• Adults and teens - Fully Booked for Term 3 2022

    Term 3 classes - 26, 27, 28 July to 13, 14, 15 September 2022

    Term 4 classes - 4, 5, 6, October to 22, 23, 24 November

    email your interest in joining a class for Term 4 on 25 September

    draw at doonan art studio

    art tutoring in painting, drawing, mixed media and printmaking

    • Join one of our art classes where your art experience will be rewarding and unique as you create original art works. 
    • Discover new art processes and learn traditional skills 
    • Learn from a QLD registered art educator who will encourage you to develop your skills with confidence.
    • Create original art works as you develop your own style through individual instruction.
    • All ability levels welcome
    • Small classes of up to 5-6 people

    Your tutor

    Hello, I'm Gail. I'm an art educator, artist and designer. I love creating art works and teaching art. I'd like to share the joy of art making with you in a relaxing studio where you can meet like minded artists.


    After qualifying in Visual Communication from Sydney College of the Arts my career as a graphic designer led me to print media, T.V., publishing and design studios. Several decades later with a Diploma of Education Secondary Visual Art, I moved to the Sunshine Coast where I taught Visual Art to secondary school students.


    More recently, I opened an art studio to teach adults and teens traditional art skills and exciting contemporary art processes through drawing, painting and printmaking.


    So... if you're beginning your artistic journey or have experience,

    get away from your daily routine for a few hours to discover new ways of representing the world around you... you'll be rewarded.

  • art lessons for adults

    learn new techniques and develop your skills

    weekly art classes for adults


    Tuesdays 9-12pm and Wednesdays 9-12pm Thursdays 9-12pm

    Our studio is a relaxed and comfortable art space. Work at your own pace on your favourite subject matter, in your choice of medium - oil paint, acrylics, gouache, pencil, pastel, charcoal, water colour or combined wet and dry media.

    Classes are small, 4-6 people so you receive individual tuition while enjoying the interaction of like-minded artists.

    Enrol in a 4 or 8 week course in drawing, painting, printmaking or mixed media with the option of continued bookings.


    'Antarctica Vista' - acrylic on paper by Denise

  •  artLAB for teens

    Weekly art classes for teens

    artLAB is our class for teens held weekly each school term. Teens learn new techniques and extend their skills while having fun.

    • Structured lessons to create original art pieces - see young teens gallery
    • Small class sizes of up to 5 with one-to-one feedback
    • Classes conducted in a safe and supervised art space
    • Tutoring available for Senior Secondary Visual Art students
    • Artistic growth encouraged through diversity of technique and media
    • Development of visual literacy skills
    • Investigation of artist's works from art history and contemporary practice

    Fees are inclusive of some studio materials and the use of studio equipment.

    On school bus route. Check with your school's office.


    'Big Red' - graphite on paper by Jozi


  • adults

    Information on courses, workshops and tourists' options.

    1. corporate collaborative

    art for your workplace​

    Boost the bond between your staff through the creation of a collaborative artwork. Your staff will experience positive interaction and teamwork that assist strengthening problem solving, interpretation and communication skills. Not only will your staff be improved communicators but you'll have a fabulous artwork on display in your workplace.

    Fees are inclusive of all materials and the use of studio equipment.

    Email Gail to discuss designing a themed session perfect for your staff.

    2 drawing your world

    8 weeks drawing course​

    This drawing course for adults examines fundamental drawing techniques and theory including linear and atmospheric perspective, portraiture, nature and still life. Mediums used are wet and dry - pencil, ink, water colour, charcoal and pastel. Experiment with mixed media to bring vitality and surface interest to your artwork.

    Fees are inclusive of specialist materials and the use of studio equipment.

    'Buderim Falls' - coloured pencil on paper by Jackie

    3. painting your world

    8 weeks painting course​

    This painting course is for beginners or those with experience. Work in your preferred medium of water colour, gouache, acrylic or oil paint on your favourite subject matter. We'll examine, perspective, composition, texture, tonal and chroma values of colour and layering of paint. If portraiture is your thing learn new ways of approaching the composition and develop your painting techniques. Discover how to add atmosphere through lighting to give your subject matter more drama,

    Fees are inclusive of specialist materials and the use of studio equipment.

    'Figs' - acrylic on canvas by Rebecca

    4. carve, cut and print

    8 weeks printmaking course​

    This printmaking course for adults examines lino, mono print and screen printing. The course covers an introduction to all techniques enabling the artist to then to focus on one technique. You will explore different printing surfaces and various inks used to transfer an image. Further development of your printed image can then be achieved through additional media and collage. Explore the tactile qualities that these techniques in combination can bring to your artwork.

    Fees are inclusive of specialist materials and the use of studio equipment.

    'The mirror' - 3 colour lino print on Japanese rice paper by Amy'

  • workshops


  • get in touch

    282 Duke Road Doonan QLD 4562
    Tues and Wed - otherwise by appointment
  • important notes

    See COVID policy and procedures in home page


    Please dress for mess. We use professional art supplies which do not always wash out of clothing.

    Studio aprons are provided for your use.

    Art materials and equipment

    Art materials are in addition to tutoring fees for classes and courses.

    Art materials are included in workshop fees.

    Some art studio equipment is provided for use in the studio.

    Our policy is to provide you with quality art materials and equipment. In this way we can ensure that your artwork/s have higher pigment quality and finish.

    Payment Policy

    Please provide your credit card number and expiry date to confirm your registration(s) for a workshop. We accept VISA and Mastercard only for online registrations. Payment must be received by DD 24 hrs at the latest before the commencement of a course.

    Cancelation Policy

    Please note that we require 24hours notice for cancelation of a workshop booking. If you cancel inside 24 hrs an invoice for a cancellation fee will be issued.

    Preservation of artworks

    We advise that works on canvas require sealing to protect against dirt, moisture and dust. It is advisable to display any artwork away from direct sunlight to protect the pigment, art mediums and art work surface from U.V. damage.

    It is advisable to preserve works on paper by seeking professional advice from your art framer on appropriate mounting and framing techniques or storage to ensure the long term life of your artwork.