Abstracting Nature -

watercolour and mixed media

with Lynne Brown


Date: Saturday 20 February 9:30 - 3.30pm

Cost: $35 for Colour Circle Members and $45 for Non- Members.

Nature is full of fascinating patterns, shapes and textures which can form the basis for wonderful semi-abstract and abstract works of art. Think lichen on rocks, bark on trees and kelp waving in water: the possibilities are exciting and endless!

In this one-day workshop we will explore ways to use watercolour and mixed media to see and capture nature in a more abstract way.


How to Sell your Art -

Panel discussion


Presenting artists : Lindy Whitton, Denise Hallett and Fiona Verdouw


Date: Tuesday 9 March 6:30 -  8:00 PM

Cost: $15 Members and $25 Non-members

A 90 minute session with three local artists who will discuss their approach to successfully marketing and selling art through social media, online shopping platforms and artist cooperatives. This is your opportunity to learn from their collective experience, avoid their mistakes and benefit from their insights. There will be ample time for questions and when booking you can send through questions you would like the presenters to answer at the session.

Autumn Life Drawing -

With Felicity Lovett

Date: Saturday 9th May 9.30 am – 1pm

Cost: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members

“The important thing is to keep on drawing when you start to paint. Never graduate from drawing.” - John Sloan

This half day life life drawing session will take participants through a range of exercises and techniques to sharpen observational skills and create lively, arresting drawings that speak to the beauty of the human form. Working with a  highly professional life model  we will explore a range of drawing media and approaches to capturing the figure.

Wildlife Art Exploration - Shorebirds

With Mel Hills


Date: Saturday 10th April 9:30 - 3.30pm

Cost: $35 for Colour Circle Members and $45 for Non- Members.


Medium: pencil, pen and watercolour


The days exercise will be to come to know some of our shore birds (oystercatchers and possibly hooded plovers) through observational sketching.

Photographic reference supplied by tutor. Students will be taken through the process of rough observational sketching to get to know how the birds move, followed by closer, more detailed sketching to see how they fit together.  With instruction on isolating the basic shapes and relative ratios of the creatures' form including tips and hints on features to look out for.

The final part of the process once everyone is familiar with the subject will be to create a finished image in colour that can be taken home.

Watercolour for Beginners

with Lynne Brown

Date: Saturday April 24th 9:30am - 3:30pm


Cost: $35 for Colour Circle Members, $45 for non-members


This workshop will introduce you in a fun and relaxed way to the magical medium of watercolour.

In this workshop we will begin by looking at the three basic elements of painting in watercolour: water + colour + paper, including lots of useful tips on choosing pigments and papers.

You will build your skills and confidence as you learn the fundamental watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, laying washes, blending and mixing colours and reserving highlights, and paint a simple landscape scene.

Later on we will also have fun experimenting with some special techniques for adding extra texture and interest to your work. 

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