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Brighton Bathing Boxes

Colors of Brighton Beach. Sunset at the beach. Oil painting plain air.

How lovely to meet sunset at the beach and capture the beauty. Join us and create in this picturesque location.

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Colors of Brighton Beach. Sunset at the beach. Oil painting plain air.
Colors of Brighton Beach. Sunset at the beach. Oil painting plain air.

Time & Location

04 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brighton Bathing Boxes, Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

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About the Event

Get ready to paint outside. Taya shows students how to capture light, colour, and the spirit of Brighton Beach famous Bathing boxes with demos and one on one help on the beautiful beach of Port Phillip Bay.

You’ve probably seen photos of the Brighton Bathing Boxes, 82 distinctive multi-coloured beach huts lining the foreshore of one of Melbourne’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. They’re one of the most photographed spots in the city, but how do you get them painted? 

While most people visit them as a colourful photo opp in Melbourne, the Brighton Bathing Boxes do have a lot of history behind them. In fact, they were built more than 100 years ago when Australians were a little more modest and were used by women for privacy when changing into their swimwear.

While Bayside council has periodically built and sold new boxes in recent years, it is rare for existing boxes to hit the market. They are tightly held, often passed down through generations. Each of the Brighton Bathing Boxes has its own unique characteristic.

The most popular, by far, has to be Box 2 which features the Australian Flag. Our favourite is the Katsushika Hokusai-inspired blue-and-white wave box or the VW van declaring that ‘Life’s a Beach’ to all those that wander past.

You won't need to bring anything. All materials are included in the ticket fee. 

Let's touch this history alive with our brushes. Join us and paint your masterpiece!

Tickets

  • Plain Air

    All materials and easels are included in the price of the ticket. Enjoy your time!

    $95.00
    +$2.38 service fee
  • Plain Air with friends

    Buy 2 tickets and get a discount on both. All materials and easels are included in the ticket fee. Enjoy your time with friends!

    $160.00
    +$4.00 service fee

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