Art & Design

Flex Your Creativity At 7 Of Perth’s Best Art Classes

By Chloe Sputore
15th Jul 2019

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You might have always wanted to learn, or maybe your dormant artistic talent is literally twitching to get out—whatever the reason you have for hunting down an art class, we're here to point you in the right direction. But it takes more than a turtleneck and some paint-splattered pants to make an artist, so we’re only dealing with places guaranteed to skill you up.

As always with creative disciplines, the overriding philosophy is to go at your own speed. Even if you’ve never thought of yourself as particularly artistic, an art class is like a creative gym where the purpose is to work on yourself. Park your ego and unleash Matisse, here’s where to take an art class in Perth.

Painting With Wine At Cabernet And Canvas

Various Locations

Try your hand at recreating Monet’s sunset in Venice, Van Gogh’s three sunflowers or Renoir’s boating on the Seine as you sip on wine and get all of the hot painting tips from the resident artist of the night. Running throughout the year, Cabernet & Canvas public classes take place all over Perth.

Cookie Decorating Workshop At House Of Hobby

Balcatta

Sip bubbles or mimosas and learn to decorate cookies like a pro at House of Hobby’s most delicious workshop. The two-and-a-half-hour class runs through everything from making and decorating to stamping and personalising cookies, and you’ll walk away with six delicious (and beautiful) treats to scoff in the car on the way home.

Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Painting At Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle

Looking for a new piece to hang on your wall? Why not make it yourself at Fremantle Arts Centre’s next Painting With Acrylics course? Running for six weeks you will learn all about colour and texture while working with acrylic paints and flat bristle brushes. Some experience is required for this one, so head to one of their beginners' courses to brush up on your skills.

The Model Speaks Life Drawing At The Art Garage

Mount Hawthorn

Hosted at the Art Garage, this life drawing class is perfect for “nervous non-drawers” and we certainly like the sound of that. BYO “creative juice” and a can-do attitude and Jane from The Model Speaks will guide you through drawing the nude female model who also happens to be herself. There will be snacks and plenty of exercises to flex your newfound skills with. The classes run once a month, check the schedule here.

Linocut Workshop At The Artists Nook

Guildford

The Artists Nook in Guildford hosts a bunch of different workshops to get your creative muscles moving, including a linocut printmaking workshop. Running every couple of months the course teaches transferring, carving and printing techniques and artists will walk away with their very own carved linoleum to keep making magic at home.

Creative Hand-Building At Clay Make Studio

Maylands

If you're into ceramics, Clay Make Studio is offering up some of the best pottery workshops in Perth. From wheel-throwing to designing, hand making and even creating your own glazes, they've got a workshop for every level of potter. In their five-week Creative Hand-Building course you will get to unleash your imagination as you create unique vessels and containers (think vases and bowls).

Draw Your Fur Baby At House Of Hobby

Balcatta

Armed with your favourite pet picture, House of Hobby’s latest workshop will guide you through the process of drawing your very own pet portrait learning all about composition and layout along the way. Book your spot now and start searching Instagram for your pet's best pic.

Take your creativity outdoors and check out Perth’s coolest street art here.

Image credit: Grace Elizabeth Photography

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