2021 Art Groups

Art classes will resume in 2021:
Monday group:  1 February 2021
Tuesday group:  2 February 2021
Friday group:  5 February 2021

Typically there are three groups meeting each week at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre RQAS Rooms. The Tuesday group will normally not operate during the school holidays, but do enquire if you are interested in attending.

  • Monday group – mixed media
    • Contact Sandra Biggin
    • Email
  • Tuesday group – plein air and individual supported mediums
    • 9.30am to noon
    • Cost $3 members and $5 non-members (inclusive of $1 for morning tea)
    • Drawing including pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, pen and wash, watercolour and mixed media.
    • Participants have the choice.
    • Assistance is offered. Experience is shared.
    • Mini workshops are held from time to time.
    • Plein air days during the cooler months.
    • Suitable for any level from beginner to advanced
    • Contact Lyn Howard Mob 0409059332 email and June Taylor Mob 0448128457
  • Friday group – oil painting
    • Contact the Secretary for further information
    • Email

Further details, times and contacts, enquiries can be made of the Secretary by email at

2021 Portraits with Tricia Reust – 2 day workshop

The workshop is on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March 2021 at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Derby Street, Rockhampton.  For further information and reserving a place, contact Lyn 0409 059332;

Tricia Reust Poster

2019 Adult Oil Painting – 1 day workshop

The workshop is on Thursday, 19th April, 2018 at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Derby Street, Rockhampton. The workshop commences at 8:30am and runs until 3:00pm.  The cost is $22pp.

The workshop is being run by the award winning local artist Coral Morris. Coral has 35 years experience in both oil and pastel work, specialising in landscape, seascape and Australian themes. Coral has regular solo exhibitions across Central Queensland.

The workshop is designed for those with some painting experience looking to develop additional skills and engage in a creative adventure. All students will paint the same bush setting framework, which will be demonstrated by Coral. Each student can then select additional elements from photos to personalise their painting and make it unique.

On the day, you are asked to bring your own paints, brushes and canvas. A full materials list will be provided when you register. To register, please phone Coral on 49 283878 or email

Laurie Knight ‘Landscapes in Light’ Workshop 26th and 27th May, 2018

Landscape artists and lovers of oil paints will be delighted to know that Laurie Knight, an award winning artist, will be offering a weekend workshop on Saturday 26th and Sun 27th May, 2018 in the RQAS Room at the Walter Reid Centre, Rockhampton. Many of you will recognise Laurie’s work and you may have seen his work featured in the Australian Artist magazine, September, 2015. Laurie won the coveted Gwydir Art Prize in Nov 2015 for his painting of the Macleay River.
The Saturday morning Workshop session with Laurie will start with plein air drawing along the Fitzroy River and Quay Street, then back to the Walter Reid Centre where the real magic will happen.
The workshop is now open for bookings. Group size is limited to 16. Cost is $90 for members RQAS and $110 for nonmembers. A $20 deposit is required on booking. Please contact Lyn Howard, Workshop Coordinator to secure your place and obtain details for payment options. Lyn is available on Mob: 0409 059 332 or email

Peter Conaghan Workshop 3rd and 4th March, 2018

The Peter Conaghan Workshop is now open for registration. The cost is $100 for the weekend – 3rd and 4th March, 2018.

Peter is a watercolourist living in Toowoomba. Peter has a foundation in traditional watercolour and enjoys painting a wide range of subjects from rural scenes, buildings and homes to seascapes. Peter has developed his own style, technique and variety of approaches. Peter has held a number of successful exhibitions.  Peter’s work can be found online at and his professional facebook site can be found at Peter Conaghan-WatercolourArtist@peter.conaghan.

Register for the Workshop

If you are interested please register with Lyn Howard (email: or phone 0409059332). The numbers are limited. A deposit of $20 is required to secure your place. Vicki at MiArt is again generously supporting the Rockhampton Branch of the RQAS by accepting the deposit at MiArt. Please place the deposit in an envelope with your name, phone/email contacts and place ‘Peter Conaghan Workshop’ on the front of the envelope.  It is also possible to make a direct deposit into the Rockhampton Branch account – please contact Lyn for these details.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from Peter and to spend time in the company of other artists enhancing their skills. A great atmosphere and supportive learning environment.


Call Royleine Weir on 0412 566 541 to secure a place in any of these workshops.


Drawing Experiences

Drawing Experiences Workshop - RQAS RockhamptonRQAS Rockhampton Branch Inc. is offering drawing experiences to the public.

  • Who: Anyone wanting to have a go
  • When: Tuesday
  • Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Cost: Members – $2 room levy and Non-Members – $4 room levy + $1 tea/coffee
  • Where: Room 1.1 Walter Reid Cultural Centre
  • What to bring: A3 Sketching Pad, 2B pencil, soft eraser. Optional coloured pencils, fine felt pen, snack.
  • Contact: June on 4936 1509 / 0448 128 457, Lyn 0409 059 332.

Sandra Biggin

Sandra workshop photoMonday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Contact Sandra on 4936 3998.

Sandra specialises in still life, portraits and seascapes in oils.

You are welcome to come and enjoy this cheerful and friendly group, sharing experiences, asking questions and general discussions regarding art and life. You will learn the basics of starting a painting and continuing it to the finish in three easy steps. You are welcome to come and dabble with paints and brushes provided for the first night to see if the oil medium suits your style.

There is no fixed term payment, just $20 lesson fee and & $5 levy for electricity costs of the club. Bookings are essential.

Coral Morris

Coral profile photoFriday mornings from 9:00am to noon. Contact Coral on (07) 4928 3878 to book your place.

Members and non-members may attend for assistance by Coral with their painting. Morning tea is provided.

Absolute beginners are welcome, as well as those with some experience wishing to take their work to a higher level. If you are recently retired, or looking for a new hobby, perhaps it’s time to explore your creative side with these easy to manage classes. Painting class is the opportunity to meet and make friends, while learning something new.