Acrylic Painting Art Class for Groups

Learn how to paint with acrylics.

2 hours Class size 6 to 30     label $65

Looking to expand your creativity? Just searching for creative things to do in Canberra with your friends or colleagues? Join Margaret Hadfield and learn the basics of painting for beginners!

In this class, you can paint with a award winning artist in artist quality acrylics.

Your experienced teacher Margaret will lead you through the class with good humour and an easy to follow manner. No experience is needed for the class and it is a great taster for all beginners as well as those with some experience.

You will have a painting to be proud of as Margaret is able to steer you in the right direction for a successful artwork.

Everyone will leave the class with their own piece and a idea of how to go about doing art should you wish to do more. This is a wonderful fun bonding for any group.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All materials and equipment are provided. A painting on canvas board or canvas stretcher in acrylics to be proud of! A unique experience with a professional artist.
What to bring
Nothing to bring for classes. Bring own nibbles or food requirements.
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.


Artists Shed - Lower Ground, 88 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT

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Margaret Hadfield
Margaret Hadfield

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“It is only paint, loosen up” are just two of the sayings my students now throw back to me. We have a laugh and enjoy our few hours painting together. They learn from me and I learn from them. It is magical to know that I empower them to get in touch with their creative flair and enjoy the simple pleasure of expression through painting’. Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager.

Margaret Hadfield –Zorgdrager was born in Coonabarabran, New South Wales in 1956. Her parents Pieter and Tryntje migrated to Australia in 1951 from the island of Terschelling, the Netherlands. From a very early age she knew art was her essence, and sold her first painting at age 13. Margaret perfected her craft through self-development and was inspired by nature’s beauty. Light flows through her seascapes/landscapes; very large murals and portraiture. Margaret has held several successful solo exhibitions, including one in the Netherlands.

For the last 32 years she has been a resident artist in the Canberra region, firstly as the co-founder of the Artist’s Shed, and now her own gallery called the ARTISTS SHED in Fyshwick. Margaret paints in all mediums and her landscapes, portraits have featured in numerous art awards, including the Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Paddington Art Prize, Peter Norville Art Prize, Country Energy Art Prize, Portia Geach Portrait Prize and Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize.

In 2013 Helen Reddy, Natasha Stott Despoja, Geraldine Cox, Prof. Fiona Wood, Matilda House-Williams and Lauren Jackson, each ‘sat’ for portraits which Margaret painted.

Margaret has won the Gallipoli Art Prize and her Gallipoli Series number 24 military themed paintings commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel. Six of these were exhibited by the Australian Government between 2010 and 2012 in the Netherlands, Turkey and France. This series will be exhibited widely over the ensuing years, commencing with a solo exhibition in the Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW, in April, May 2015, followed by a solo exhibition in “The Q”, Queanbeyan, NSW in June 2015, and then on to Singleton Library, NSW, and then Corowa Art Gallery.

In 2014 Margaret’s painting of the 2013 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet entry was purchased by the National Maritime Museum, Sydney, and her painting of HMAS Perth now hangs onboard the warship. In 2014 Margaret was special guest of the RAN when her painting of the submarine AE1 was used by the media and official ceremonies in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

Margaret Hadfield’s unique teaching style has developed from this vast experience and her knowledge of visual artist supplies. Her highly successful four x 2.5 hour class “Absolute Beginners Course” has enabled many to develop their own artistic pastimes and careers. This course instructs colour mixing, brush and palette knife techniques and the development of individual styles. This enables those who wish to join Margaret’s popular regular day and evening classes for artists of all abilities, purely recreational or otherwise. Margaret’s classes are open to adults and high school students.

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