Classes and Workshops
" Join me to capture the world with our paints and brushes"
Please see below for current and upcoming classes/workshops. From time to time, I also offer pop-up outdoor travel sketch workshops and private lessons.
2021 online Weekly Classes with Ginette
** Sketch & Watercolour Weekly Class **
Term Dates: 29 Sep - 3 Nov, 2021
Time: 5pm -7pm Melbourne Time (7pm - 9pm (NZT), Wednesdays
( Numbers are limited, Please register your interest with Ginette by email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Course description: It's an ongoing course throughout the year suitable for people who wish to build up drawing/ sketching / Watercolour techniques gradually. You will learn how to sketch with different media and apply various watercolour techniques as well as perspectives, tonal values , colour mixing etc
Weekly exercise and class notes will be provided
The course covers different subject matters. Theory and practical exercises included.
Each term is built on top the previous term. You are welcome to join in from any term.
It is an online course that you can participate at your own safe and comfortable home. It is professionally set up with multiple cameras to allow students to interact and see my demonstration step by step in real time.
Watercolour Portrait weekend online workshop (W)
Date: 9 & 10 October 2021
Time: 10:30am -3:30pm (NZT), (8:30am - 1:30pm Melbourne time), Saturday and Sunday
Learn how to use photo as reference to paint watercolour portraits in impressionistic manner.
It is a two-day workshop (Saturday and Sunday). Reference photo will be provided.
(Please register your interest now!)
Art of Chinese Calligraphy one day workshop with Ginette
Time: 11am – 4pm, Saturday, 18 September 2021
Venue: Ryazanoff Gallery, 117 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Melbourne
Cost: $135 lunch included, Material extra
In this workshop, you will be introduced to Chinese Calligraphy, the tools required as well as learning how to hold the brushes to write Chinese Calligraphy.
Ginette will demonstrate step by step and give individual help and attention. Printed reference will be provided. No experience is needed. lunch is included in the cost. Material extra.
To book please contact Elena Ryazanoff on 0477 015 110.
Impressionist Watercolour and Sketch Retreat in Australia /Italy!!
Date: To be confirmed
Venue: Australia / Italy
Details will be available soon
Testimonials from adults classes/workshops
"Ginette's watercolour classes are always well planned with a variety of new skills to learn. The classes are very busy and not a minute is wasted. I have learned so much from Ginette, I have attempted some topics I would never try on my own. I really like the honest feedback she gives about my watercolour painting, so that I can improve my skills. I would highly recommend Ginette's classes. " - Pamela
" I am really enjoying your classes. I find your demonstrations are easy to follow. I like the way that we are using a limited palette in some sessions and learning how to mix colours. When you said to start with pen in today’s lesson I did take a deep breath but it was much easier than I thought. Your critique is helpful.Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement." - Justine
"I have learnt a lot from Ginette about Watercolour,pen and ink . Her style of teaching is so vibrant and uplifting. She has clear instructions and takes us to higher levels in our skills. I have more confidence to keep going further in my art". - Janice
"In one word it was brilliant. The sheer energy that Ginette brings to her teaching is infectious and makes everything seem possible. Her style to demystify even the most complex of skills is an incredible talent that only comes with someone who is totally comfortable with their profession. We all left with a watercolour we could be proud of achieving in such a short time. The same picture, but very different as she encouraged us to take risks and just "have a go"".- Ann
"Loved learning the techniques new to me. Quickness encouraged made me to focus on the basic outlines first then the main subject. Ginette guided me to where the faint washes should be, then to highlight. Chinese brushes are a revelation! Thank you Ginette for your enjoyable, sociable classes." - Sally
"Ginette style of teaching breaks things down into understandable sections which make"complex" concepts easy to understand. She is always enthusiastic, informative and encouraging. I really enjoy all her different classes". - Louise
" Ginette has a passion for her art and helping artist be the best they can be. Love the course, will be back for more next term." - Paul
" The class has given me a boost - as I have been caring for the past 8+ years. The teaching from a very enthusiastic teacher has encourage me to take up my art again." - Judith
"The energy that Ginette brings to the workshop is contagious. It encourages me into stretch my skills and not work within my comfort zone. Amazing classes!! highly recommended" - Ann
"Every class results in a new art work,new brush strokes are learnt and practised. Ginette is a friendly and generous teacher. The painting work is relaxing and meditative" - Barbara
"老师亲自示范教学，由浅入深， 容易学习。 老师从素描到水彩和国画样样精通，可以帮学生开启对艺术的兴趣与潜能。“ － Tracy
Testimonials from young artist training program:
"I like the class because it's relaxing, you get to learn a variety of techniques, different types of art, etc. The way Ms. Ginette's teaching is very good because she interacts with us a lot which in my opinion is very important" - Paris
" I like the way how teacher Ginette teaches us in art class, it's not too strict and we can express our own style. It's very creative. We get to do lots of different types of drawing. I also really like her style of painting and drawing!" - Maggie
" I learned how to draw realistic things, also cool techniques on how to make your drawing nice. I learned watercolour, pencil sketching and also Chinese Watercolour which I have never learnt it before. Thank you!" - Chloe
"I like teacher Ginette's class because she teaches many different type of drawing and painting techniques. She also encourage us to be creative in our art" - Teresa
" Teacher Ginette teaches me the how to do tones and shades. The things I learn in class also improves my drawings I do at home. I like teacher Ginette's way of teaching" - Chole Y