Karinya Vale Arts

All lessons are taught by Georgina Bignell who believes in a focus on sound basic knowledge. You will learn the stuff you need to know to make your work last and to increase your skill levels. Just a few of the topics are:

  • how materials actually work

  • basic colour theory

  • creating archival work

  • light and shade for realism

  • health and safety

What you can expect in lessons:

  • Help and feedback on your work

  • Information relevant to your interests and skill level

  • Private and group tutorials

  • Individual work session for majority of lesson

  • Creativity and fun

Painting and drawing in all mediums including:

  • Acrylic

  • Oil

  • Watercolour

  • Ink

​Can also help with:​

  • Printing

  • Photography​

​Provided at studio:

  • Tables & chairs

  • Easels & palettes

  • Drafting desk

​You need to bring:

  • Materials & surfaces

  • Graphite

  • Charcoal

  • Colour pencil

  • Pastel

  • Chain maille

  • Other mediums

  • A4 etching press

  • Some art materials

  • Limited materials for sale

  • ​Personal equipment

Lessons for all skill levels

There are currently 2 weekly small group art classes on offer, suitable for any age and skill level. 

  • Morning Create, Coffee, Chat​

    • Fridays 9:30-12:00​

    • $40 including morning tea

  • After School Art

    • Fridays 16:00-17:30​

    • $25

If you can get a small group together Georgina is happy to add a class at another time.​


Georgina is available for private art lessons, either at Karinya Vale or another location. $45/hr, may charge for travel.


Short courses
  • Will run occasionally, as advertised

  • Each course will run for a number of weeks on one topic, you can attend the entire course or just some of the weeks.

  • Taught as a group in a more traditional class format.

  • Information sheets and worksheets provided.

  • Materials packs usually available (great for trying something new).


  • Will run occasionally on weekends, as advertised 

  • Run much like short courses with materials, worksheets, etc available.

Georgina is available to run workshops and demonstrations at other locations.

Sales, commissions, exhibits


Georgina works in a variety of media and produces 2D work as well as some chain maille jewellery and the odd piece of sculpture. She is more than happy for people to come visit her studio and gallery to view her work. If you are interested in buying or commissioning work from Georgina then please get in contact. Work is available to exhibit upon request.