May 16

Still Life Painting with Lewis Miller

Tuesday 2nd 9th & 16th May


Still life painting with Lewis Miller


The art of still life is not quite as old as the world, but getting there. Its art forms are many and varied—think of Jean Gris, Morandi, Matisse, the Flemish masters, like van Ostade, Flinck, etc. Lewis, an Australian artist with an international following, is well-known for his portraiture but he is also engrossed in the still life form of quiet contemplation where his mastery of technique combined with sensitivity crystallises into jewel-like, sparkling observations. Sharpen your skills and gain new insights in the art still life painting
Tuesday 2 May: 9.00am till 1.00pm; demonstration and talking through the process; setup and practice.
Tuesdays 9 and 16 May, studio practice.
Cost per participant is $150 (HAS members), and $180 for non-members (this automatically confers amembership for the 2017 calendar year).
Class fee must be paid at time of registration. EFT BSB 063138
and Acct No 00901737
Please identify payment by name and membership number; or surname and initials and “Miller”
If paying by cheque, please identify the check in the same manner as per EFT.
Please post your cheque to: Hawthorn Artists Society PO Box 37, Hawthorn 3122
For more information email Eva Miller at

2:30 pm14:30

John Spooner

John Spooner—legendary cartoonist talks about his years at The Age and will delight his audience with a wonderful “Show and Tell”

A unique opportunity to meet an accomplished artist and media personality

John Spooner is a man of many parts, erstwhile lawyer, cricket tragic and one of Australia’s important artists. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian State Library—and the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum. He is the recipient of three Walkley Awards. John Spooner is represented by Chrysalis Publishing Gallery and Studio.

Hawthorn Arts Centre (formerly the Hawthorn Town Hall)
360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Zelman Room (level 1)
Admission: FREE

John Spooner Cartoon.jpg
11:00 am11:00

Glenferrie Festival

Hawthorn Artist Society is moving into a new phase of development in our new home. We can now tell the community about what we offer, attracting new members and new events. To help us do this, HAS will have marquees at the Glenferrie Festival 5 March.

Say hello to your fellow members at the marquee and have a great day at the festival!

Mar 7

Painting the Clothed Figure Class with Mike Kowalski

Capturing the essence of the figure in watercolour is challenging. The best watercolours, to me are confident and direct, with a bold use of color. Learning to see and identify color and it’s temperature will make our job a bit easier. We will spend some time constructing a solid figure drawing working on simplifying form. The addition of clothing will add some colour punch and drawing challenges. Learning to mix good colour, playing with dramatic lighting and interesting poses should make a pleasurable experience with watercolour.


Class commences Tuesday, 14 February, and runs for three further consecutive Tuesday sessions till 7 March, times 10 AM till 1 PM. Venue: HAS studio, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122 Cost for members, $200 Cost for non-members $250

See classes page for more information or click HERE

Jan 22

Plein Air Painting Weekend with Mark Dober

We will be painting at the charming and quiet village of Taradale, in the goldfields of central Victoria. Taradale is on the Old Calder Highway – accessed by taking the Malmsbury/Taradale exit from the Calder Freeway. It is a one and a half hour drive from Melbourne.

For further details visit the workshops page.