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The Gallery's COVID Safety Plan

ART WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

August 2021 - April 2022

ZOOM ONLINE WORKSHOP - 
PORTRAITURE IN WATERCOLOURS WITH ANN CLARKE

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 October, 10am - 3pm
In this two day online workshop using Zoom, the proportions of the face will be explored before working from your own or a provided colour image which you have printed on A4 photocopy paper. First, you will be shown how to get a likeness of your subject with a pencil contour drawing. Then, with the translucent and sensitive medium of watercolour, you will use transparent layers of paint to build up your portrait, to achieve a painting with depth and vitality. 

The workshop will be interactive and involve demonstrations of the drawing and painting process with painting time for the participants in between the demonstrations. There will be plenty of time for questions and progressive reviews of each participant’s work with guidance from the tutor. 

Some watercolour experience is preferred but not essential. Participants will need to provide their own drawing and watercolour equipment, and allow the artist to contact them directly by email prior to the workshop with a Materials List, other information about the workshop, image/s to print out and paint from, and the Zoom links for each day. 

You will need a computer or tablet to access the workshop, plus a mobile smart phone to share clear photos of your work for guidance. When booking this workshop please make a separate booking for each person, providing the name and email address for each participant. Cost: $80 / $70 Friends of the Gallery (+ GST & booking fee) 
Eventbrite Link: Portraiture in Watercolours Workshop


PAINTING WAVES IN WATERCOLOURS WORKSHOP WITH ANN CLARKE 

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 November, 12 - 4pm 
Become one with the power and energy of a wave as you immerse yourself if this workshop over 2 half days. Working from your own or provided images, you will discover how to plan your painting in pencil first and use energetic brushwork with watercolours to build up your wave, achieving light and depth through successive layers of paint. Then you will finish off your work with a little gouache. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. All materials supplied.
Cost $120/$110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee)
Eventbrite Link: Painting Waves Workshop

BIRDS AND TEXT: COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP WITH ELSPETH MCCOMBE

Sunday 28 November 12 - 4pm  
After viewing the Birds and Language exhibition participants will work with collage and mixed media to produce a work inspired by birds and text. Personalise your bird collage with copies of your special letters, poetry, music and text or choose from the provided papers and images. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. All materials supplied. 
Cost: $60/$50 Friends (+GST & booking fee). 
Eventbrite Link: Birds & Text: Collage and Mixed Media Workshop


WATERWAYS PASTEL WORKSHOP WITH ELSPETH McCOMBE

Saturday 22 January 2022, 10am - 4pm
Use pastels and pastel pencils to paint your favourite water scene of seaside, river, lake or stream. Reference images provided or participants can bring images of their favourite waterways. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Participants to bring their lunch. All materials supplied Cost: $90/$80 Friends (+ GST & booking fee).
Eventbrite Link: Waterways Pastel Workshop

FLOWERS OF THE ILLAWARRA WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
WITH ANN CLARKE

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 February 2022, 12 - 4pm
Immerse yourself in the beauty and divine design of Illawarra’s flowers in this two day watercolour workshop. Working from your own or provided plants and images, you will learn drawing and watercolour techniques to create a flower portrait filled with light, translucency, and life. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. All materials supplied. 
Cost $120/$110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee). 
Eventbrite Link: flowers of the Illawarra Workshop

HAND-COLOURING WORKSHOP OF FAMILY OR STREET PHOTOGRAPHS
WITH ANNE ZAHALKA

Saturday 5 March, 2022, 12.30 - 4pm 
Join acclaimed photomedia artist Anne Zahalka for a unique hand-colouring workshop learning how to bring scanned family photographs and street photographs to life with Berg retouching photographic inks or food dyes. After a short tour of the exhibition Snapped! Street Photography in the Illawarra, participants will complete an A4 finished hand-painted version of an image of their choice printed on fine quality paper, and a spare to do at home. Patience and a steady hand are required! Age 13+ All materials supplied. 
Cost: $90/$80 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) 
Eventbrite Link: Hand-Colouring Workshop

MINATURE MOSS(ROCK)SCAPE WORKSHOP WITH RENJIE TEOH

Saturday 19 March, 2022,  12.30 - 3.30pm
Architect and artist Renjie Teoh will demonstrate how to make your own miniature moss/ rock garden. Incubated at the transcultural intersections of Chinese Penjing (盆景) art; garden design and rockery and visual depictions of imaginary landscapes, you can now repurpose that beautiful yet rarely-used bowl or teacup and craft your very own Moss(rock)Scape. Ages: 18+ Participants to bring ceramic bowl, 3 dramatic rocks, tweezers and craft scissors. All other materials supplied.
Cost $75/$65 Friends (+ GST & booking fee)
Eventbrite Link: Minature Moss(rock)scape Workshop


CHINESE PAINTING WORKSHOPS WITH DR FAN DONGWANG

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 April, 2022, 12-4pm
Learn the basics of traditional Chinese ink brush painting, using simple but expressive brush strokes on rice paper to create paintings of fish in workshop one and fruit/ vegetables in workshop two. On completion students should be able to comprehend the use of materials and equipment, master the essential brush strokes and composition and construct simple Chinese painting. Ages 18+. All materials supplied Cost: One Workshop: $60/$50 Friends Two Workshops: $120/$100 Friends (+GST & booking fee)
Eventbrite Link: Chinese Painting Workshops

ONLINE PAINTING WORKSHOPS

Join Pamela Griffith in a step by step guide to painting Safe Haven

Step-by-step painting workshop with Pamela Griffith

Join Ann Clarke in a step-by-step watercolour workshop - painting a Spotted Pardalote Bird

Step-by-step watercolour workshop with Ann Clarke

Join Dr Fan Dongwang in a step by step guide to Chinese Ink Brush Painting

Step-by-Step Chinese Ink Brush Painting with Dr Fan Dongwang

Join Melissa Ritchie in a step by step guide to painting Butterfly Tea
Step-by-Step painting workshop with Melissa Ritchie


 

Classes are subject to change, and may be cancelled if insufficient bookings are received. All bookings and refunds will be processed through Eventbrite.  Notice of any cancellation will be made two days prior to the event.​​