Information about the Coronavirus: COVID-19

In keeping with public health concerns, Bienarté - the Home of Brisbane Painting Classes - has closed its studio practice until June, with all classes and workshops postponed.

These are new times for us all, and we would like to thank all the students and tutors who have sent us messages of support. The good news is that we are still open for business!

Unfortunately our new normal prevents us resuming face-to-face classes on site at our Albion studios, so Marcel and Yasmin have been busy working on changing our mode of delivery with the result that we are preparing videos for online classes! We’ll keep everyone updated through our newsletter and our website when we have more details, including our new schedule.

We know how important attending art classes is to mental health, as well as your social life and this is why we are still available for business – that is, we are still selling art materials through our shop – by appointment. Given the size of our shop, we are not available for unscheduled drop-ins, however if you call us and tell us what you need, we will either make goods available for pick-up or arrange postage to you.

Remember to look after yourselves and each other. Even if you are isolated at home, you can still draw everyday – just look at the view outside your window, or include your window frame and room in a drawing or painting – plenty of artists have used their homes for inspiration and now more than ever we need to keep connected to the world of creativity!

Take care,
Marcel & Yasmin