Charlotte teaches still life painting classes and loves nothing better than sharing her passion with students.


Class locations

Charlotte teaches at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, the Sturt Summer School in Mittagong, the CWA in Berry and Cairns ARTescape Winter School. 


For the past eight years she has held master classes for the Friends of the Gardens, in which students come to the Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney) to refine their skills, or sometimes simply learn how to start painting.

“I love getting together with a class of people who are as obsessed as I am about painting and beautiful seasonal produce,” she says.

“It is truly a wonderful thing to be able to block everything else out and just paint for two days. I encourage my students to find their own style and be true to themselves.”

About the classes


Charlotte's classes use seasonal fruit and vegetables to explore drawing, composition, colour, tone and light.


Classes are usually with a group of 10-14 students over 2 days. You can expect to paint between 1-3 paintings. There is respect for individual style.

Subjects include: fruit, vegetables, foliage, linen & china. The emphasis will be on the close-up observation of nature and light.

Students will learn the basics of drawing, arranging objects on the canvas and setting out the painting according to tonal values and layering colour to capture the light to reveal the fleshy essence of the subject.

Each student receives a folder of relevant information on the genre of still life, plus access to reference books.

How to Book

See Upcoming classes and click on the link to book with the venue.

Contact Charlotte for more info


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