Christine runs regular art workshops at Lennox Arts Collective – you can come and have tuition or you can do ‘your own thing’ – come join us in a happy, creative atmosphere!


Saturday 2nd December – Painting Fruit, Flowers and Objects d’Art – Still Life.

Flowers, fruit and pretty objects have been the subject of many wonderful works of art. Colourful and interesting collections are often easy to find and arrange for your own ‘still life’. Come along and have a go – we can channel Margaret Olley or the masters of the ‘old world’ in a bright new way.

Gum Blossom – Still Life

9.30 – 3.30pm $60.00 bring whatever materials you have


Art Classes, Saturday Workshops and Art Retreats January to May 2018

Let me help you to find your creative spark, whether you want to draw or paint! Workshop 9.30 to 12.30pm on Wednesdays to get help or ‘do your own thing’ $35.00 or $15 per hour. You can also come in to use the space in Lennox Arts Collective Gallery at 2/72 Ballina St. Lennox Head as a convenient studio. Cost is $15 per hour.

Wednesday Workshops  start on Wednesday 17th January 2018.

The popular Saturday workshops on specific art practices are below:



Saturday 20 January – the Fundamentals of Colour

My painting of a pile of towels on the carpet
My painting of a pile of towels on the carpet

We examine the science and art of painting and drawing with colour. What is the meaning of ‘cool’ and ‘warm’ colours? How do you bring your work to life with colour?

9.30 – 3.30pm $70.00 bring whatever art materials you have.

Saturday 24 February – the Fundamentals of Brushwork

How to give your paintings  life and movement using your paintbrush (and other objects). Free up your work using acrylics and water colours…………

'Abundance' oil on canvas - 61 x 91cm $660.00
‘Abundance’ oil on canvas -demonstrating ‘free brushwork’.

9.30 – 3.30pm $70.00 bring whatever art materials you have.




Saturday 10 March – Creating with Mixed Media

 We will be experimenting with different media to make art – monotype printing, drawing with pen, pencil, charcoal, creating colour with watercolours, gouache and acrylic paints. No artistic knowledge required!

9.30 – 3.30pm $70.00 bring whatever art materials you have.

Sample monotype for the mixed media class
Sample monotype for the mixed media class

Saturday and Sunday 24/25 March – Weekend Workshop at Christine’s Home Studio.

Christine's home studio
Christine’s home studio

Painting and drawing in a rural setting. We will combine landscape, en plein air painting, botanical drawing and mixed media in a relaxed atmosphere.

9.30 – 4pm Saturday and Sunday                $220.00 bring whatever you have!

Please note that I will require a deposit of $30.00 for this workshop to reserve your place. Full payment due 1st February 2018.



Saturday 7 April – Keeping a Travel Diary and Art Journal

Everybody takes photos, but a visual diary is far more personal and gives you a great portfolio of your adventures. Come a create one with me!

9.30 – 3.30pm $70.00 bring whatever art materials you have.


Art Retreats 2018

England and France 

I will be leading a group to London and Cornwall 15 – 26 May (this trip is FULL) and another group to Paris and Provence in France 29 May to 9 June (still a double room left for this trip – suitable for a single or couple).

Christine Read leads art retreats to France
The French Garden at Giverny on the French Art Holiday 2017

Lennox Head – at my studio  in Fig Tree Hill Drive

A two day workshop on my one acre property, with views to Knockrow Escarpment. March 24/25 2018

Happy painters......
Happy painters……in my studio








Two Figs Retreat near Nimbin

A three day workshop with accommodation on a stunning 20 acre property overlooking Nimbin and the Nightcap Ranges. August 17-20 2018.

View to the Nimbin Valley
View to the Nimbin Valley









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