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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.

Classes 2022

Suitable for any level of experience Regular classes are offered in basic drawing, foundations, soft pastel, and extension ideas Classes will operate in a series of blocks covering a pre-set theme. I am proposing a month on, a month off regime this year Class days will be mornings on Monday 9 -11am, Tuesday 9-11am and Thursday 9.30 -12.30, and evenings on Monday 6.30 – 9pm Classes begin the week starting Monday February 7th Register your interest here Louise Corke

Workshops 2022

January 2022


3 workshops are offered in a relaxed atmosphere of encouragement and support
10 – 3pm

  1. Portraits from life – 4 days – choose your days
  2. Working with real objects – 3 days
  3. Working with pens – 1- or 2-day options

January Art School Document


Australian Pastel Expo

Caloundra Queensland Australia

August 31 – September 4, 2022

Louise Corke Artist Statement

My pastels and paints dance! Let me explain… I consider painting like a dance that is pure gestural expression. I marry my heart to my hand and together they speak visual music. Sometimes the beauty, colours and light play are over whelming and I am forced to blurt the information onto the surface in quick strokes saying just enough about how I am feeling towards my subject rather than telling what my subject looks like. At other times I linger and drink in all that I perceive and gently caress the painting surface with delicate information out of pure respect and amazement. The dance on the surface is always unique, rhythmic yes, but not contrived. It must be genuine, it must express my inner most responses, and it must be mine and mine alone. Though I dance alone, I dance so others can enjoy and palpate the emotions of my visual music.

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