CANBERRA
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 20 April
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Get ready to bloom with creativity in our "Drawing Plants and Flowers" art class!

Join us as we dive into the delightful world of botanical illustration. Our experienced instructors will lead you through the enchanting process of capturing the beauty of plants and flowers on paper.

From simplifying shapes to adding intricate details, we'll explore techniques that breathe life into your drawings. Learn how to play with colors and textures to make your creations truly blossom.

Bring along your basic art materials and get ready to unleash your inner artist! Whether you're a budding Picasso or just starting your artistic journey, this class is for you. Let's cultivate our creativity together and watch our drawings bloom!
book now
$43      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 04 May
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Welcome to our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Unleash your inner artist in a journey filled with fun and creativity! In this class, we'll embark on an exciting exploration of drawing basics, igniting your passion for expressive artwork.

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll master the essential techniques of drawing, from capturing perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition. Say goodbye to the fear of blank pages as we dive into various Mark Making techniques, transforming them into vibrant canvases waiting to be filled with your imagination.

Whether you're picking up a pencil for the first time or looking to refresh your skills, this class is tailor-made for you. Come join us and let's turn your artistic dreams into reality!

Don't forget to pack your creativity and enthusiasm, as well as your own basic art materials, as we embark on this colorful journey together.
book now
$43      
Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting

Saturday 18 May
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Zooming Through Landscapes: Speed Landscape Drawing and Painting"

Get ready to embark on a whirlwind adventure through landscapes in our exhilarating "Zooming Through Landscapes" class! Designed especially for beginners, this class will have you wielding your brushes and pencils with speed and finesse.

Join us as we race against the clock to capture the beauty of nature in quick strokes and bold colors. From lush forests to serene seascapes, you'll learn the art of landscape drawing and painting in a flash.

Bring along your basic art materials and unleash your inner artist as we journey through landscapes at lightning speed
book now
$43      

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Saturday 01 June
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Prepare to dive headfirst into a world of vibrant colors and boundless creativity with our "Introduction to Acrylic Painting" class!

Led by our seasoned instructor, this class is your ticket to unlocking the mesmerizing possibilities of acrylics. Perfect for beginners, we'll guide you through the fundamentals of color mixing, brush techniques, and texture creation.

Bring your own basic art materials and get ready to unleash your inner artist! From mastering the art of color theory to experimenting with bold brushstrokes, this class is all about discovering your unique painting style.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 15 June
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Welcome to our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Unleash your inner artist in a journey filled with fun and creativity! In this class, we'll embark on an exciting exploration of drawing basics, igniting your passion for expressive artwork.

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll master the essential techniques of drawing, from capturing perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition. Say goodbye to the fear of blank pages as we dive into various Mark Making techniques, transforming them into vibrant canvases waiting to be filled with your imagination.

Whether you're picking up a pencil for the first time or looking to refresh your skills, this class is tailor-made for you. Come join us and let's turn your artistic dreams into reality!

Don't forget to pack your creativity and enthusiasm, as well as your own basic art materials, as we embark on this colorful journey together.
book now
$43      
Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 29 June
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Get ready to bloom with creativity in our "Drawing Plants and Flowers" art class!

Join us as we dive into the delightful world of botanical illustration. Our experienced instructors will lead you through the enchanting process of capturing the beauty of plants and flowers on paper.

From simplifying shapes to adding intricate details, we'll explore techniques that breathe life into your drawings. Learn how to play with colors and textures to make your creations truly blossom.

Bring along your basic art materials and get ready to unleash your inner artist! Whether you're a budding Picasso or just starting your artistic journey, this class is for you. Let's cultivate our creativity together and watch our drawings bloom!
book now
$43      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 13 July
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Welcome to our Beginner's Drawing Adventure!

Unleash your inner artist in a journey filled with fun and creativity! In this class, we'll embark on an exciting exploration of drawing basics, igniting your passion for expressive artwork.

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll master the essential techniques of drawing, from capturing perspective and proportion to mastering the art of shading and composition. Say goodbye to the fear of blank pages as we dive into various Mark Making techniques, transforming them into vibrant canvases waiting to be filled with your imagination.

