"We meet at the Historic Hydro Motor Inn each Wednesday from 1-4pm," he said. "My aim is to help create confidence in your creativity."
Currently the group are using acrylic paints but there are plans to explore different media. Costs start at $15 for the three hours with materials extra.
"The first lesson is free," said Mr Forbes. "Come along and see how you go. I want people to feel encouraged to try something different, explore new approaches and discover for themselves the benefits of developing skills and their creativity."
"We work with different styles and approaches, as well as varying subjects including portraiture, landscapes and still life."
Classes can also be arranged for one-on-one tuition, either at the Hydro or in your own home.
"I'd like to see families undertaking workshops together. It's a great joint activity and one that provides instant feedback as you see your representation of a subject taking shape.
"Art is a great balance for people," said Mr Forbes. "It's about expressing your perspective and you'll find a supportive group who are also having fun. It's a social time."
"You don't have to be a Michelangelo. I was very hesitant in my early days, so I'm keen to enable anyone with an interest and see art lovers become artists."
For more information contact Noel Forbes on 0402 599 491.