SUMMER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
 

It is  a current Government requirement that masks be worn in the studio.

Workshops open to non members 

Workshops cater for adult painters only

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Introduction to Watercolour
with Tony White

Sat 8th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $60 members  $70 non members
all materials supplied

In this workshop we will focus on what it takes to jump into the glorious world of watercolour painting. From basic materials, to washes, to brushwork, to the importance of composition, I will introduce you to the essentials in a fun and care-free way. 

 

I'll bust some myths around this amazing medium and give you a strong, confident platform from which to spring forward into your future watercolour adventures. 

Introduction to Oil Painting
with Fiona Verdouw

Mon 10th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members
all materials supplied

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting
with Vicki Chapman

Wed 12th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

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 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 oil painting using a selection of reference photos provided.

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.

Introduction to Drawing
with Felicity Lovett

Thurs 13th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members
all materials supplied

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Drawing is the foundation of all image-making.  Exploring the diverse visual language of drawing can strengthen your skills in observation and expression for use across media.

In this taster workshop, you will explore basic, foundational skills and methods of drawing as both a means to image construction, and as a creative end in its own right. 

We will explore mark-making and tone using a range of drawing materials including graphite, pastel, charcoal, and ink, and apply these to a series of warm up exercises and mini-projects across the day.  Working from both live observation and from photographic sources, we will discuss practical ways to capture proportions, create the illusion of depth, and express creative intent with our materials.

Introduction to Pastel Painting
with Lindy Whitton

Fri 14th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members
all materials supplied

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A day full of colour as we explore the magical world of soft pastels. 

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. 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 Scratchboard
with Barbara Etter

Mon 17th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $60 members 
$70 non members
all materials supplied

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Scratchboard is a great way to achieve remarkable detail and contrast (particularly in black and white). It is a medium which is clear and precise, as well as unique and dramatic. It can be coloured and reworked to present many interesting possibilities. Scratchboard 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.

 

Colour can be added to the pieces using inks, colouring pencils or acrylic paint. Techniques used include cross-hatching, feathering and stippling. The medium is particularly effective for animal fur and feathers but is also very dramatic for landscapes.

Collagraph printmaking
with Lindy Whitton

Tues 18th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $70 members 
$80 non members
all materials supplied

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Suitable for absolute beginnera as well as more experienced printmakers.  Learn this simple and effective printmaking technique which allows for lots of creative variation from print to print. 

The workshop will cover different ways to create plates, how to ink and wipe the plate for printing and how to print using both handprinting and an etching press.

We'll also discuss papers and inks and the different substrates that can be used for creating the plates.

 

Botanic Drawing with Tanya Scharaschkin

Wed 19th Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $42 members 
$52  non members
BYO materials

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Combine art and science to examine and draw plants. This workshop will focus on one group of plants (usually a plant family) as a case study to understand the structure of flowers and leaves and learn the basics of botanical drawing.

You will be guided through the steps involved in observing and drawing plants. You will examine leaves, dissect flowers and examine floral structure. Individual parts of the plant will be drawn separately and labelled with botanical terms. The basic steps involved in creating a piece of botanical art will be demonstrated.

Watercolour Granulation 
with Lynne Brown

Friday 21 Jan
9:30 - 3:30

Cost: $50 members 
$60  non members
BYO materials with some
granulating paints and mediums supplied 

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Are you a watercolourist? Have you always wondered how to achieve and use those lovely granulating textures in your work?

This workshop will give you the chance to find out more about this fascinating and unpredictable aspect of watercolours. We will cover aspects including:

  • What is granulation? 

  • Granulating vs. non-granulating pigments

  • tips on pigment, paper and manufacturer choices

  • techniques to get the most out of granulating pigments

  • making your own “super granulating” mixtures

  • using granulation medium 

  • using different surfaces

  • how and where to use these wonderful effects in your paintings