Hamilton Road Studio - Art Classes

We are now a Virtual Studio

Classes in the Hamilton Road Studio are now online. The attendees connect through Zoom for class content while working at home.
This change has been brought about by the social distancing measures now in place to flatten the curve of COVID 19.

Each artist still works on their onward projects while receiving individual guidance. We are indeed fortunate that we are able to maintain the strong sense of community that has developed in the Studio. Moreover, artists are perhaps best suited to being isolated. I anticipate that a flood of  wonderful, creative work will ember get from this time. 

Next week, during the "school holidays"and until Easter, I will be taking stock of the format of these classes. I hope to offer a wider choice of online tuition options. 
At present the class timetable remains the same. 
Please contact me should you wish to know more. 

Orange Flash - oil on canvas 610 mm x 500 mm

All of this still applies.
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.

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 Dates 2020

Term 1 Wednesday 29th January to Saturday 4th April 
Term 2 Wednesday 22nd April to Saturday 27th June
Term 3 Wednesday 15th July to Saturday 19th September
Term 4 Wednesday 7th October to Saturday 12th December

There are places available on wednesday evenings,Friday and Saturday mornings. 

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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