Susie Parry. workshops, classes and courses

Fine Artist | Registered Teacher | Art Therapist Registered
Dip. Art & Design, Grad.Dip.Edu., BA Psych & Soc., MA (Ath)

Susie has over thirty-five years of art teaching experience in secondary schools (all year levels, including VCE), TAFE Colleges, Universities and the Council of Adult Education. Susie currently focuses on teaching short courses, workshops and private lessons for adolescents and adults.


Susie conducts both group and private sessions for adults and children. Classes offered are exclusively for either adults or children.

Short courses include:

  • Botanical Drawing and Painting
  • Outdoor Drawing and Painting
  • Children’s Book Illustration
  • Mythical and Fantasy Drawing and Painting


Term 1 2017

Introduction to Botanical Drawing and Painting  
Saturday 18th February - 18th March 2017

Term 2 2017

Introduction to Botanical Drawing and Painting  
Saturday 22nd April - 20th May 2017

Advanced Course Botanical Drawing and Painting
Saturday 27th May - 24th June 2017

Cost: $280.00
Time: 10 am to 2.30 pm

All art materials will be provided for the first 2 weeks. Additional art materials required for this course such as watercolour paints and paper will be discussed during the first week.

Morning tea, tea and coffee will also be provided each week. Students will need to bring their own lunch.

Advanced Course ETC As Above.

Further details in the downloadable brochure pdf. Download Brochure


In this busy world we all struggle to find time to pursue our passions. Private art classes are a great way to get the most out of your art classes and may be tailored to fit in with your aims and your busy schedule. Please feel free to contact me regarding a course structure that will suit you.


I am available for artist residencies in secondary schools. In this program I instruct senior art students (years 10 to 12) to explore, develop and understand a variety of techniques to create their own detailed botanical studies. With an emphasis on design elements and principles, students develop observational skills and learn about tonal values, pencil and ink rendering, composition, colour, watercolour and gouache’.

The program can be undertaken as a one-week intensive program or over 5 weeks on a one-day per week basis.

This course is an intensive introduction to drawing and painting with an emphasis on design elements and principles that include, perceiving line, exploring composition, format and focal point, developing a strong sense of positive and negative shapes and spaces, understanding perspective and sighting, understanding colour theory (primary secondary tertiary and complimentary colours) and exploring of a variety of drawing and painting techniques using pencils, watercolour and gouache’.

It is preferable to work with students from one year level at a time or who have similar developmental skills and understanding of design elements and principles.