Drawing and Painting with Tangerine Meg


Much has changed in the world as we practise social solidarity with physical distance, to play our part slowing the spread of the corona virus COVID-19.

I’ve been watching what’s happening with the virus, listening to expert advice and percolating about the risks/challenges for in-person art lessons – while dearly wanting to continue with regular activities as long as possible! I think for us the key difficulty would be keeping a 1.5m interpersonal buffer at in-person lessons.
So, with social responsibility but a heavy heart I’m suspending the in-person classes which were due to reconvene next Thursday, April 2.
On the other hand. It’s wonderful to learn new things, and I’d love to learn to use the internet to teach if you’d like to learn drawing and painting from me… So, if you’d like to hear when I’m opening the on-line sessions to new students: get on my mailing list and hit reply to the first welcome email & let me know to include you!
I’m keeping going with lessons in a different format, because it’s really great to keep up our drawing and painting practise – for so many reasons! I appreciate your support on this new adventure. It would be so great to meet more bold souls from around the country/world!


Wish you could draw – or even knew how to start?

It’s a learnable skill!~ Meg

Commit to the regular treat of creativity – book now and get those dates in your calendar!

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

Scroll down to book yourself in for a series of bold yet gentle drawing and painting lessons. More details:

2020 Drawing and Painting Block dates

Block 1 – Summer – completed

Block 2 – Autumn – April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 << bookings closed

Block 3 – Winter – June 4, 11, 18, 25 + July 2

Block 4 – Late Winter – August 6, 13, 20, 27 + September 3

Block 5 – Spring – October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

When? Thursdays 12.30 – 2.30pm

Where? Fleurieu Arthouse Hardys Tintara Winery, 202 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA :)

How much to save my spot?

Not currently taking bookings for in-person lessons. If you’d like to hear when I’m opening the on-line sessions to new students: get on my mailing list and hit reply to the first welcome email & let me know to include you!

In-person single classes are $55 or
NEW! 5-class pass for $225 – that’s $45 per class – select your own sessions from the available dates! (Six months expiry, subject to availability)
** Most Popular ** Book a block of 5 lessons (see dates above) for just $200 – that’s $40 per class – you save more than 20%! Great value!

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

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Schedule yourself a regular date for self care art on Thursdays!

Why? The world is sometimes chaotic, and we need down time to soothe and nourish our souls. Says us, and David Hockney:

There’s something art can do
for the soul that you can’t really put into words.”
~ David Hockney

Join us in a variety of lovely art lessons – you’ll be in company with kindred spirits who also want regular creative practice in their life.

You’ll access your quiet-but-ever-present inner Bold Soul by following practical steps to make a picture … I’ll demonstrate, then guide you to make your own drawing and painting each session.

Dedicate a regular time for yourself, to do nothing but show up, draw and paint!

  • No previous drawing experience necessary.
  • Materials provided.
  • There’s a coffee machine and we get $1 off ‘cos we’re doing a class. You can bring your lunch if you wish – there’s a microwave…
  • Simply turn up each Thursday, dressed for the weather – bring an extra layer of warm in Winter! :)
  • This series is for age 18 and over
  • Class size limited! Secure your spot today! <<< Well, maybe the class sizes will be bigger when we go on-line. Stay tuned.

Why Tangerine Meg (yours truly)?

I’m a practising artist now, and lucky me went to art lessons with SA Art World legend, beloved Ruth Tuck, from the age of 7! 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 2 boys – 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 2 solo art exhibitions – the first between the arrivals of my now adult sons and the second at Goolwa’s Old Police Station in 2016 – and too many group exhibitions to count! 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!

If you’d like to hear when I’m opening the on-line sessions to new students: get on my mailing list and hit reply to the first welcome email & let me know to include you! If you’re already on my mailing list, hit reply to any of the emails I’ve sent you to let me know to include you! :)