Laraine Palmer is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, with a focus on Visual Arts and fibre textiles. Laraine holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.

Laraine practices art professionally from her Studio at the Newcastle Community Arts Centre.

Her art skills and experiences include teaching children (including preschoolers) and adults; Curating Exhibitions; basic pottery; the use of computers to assist the creative arts; community arts and cultural development outreach activities are other activities in which she has been involved.

Read Laraine full biography on her Artist page.

Laraine runs art classes all year from mid to early February until mid December. Classes run through all other school holidays but not public hollidays and parents or grandparents can bring their arty children along to paint with them during these holidays.

Art classes are open to all ages and abilities, male or female – everyone brings all their own equipment including a cover for their table and a coffee mug.
Oil painters please use non toxic mediums not low odour turps.

Tea or coffee supplied as well as some biscuits.

Laraine teaches oils and acrylics – students are asked to bring a photo (anything – their choice) they can paint from memory or photos or books to resource ideas from can be supplied. Exercises for students are not set unless they ask for them and Laraine teaches them as they go at what ever they want to paint.

If students are not sure what medium they wish to use, Laraine can supply either oils or acrylics for them to try if she is contacted to request this.

Classes in Adamstown are at:

The Adamstown Combined Pensioners Hall

153a Brunker Road (enter from Narara Street)

Wednesdays from 9am to 12 noon and the cost is $15.

Classes in Elermore Vale are at:

Elermore Vale Community Centre

129 Croudace Road, Elermore Vale (there is a car park in front of the hall)

Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and the cost is $15.

Contact Laraine Palmer:

Mobile: 0417 998 321

Home: 02 4960 1524

Email: Arts4u_laraine@yahoo.com.au