The Bloom Art Project

To show support for those who are isolated or feeling lonely right now, Friends for Good invites you to join The Bloom: A free, online art exhibition and live therapeutic art class. Click below for more information

Get creative and draw or paint a jellyfish. Artwork can be any 2D medium and all ages welcome.This art project is open to everyone so please get involved!

Painting Workshop – John Orlando Birt Mar 30/Apr 3


Mt Beauty is a picturesque town situated in the north-eastern Victoria. The Town lies alongside the Kiewa River at the junction of the Kiewa Valley Highway and the Bogong High Plains Road in the Alpine Shire. I have painted this region many times and never tire of its colours in any season, the rolling country-side framed with the ranges or the Kiewa River offers numerous painting opportunities.

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Accommodation is at the Mount Beauty Summit Views, Facebook and Instagram. The cost for accommodation and tuition is $550 – 5 nights’ accommodation, and 4 days tuition, this cost is for a shared room. Single rooms are available if you require at extra cost.
We will travel to Mt Beauty on Monday March 30th and meet at 6pm at Mt Beauty Views for dinner at a local restaurant. Start painting on Tuesday March 31st for 4 days, checking out on Saturday April 4th.
The group will be limited to 10 painters, we will meet each day at 10am to start painting and finish at approx. 4pm.

For further enquiries please contact
John on – 03 9435 2320 / 0418 355 778
PO Box 501 Greensborough Vic 3088

Demonstration – Ben Winspear

DTAS Tutor Ben Winspear has kindly offered to give a Demonstration following the Annual General Meeting on 26th March. Ben works with oil, watercolour and sketching and this Demonstration is will be a valuable experience for students of any medium. This is sure to be popular – R.S.V.P. to Fay 9848 7984

AGM Thu, 26th Mar, 7:00 pm

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Doncaster and Templestowe Artists’ Society Inc. (DTAS) will be held on
Thursday, 26th March, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
All positions on the Committee and those of the Gallery Co-ordinators will be declared vacant and applications are invited from financial members to fill these roles. New Committee members would be most welcome.

click here for Nomination Form

Must be submitted by 12th March to the DTAS Secretary (use office mailbox or Fay Erwin 9848 7984)

Artist of the Month – Pam Ziedas

1st February – 29th February

I have always drawn as far back as I can remember, and that’s a long time. My Mum was always drawing with coloured pencils at the kitchen table, so she probably gave me some paper and pencils to keep me quiet and stop me forever asking “Why?”.
My first formal ‘training’ was at Coburg High College Evening Class in the 1980’s, where the Art teacher, ignoring all my careful drawings, advised me that we could all pass the physical exam by going out and taking photos of holes dug in the ground or any pure concrete walls available. (A “thing” at the time, apparently.) So, being totally disillusioned, I didn’t even go to that exam. I only attended the Art History one and passed.
Other than that, I have attended a lot of casual classes in all sorts of societies, loving the company, discussions and helpful hints, always open to and enjoying new ideas. You never stop learning and that is the joy of art.

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Upcoming Art Shows 2020

Warrandyte Art Show, 20 – 22 March 2020

The Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale extend an invitation to exhibit at the 36th Annual Warrandyte Art Show, to be held on the 20th, 21st & 22nd March 2020

Click here for entry form

Archies Bald 22nd May 2020

ArtSpace Wonthaggi is holding an exhibition with a quirky difference – the subject must be bald. In aid of the Cancer Council we will hold an exhibition in honour of the hairless head. Our first year (last year) was so successful we wanted to hold it again. We would love it if you would kindly share the entry form with your artists. There is a $1000 prize for both 2D and 3D works.

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Cleanup Day 30th Jan 2020

Thursday, 30th January 2020. Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the Gallery for the beginning of the new year. Come along from 10 am if you would like to join in.

New tutor: Ben Winspear

Ben is a Melbourne based artist who works in oil and watercolour. He has been painting professionally for over fifteen years and has held several successful solo exhibitions.  Ben paints a wide range of subject matter; anything that inspires him at the time, but his love for the Australian landscape is something that stands out.  Ben is a multi-award winning artist in Central Victoria, Melbourne and surrounding districts including winner of the Castlemaine James Farrell Self Portrait Prize and A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship Art Prize and 2016 Victorian Artist Society ARTIST OF THE YEAR

His class is open to all standards of painters.

Click here to see examples of his work

DTAS COMMITTEE NOMINATION and Gallery Co-ordinator forms

Applications are invited from financial members to join the DTAS Committee for the year
2019 to March 2020. Committee positions are listed on page 2 of the March DTAS News.
Further information is available from President Carolyn Francis (0418 565 309).

Click here to download nomination form


New Saturday Self-Help Group 9:30 am until noon

New Saturday Self-Help Group
A new Self-Help Painting Group for members is now being held on Saturday
from 9:30 am. This is a general painting group and the Portrait group will still
be held on the 2nd Saturday from 9:30 am until noon.
And don’t forget that the Tuesday Self-Help Group from 9:00 am until
3:30 pm is also available for members who would like to paint and socialise with
a friendly group of people.
A $4.00 donation applies to all sessions.
For more details contact Sylvia 9808 9320, or just come along.