2019 WORKSHOPS - Sunday 10am - 4pm
31 March Kristine Ballard “Fragmented Florals”
Kristine was always drawing as a child but took the sensible road in adulthood and was a graphic designer after completing a Degree in Design at Newcastle University. She is now a full time Artist and Teacher.
Following on from Kristine’s Demonstration on 7 November 2018 she will be inspiring us with a workshop for anyone who loves colour. Fragmatism is how she names her style, which she has developed giving a nod to Cubism, Fauvism and other genres to come to something original and completely her own. Be prepared to have fun creating your own abstracted artwork. Just bring your enthusiasm and a love of colour. Don’t think that you have to be a skilled artist to participate in this workshop.
The fee is $90 and a materials list will be issued. Contact Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 to register your interest.
2 June Chris Seale “Landscapes in Acrylic”
Chris has relocated to the Hawkesbury District from Queensland. She has painted since she was a child and describes painting as “her thing, my love. She has won first prize at the Royal Easter Show and won our own Orange Blossom Festival in the Traditional Acrylic Category. This workshop will follow on from her Demonstration on 3 April.
Over the years Chris has developed a number of unique techniques that she will share with you to create a contemporary, impressionistic landscape. You can catch a glimpse of her artistry on YouTube.
Phone Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 to book - fee $90.
Chris Seale is known for her unique style, creativity and inspiration that she brings to the art world. She was born in Beecroft, N.S.W. and won 1st and 2nd prizes for painting and drawing at the age of 15 when she entered the Parramatta Agricultural Show. She believes that drawing, particularly life drawing, is the basis for all good art.
Particularly known for her beautiful contemporary-impressionistic bush, land and seascapes, Chris has featured in the Australian Artist, International Artist, and Blue Mountains Life Magazines, and has been acclaimed for works in all mediums. Her work is well represented in many private and corporate collections around the globe.
Over the years, Chris has developed a myriad of unique techniques, and she will take students through painting a bush scene.
4 August Jan Cristaudo “An Introduction to Abstraction”
“Colour has always fascinated me. It is the first thing I see, then comes shape and form. As an abstract artist I use colour to interpret the way I see the world”.
Jan lives and draws inspiration from the Pittwater Peninsular which provides much colour as a means of expression. Jan has developed a distinctive abstract style. She teaches at the School of Colour and Design, Willoughby Art Centre and Julian Ashton Art School as well as workshops. If you like the idea of abstract painting but haven’t tried, or you think some new insights would improve your practice, this is probably a great workshop for you.
The fee is $90 and a materials list will be published on our website closer to the date. Contact Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 to register your interest.
20 October Chan Dissanayake “Watercolour Impressions”
Chan is one of Australia’s leading watercolourists. He currently teaches watercolour at the Australian National University in Canberra. Chan received the ultimate accolade for a when he was elected to the elite Australian Watercolour Institute. We are lucky to have access this outstanding tutor - he is originally a local, having been a student at Pennant Hills High School.
This workshop will suit students who want to take their practice to the next level or beginners willing to learn the secrets of the medium. Chan will dispel the myths in watercolour by sharing his insights and experience. Each student will receive personal attention and encouragement.
The fee is $90 and a materials list will be found on the website closer to the time. Contact Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 to register your interest.