Whether you're picking up a pencil for the first time or looking to refresh your skills, this class is tailor-made for you. Come join us and let's turn your artistic dreams into reality!

Don't forget to pack your creativity and enthusiasm, as well as your own basic art materials, as we embark on this colorful journey together.
book now
$47      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 27 July
Acton - 1pm - 2 Hours
Maggie Davies
Explore the colorful world of abstract art in our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Get ready to unleash your creativity as we reinterpret everyday objects and uncover new subjects using various media. Dive into expressive and abstract representations that bring your artistic vision to life. From 'mark making' techniques to dynamic starting points, we'll embark on a journey of creation where every stroke tells a story. Bring your own basic art materials and join us for an exciting exploration of abstract expression!
book now
$47      
ABOUT CANBERRA
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

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Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
It was a beautiful warm day so I enjoyed the outdoor environment. It was a very peaceful afternoon of art.
5/5
Cherill
2024-04-08
Maggie was a lovely instructor but I felt the group would have benefitted from a quick discussion about materials such as types of paper, pencil vs graphite vs charcoal, different types of erasers etc. Maggie would have been better equipped if she had used smooth paper herself to demonstrate rather than what looked like an acrylics paper that was heavily toothed. Maggie gave a lot of praise but did not offer suggestions to individuals. While a lovely person, I think Maggie would benefit from some mentoring about to be a good instructor.
4/5
Cheryl
2024-03-25
I really enjoyed the event and learnt some good skills
5/5
Louise
2024-03-25

This was a great experience. Even as a complete novice (no artistic skills or experience) I was able to follow along with the instructions to produce pretty good 'first attempts'. Setting was lovely and the facilitator was a gem. Thank you.
5/5
Lisa
2024-03-25
Really enjoyed this class. Maggie was great at explaining the concepts of drawing 3 objects using practical ways to approach it and good feedback on how we were progressing. I am keen to do some more classes.
5/5
Margaret
2024-03-25
A lovely way to spend an afternoon! Maggie is a natural teacher, and with her suggestions and guidance I feel more confident in trying new skills.
5/5
Suzy
2024-03-24

Very friendly and talented instructor. Noisy being close to dog park.
4/5
Catherine
2023-06-15
Good session, interesting g, explanations were in simple language, easy to understand.
4/5
Mary
2023-06-04
Lovely day, perfect location, excellent knowledge from Clara. Great way to meet others.
5/5
Melissa
2023-04-24

ARTISTS
Maggie Davies
My name is Margaret Davies but most people call me Maggie! I'm an art and music student at ANU and love to make art in my free time with various mediums and compose music. I enjoy doing puzzles and love to watch horror movies. I'm also keen to teach people easier ways and techniques of making art, whether it be drawing or painting.

Maggie Davies is available for private bookings

Available most Saturdays and Sunday from 11am - 4pm

PHOTOS
Atlanta Art Group
2024-04-15
Canberra Art Group
2024-03-19
Title or Location: Flower Lady
I have been drawing for less than a year. I decided after I was diagnosed with a slow growing brain tumour that life really was too short, and you never know what the future may hold. As someone who couldn't draw a straight line, I decided to watch YouTube videos and teach myself what I needed to know.The inspiration for this drawing came from wanting to do something different. I was getting bored drawing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, so decided to combine two different elements to see wh
Credit: Sandra Byrne
Richmond Art Group
2024-04-15

Canberra Art Group
2024-03-14
Title or Location: 'Bushland bouquet'
I began my painting journey just 3 years ago, wanting to explore a new way to express myself artistically. This piece 70x60cm, Acrylic on canvas was created for my dear sister for her 50th birthday. It represents her adoration of Australian native Gum trees and now hangs on a black, smokey feature wall in the master bedroom.
Credit: Britt Labutte
Facebook: Painty Days
Pasadena Art Group
2024-04-10
Canberra Art Group
2024-03-14
Title or Location: Perpetual Unfolding of Now
I'm delighted to share with you the story behind my artwork titled, "Perpetual Unfolding of Now.? This painting is not just about brushstrokes and colours, but about my own personal journey of grief, loss, courage and healing. My work is always inspired by my love of nature and this piece is no exception. The wide expanse of blue sky with playful clouds at the top of this painting that is juxtaposed with sharp, geometric shapes and line are my attempt at working through finding order amo
Credit: Melanie Rees
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/WPuZSqGpDQ86D1Vb/?mibextid=eQY6cl
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniereesart?igsh=aHZjMjY5eDBveWhl&utm_source=qr

