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!

Art Classes, Saturday Workshops November and  December 2019, Art Retreat September 2020

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.

The popular Saturday workshops on specific art practices are below:

Saturday 16 November – Colour Workshop – using Green

The colour of nature can be a challenge to to use convincingly in your work. Create your own colour chart, learn about the differences between ‘Australian and European’ greens

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

Saturday 7 December – Travel Sketching/Art Journalling with a visual diary.

I have kept visual and travel diaries for many years – it will help you document interesting moments and improve your drawing and painting skills and its fun!

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

French Art Retreat – Paris and Vannes in Brittany 1st – 11th September 2020

Small group art tours. Four days in Paris, exploring art galleries and museums and including a day at the Palace and Gardens of Versailles then six days in the ancient Roman and Medieval Harbour town of Vannes in Brittany.

You do not have to be an artist – just enjoy art and culture!

Bookings are essential for the Saturday classes. Please check my website: and/or contact me for more information.

Contact me on 0415 230 470 or


Art Workshops – come and join Christine!

  1. HI Christine, I am interested in your botanical drawing and painting class in June. Do you have any spots left?

  2. Hi.Im.interested in your botanical workshop coming this for beginners or can others come along too?😊

  3. Hi my name’s Kylie Gras, im 45yrs & very single & I’d just like 2 know wen keeping visual diaries , woodn’t u need to take alot of different types of staionary with u? U’d be carrying a huge bag of it with u woodnt u, wat do u take with u with yr visual diary?! Its just i lost all my visual diaries & different types of art work ive done along the way, aswell as $100 dollars worth of art & craft stuff due 2 a r’ship breakdown, anyway enough of all that. Its just that i haven’t done any type of art for about 3yrs & i do miss terribly but the thought of starting over againg is daunting 2 me!! And i dont know where 2 start, i am a self taught artist & i do a bit of drawing & painting but i feel im a better drawer though. Anyway im open 2 any suggestions or ideas u may have, thanks 4 reading my comment!

    1. Hi Kylie, Thank you so much for getting in touch. I am sorry to hear that you lost your work but I would like to encourage you to keep faith and start drawing and painting again. I use a visual diary that is only A5 size and fits into my handbag. I also carry a black gel pen, pencil and eraser for quick sketches. I have a backpack which I take if I think I will have the opportunity to do a bit more. I have a toiletry bag which holds a small watercolour paint set and tubes of gouache paint. I have a collapsible water pot, carry a water bottle and my brushes are the type where you can fill the handles with water. I can carry A4 pad of paper and/or a 30 x 30cm pad in the backpack too. I am running a workshop on travel drawing/painting on the 7th December at Lennox Head if you are interested.
      Best wishes with your art! Christine

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