Classes & Workshops

Taking a class or being part of a workshop at Montsalvat is a great way to get involved with the artists. Montsalvat is an inspirational and creatively stimulating environment for artists of all stages and all ages. Most classes are open to beginners and advanced students.

Adult classes & workshops

Angela Abbott
Angela holds oil painting classes from 9.30am to 12 noon on Wednesdays at Montsalvat. Angela provides individual tuition in a group setting and beginners to more experienced students are welcome. Still life, figure and landscape are covered.

For more information, call Angela on (03) 9509 0358
Click here to see Angela’s biography

Anne Morel
Bonjour! Come and join local artist Anne Morel to learn the art of Tunisian Crochet in the beautiful surrounds of Montsalvat.
This quick and easy technique is considered to be a cross between knitting and crochet and allows you to make wonderful textured fabric.
It's easy to learn and very satisfying to hook up!
To find out more, head to the 'What's On' section
Bookings essential as places are limited. 

To book into a workshop, call Montsalvat on (03) 9439 7712

Don James
Don has been teaching oil painting for more than twenty years and bases his methods on the tonal realist school centered around Max Meldrum. He teaches the discipline of painting from seeing to the final application of paint, as well as the use and care of equipment and materials. Still life and landscape are covered, with beginners to advanced students welcome. Nine week terms run concurrent with school terms. Occasional portrait workshops are available.

For more information, call Don on 0427 300 675
Click here to see Don’s biography

David Moore
David teaches oil painting classes at Montsalvat in the morning, afternoon and evening. Advanced students and beginners are welcome. Tuition is on a one-to-one basis, from still life, the landscape and the figure. David’s teaching concentrates on giving students a thorough training in oil painting and studio practices.

For more information, call David on 0412 568 441
Click here to see David’s biography

Chris Wynne
Build your own guitar at Montsalvat with Chris Wynne. The workshops are hands on – you start with raw timber and are guided through the steps to custom-build your own instrument. All courses are limited to a maximum of 3 students so you receive lots of one-on-one training. There are no pre-requisites for woodworking or machine handling and classes are open to everyone, from non-players to professionals who want to create a masterpiece. Options include taking a 10 week course (1 day a week at Montsalvat) or an intensive course (Mon-Fri at Montsalvat for 2 weeks).

For bookings, click here to see Chris's website or contact Chris on (03) 9431 2490 or 0403 910 880

Jeanette Dyke
Jewellery Classes will be held in Jeanette Dyke’s gorgeous poolside studio, with tranquil water and wisteria views to inspire your creativity and Master Craftswoman Jeanette Dyke to engage you in learning your new skill.

Jeanette trained at the Royal College of Art in London and has been passionate about designing and making for over 20 years. She offers a relaxed and nurturing environment for all students, from complete beginner to advanced student.

For more information please refer to Jeanette's website at:

Or contact Jeanette on: or 0403 852 444

Kate Belvedere
Kate Belvedere is a current Montsalvat Studio Artist and student at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, specialising in sculpture. 
With a focus on developing technical skill and conceptual frameworks, Kate is currently running youth art classes for children, teens and VCE students looking for assistance with preparing their folio. 
Class times available after school and on weekends with small class sizes (a maximum of 5 students). 
Classes include all materials, snacks, entry to Montsalvat and once weekly 3-hour tuition. 
$250 per term, following school terms. 
Get in contact for further details and to book a class!

For bookings and more information, contact Kate on 0423 265 007 or