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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 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
to see Angela’s biography
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 (03) 9459 4586 or 0427 300 675
to see Don’s biography
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 03 9434 1402
to see David’s biography
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).
click here to see Chris's website
or contact Chris on (03) 9431 2490 or 0403 910 880
Sumi – e Workshop
Zen Painting. The way of the brush.
Sumi-e is the study of nature and its spontaneous depiction using black ink on absorbent rice paper.
David Brown’s Montsalvat Studio, 7 Hillcrest Ave. Eltham
Every Thursday from 14th March to 9th May @ 6pm – 8pm
Cost: $240.00 (For all 8 sessions. All materials provided.)
Enquiries and Bookings: contact David on 9439 9699 or 0438 347 919 or
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 send an email to Jeanette at
M: 0403 852 444
Children's art classes
We are not currently holding any children's art classes, however we will update the website as soon as they have been scheduled.