Hamilton Road Studio - Art Classes

Discover your creativity…

Learn to draw anything with confidence using a wide range of materials:

  • Draw using  pencil, pen, charcoal, water soluble pencils, chalks and pastels.
  • Discover the magic of watercolour – experiment with translucent glazes and rich pigmented colours.
  • Painting with acrylics and oils will give you the opportunity to discover your inner artist.
  • Experiment with mixed media and mono-printing.
  • It doesn't matter if you are an absolute beginner or are more advanced - you will enjoy this time to develop your creativity.
Riverside Trees - oil on linen - 910mm x 610mm

Weekly classes
Wednesday  6.00 pm -   9.00 pm 
Thursday      9.00 am - 12.00 pm 
Friday           9.00 am - 12.00 pm 
Saturday      8.30 am -  11.30 am


Term 1 Wed 23 January - Sat 6 April
Term 2 Wed. 24 April - Sat. 29 June
Term 3 Wed. 17 July - Sat. 21 September
Term 4 Wed. 9 October - Sat. 14 December

There is one place available on Saturdays. Please let me know if you would like to be informed of future vacancies.

Please contact me for more details.
  • Tuition in drawing, watercolour, acrylics and oils is offered
  • During each class there will be some demonstration of technique as well as individually mentored tuition.
  • Classes are small (Max 6) so each participant can work in their chosen medium and at their own pace.
  • Students should preferably be prepared to enroll for a term (usually 10 weeks)
  • Fees are $36.00 per class, paid at the beginning of term - single payment; or two payments during the term. Payment can be by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
  • Credit card facilities are available -a surcharge applies.

Student Reviews

This lovely email came from an artist...

Good morning Carol,

Just wanted to pop you an email to tell you about my experiences at your studio.

When I started art classes at your Studio 5 years ago I hoped that your classes would reignite my interest in painting.  I had dabbled with painting in high school and a few classes when my children were young but had not pursued it any further than that.  I have learnt so much from you….. I love that each student in your class is encouraged to pursue their own ‘style’.  

I love that we, as a group, encourage and learn from each other. I enjoy the little talks or mini lectures you give on a different style or artist and how your classes are not just about the actual painting but also about the ‘love of art’. So good for the soul. 

When I started 5 years ago I had hoped to achieve certain things.  I have done this and more.  I thank you for sharing your knowledge with me ....

One of the artists wrote this in an email to me after a painting was accepted for the Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition:

"Hi Carol
I’m so excited just to have my art accepted .
Your mentorship over the years has been invaluable Thanks Carol and looking forward to my projects for next term."
And one more recent email:

I would like to also thank you for making the art classes so interesting and giving us, especially me, the confidence to have a go.   I feel like I am finally getting into the hang of this painting thing and actually liking what I am doing.  

I did of bit more work on the sand grasses and actually forwarded a copy to family and friends, instead of just hiding it away.   Big step for me.   Thank you.


More about Carol Lee Beckx (this link will take you to my website "Biography" page)

Carol matriculated from Epworth School, Pietermartizburg in 1967 with a distinction in Art and then completed a 4-year Teachers’ Diploma in Art (Painting) at the Natal Technikon (Durban).
She taught art at Germiston High School and held private art classes in her studio.
Membership of the Watercolour Society of SA from 1982 gave Carol the opportunity to exhibit in their group shows; and give regular workshops and demonstrations. 

Carol moved to Brisbane, Australia in December 2010 and teaches in her Hamilton Road Studio.

Website:Carol Lee Beckx

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