Monthly demonstrations are held at Kogarah School of Arts Hall, Kogarah on the third Thursday of each month. 

SGAS invite a professional artist to paint an artwork of their choosing.  Each invited Artist demonstrates their skills and expertise in producing artwork in their usual style and medium, providing the audience with invaluable hints and inspiration.

Our recent demonstration for April was conducted by well-known local artist Tanner Tan who specialises in Watercolour.

Tanner has won numerous awards including annual exhibitions at SGAS and Oatley 101. Many of Tanner’s works decorate the walls of corporations and private collectors. He is an active participant in art exhibitions conducted by schools, art societies and charitable organisations. Tanner has been the featured artist at several exhibitions including Engadine Boys Town Art Show and the Festival of Kurnell Art Show.

Demonstration by Melissa Martin



Melissa (Mel) Martin is a local contemporary Artist, Art therapist and a Champion of Change, who is passionate about enabling one’s inner ability to create, through artistic expression, seeking to inspire and promote wellbeing through an artistic journey of healing and personal growth.

Mel has taken her interests and training in People and Organisational Psychology, Art Therapy and Holistic Creative Arts Therapies to a new level of experiencing self-awareness.  She facilitates local art classes and workshops in both group and private session where she explores her students’ true potential eliminating the fear that holds them back. By engaging in this therapy, Mel is able to reach into the lives of the people she can help more directly or build a personalised service for an individual or group looking for team building opportunities to reduce stress, improve confidence, compassion, problem solving skills and workflow.

Mel’s Art of Zen is Mel’s business entity located here in the Shire.

A few images here from earlier demonstrations held at the Kogarah School of Arts Hall.


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