Monthly demonstrations are held at Kogarah School of Arts Hall, Kogarah on the third Thursday of each month and start at 6:30pm.

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.

The cost to attend these very worthwhile demonstrations is just $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Demonstration with Vicki Tara Taylor

Thursday, 19th October, 2023

Our demonstration this week was given by Vicki Tara Taylor. Vicki is an intuitive abstract artist who shared her secrets on how she creates her textured and colourful artworks.

Vicki’s bubbly personality shines through in her colourful pieces using anything from a piece of string to a toothbrush, and beyond. Vicki’s works are all about mark making and enjoying spontaneity.

Such an enjoyable evening many thanks to Vicki.

Demonstration with Jane Wray

Thursday, 20th July 2023

Jane Wray was our guest artist for July. Her  passion for pastels was evident at Thursday evening’s demonstration.  Using both pastel pencils and pastel chalks Jane worked on a very beautiful water scene. So much to learn about this fabulous medium.

Our recent Demonstration with Glenda Carter

Thursday, 18th May 2023

Glenda Carter demonstrated her effortless style to produce this beautiful work in under 2 hours.
Everyone marvelled at her absolute talent. A truly inspirational evening. Many thanks Glenda.

Demonstration with Jack Wu

Fangmin (Jack) Wu demonstrated the art of painting still life using oils.
Each and every one of Jack’s marks were considered and deliberate making his finished work absolutely beautiful.
Another great demonstration.

Our previous Demonstration with Jose Gutierrez

Here are a few photos from Jose’s Demo held on Thursday 17th November at 6.45pm

Demonstration with Mellissa Read-Devine

Melissa Reid Devine worked her magic at Thursday evening’s demonstration for St George Art Society. Melissa’s love of colour shone through.

Demonstration with Marion Chapman

“The Thursday night Demonstration for St George Art Society by Marion Chapman was amazing. Marion’s ability to create her Northern Lights artwork with watercolour truly showed her incredible talent.”             

Wren Craw

Marion Chapman is a YouTube creator specialising in watercolour tutorials. She is a UNSW Art & Design graduate and Sydney-based artist/educator. Marion’s achievements include the Medal of Excellence (Sydney Royal Arts Show). Other prizes include Best in Show (Goulburn Show) and two-time winner of the Abstract Prize (Combined Art Societies of Sydney). She won the international Irodori Watercolour Prize which is displayed as part of Tokyo’s Irodori watercolour collection.
In Australia, Marion has a suite of nine works on display at the Hurstville Heart Centre in Sydney, while a suite of 13 works is on display at St George Hospital, Sydney. Last year, Marion was commissioned by Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery to design their Christmas card.

Marion teaches contemporary watercolour online – bookings via her website and in person at SGSCC Jannali in between editing YouTube tutorials on how to paint in watercolour.

Demonstration with Dee Jackson

A New Initiative - SHARE YOUR STORY

SHARE YOUR STORY is open to all SGAS members to give them the opportunity to discuss what is important to them and to share aspects of their individual artistic journeys.  The objective is to pass on to others the elements of what has inspired and motivated them and to demonstrate their particular skills and painting techniques.

The first session held on Thursday, 14th July,  was by  Bree Riley, winner of the ‘2021 Mitzi Tilley Award for Excellence’.   

Bree gave a fabulous insight into herself and her indigenous culture. We thoroughly enjoyed her sharing her heritage with us.  Our hands on rock art was both thoroughly provoking and fun.

A great Thursday evening at the School of Arts.

Past Demonstrations

Demonstration for July, 2022

Thursday night demonstration at St George Art Society was a hands on affair.
Our guest artist Jani Nanavati, not only demonstrated the art of painting on silk, we then were  guided to create our own masterpieces.
A great evening.

Demonstration for June, 2022

Cathy Shugg gave a fantastic demonstration on Thursday evening at the Kogarah School of Arts.

Featuring watercolour techniques that would become collage artworks showing her versatility and love of colour.

Cathy’s sketchbook consisted of fabulous worldwide Plein-air studies.  A most enjoyable couple of hours.”

Demonstration for May, 2022

Thursday night Demonstration for St George Art Society was a great lesson.

Using Acrylic paint, Phil McKay demonstrated his minimalist but thoroughly researched style.

Phil spoke about his lengthy thought process to achieve fantastic results.

Thank you Phil for presenting your interesting and information demonstration. 

Demonstration for April, 2022

Demonstration for March, 2022

Our March demonstration by Angela focused on mark making using ink and unconventional materials on different prepared papers.