STUDIO GROUPS (Members Only)

Artists throughout the ages have joined together to learn to learn from each other through the friendly exchange of expertise, information, informed critiques and simply seeing how others “do it”. Blackheath Art Society is continuing this very useful creative tradition and practice. The use of the studio for painting, drawing, printing and other approved uses is for members only via key-code access. The studio has easels and work tables but artists will need to bring their own special equipment and materials. There is no tuition in the groups. The studio has tea and coffee making facilities and supplies. The studio fee of $5 is payable on arrival. Opening times may vary so new members and the space may sometimes be unavailable due to workshops or other activities – please contact the coordinator to check


The BAS Committee has made the tough but necessary decision to suspend Studio Groups until further notice. Please be assured that this temporary measure will be subject to fortnightly reviews, but we need to be realistic that it could be prolonged.

The Committee has a duty of care to members and a responsibility to ensure no visitor catches Covid-19 from attending a Studio Group. To this end, we have considered every realistic plan for personal distancing and every cleaning protocol and determined that it’s impossible to keep members safe within the premises.  All access via the door code will be suspended from 22 March 2020.

Your Committee is giving considerable thought to creative ways for all BAS members to engage in and share our art. Your inventive ideas would be very welcome. Email us on

Don Shea




Phone: 4758 9897
$20 per session
(includes studio fee)

Suspended during the COVID 19 crisis.

MONDAY 1pm – 3pm

We have excellent models and poses are arranged for 2-minute and 5-minute sketches and then for a combination of 10, 15 and 20 minute poses.



Phone: 4757 3415
$5.00 per session

Suspended during the COVID 19 crisis. 

TUESDAY 10am – 3pm

An interesting variety of work is produced by artists of varying levels of ability, all of whom are keen to explore the endless possibilities of this medium.
Like all groups, it is friendly and helpful, with members benefiting from interaction with others and from constructive discussions of problems.




Phone: 0418 633 923


Phone: 0428 525 248

$8.00 per session

Suspended during the COVID 19 crisis

WEDNESDAY 3pm – 6pm

Please bring along any tools you have, and if you have a project you want to start or continue, you’re welcome to bring that also.
Wear old clothes or bring an apron, and wear covered shoes. We will have some equipment and clay to play with if you don’t have any of your own. The fee is the usual studio fee of $5, if you would like to buy some clay it will only be a few dollars (depending on how much you use). If you missed out on the workshop and would like to know some basics,  I will be able to give you some instruction to get you started. I look forward to seeing you! Jo Chipperfield


Contact: Robert Malherbe 0432 982815

$30 per session (includes studio fee).

Suspended during the COVID 19 crisis

THURSDAYS 10am to 2pm

Please contact Robert to join this group. There is no casual access at this time.


Ph: 0402 808 636

$5 per session

Suspended during the COVID 19 crisis

FRIDAYS from 10am – 2pm

The studio has a dedicated print room with a small press suitable for both intaglio and relief printing and is equipped with glass plates for mixing and rolling ink and troughs for soaking paper prior to printing.  Printmakers tend to prepare their plates at home and to use the studio primarily for printing editions but you may choose to do otherwise. As with all the groups there is the opportunity to exchange information about techniques when working together in the studio.


Thierry Ollivain:  Le Plein

The photography group meets monthly. Contact convenor for further information.

CONTACT: IAN BATTY 0422 692 233