Throughout the week the Grain Store Studio is a hive of activity with sketch groups being held each weekday except for public holidays and a Christmas break. The groups are untutored and coordinated by a leader. They are open to both members and non-members and numbers are limited only by space.
The society provides easels, backboards, chairs and tables; all other art materials you require you must bring. There are 2 requests; if oil paint is used please use odourless solvents and mediums; if using charcoal or pastels which may leave a mess on the floor, please use the drop sheets provided.
The studio is heated or cooled dependent on the temperature and with music playing it makes for a comfortable artists' environment. It is well lit with a variety of lighting options.
There is no need to book, just turn up with
Our groups are friendly and welcome new artists.
Artists and models, to contact a sketch group, visit the studio during sketch group times, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm or please contact us in advance.
Monday 10 am – 1 pm
Organizer Trish Riddoch
Cost: $9 members; $13 non-members; $7 bona fide art students.
Our models are from a range of backgrounds and ages, male and female. We usually have a different model each fortnight. The group is involved in arranging the model in the pose and setting the lighting. The model holds the same pose for the session, taking a short break every 20 mins. There is a 30 mins coffee break at about 11.00 for relaxing, socialising and browsing the library.
Tuesday 10.00 am – 1 pm
Organiser Marj Sheppard
Cost: $7 members; $10 non-members; $6 bona fide art students.
The Still Life Group members produce a beautiful range of works using as inspiration a new arrangement each session. The items making up an arrangement can use fabric and vases from the society collection as well as flowers and even vegetables, often from members' gardens. Lighting lends a final touch so that shadows can add emphasis. Members together agree when the inspiration is just right.
Coffee/tea break is taken around 11.00 am. 30 minutes allow for discussion and relaxation. Before the group breaks up to leave by 1.00 pm, the new works of art are displayed and admired.
Wednesday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Organiser Winston Head,
Cost: $11 members; $15 non- members; $7 bona fide art students.
Our models are of all genders and ages, 18 and over, and are unclad. Artists use a variety of painting and drawing materials and some use clay or wax for sculpture. This group has the same pose for the entire session with a break for the model every 20 minutes or so, dependant on the pose. We also have a 30-minute break for coffee, tea (provided) or whatever you choose to bring. This is from 11.30 - 12.00. Usually we have the same model for 2 consecutive weeks holding a different pose each week.
We do not have any short "warm-up" poses, but if short sketching is what you want to do, you can move around the studio/model.
Photographs showing models are taken and posted with the model’s permission.
Wednesday 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm (5 to 60 minute poses from the nude model)
Organiser: Richard Parton. Please contact us via phone between 7.15 pm and 7.30 pm.
Cost: $11 members; $15 non-members; $7 bona fide art students.
Thursday 10 am – 1.00 pm
Organiser: Chris Braham
Cost $9 members; $13 non-members; $7 bona fide art students.
Our models are from a range of backgrounds and ages, male and female. We usually have a different model each week. The group is involved in arranging the model in the pose and setting the lighting. The model holds the same pose for the session, taking a short break every 20 mins. There is a 30 mins coffee break at about 11.00 for relaxing, socialising and browsing the library.
Friday Sketch Group
Fridays 10 am – 2 pm
This is an opportunity for painters to work on their own paintings using the facilities of the Studio and enjoying the company of other artists.
Organiser: Barb McGuire.
Cost: $7 members; $10 non-members; $6 bona fide art students
(School and public holidays marked in grey)
Jan 8th 15th 22nd Murray House, Uni SA Magill Campus, St Bernard’s Rd
Jan 29th Feb 5th 12th Apex Park, 616 Burbridge Rd, West Beach
Feb 19th 26th Mar 5th McElligott’s Quarry Reserve, Carrick Hill Dr, Mitcham (no toilets)
March 12th 19th 26th Uraidla Old Cemetery, 23 Swamp Rd, Uraidla (off Piccadilly Rd)
April 2nd 9th 16th Birkenhead Tavern, Riverview St, Birkenhead April 23rd
30th May 7th Minda Coast Park (boardwalk); park on Gladstone or Repton Rd
May 14th 21st 28th Torrens Linear Park cnr Bundey’s & Hackney Rds, near Nth Adelaide
June 4th 11th 18th Islington Workshops, off Churchill Rd, Kilburn
June 25th July 2nd 9th Grange Beach, near Jetty Reserve
July 16th 23rd 30th Oaklands Wetland; turn off Oaklands Rd opposite Hendrie Street
Aug 6th 13th 20th cnr Minnipa & Moonta Rds, Pt Adel (turn off Ocean Steamers Rd)
Aug 27th Sept 3rd 10th Waterfall Gully, via Waterfall Gully Road. Sept 17th 24th
Oct 1st Morialta Barns, Colonial Dr, Norton Summit Oct 8th 15th 22nd Anstey Hill Rec Park, cnr Perseverance Road & Lower NE Rd
Oct 29th Nov 5th 12th Wheatland Street, Seacliff
Nov 19th 26th Dec 3rd Collins Reserve, off Valetta Road Kidman Park
Dec 10th 17th Botanic Park, Adelaide (bring money for ticket parking)
We start painting between 9.30 and 10am. Just set up and start! Bring a packed lunch. We spend half an hour or more to eat and talk (at noon).
Bring food to share for Christmas lunch. Date to be confirmed later in 2021.
Contacts: Philippa Robert 0477 952 620; Margaret Crooks 0414 416 639
0402 876 979