Dream of being an artist? Want to connect with your inner creative self? Or just want to have fun painting?  Join David Giles for his next 8 week online course. 

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed myself. It has been an extremely supportive and nurturing experience, creatively and in regards to my well-being.” Shirley, High School Art Teacher


Discover the joy of painting 


Join the David Giles Freedom School for his next 8 week painting course in Fremantle



Term 1 2021 Starts 28/29/30 January 2021

Abstract painting in acrylics

SESSION TIMES: 10-1  Fridays or 10-1 Saturdays. You choose which session to attend each week. Each week we will look at a different artist or technique including Ad Reinhardt (wk1), Howard Hodgkin(What's in a name)(wk2), Jean Charles Millepied (wk3), Wendy McWilliams(wk4, Charlotte Foust (wk5) blended colour field painting (wk6)and gestural expressive mark making. The last 2 weeks will be an opportunity to develop your own style. 

Impressionist painting in acrylics

SESSION TIMES: 1.30-4.30 Saturdays

Mainly looking at seascapes and landscapes we will explore impressionist and post impressionist approaches to painting the world around us. A major emphasis will be on how to create a sense of light and how to paint reflections in water. 

Professional Development Program

SESSION TIMES: 1.30-4.30 Fridays

This program is for those who wish to develop a career as an artist. How to develop a signature style, how to promote yourself and how to develop a business plan will be amongst the topics covered. There will be a strong focus on reviewing works by participants rather than actually painting in the sessions. 

VENUE FOR ALL CLASSES : Studio Eleven 11,Captains Lane, Fremantle or on Zoom.
DATES FOR ALL CLASSES: 28/29/30 January - 25/26/27 March (No classes 26/27/28 Feb - Mid term break. Art Retreat down south available)
COST: $320 


Unique opportunities to work with multi award winning artist David Giles

• Turn your artistic dreams into reality

• Opportunities to exhibit 

• Suitable for all levels including complete beginner.

• Learn about different techniques, approaches and styles of painting using acrylics 

Contact David Giles 0416079204 to book


Each session will begin with a demonstration by David.  Participants can opt to follow the demo or do their own thing. Either way David will be on hand to support and assist you to find your own creative expression. David Giles is a multi award winning artist with 20 art awards and more than 40 solo exhibitions to his name. He has featured in numerous books and art magazines and on an ABC documentary about his art career. His classes are about using art as a tool for personal exploration and growth. He is passionate about the importance of creativity and imagination in creating a better world. 




Materials required: You will need to bring acrylic paints, matisse or atelier brand,white, red blue, yellow and a few other colours you like. You will also need a canvas to paint on. I recommend 85 x 85 cm but you can use any size that suits you. We have canvases for sale at Studio 11.

Full payment of fees is required to book your place. Fees are not refundable

To book your place book online above or contact David Giles 0416079204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com

The Freedom School is a friendly and supportive group where people can enjoy art making in the company of like-minded people. With a focus on self-expression, The Freedom School Painting Program encourages participants to be experimental and trust their intuition and inner guidance in the process of art making. Many graduates of the Program have gone on to become multi-award winning artists with some exhibiting through Giles’ two galleries. The Program is open to anyone interested in exploring painting as a process of self-expression and self-discovery.

David Giles Art Gallery 49B High St Fremantle

Currently Open 11-4 Tuesday - Sunday

David Giles 0416079204

Studio Eleven Art Gallery 11 Captains Lane Fremantle

Open 11-4 Sundays 

Art Markets 12-7 Sundays (November -March)