Meet Our Teachers

Margaret Hadfield


“It is only paint, loosen up” are just two of the sayings my students now throw back to me. We have a laugh and enjoy our few hours painting together. They learn from me and I learn from them. It is magical to know that I empower them to get in touch with their creative flair and enjoy the simple pleasure of expression through painting’. Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager.

Julie-Anne Ure


I regard creativity and art-making as both a practical process and a personal journey. I also believe that anyone, given good teaching, time, interest and application, can learn to be creative and make art.

So if self-discovery, skill development and life-enhancement are some of your goals in life, contact me to begin your creative journey.

Carole Griffiths


Carole Griffiths brings a sense of fun to her work and has taught, encouraged and stimulated many students in her classes to create “organic and original; ‘unique and individual artwork”.

Carole’s passion is to create pieces that ‘make you look twice’.

She has worked and taught all over the world.

Dennis Mortimer


Dennis received his Bachelor of Visual Arts from Canberra School of Arts – ANU ITA in 1997.

Dennis is an independent visual artist, co-founder of The Artists Shed (2004 -2015) an independent art studio facilitating art tuition, concerts, exhibitions, community art projects and studio spaces, located in Queanbeyan NSW, curator and arts educator.