Jonathan Art Centre

Painting courses, art days and weekend breaks

in the beautiful Adelaide Hills

At the Jonathan Art Centre you will find a range of painting courses and art experiences to suit all levels of ability from beginners to budding Hans Heysens.

Fun days out. Relaxing weekend breaks. Brilliant party ideas. We think you will find the value is outstanding, the teaching exceptional and the courses sensational! (Everyone says so!)

Pick a medium - painting, drawing, pastels, acrylics. Pick a style - landscape, portraits, abstract, still life, pets. Or come and sample them all.
As well as expert tuition and guidance from Liz you will also get to enjoy her delicious food, stay in cosy accommodation, and roam our 40 acre property.

Stunning views, wide open spaces and tranquillity you wouldn't think was possible just 30mins from Adelaide.

We concentrate on "Bringing out the artist in you ". Our teaching is about YOU and not US.

Weekend breaks

From your first tutorial and then canapés on the terrace on Friday evening to afternoon tea on Sunday, your weekend will inspire, relax, and rejuvenate you.

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Art days

If you've never painted or drawn before but always fancied giving it a go in a relaxed fun atmosphere these days are a great way to see if it's for you.

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Painting parties

If you're more into fun art than fine art this is for you. From birthday and hen parties to office parties and team buildings we can help you celebrate anything!

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Art workshops

Our workshops are an intensive and information packed experience, combining tutorials, and interactive class exercises.

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Expert tuition and guidance from a professional artist

Liz Hirstle
“Thank you so much for an inspiring weekend"

Liz teaches with patience, enthusiam, professionalism, encouragement and in full knowledge of her subject - great art!!

Liz trained at one of the best art schools in the UK, has a combined honors degree in teaching and art history and learnt to cook in France - what more could you ask for?

Liz is also one of the nicest, unassuming, friendliest, most patient tutors you can find! She wants you to have the best and most rewarding time.


Our beautiful new studio and gallery

Liz Hirstle
“Thank you so much for an inspiring weekend"

We have spent the past two years building a stunning new studio and gallery.

Inspiring views over the valley and on to Lake Alexandrina (on a clear day) this light filled space can't fail to inspire you. With south and east facing windows it provide's almost constant light conditions throughout the day.

Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are served in our cafe.
Drinks on the terrace, or a stroll around the block - it's all good
Relax in the gardens
guests lounge
terrace view
Relax in the gardens
guests lounge
terrace view
Relax in the gardens
guests lounge
terrace view