Jonathan Art Centre

Art workshops

Based on our belief that an artist must go through the craft to the art, our workshops are an intensive and information packed experience, combining tutorials, and interactive class exercises.

You will have a front row seat on an exploration of how Liz works, the tips and techniques she has learnt, in short the chance to work step by step alongside a respected and talented artist.

You can choose to stay with us in our cosy cottage style accommodation or, if you live locally, travel to us each day.
If you stay with us a superb breakfast is included. Either option includes coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

Come and chill out, learn or develop an absorbing pastime and enjoy the scenery.

What more could you want from a relaxing, inspiring, rejuvenating break away from home?

"Fantastic tutor, great cook,
an all round unforgettable weekend"

Vyen and Wayne, Adelaide



Liz Hirstle

Non painting partners are very welcome.


There is plenty to do and see in the area around us or just come and chill out.

Portraiture

With Liz Hirstle and Thomas Bromley

 

April 21st and 28th, May 5th and 12th

This 4 day workshop begins at 10am and finishes at 4.30 each day and includes tuition, materials, coffee, tea, cold drinks, lunch and afternoon tea.


$520

If you would like to stay with us please add $145.00 per night.
The workshop begins with the structure, proportion and skin tone of the face. We follow the process through and learn about lighting a face or whole figure and how to place a portrait on the canvas and the background. We will revisit proportion, skin tone and study how to paint eyes. Finally we look at clothing, necklaces and earings.

You can use either pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour or acrylic - or all of them.

What to bring with you.
The workshop includes materials, but if you prefer to bring your own canvas(s) that's ok. If you intend to produce more than one canvas please bring the extra ones.

If you want to paint a specific person please bring an image to work from.

Beginners Acrylics

New dates to be announced soon

This 3 day workshop begins at 10am and finishes at 4.30 each day and includes tuition, materials, coffee, tea, cold drinks, lunch and afternoon tea.


$300

If you would like to stay with us please add $145.00 per night.
This workshop will provide a great refresher for experienced acrylic painters or an excellent introduction for complete newbies. We will study subject matter, backgrounds, which brushes to use and how to use them. It also covers a range of techniques on using and mixing paints and how to put right mistakes.

What to bring with you.
If you like to paint on a particular type of canvas or want more than one please feel free to bring your own. You are most welcome to bring your own brushes as well if they make you more comfortable. N.B. Liz does not like tiny brushes...beware!

Pastels

New dates to be announced soon

This 3 day workshop begins at 10am and finishes at 4.30 each day and includes tuition, materials, coffee, tea, cold drinks, lunch and afternoon tea.


$300

If you would like to stay with us please add $145.00 per night.
This workshop will show you which pastels to use and which paper gives different results. There are different techniques to master and, be warned, some of them require getting dirty so don't come in your Sunday best clothes!

What to bring with you.
You will need to bring your own chalk pastels - but please, please, pleeeeease don't buy cheap pastels! It is better to have just 6 colours of the more expensive ones - white, bright yellow, bright red, mid blue, pink and black. Alternatively a small box set from a good supplier from an art shop would be a perfect to get you started. We will provide the different papers and fixative. If there is a specific subject you wish to draw please bring along an image or images.

Pencil and charcoal

New dates to be announced soon

This 3 day workshop begins at 10am and finishes at 4.30 each day and includes tuition, materials, coffee, tea, cold drinks, lunch and afternoon tea.


$300

If you would like to stay with us please add $145.00 per night.
Learning to draw in black and white and shades of grey can produce beautiful artwork. This workshop will show you the core techniques, tips and tricks as well as teaching you how to represent the way light falls on objects. We will also explore what to leave out and the intriguing subject of negative drawing using white pencils on a black background.

What to bring with you.
Please bring 2b, 4b, 6b and 8b pencils and a soft white pencil, your own sharpener and a putty eraser. We will supply the paper. If there is a specific subject you wish to draw please bring along an image or images.

Children - 10 to 15 years

New dates to be announced soon

This 2 day workshop begins at 10am and finishes at 4.00 each day and includes tuition, materials, cold drinks, and lunch.


$100

Please book early as places are limited to 20 young people.
This workshop will explore different mediums from charcoal to acrylic paints and lots in between. We will learn a little art history along with modern techniques.

What to bring.
They will get dirty so please send them in old clothes.

Christmas Art

New dates to be announced soon

This 3 day workshop begins at 10am and finishes at 4.30 each day and includes tuition, materials, coffee, tea, cold drinks, lunch and afternoon tea.


$300

If you would like to stay with us please add $145.00 per night.



This fun workshop will show you how to make simple art presents for family and friends. We are still working on the detailed content for this workshop so please check back here after July or drop us an email and we will let you have more information as soon as it's available.

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.

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

Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea are served in our cafe.

Cosy cottage style accommodation

The Studio
The studio
The studio garden
"Home from home - with a touch of luxury" - guest review.

What was once Liz's studio has been converted into a cosy self contained cabin in the grounds of Jarramarrumba House.

Take a seat on your own private terrace under the shade of the vine while you gaze at the view and enjoy your complimentary platter of local wine, cheeses and chocolates.

Your room also includes luxury bath robes, free Wi-Fi and entry to The Cedars the home of Hans Heysen.

Peace, tranquility with views to the far hills and Lake Alexandrina some 60km away - you can't help but relax.

The Studio has an ensuite shower room, small lounge area and fully equipped kitchen. Your breakfast is prepared for you and there are host of superb restaurants just a few minutes drive from us.
Jarramarrumba House - double room ensuite
Jarramarrumba House - double room
Ensuite bathroom
Unwind and discover what makes the Adelaide Hills such a memorable place to visit.

Take a seat on the terrace and absorb the picturesque views and magnificent rolling hills. Watch the wedge tail eagles soar above you. Then at night, marvel at the billions of stars stretching over head from horizon to horizon.

Your room includes a complimentary platter of local wine, cheeses and chocolates, luxury bath robes, free Wi-Fi and entry to The Cedars - home of Hans Heysen.

Our double room has just been fully renovated including a luxurious new shower room. You are welcome to use the guest lounge and free to explore our 40 acre property.

Breakfast is prepared for you every morning in our new Gallery cafe alongside Jarramarrumba House.
Jarramarrumba House - twin / double room private bathroom
Jarramarrumba House - twin / double room
private bathroom
This beautiful room can be arranged as a twin or a large double. Either way you have your own private bathroom, door to the terrace and stunning views over the picturesque valley to the far hills.

Peace, tranquillity, stunning countryside and you don't even have to cook your own breakfast. Choose from the delicious breakfast menu in our new Gallery cafe attached to Jarramarrumba House.

Many luxuries that others charge for are included in your room. Complimentary platter of local wine, cheeses and chocolates, luxury bath robes, free Wi-Fi and entry to The Cedars - home of Hans Heysen.

Relax in the guest lounge watching a DVD from our extensive library or take a stroll around our beautiful gardens and 40 acre property.

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