Art Classes Melbourne
Ben Winspear has been teaching Art for many years.
His teaching approach is to understand the needs of each individual student and the level of their skills.
He shares a wide range of art knowledge and emphasises the important fundamentals of materials, drawing and learning how to ‘see’.
Our current Online and In-Person Art Classes are available below.
Click the title to read more about each class and what to expect.
Art Class Retreats
King River Art Retreat
King River Art Retreat is a regular retreat focusing on several days of solid tuition, delicious home cooked meals, superb inspiring views and things to paint everywhere you turn.
Tuition takes place in the outdoors as well as in the classroom and there are several opportunities to paint each day.
Participants enjoy several days of solid tuition, delicious home cooked meals and basic but comfortable accomodation all in a nurturing, relaxed, friendly environment. A feature of the experience is always the camaraderie of the group.
Retreat Dates for 2022:
26 – 31 July (Winter 2022)
Tuesday 26th (evening meal) to Sunday 31st (brunch)
6 – 11 December (Summer 2022)
Tuesday 6th (evening meal) to Sunday 11th (brunch)
I have managed to hold costs for a few years, but now unfortunately prices have increased a little. New prices are below.
$895 pp all included
$585 partners (no tuition)
Weekend Rate: (any two days/nights during during the retreat dates)
$385 pp all included
$260 partners (no tuition)
Numbers are limited. To express your interest in coming along to the next Retreat please contact Ben.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policies:
If the King Valley Retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions a full refund will be given minus a small administration fee. Please follow Ben Winspear Art on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates.
Ben Winspear Art is an all-inclusive business and welcomes everyone. We do not discriminate against anyone based on their race, gender, religion, medical status – including vaccination status, or on any other basis
“Attending the end of year retreat was the best decision I made in 2020; five full days of immersive painting, tuition and camaraderie was exactly what I needed. The accommodation was superb – especially the catering. The valley offers breathtaking views and subjects to paint such as Powers Lookout and Paradise Falls. Each year the retreat provides something fresh and exhilarating. Can’t wait for next year!”
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Meet at the Old Bakery @ 1pm 193 Yarra Street, Warrandyte After a coffee and cake at the Old Bakery paint at the Warrandyte river enjoying autumn reflections, moving water, …
Meet at the Miss Lucy Cafe @ 1pm 133 Central Road, Nunawading Arrive early to enjoy some wholefood goodness before we will head to the nearby Blackburn Lake Sanctuary to …
Melbourne Art Retreats For those who have only painted a little or for the advanced artist, The King Valley Art Retreat provides a rich learning environment. Tuition takes place in …
Meet at the beautiful Silvan Reservoir Park (lower picnic ground) @ 1pm Stonyford Road, (becomes Silvan Road) Silvan. Park closes at 4pm. This park is set in the foothills …
In October we plan to paint the stunning Banksia Park Cherry blossoms in full bloom (if mother nature agrees with our plan). Or there are plenty of sweeping paths, people …
(right: ‘Sorrento Foreshore with Buildings’ by Roland Clark 1904) Meet at Stop #2 stop along the Sorrento - Portsea Artists trail @ 1pm. Specifically between the toilet block …