We offer regular workshops for all levels of artistic skill in varying fields of art including Photography, Watercolour, Pastels, Print Making and many more. Our renowned artists including Colley Whisson, Lynn Deifenbach, Paul Margocsy, Herman Pekel and Joe Cartwright attract students both internationally and locally and our classes are held regularly and in our own gallery.
Postponed due to Covid-19
This workshop will show you the beauty and wonder of wildlife art. With the use of watercolours, gouache
and air brushing it will enable you not only to paint feathers and fur, but to paint attitude, character and
photo quality within your subject.You will position your subject, paint the surrounding habitat and give a totally realistic look to your art. Composition is the main attribute to any painting and with this achieved the technique used will excite and enthral not just the artist but the viewer. It’s a fun course and a time to learn how to manage this medium using different techniques to create these wonderful natural creatures.
The backgrounds and the “props” of wildlife art are important when you are painting realism.
You will be shown different ways of tackling this. I will endeavour to show you how any water based medium can
be used to achieve the same effect I get with my work. It’s amazing how the use of the airbrush technique can achieve photo realism. This course will be enthralling, exciting and totally fulfilling…painting nature can be fun..
Don't let the word watercolour put you off as my technique is dry brushing and not wet on wet.
October 11th - 12th, 2021
Stunning portraits can be created by using a very limited palette of 3 or 4 values.
Value deals with the lightness or darkness of a colour. Since we see objects and understand objects because of how dark or light they are, value is incredibly important - it is the key to the illusion of light.
What will I learn?In this workshop, we will be concentrating on the importance of values to create form and will use a very limited palette of Pastel pencils and white charcoal to achieve our goals.Who is this course suitable for?This workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to understand the importance of value and its role in art mediums. This will be a practical, hands-on workshop, led by Australia's foremost Master Pastellist who is also an exceptional oil painter.
October 13th - 15th, 2021
Do you want to create portraits that breathe character and life? Portraits that convey a presence? Let me show you how…
The workshop covers all aspects of portraiture, focussing on capturing a good likeness. You’ll learn how to manipulate relationships of line, tone, colour and edge to infuse your work with dimensionality and impact.
I will discuss pastels and pastel surfaces as well as application appropriate to . Enjoy clear, informative demonstrations and individual attention at your easel.
One portrait will be done from a photograph of your choice. Learn how to use a photograph as a painter’s tool and to go beyond its limitations. The techniques that you learn in this class will keep you in good stead when painting from life.
Definitely creating the WOW FACTOR.
October 16th - 19th, 2021
Love Flowers? Enjoy painting? Combine the two passions and learn how to create oil paintings full of luminosity, dimensionality and light.
I'll share her extensive knowledge of colour as well as provide you with the technical know-how to create the illusion of reality with oils.
The building blocks of line, tone, colour and edge will be covered in depth to give you a rich understanding of these key areas.
Enjoy clear, informative demonstrations and individual attention at your easel. You will use your own reference material so you can choose your own degree of difficulty or perhaps your favourite flower.
Definitely creating the WOW FACTOR.