Open Studio: Oil Painting with Daryl Austin & Melanie Brown – Term 1 2024 (Mon 6pm)

Open Studio: Oil Painting with Daryl Austin & Melanie Brown – Term 1 2024 (Mon 6pm)

$430.00 inc. GST

Lecturers: Melanie Brown and Daryl Austin
Mon 19 Feb – Mon 4 Apr (excluding public holidays, 11 March & 1 April) 
6.00pm – 9.00pm 
Level – Advanced
(Please note that Melanie Brown will teach the first 3 weeks of the course, with Daryl Austin teaching the last 4 weeks of the course)


This course will give participants the opportunity to develop their painting practice in a supportive and friendly environment. Participants will work independently with guidance from Melanie Brown and Daryl Austin. The emphasis will be on developing participants’ own individual work and concepts, whilst improving technique and studio practice. Participants may choose to work on an uncompleted painting, start a new larger work, or begin a group of studies.

Open Studio – Oil Painting is intended for artists who may struggle with the isolation of working on their own, for recent graduates to get some direction with their work, and for those who simply wish to advance their painting practice. It is a valuable chance for like-minded artists to learn from, support and encourage each other, under the direction of an experienced painter and lecturer.

Previous painting experience is essential (suitable for practicing artists and current degree students).

Materials required:
Please bring oil painting materials appropriate to the work you will be making in the Open Studio.

For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email


Melanie Brown completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2008 at Adelaide Central School of Art, having been awarded several scholarships and the Alumni Award. She has won awards including the Clifton’s Art Prize in 2008, the Loreto Star Portrait Prize in 2013 and the Kennedy Art Prize People’s Choice Award for 2015. Melanie has an extensive exhibition history in addition to lecturing at Adelaide Central School of Art. Melanie has received corporate and private commissions for her paintings both locally and overseas.

Daryl Austin is an artist and lecturer, who has taught painting at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2001. His work hovers between realism and abstraction, exploring states of visual flux.Daryl studied a BA in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia 1983 – 1986. He was included in the 2nd Adelaide Biennial at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 1992. Daryl’s talent has been recognised by numerous awards, such as the EVA Award, Adelaide (1993), Kernewek Lowender Art Prize (1993), Winner Santos Whyalla Art Prize (1997), Winner City of Whyalla Art Prize [2002], University of Adelaide – Vice Chancellor Portrait Commission [2003) and Parliament of South Australia – President of Legislative Council Portrait commission (2005).

Daryl’s work is collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Legislative Council, Parliament of South Australia in addition to several corporate collections in Australia.


Image: Mel Brown, Interplay, 2023, Oil on Canvas, 124 x 121 cm


Categories:Short CoursesOil PaintingPaintingTerm 1 2024
Experience Level:Advanced

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