Cairns Art Retreats
Perfect for beginners and more experienced artists, our creative art workshops are designed to help you explore fresh mediums and learn new skills. While most of our workshops are delivered in our Cairns studio gallery, we also offer online and off-site options throughout the year.
Looking for something not listed below? We load new classes every month so get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Our small group art retreats give you the chance to switch off from your normal day-to-day life and immerse yourself in painting. In a weekend of experimentation and exploration, soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings and collaborate with like-minded creatives as you work up sketches, backgrounds and paintings with artist and trainer, Lorna Ballantyne Epps. Return home with renewed peace, fulfilment and confidence.Learn More
Find Your Own Style Art Program
Struggling to find your way and discover your signature style? Then this program is for you! Over six fortnightly studio sessions, you’ll learn how to build a robust art practice, what makes you tick in your creative journey, how to bring your artwork back from the brink and what you can do to avoid getting stuck in your own head. Come away with a fresh body of work plus renewed confidence to continue your art-making journey.Learn More
Blooms Floral Workshop
Have you always longed to master the art of painting flowers? Learn how to create stunning abstract blooms in this one-day workshop. Work with a combination of acrylic inks and paint to create a striking artwork with the help of experienced artist and trainer, Lorna Ballantyne Epps. Lorna will guide you through the process of producing a floral masterpiece you’ll be proud to show off to family and friends.Learn More
Happy Pot Workshop
This inspiring creative workshop introduces you to ceramic painting as you transform plain ceramic pots for your garden into works of art. During the 3-hour workshop, you’ll create a hand painted treasure under the guidance of artist and trainer Lorna Ballantyne Epps, using a combination of acrylics, gouache and pens to render an abstract design onto your pot. Walk away with a gorgeous piece for your home, office or garden!Learn More
BYO Furniture Workshop
Develop the confidence to paint furniture at home in this interactive session. In this hands-on workshop, bring your own piece of small furniture and learn the secrets to basic furniture painting, waxing, and distressing to achieve a professional finish for your project. Leave with your own finished piece of hand-painted furniture, plus the skills to tackle future projects and the confidence to experiment with a range of popular techniques.Learn More
Cold Wax & Oil Workshop
In this 2-day workshop, explore the exciting medium of cold wax in a small group setting. You’ll learn about the application of cold wax medium and ratios; how colour mixing with oil & cold wax works; and develop confidence with colour mixing and composition. Under the guidance of artist and trainer Lorna Ballantyne Epps, enjoy the opportunity to discover a fresh medium and explore your creativity in new and exciting ways.Learn More
Palette Knife Workshop
Ever wondered how Anh Do captures his subjects on “Anh’s Brush with Fame” using just a palette knife? This is your chance to learn the tips, tricks & techniques to create textural and colourful paintings of your own. Led by artist and trainer Lorna Ballantyne Epps, explore colour palettes and palette knife application and effects to create your very own abstract work of art. Make a day of it with friends and learn together!Learn More
Painted Furniture 101
Learn how to use paint, priming and finishing products in this fun and informative workshop. Discover different Mineral Chalk Paint™ techniques plus how to use the new Dixie Belle Silk Paint to get an amazing professional finish for your own furniture projects. Covering basic paint application, waxing and priming, you’ll leave with the confidence to head home and get started on your own furniture upcycling project.Learn More
Blooms E-course (lifetime access)
Learn to create striking abstract blooms at your own pace, from the comfort of home! This online e-course consists of 11 one-hour-long video tutorials covering the basics of painting flowers and blooms. Delivered by experienced artist and trainer, Lorna Ballantyne Epps, you’ll work with a combination of acrylic inks and paints throughout the course as you create a gorgeous piece that’s sure to take centre stage in your home.Learn More
Why not give the gift of a workshop to a close friend or much-loved family member? Our Levee Art Gallery Gift Cards, ranging in price from $10 to $500, make the perfect gift for the art lover in your family or for anyone interested in having a go at creating their own art. Valid for 12 months, a gift card can be used towards the cost of one of our workshops or used to help purchase a work of art from our Maitland studio.Learn More
Put some colour into your life!
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