Art Classes & Workshops

Wednesdays in the Gallery – 10am – 1pm

You do need to book for these sessions. As this is a Face to Face class at Lennox Arts Collective (2/72 Ballina St Lennox Head), numbers are limited and booking in advance is necessary.

All social distancing and sanitary care will be taken. To book contact Christine on 0415230470 or

Cost is $35.00 each

Art Classes

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Art, the Universe and Everything with Christine Read Art

online classes
Drawing a still life in a video demonstration for online classes.

Saturdays at Lennox Arts Collective

These are Face to Face classes at Lennox Arts Collective (2/72 Ballina St Lennox Head), 10am to 3pm. Due to the current situation numbers will be limited and booking  in advance is necessary. All social distancing and sanitary care will be taken – first to book and pay is taken.

You do need to bring your own art materials as well as a cover for the art table (an old shower curtain or plastic table cloth is perfect). We have easels, tables and chairs.

Bookings are essential for the Saturday classes. Contact me on 0415 230 470 or

Cost $70.00

Saturday 10th July – Travel/Visual Diary

I beleive it is really important for artists and budding artists to regularly use a diary to record impressions, places, colours and make notes about what is going on around you. Join me for a fun day learning how to use your diary! This class is currently FULL, but I do take a wait list.

Travel Diary – London

Saturday 14th August – Pattern and Ethnic Inspiration 

Do you love pattern and wonderful craftwork from different cultures? These are things that inspire me in my painting, drawing and designing. Come along and explore these lovely elements with me!


Saturday 11th September – Water Works

In a continent surrounded by water, we all spend time splashing around and lots of people want to use images of water in their art. Many find it a challenge to depict water realistically – if that is you, come along and learn some of the tips and tricks!

Stormy Seas

 Saturday 9th October – Landscapes with Trees  

In this workshop we will look at landscape with a special look at those grand forest and trees that are so important in our environment – people sometimes struggle with the challenge of making trees look ‘believable’!

 Saturday 13th November – Working with Mixed Media

Mixed media is a great way to create drama in your artwork, think of mixtures of ‘mark makers’ – pens, charcoal, pencil, crayon, pastel and you can add collage, printing, stencils and more! Lots of fun.

 Saturday 11th December – Painting with Acrylic and Gouache


Learn about the differences between these two water based paints and when to use them. You will discover the different acrylic media and experiment with the less well known paint, gouache.

Studio Weekend – 30/31st October at  Christine’s Home Studio

In a rural setting – come and paint en plein air or in the studio – there will be a variety of art activities  – full program to be advised. 

Limited numbers, bookings essential. To book contact Christine on 0415230470 or

Cost $330.00

Note – you do not have to follow the program – it is only a guide, you can free paint at any time. If you have ideas for other aspects of art you would like to cover, please bring them along. I would also like you to think about your personal objective for the weekend and maybe a mini project so that there is some direction for you over the course of the two days (if you are attending for two days).