Open Painting

Enrol in Open Painting

All the online spots for this course have been taken. Please fill in your details below or call 02 9516 2342 to confirm current availability.


This course is tailored to the groups needs and offers both guided lessons and advice for self directed projects. It is basically a continuation of both the Acrylic and Oil painting courses and allows you to paint in either medium at your own level. Having said that, we also welcome those wanting to experiment in the areas of watercolour, inks and mixed media. Tonee has a wealth of knowledge in all of these areas.

This open studio time is specially suited to those wanting to focus on specific projects. Whether you are focussing on HSC Art, or entry into tertiary art schools, or you may just have a special project you need help with. Chris Horder is able to assist on all levels of ability, he will inject new life into the way you view and create your work. Chris will guide you through the creative process to help you get the most from your studio time.


  • “Project painting is an excellent class to explore, experiment and develop your painting (or other mediums) at your own pace. You can work on a piece over several weeks, or bring in something new every other week - the choice is yours. It's a very friendly place to come each week.”

  • "People...right here in the heart of King St we have available to us great teachers and a great space for learning, you can both be yourself and see what you can be."

  • "This course was just what i needed to get back to painting after a long period of hiatus. ill be back next term !"

About The Teacher - Christopher Horder

Christopher Horder has been painting for over 20 years. Graduating with Honours in Painting from the National Art School. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows nationally and internationally. He has over 10 years teaching experience. He has been a finalist in the Brett Whitley Travelling Arts Scholarship The Dobell Drawing prize, and winner of the Mosman Emerging Artist Award. He is currently working on a body of work for his next solo show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i join this class after the term has started?

Yes, given there are spaces. This course is not structured like the other beginners courses. Students are assisted on different levels and across different media. We don't do drop in classes but if you know you can only make it to half the course you can just pay for those classes.
Preference is given to students starting in week one.

Can we work in large format and can works be stored in the studio?

Ye,s many students choose to branch out onto a large canvas or artist paper. We have a lockable student store room where you can leave your work during term.

Can we work with any media?

Yes, Chris is an experienced artist working with Oil and Acrylic paints and Drawing.