Coming & Recent Events

Watch this space – or why not enrol in a class or workshop and get creative!

Saturday 18 May2024 Demonstration/Workshop

WAA Short Course – Florals in Watercolour
Saturday mornings for 3 weeks from 27 April

Following Antoinette Blyth’s popular demonstration in March we are pleased to now offer a 3 week short course of intensive study of Floral and Still Life painting in Watercolour.
Antoinette is an accomplished award winning artist and very experienced in teaching watercolour painting. You will learn about flower arrangement, composition, light, use of wet & dry paper,
mixing colours and so much more.
Saturday mornings 9.30am to 12.30 pm for 3 weeks, 27 April, 4 May & 11 May.
Places in the course are limited so it will be essential to book. To enrol please contact Dot Browne on 9874 2501
Cost is $180 for the 3 weeks, payment can be made by Bank Transfer to Commonwealth Bank: BSB: 063 888, A/C No.: 10134434, name of Account: Whitehorse Arts Association Inc.
(Remember to put your name on the deposit transfer and “Floral Workshop 27 April” as the reference)

Recent Events

Mona Lisa & Friends: Portraits from the Whitehorse Art Collection and Whitehorse Community Artists

Head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages for photos of some recent events – the links are at the top and end of this page.

WAA End of Year Art & Craft Show December 2023
The Newsletter report and images are here on our website:

Lorraine Wigraft Demonstration 18 November 2023.
You can now read the Newsletter report with images from the day here on our website:

Sunday 15th October 10am to 4pm
WAA Art Show at the Whitehorse Spring Festival

See photos from the event on our Facebook page

Box Hill Art Group & Whitehorse Arts Association
Combined Art Show October 2023.
Our WAA award winners with their artworks are now on our Facebook page

Karen Neal, Artist Book Demonstration 16 September 2023
We said Karen was bursting with creativity, and she did not disappoint.
Karen Neal is a Melbourne based artist and printmaker using inspiration found from her local environment and her travels. Her main loves are….(read more):

Alan Close’s Sketch Workshop 19 August 2023
Going around the working artists, it was surprising how many of them didn’t know the basics elements of drawing. “Why doesn’t my drawing look right?” they ask. Find out more here:

Regina Hona Pastel demonstration 15 July 2023
Regina is a multi-awarded artist whose chosen media is pastel and (is) most famous for her portraits and her waterscapes. Today she had been asked to focus on…. read more in Colin Browne’s report from the WAA Newsletter:

WAA 60th Anniversary Art Show Results and Reports are now on our website:

Our demo today was a bit different this time. The artist, Martha Iserman, did not pick up a brush or pencil but showed us an incredible range of her finished work both on screen and in books, folios and framed pictures. They were very beautiful …. read more in Colin Browne’s report from the WAA Newsletter:

Olga Dziemidowicz is a confident young artist who kept up a commentary throughout her demo. Some of her comments were challenging, even revolutionary to an old conservative like me, but the final result justified any reservations I may have had. For example …. read more in Colin Browne’s report from the WAA Newsletter:

Saturday 15th April, 2023.Demonstration
, Colin Browne’s report from the WAA Newsletter includes a discussion of the “Granulation” technique:

Sat 18 March 2023 2pm-4pm
Alan Close Sketch a Pet Workshop
. Read Colin Browne’s report complete with photos

Sat 25 Feb 2023 Alan Close Demonstration
Pastel painting with acrylic underlay
. Read the WAA Newletter article here:

WAA Free Art Taster Friday 20 Jan 2023 9.30am to 12 noon
Alan Close gave an introduction to WAA with tips on creating great art.
See the results here on our website:

WAA End of Year Art Show Sat 19 & Sun 20 November 2022 Our End of Year Show held at the Nunawading Community Hub after the last few years of upheaval. Read the full report here on the website

Art at Home Challenge 2022 No 10
Your Favourite Subject

Click the image to see the winning entries

BHAG WAA 70th Combined Art Show 30 September 2022
Congratulations to all the prize winners.

Click the image to see the winning entries by our WAA artists

Watercolours with Rob Candy, Saturday 20 August 2022
Rob Candy….is a jovial confident personality, and he gave a great performance. He had a plan of his talk on a slip of paper, like a muso with his running sheet for his concert. …..(read more from the report in the September Newsletter):

Pamela Pretty Demonstration, Saturday July 16th, 2022
Pamela is an experienced pastel artist and teacher. Good teacher that she is, she spoke confidently and interestingly about …..(read more from the report in the August Newsletter):

It Hao Pheh Watercolour Demonstration Saturday 16 June 2022
It Hao is well-established as an artist and teacher of watercolour and drawing. He told us his favourite subjects to paint are……(read more from the report in the July Newsletter):

Greg Allen Watercolour Demonstration Saturday 21 May 2022
It was great to have Greg Allen return to Whitehorse Arts and show his inimitable watercolour skills and energetic personality again. Today he would do a scene from……(read more from the report in the June Newsletter):

Six Art Societies Demonstration Saturday 30April 2022
This was a co-operative event shared by six art associations in the eastern suburbs including our own Whitehorse Arts Association.
Our Alan Close did two portrait demos. Other artists were doing oil landscapes, pastel, lino cut prints, watercolour pictures and so on. See the report and photos from the May Newsletter:

Alan Close Demonstration Saturday 23 April 2022
Alan Close packs two demos into one. Come and see how to give your work that full glass, gloss finish with a demonstration on resin. He will follow this with a demonstration on how to use coarse texture paint.
Colin Browne provided this report of the day:

Art at Home Challenge 2022 No 9
Still Life & Expressionist Self Portrait

Click the image to see the winning entries

Still Life Subject

19 March 2022 Lorraine Wigraft Demo,
Still Life in Pastel
A big occasion as we tried ourselves out in the new…..(Read the full report here)


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