Drawing and Painting with Tangerine Meg

Is this you?

  • You loved drawing and painting when you were little?
  • You’ve watched a child painting and wished you could access that focus and joy again as an adult?
  • The thought of painting, dancing with colour every week lights you up?
  • One of your goals is to build more creativity with ease into your life?


Perhaps a creative session – where you don’t have to pack up afterwards – sounds like your kind of treat … read on, kindred spirit …

Drawing and Painting 101 in 2021

I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to
learn how to do it.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh

I’ll start the lesson off with a demonstration, which will give your adult brain something to work with, and help you feel you’re not facing the blank page alone… Then, you get to make your very own picture! What a nourishing way to top up your mental health cup, and meet kindred spirits, too.

With a complete exercise each session, you’ll gain experience in drawing and painting, along with a sprinkle of theory (tone, line, colour, composition, etc), art appreciation and artists’ stories – with a particular focus on giving women artists a little extra air time!
The underlying threads are self-reflection, feminism, kindness/gratitude, nature appreciation and drawing together.
M from the Fleurieu gave feedback that she appreciated the

“… Relaxed approach. No demand or expectation of perfection” … “These are great lessons for overcoming fear of drawing and painting”.
Someone else said the lessons gave her “time out from the distractions of everyday life” and “freedom to play”.

2021 Drawing and Painting Block dates – Adelaide

Block 1 – Summer –  January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25
One-off session, Public Holiday Monday March 8th, 11am – 1pm.
Block 2 – Autumn – April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Block 3 – Winter – June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1 << bookings now open!

Block 4 – Early Spring – August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept 2
Block 5 – Spring – October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4

When? Thursdays 1 – 3pm
Where? Visual Arts Room, Noarlunga Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga SA.

How much to save my spot?

Single drop-in Class – $60
If you join us once to see if these sessions are a fit for you, & then sign up for the rest of the block, the lesson payment becomes a deposit and comes off your block fee.

Select any 5 sessions from the lesson blocks to automatically get Class Pass rates. (Six month expiry, subject to a spot being available. Doesn’t include stand-alone public holiday lessons, they’re already discounted.)

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and
gives you a deeper meaning.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh

2021 Public Holiday Dates – Drawing Together

Public Holiday Classes 2021 – 11am – 1pm
Dates: April 5, April 26, NEXT: June 14, October 4
When? Mondays 11 – 1pm
Where? Visual Arts Room, Noarlunga Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga SA, OR Some Public Holiday classes may be at private venues in the Fleurieu Peninsula area. If it’s further afield than the Fleurieu I’ll indicate in the class info before you sign up…

July NSW dates …

…will be released soon! Are you in the Lismore / Byron area, or do you have adult or homeschooling friends there? Get in the loop by being on my mailing list!

Scroll to the View Product button & secure your spot!

Schedule a regular Thursday art self care date!

The world can present an array of chaos, and we humans need down time to soothe and nourish our souls…

You’ll access your quiet-but-ever-present inner Bold Soul by following practical steps to create a picture … I’ll demonstrate, then guide you to create your own artwork each session.
You might even find yourself saying, “Wow, do I get to take this home?” :D

What are classes like?

S from the Fleurieu says … the classes are: “informative, relaxing, challenging, creative”, noting that  “everyone sees things differently – every picture is different”. Another benefit was “meeting people from different backgrounds. Would she recommend the classes to others? Yes, they were “fun, relaxing, (and) confidence building”.

A retired teacher noted that “success (is) built in to every lesson.” Other students say they enjoyed, “filling the entire page and creating an entire work” and, the “guided play to be fearless about creating ART”. Click this to read more student feedback.

Give yourself time to do nothing but show up, draw and paint!

  • Materials provided
  • Simply turn up each Thursday, dressed for the weather :)
  • This series is for age 18 and over
  • Class size limited, pandemic or not!

Put your Frida earrings on, perhaps enlist a friend, & scroll down to the green View Product button to secure your spot/s!

Why Tangerine Meg (yours truly)?

I’m a practising artist now, and lucky me went to art lessons from the age of 7 with beloved SA Art World  legend, Ruth Tuck! She invited me to help with the younger students when I was in late secondary school. For the next 10-ish years I attended Ruth’s adult classes, while assisting and later teaching the younger kids.

Thanks to the mentorship of Ruth and her teachers, an appreciation of garden variety beauty and a love of glorious colour was awakened from a young age, along with a lifetime commitment to painting and drawing practise.

And I’ve studied Graphic Design. Twice.
The first I completed, a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) which covered design principles beautifully yet was before computers were in every room of every building, let alone every pocket … After a change of pace and raising 2 boys to men – teaching for Ruth through almost all of it – I did the majority of an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design to learn to apply computer magic to my design skills… You can see why my art style is ‘graphic’!

I’ve had 3 solo art exhibitions [1 – between the arrivals of my now adult sons, 2 – at Goolwa’s Old Police Station in 2016, and 3 – in SALA 2020 at Mockingbird Lounge, Glenelg – art lifting hearts through the pandemic!], and too many group exhibitions to recount! I work from South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula, a friendly black cat my sunny studio companion.

I’d love to pass on to you some of the learnings and enjoyment I’ve been lucky enough to experience!