Hartman
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20

Perth Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Maureen - Black Cockatoo
I paint with acrylics and love painting our native birds but I have to say that my favourite bird to paint is the Black Cockatoo.
Credit: Anne-Marie Bloor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annemariebloorart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbyambloor/
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20
Cincinnati Art Group
2024-05-24
Title or Location: "Wine festival in Tuscany , Italy " was painted in Blue Ash, Ohio
As a amateur Painter, I started this painting with just a plain country side scene with some distant mountains. But then I got creative and added a Tuscany Villa. I kept at it , as my creativity kicked in and I began adding characters from the 1600's. My addition of Characters became a real challenge, as I had few references to Tuscany residents of the 16th century. Then I began adding the activities , such as a Monk bring in the wine, and the artist, There are two workers putting a cor
Credit: William P King

Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-19
Basingstoke Art Group
2024-05-23
Title or Location: Lookout
One of a series of British birds breaking the myth that our birds are only dull colourless! Acrylic on canvas board.
Credit: Jules Routledge
Facebook: Julian Routledge
Instagram: @jules_routledge
Bath Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Peaceful countryside
This painting was inspired by the peace of the English countryside on a sunny spring day.
Credit: Thanh
Instagram: @the.dreamy.brush.arts

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