We meet at 10am at the designated location, but if you arrive at bit later you will find us painting somewhere close by from around 10:30am. Members and friends welcome.

We will be adhering to whatever the current medical advice for COVID-19, at the time the Paint Out is planned. Keeping distance, bringing hand sanitiser, not turning up if you have any symptoms or are feeling unwell is important. Please let Jenny or Janette know if you intend to attend a Paint Out, in case there are any changes to the plans.

Contact : Janette Garbuio 0431 048 304 or Jenny Griffiths

For more details & Jenny’s contact information, see your VicPastel magazine or email to let us know you would like to be on our Paint Out’s mailing list.

Wednesday, 24 February

Warrandyte – along the Yarra River

Warrandyte_Yarra River | Paint-Out PSVA

193 Yarra Street, Warrandyte. Meet at 9:30am at The Bakery cafe

River Views, Bushland, Gum Trees


Wednesday, 17 March

Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill

Meet at 9:30am at Madeleine’s at Jells Cafe.

Lake views, Mount Dandenong views and bushland


Wednesday, 21 April

Fitzroy Gardens, near Captain Cook’s Cottage

Meet KereKere Green Cafe in the gardens at 10:00am. Public transport via Flinders Street Station – take the tram to the Gardens.

People, Flowering plants and Ponds. Travel Light


Wednesday, 19 May

Yarrawood Estate, Yarra Glen

1275 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen. Meet at 10:00am outside their cafe. Lunch at their restaurant.

Views of the Yarra Valley, Mount Dandenong, Autuym Vines & farmlands


Wednesday, 9 June

has been POSTPONED due to Covid restrictions until July

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne City Centre 

Public transport – train to city.

We will be visiting an exhibition, no art gear.


Wednesday, 14 July

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne City Centre 

Public transport – train to city.

We will be visiting an exhibition, no art gear. We will meet at the National Gallery International, at 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, at 10.00am on 14 July.  Meet inside the Gallery at the Gallery Kitchen. We will then see the French Impressionism Exhibition. This exhibition has travelled to Melbourne from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. You will need to purchase tickets on line, Adults $30, Concession/Senior Card holders $28 for the 11:00am viewing. Those who are interested may also visit the Sheoaks and Sunlight Exhibition in the afternoon at the NGV Australia Gallery at Federation Square.


Sunday, 22 August

Kew Gardens War Memorial, has been CANCELLED due to SARS Cov-2 restrictions

186 High Street, Kew

Meet at 10:00am at Cocoa Patisserie opposite the Shrine.

City Views, Buildings, Street Views


Wednesday, 15 September

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens, has been CANCELLED due to SARS Cov-2 restrictions

Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda

Meet at 10:00am at inside the main gate. BYO drinks and lunch.

Views of the Yarra Valley, Cherry Blossoms, Daffodils and Ponds


Wednesday, 20 October

Lilydale Lake, 435 Swansea Road.  Lilydale

Meet 9.30 am

When driving into the park turn to the right and drive to the end car park.

Location has views and reflect  of the lake, Mountains and will have boating activities. Public facility nearby

BYO food and drink.


Friday, Saturday, Sunday 19-21 November

San Remo, Phillip Island – en Plein Air weekend

An opportunity to paint for 3 consecutive days or 1 day – the choice is yours. Meet at 9:30am at Lion Park Playground, Backbeach Road, San Remo.

Everyone needs to book their own accomodation nearby if staying overnight. Ring Janette for more information

More en Plein Air painting opportunity for members

The Victorian Artists’ Society has a Paint-Out program (as well as ours), which members of the Pastel Society of Victoria are welcome to join. Dates and destinations are available on their website

-> go to Victorian Artists’ Society Paint Outs