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SUMMER SCHOOL 2024
HAS FINISHED

Here's a look at what we offered.....
 

Join the Colour Circle now to hear first about upcoming workshops and the next Summer School
 

Workshops open to members and non-members
Workshops cater for adult painters only

Please use the desktop or tablet site to book - NOT the mobile site 

Introduction to Drawing
with Kim Pen Pang 

Monday 15th January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members


All materials supplied

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Pencils and Paper – an introduction to drawing

This workshop will provide you basic skills to draw/sketch what you see.

If you doodle, you already have an approach to start from pen to paper.

Learn basic drawing through observation.

Understand how to apply lines (light to heavy) - straight, curves, and wavy.

Rendering  gray scale – a simple and quick shading study.

Working with light and shade (light source and shadows.)

Playing with shapes (contour), understanding ‘edge’, ‘angles’ and ‘curves’.

Finish a simple drawing

Introduction to Acrylic Painting
with Amber Koroluk-Stephenson

Tuesday 16 January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members

All materials supplied
 

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Enjoy a day learning to paint using  fun, fast and forgiving acrylics.

In this workshop, we will begin by exploring the basics of colour mixing to get a feel for the paint and how it can be applied to a surface.

Using observation and with simple exercises,  learn how to use colour and tone to create form and depth in a painting, and capture light and shade.

 With tutor demonstrations and one-on-one guidance, participants will create their own acrylic painting. 

Introduction to Oil Painting
with Amber Koruluk-Stephenson

Wednesday 17th January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members
$70 non-members

All materials supplied

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Enjoy a day learning to paint using the rich colours and texture of oil paint. In this workshop, we will begin by exploring the basics of colour mixing to get a feel for the paint and how it can be applied to a surface. Using observation and with simple exercises, we will learn how to use colour and create form and depth in a painting, and capture light and shade.

 With tutor demonstrations and one-on-one guidance, participants will create their own oil painting. 

Introduction to Watercolour 
with Lynne Brown

Thursday 18th January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members
$70 non-members

All materials supplied

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Welcome to the wonderful world of watercolour painting! In this one-day fun and relaxed workshop, each participant will enjoy having their own complete set of paints, brushes and quality watercolour paper to play with. With simple exercises we will get to know our materials and learn the basics of colour choice and colour mixing, practise fundamental techniques and learn how to create clean washes and colourful paintings . 

We will also have fun experimenting with some special techniques for adding surface interest and loosening up our artwork.

Introduction to Pastel Painting
with Lindy Whitton

Friday 19th January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members
$70 non-members

All materials supplied

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In just one day you'll learn all about the different types of pastels, what papers to use and the varied mark-making techniques that will allow you to paint any subject you choose. We'll start the day having fun with some simple but powerful exercises that will get you loosened up and comfortable with what pastels can do.

With tutor demonstrations, one- on- one guidance and a variety of reference photos you'll be surprised how quickly you will start creating your own paintings. 

Pastels are very intuitive, forgiving and addictive...you may just fall in love with them!

Monday 22 January and Tuesday 23 January (2 days)
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $130 members 
$150 non members

BYO materials

The Painting Process - a watercolour study explained
with Robin Wingrave

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We start our day with an exercise that shows the steps taken to create the rich colours and detail that feature in my work.

 Sketching out a line drawing of a bird wing, we then outline it in black pen. The process of layering begins. Washes of colour are layered until the desired tone is reached.

The process of rendering begins thereafter with darker tones and progressively smaller brushes. The end result being a nice detailed lifelike looking bird wing.

Between the washes of our first exercise we will be tracing and transferring our subject (the Yellow throated honeyeater) onto our stretched watercolour paper. This will be what we work on for the rest of the workshop. With my help, it is my hope is that you all succeed and experience the joy I get from seeing my work come alive!

The Pastel Landscape
with Amanda McLean

Wednesday 24 January and Thursday 25 January (2 days)
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $145 members 
$165 non members

BYO art materials


 

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In this workshop participants can expect to learn techniques and tips using Soft Pastel to depict the major elements of the landscape, trees, grasses, skies and water. Amanda will share with you her approach and work through your individual problems. We will do a few exercises and then spend time looking at the major elements and how best to approach them. Participants will supply their own subject material, reflecting their own areas of interest. This is not a “paint by numbers class” and participants are encouraged to develop their own individual styles.

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