Pat Davidson


Pat trained as an art teacher in Newcastle in the 1970s and completed a Master's Degree (with distinction) in 2000. She has taught a range of creative and visual art subjects over the years in all levels of education, and even has a certificate in Art Therapy. She regularly contributes to exhibitions in the Hunter Valley and Manning areas. Always wanted to learn to draw? With a little time and some simple skills Pat can help you develop the confidence to apply and enjoy this creative pastime.

Janet de Vries


Janet started her art journey after early retirement from the teaching profession. She learnt on courses and workshops run by well known artists, and is now passing her knowledge on. She has won many awards for her work and continues to show with art societies, exhibitions and in her own gallery. Janet likes to work with acrylics on canvas as it lends itself to the details she wishes to achieve in her photo realism style. She'll teach you how to effectively use acrylics and create texture.

Kathy Loudon


Kathy has been creating art for over 30 years and has sold many works through exhibitions held by the Newcastle Art Societies. She has won a number of first prizes and commendations in the Hunter region. She's also been a part of community projects such as Hospice Art with Aged Care. Kathy loves to paint landscapes, seascapes and animals, as well as impressionistic and abstract works. Let her teach you all about watercolours including colour mixing and brushwork.