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About Louise

“I feel so blessed to be able to share any knowledge and skills that I have learned over the years. As a trained teacher I feel equipped to ensure my charges consistently learn something at each session. I thoroughly enjoy encouraging, inspiring and nurturing all who choose the artistic pathway”

The Studio Environment

  • Reverse cycle air conditioning to suit comfort needs
  • Fridge space available
  • Multiple teas and coffee supplied along with milk and pre-packaged snacks
  • Worktables, chairs, and limited table easels available for use

The studio tables and chairs are cleaned between classes as well as common area cleaning. An air filter and an antibacterial atomiser are used. Hand sanitiser is available for your use. The studio is adequately ventilated to allow for fresh air to fill the space. An outdoor area is available for use weather permitting.

Class and workshop space

Classes 2023

Suitable for any level of experience

Regular classes are offered in basic drawing, foundations, soft pastel, and extension ideas

These will operate in a series of blocks covering a pre-set theme. I am proposing a month-on, month-off regime this year. Beginning with March and followed by May, July, September, November and a portion of December. This may be subject to change.

Class days will be Monday Evening 6.30 – 9.30 pm and Mornings on Tuesday from 9 am – 11 am, and Thursday from 9.30 am -12.30.

Private Sessions by negotiation

Classes begin from March 1st.

Register your interest here Louise Corke

For information on the themes please click here

Class Themes 2023

Workshops 2023


January 9 – 13, 2023

“Pastel Potential”

Camp Creative Bellingen NSW

February and March 2023

“Topic TBA”

Darwin, NT


Studio workshops are offered in a relaxed atmosphere of encouragement and support

  1. “Drawing with pens”February 1 & 2 2023, 10 – 3 pm $150

    Imagine being able to hold a small sketchbook in one hand while you draw with intention with a pen. Can you feel the quietness envelope you as you work focused on just a few things at hand? Regain your peace as you work on a project that can be laid aside at a second’s notice, to be taken up again in an equal time frame. No messy paints, no colours to confuse you, and all at a very small cost.

    This workshop spread over two days will explore using pens as an art medium. Establish some useful skills on how to illustrate textural quality and shapes. Learn some key principles as an introduction to this timeless art form.

    Using the exquisiteness of succulent plants, an exploration of shape and texture, coupled with pattern shall be embarked upon.

    Produce a drawing that can lead to the belief that the plant can be felt with a touch and appreciated for its pattern and distinctive shape.

    Learn in a supportive environment with like-minded people.

    The workshop numbers are kept small to offer a boutique experience and plenty of tutored support as required.

    No previous experience is required; however, some drawing skills would prove helpful.

    Register your interest here Louise Corke

2. “Working with real objects”

February 15, 16 2023,10 – 3 pm $150

A complimentary pre-demonstration begins at 9 am each day

Suitable for all experience levels

Formatted into 2 x 2hour sessions with up to 1 hour for lunch. Coffee breaks as required

Use an inked surface to bring to life pebbles from the beach or river

Create a colourful fabric still-life study

Concepts addressed:

Addressing still life phobia, re-introducing a relaxed approach for optimal output.

Incorporating rhythms to enliven and add life to the still-life genre

Rendering details on a pre-prepared surface with minimal ease

Working with soft pastels, and pastel pencils

Register your interest here Louise Corke

Louise Corke Artist Statement

My eyes drift across my studio space. Each painting speaks to me, sharing their story. I linger in the memory of that moment of creation, and of my attempt to express my connection to this subject.

The sound of the paintings talking to me though clear has a strangely surreal quality to it. I feel they have a life form of their own, birthed upon my canvas as I give each respect and appreciation. I see and hear people whose hearts unlocked silently as I painted. Flowers that swayed and swooned in response to my love for them. Landscapes that unveiled their secrets, and waters that babbled incessantly of their journeys and adventures.

I value and am enamored by the point of connection between me and my subjects. I long to record what happens in me when I study the forms and note the intersection points of shape against shape, colour upon colour and texture upon texture. I seek the hidden, the unspoken emotions, and the longings of the heart.

Nature speaks loud and clear to me of the Creator’s imaginative designs, innumerable variations, and exquisite renditions of synced intricacies. I offer gratitude as an offering of appreciation to be able to be a part of sharing natural beauty wherever it might abide.

What Our Clients Say

You inspire me with the feeling you put into your paintings


Demonstrates a real empathy with her students using her experience and personal serenity. A natural talent for teaching by allowing individuals guided creative freedom. A talented artist who teaches art…


You think outside the box


I like how you encourage us to find our own voice and to experiment


“Teaching – You create an atmosphere in your studio where the feeling and spirit of art is very present. Your extensive knowledge of art and art theory is generously shared…


You encourage the potential you see in your students carefully opening up avenues for them individually to explore. You are very inclusive you always look for the best and encourage…


Louise creates a warm, supportive and generous learning environment


A place of sensitivity, relaxation and learning