Developing an Art Practice


This ongoing series of relaxed weekend (Sunday) tutored classes is designed to arm you with techniques and skills to developing your own art practice. The session program dates cycles letting you select according to your interest, skill level or availability. The program is also flexible which allows you to accommodate other weekend commitments. Sessions are categorised as Basic – with a progressive structure, and Intermediate or Advanced, letting you plan your own ongoing program.

Numbers are limited to 8 attendees per session as each person receives one-to-one tutoring. Registration and payment for courses needs to be made ahead of the course starting dates.

For more details feel free to call Rick on
0437 441950 or


Registration can be completed on-line here in each course.

A pdf registration form can be completed and emailed to me (download).

All course are held at:

Studio B M16 Artspace
21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT.

11, 25 February | 11 March 2018
15, 22, 29 April 2018

Exploring mixed media
13 May | 20 May | 3 June 2018

Introduction to Printmaking | 6 May Drawing from life | 20 May Morning

I have attended three of Rick’s formal classes. They were and remain seminal and germinal to my birth as an aspiring amateur artist. I repeated the Expressive Drawing classes because it was so thick and rich of content that I just couldn’t consume it all in one sitting.
Rick is a consummate communicator landing the often lofty and precocious language of the art world onto the ground.
A consummate and inspirational artist in his own right combined with his personality full of passion and enthusiasm and empathy, Rick was able to communicate and combine the fundamental elements and nuances of line, form, proportion and values into a cohesive whole that has been the wind beneath my wings learning to fly artistically. My gnawing feverish demand to express my-self visually was set aloft.
I’m back in Melbourne now, but I miss his critical and empathetic eye that might guide a misplaced value here or an errant line there and so enhance the balance of a drawing I was working from the pedestrian to the enchanted. The sort of action that only a keen well-trained eye, experience, knowledge and a touch of boldness – not to forget talent – can perform. He educates and I am forever grateful for his profundity.
Shane Mulhall

It was a huge pleasure to work with Rick in creating this new website.

We will be continually up-dating and adding new and exciting information and classes during 2017.

Christopher Gray


rick is ready to ANswer questions.

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