May 6th Sue Jokinen " Yupo Paper – ABSTRACT INKS"
Following on from her demonstration on the 7th of March, she will be helping us create our own works of art using a relatively new product called “Yupo Paper”. Using inks or watercolours you can create the most beautiful and unique effects on this paper. There is no such thing as a mistake using this product, just happy accidents, and if you are not satisfied with the end product you can just wipe it clean. Sue will show you how to manipulate the inks or watercolours to create your desired effect. This will be one more thing to enhance your art practice.
The fee will be $90 as usual and Sue is happy to provide inks and Yupo for an extra amount which will be advertised closer to the event. Please ring Gayl Finocchiaro to register your interest.
June 17th Jeanette Prout "Collage and Mixed Media"
Covering: Figures in a Landscape, Landscapes, Still Life. Glueing different types of paper and found objects whilst considering colour, composition, drawing and collage. At the end of the day there should be 2 finished canvases per person. Contact Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 for further details.
August 12th Greg Hansell "Paint with Pastels"
Greg is a well-known pastel painter. He has been a finalist in the Archibald and Wynne Prizes 20 times with a long list of prizes. Workshop starts with a talk on perspective theory, then applying that theory, students draw a still life setup in the centre of the room. After lunch everyone uses their own chosen media and support and paint another still life of objects that reflect the use of perspective. There will be a few pages of handouts to explain the ideas for the students to take home. Bring a pad of A3 cartridge paper, soft pencil and eraser plus your usual paints canvas paper etc. (Greg will be using Schmincke pastels on Canson paper). Fee is $90
Please ring Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 to register your interest
September 16th Mark Dober "En Plein Air Workshop, any medium"
We are lucky to snap up Mark for a workshop whilst he is in Sydney as artist in residence. In this workshop participants can paint in any medium but note that the demonstration will be in watercolour. An en plein air workshop is anticipated but if the weather doesn’t permit Mark will change tack. The fee for this workshop is $90 and Mark supplies drawing boards and clips, brushes, palettes and water jars, so the materials list is not very long and will be published on our website closer to the date.
October 28th Desley Stewart "Pastels"
Join Desley Stewart from the Sydney Pastel Artists for a fun, relaxed creative workshop painting seascapes in pastel. Desley will show you how to use the underpainting technique to create a vibrant light-filled ‘roadmap’ from which you can add final detail to finish your painting. Once you’ve experimented with pastels, you won’t want to put them down!
Please ring Gayl Finocchiaro on 0409 321 588 to register your interest. The fee for this workshop is $90 and a materials list will be issued when you make your booking.
Pastel Workshop – Seascape with underpainting
Learn how to paint a seascape in pastels using the underpainting technique – a five-stage painting process:
1. Sketching in: composing the scene
2. Blocking in: creating your painting’s ‘road map’
3. Underpainting: applying an alcohol wash
4. Developing the scene: using pastels to develop key features
5. Finishing off: adding the detail
You will need a small range of pastels in ocean, sky and sand colours – particularly blues, greens, turquoises, mauves and sand colours.