Welcome to the 2023
Summer School

Open to non members 

Workshops cater for adult painters only

There is no longer a requirement for mandatory wearing of masks however please be aware that this policy is subject to change depending on the COVID situation in the community.

Introduction to Watercolour
with Lynne Brown 

Tuesday 10 January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members


All materials supplied

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

We will begin by looking at the three fundamental elements of painting in watercolour: water + colour + paper, including lots of useful tips on choosing paints, papers and brushes.

We will then learn fundamental watercolour techniques you need to succeed. The tutor will demonstrate each of the techniques step by step and allow plenty of time for you to try them for yourself.  Then we will put this all into practice to create a leaf study and a simple but effective landscape scene.

Wednesday 11 January
9:30am - 12:30pm
and Thursday 12 January
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: $70 members
$80 non-members
(cost covers both half-days)

All materials supplied

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Suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced printmakers. Learn this simple and effective printing technique which allow for lots of creative variation from print to print.
This workshop will cover different ways to create plates, how to ink and wipe the plate for printing and how to print using an etching press. We'll also discuss inks and different substrates that can be used for creating the plates.
Day 1 : You will make several plates using different techniques.

Day 2: You will learn how to ink and wipe the plates and then pull your first prints.

Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking (2 half days)
with Lindy Whitton

Introduction to Drawing
with Tanya Scharaschkin

Monday 16th January
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members
$70 non-members

All materials supplied

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Have you always been interested in drawing, but don't know where to start? Techniques and fundamentals of drawing will be covered through a series of exercises. This one-day class will introduce you to the joy of drawing!

Painting Birds in Watercolour
with Lynne Brown

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

Cost: $60 members
$70 non-members

All materials supplied

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Learn to paint beautiful Australian birds with watercolours. In this one-day workshop we will learn step by step how to paint birds and the elements that give birds their special characters, such as beaks, eyes, feathers and feet, and how to create loose and atmospheric backgrounds.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. As well as having fun painting birds, we will focus on improving your overall watercolour skills and confidence so you can tackle other subjects too.

Introduction to Pastel Painting
with Lindy Whitton

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

Cost: $60 members
$70 non-members

All materials supplied

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You will 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. There will be lots of simple but powerful exercises and plenty of time to paint with one on one advice from the tutor. 

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

Introduction to Oil Painting
with Fiona Verdouw

Thurs 19th Jan
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, 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 using a selection of reference photos provided. 

Introduction to Acrylic Painting
with Vicki Chapman

Fri 20th Jan
9:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 members 
$70  non members

All materials supplied

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 using a selection of reference photos provided.

Collagraph Printmaking (1)
with Lindy Whitton