Oil and Acrylic Painting Course: Gumtrees

Join a painting masterclass with the master of gum trees, Margaret Hadfield!

Margaret Hadfield
Margaret Hadfield
5.0 (24)
Facebook likes5.0 stars (22+)

4 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $240 (or 4 payments of $60 Afterpay)

Unleash your creativity with an exciting acrylic and oil painting course in Canberra.

Over four weeks, you'll learn how to paint leaves and explore the beauty of Australian gum trees, focusing on the interplay of light, shade, and colour.

Led by the talented artist Margaret, this specialty course offers a unique opportunity to enhance your painting techniques and create stunning artwork.

Each week, Margaret will provide all the necessary materials, except for brushes, so you can focus solely on your artistic journey. Plus, for school-age students, there's an exciting opportunity to get free brushes and a palette knife as a reimbursement.

So join this painting course in Canberra! It's a great way to end the year and do something for yourself.

Note: Margaret uses a low-odour oil and also odourless turpentine to allow sensitive individuals to not be affected by smell.

Knowledge required
Some skills are required, such as having completed Margaret's Introduction to Painting Course.
What you'll get
  • A surface to paint on each night - canvas, acrylic painting paper, or Yupo paper.
  • A completed painting each evening in oil or acrylic.
  • A great learning experience in an art studio surrounded by inspirational work by Margaret Hadfield.
What to bring
Brushes and a palette knife.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


ARTISTS SHED, 88 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT

Oil and Acrylic Painting Course: Gumtrees location
More about this class

This teacher has 24 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

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Your teacher
Margaret Hadfield
Margaret Hadfield

5.0 (24)
Facebook likes5.0 stars (22+)

“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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