Frank will be joining us for three days of workshops from 25 to the 27thth of April. Frank is a Sydney based Artist who is represented in many public and private collections, and has won numerous awards, including the Archibald Prize, for his distinctive and fine painting. Frank has also been a teacher at the Julian Ashton Art School for many years.



 Frank will be delivering two workshops for us; a one day workshop on Friday 25th April, and a two day workshop on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th April.

The workshops will run between 10.00am and 4.00pm with an hour for lunch from 12.30pm.



The Friday workshop will focus upon drawing the portrait from the model.

The weekend workshop will focus on painting the portrait in oils. A suggested materials list is set out below. Please be aware that these workshops would not be suitable for inexperienced artists.



There are a good number of food outlets close to hand, or bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. The workshop will take place at the Old Bomb Factory, the home of Atelier Art Classes and Salisbury Studios Queensland Incorporated, whose studios are situated at Unit 2b/9 Chrome St. in Salisbury, a fifteen minute drive from Brisbane's city centre. Free on-street parking is readily available.



The Atelier will supply easels and donkeys. No tables will be made available. If you prefer to use a donkey, please let us know when you book your course.

For Fridays workshop, Graphite is the medium of choice. A 2b pencil, a kneadable eraser, and a good A2 size cartridge paper will serve you well.

For the weekend workshop we suggest that you bring your usual preferred range of oil paints and equipment. The canvas size and quality is up to you, but 60x40cm or similar should suit most people. A small range of colours will be available for purchase on the day, at competitive prices.

Please note: Frank has requested that the only solvent to be used in the studio is Linseed Oil. No mineral solvents are to be used.



Workshops cost $115 and $230 for the Friday and weekend workshops respectively.

Places are limited to ten paying students for both workshops. Your place can be secured by emailing us at whereupon we will provide our bank details so that you can make the appropriate bank transfer. Alternatively, we accept cash, and have EFTPOS and credit card facilities at the studio. A 50% deposit or full payment will secure your place.

For further information about the workshops please contact our studio.

To view Franks work, go to



Nick Leavey