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Saturday 19 October 2019 10am – 3pm


This workshop will cover the basics of producing Scratchboard art and is suitable for beginners or those at intermediate level.


This medium is clear and precise and is particularly effective for animal fur and feathers but is also very dramatic for landscapes. Scratchboard (or Scraperboard in the UK) consists of white porcelain clay with a coating of black India ink. Using a variety of specialised and ad hoc scratching “tools”, artists can scratch through the top layer of ink, with varying degrees of pressure, to expose the white clay beneath. It is a great way to achieve remarkable detail and contrast (particularly in black and white). Colour can also be added using inks, colouring pencils or acrylic paint.


PAINT, PAPER AND PLAY WORKSHOP with ARTIST LYNETTE ORZLOWSKI, Marketing and Product Coordinator, Canson Australia


Monday 28 October 2019 2pm – 5pm


Wednesday 30 October 2019 9.30am – 12.30pm



Using the best drawing materials and support for your artwork will help you to produce the best possible results. But with so many products available which should you choose!


This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to have a go at using some Ampersand and Canson products and to get some advice from Lynette about each of the products she demonstrates.



Saturday 16 November 2019 9.30am – 4.00pm    WITHDRAWN


This workshop is designed to give you basic knowledge of techniques and use of fundamental tools to create a good painting with oils. This medium is so forgiving and so rewarding that it can give you the power to create any subject you want.


Whether you are at the beginning or further up the ladder, you will benefit by starting with, or going back to, basics. It will include how to create depth by use of tones and how to get that colour you want.


NB For participants who do not have the materials listed in the full description, please contact the tutor by email or phone, to discuss options (see full description for details).




Saturday 23 November 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm


This workshop is for beginners and experienced artists who are interested in painting portraits with pastels. Sheila will demonstrate and discuss how she paints a face and how she uses pastel to do so. Participants can paint from a photograph of a friend or family member and will receive one on one assistance, where necessary.


Sheila has been painting portraits for over 20 years and she says that “Most people say that you can only draw, not paint with pastels”. Sheila challenges this statement and says that “with pastels you are using paint pigment - just in a different way.



Saturday 30 November 2019 9.30am – 3pm


Drawing is an invaluable skill for artists of all media and levels, whether as a fundamental element in your work, a means to hone your visual skills, or simply a joyful and cathartic pastime.


This workshop introduces a range of fun and creative drawing techniques designed to broaden your artistic repertoire, hone your eye and observational skills, and inspire an inquisitive and expressive approach to drawing. The best way to learn drawing (or return to it), is to draw! Allow yourself to relax and to simply play while drawing, and you will be surprised by what you can do.