Canberra Art Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: La pomme
Apple cut into half, with gouache technique, attention to details
Credit: Priscilla
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25

Canberra Art Group
2024-01-30
Title or Location: On The Rocks
My journey into coloured pencil art has opened up a whole new world for me. After believing for many years I had no artistic talent, I knuckled down during Covid lockdown and learnt to draw and render animals in pencil. I draw birds because I love birds. This one of the Spotted Pardalote was a finalist in last year's Holmes Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art. I have since started photographing my own material, and have begun dabbling in watercolour. This photo was taken by Rhonda Corcoran
Credit: Cathy Morison
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulfuleyespetportraits
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
Canberra Art Group
2024-01-22
Title or Location: Caught in the A.C.T.
This is a local Canberra fox. Not a native species, but a local non the less. As an animal lover, I find the animal beautiful. As an Aussie, I find its presence disturbing.The reference photo, taken by local photographer Marina Fascianelli, had the stunned, cautious look of an animal who was not wanting to be seen, hence the title of the work.I've seen foxes on my walks near Ginninderra Creek, the same look stared at me as the one in this portrait. Beautiful, scary, and one that is out of
Credit: Fine Art by AnnaK
Facebook: @fineartbyannak
Instagram: @fineartbyannak

Cleveland Art Group
2024-04-14
Title or Location: The Boats at Sunset in Bradenton
I was at The Starfish Restaurant when I captured this view on a cold day in Bradenton Florida from the dock behind the restaurant. I was fascinated by the light coming from one of the boats and the gas pump. The photograph helped me to produce this oil painting when I got home in Ohio.
Credit: Patrick Funke
Facebook: Patrick Funke
Instagram: patrickfunkemoderndaymonet
Oklahoma City Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Studio
"Twilight fortress" a 5X7 acrylic on canvas panel.
Credit: Robert Daniels
Baton Rouge Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Ruth Ann and Mon-Ami
My wife Ruth Ann's beloved cat, Mon-Ami passed away about a month ago. Mon-Ami was a rescue kitten 12 years ago. She is sadly missed by my wife Ruth Ann. This portrait of my wife holding Mon_Ami was from a Halloween night a few years ago. It will commemorate their bond for generations to come. 30 x 40 Oil
Credit: Mark Gil
Facebook: ArtistMarkGil

Portland Art Group
2024-04-11
Title or Location: Vivi
This painting is part of a collection I am working on called the Beautiful Project. The Beautiful Projects lifts up everyday people in our communities doing amazing things. People nominate people in their lives they think are beautiful. Then we sit down and have a discussion about why. They give me a bunch of pictures and I paint the beautiful person and write up a story about what I found that was beautiful about them as I painted. Vivi is beautiful because she never gives up. Fall down get b
Credit: Stevie Woods
Facebook: www.steviewoodsart.com
Instagram: stevie_woods_art
Leeds Art Group
2024-04-11
Title or Location: BLOOM
BLOOM is one of my largest pieces to date, consisting of layers of acrylic paint and marker to create intermingled layers of texture, colour and interest. My artwork as a whole aims to explore beauty and chaos as one and the same in a neurodivergent mind. I have ADHD and my art is a representation of what it's like to be inside my brain. Bright, busy, all at once, all the time. Through this I aim to foster a feeling of belonging and connectedness for people, largely neurodivergent people like me
Credit: Alyce Wood
Instagram: Doodlepeoplexo
Portland Art Group
2024-04-08
Title or Location: Freshwater Blue, oil on canvas, 30" square
I have a solo exhibit coming up in September at Gallery 114 in downtown Portland. I wanted to do a new body of work, and since I also like to garden I decided to do abstract florals. It's challenging trying something new, but I love a good challenge!
Credit: Dianne Jean Erickson
Facebook: dianne.erickson.96
Instagram: thatencausticartist

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