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Tim Allen

Landscape Fast and Loose

An expressive and bold approach to the landscape tradition. Students will be developing skills to respond artistically to the landscape in an immediate, powerful and spontaneous way.

Tim will demonstrate both alla prima techniques in oil and layering techniques in mixed media. Students can choose to work with one or both approaches over the two days. The common threads will include mark making, ways of seeing and the surprising amount of planning, technique and thinking that goes into bold and expressive paintings.

Students will come away with a wide range of skills to continue in their own practice. They will have an understanding of techniques with mixed media, including ink, watercolour and pastel and how these can be used to capture the essence of the landscape. They will have an understanding of oil painting techniques, particularly alla prima techniques, as they relate to landscape.

It is expected during the workshop that students will produce a range of drawings and studies to develop one or two larger finished, resolved artworks in the studio on the second day.

Tim will conduct regular demonstrations of his own techniques and processes during the workshop. His teaching style is enthusiastic and engaged with a focus on individual tuition and getting the best out of every student regardless of their experience.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE (SEE TERMS & CONDITIONS)

please do not pay to be waitlisted

 

Represented by:

Defiance Gallery, Sydney

Nock Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Location:AWA Studio, Knockrow NSW (near Bangalow/Ballina)
Date:16/17TH September 2017 (2 days 9.30-4pm)
Cost: $560.00
Level: All levels
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Wendy Sharpe

A Day in Wendy's Studio

An exclusive 'one off' working in the studio of Wendy Sharpe for the day. Wendy will conduct compositional and drawing exercises with the group and will throughout the day demonstrate how she creates her provocative and sensuous images of the human form. Sharpe has developed a distinctive gestural style grounded in an innate ability to draw. She confronts the complexities of human relationships and universal themes of love. Often working from life, her paintings possess a spontaneity and directness that invites viewers to engage with the work on an emotional level.

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SECOND WORKSHOP 25TH NOVEMBER - SEE BELOW

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Location:St Peters Studio, Sydney
Date:12th August 2017 9.30am - 4pm
Cost: $390.00
Level: All Levels
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Cherry Hood

Painting Faces in Watercolour

 

The methods used are not conventional or traditional watercolour techniques. 

Working from photos Hood demonstrates how she makes her large scale watercolour paintings and will assist each participant in preparing colours, drawing the image and applying the paint.  Students who wish to venture into large scale works will be encouraged to pour watery paint onto their paper. You will proceed on with a second painting during the drying process. Large brushes are preferable to achieve quick, loose flowing marks while smaller brushes are used for detailing the facial features.

Hood gives demonstrations in drawing and painting the eyes, nose, mouth etc to help students understand and achieve the required proportions when painting portraits and transforming a photograph into a recognisable haunting image.

Participants from all levels of experience may expect to produce at least two good paintings in the style of Cherry Hood - ie a large human face by the end of the second day. 

Cherry is represented by Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, Arc One, Melbourne, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Paul Greenaway, Adelaide and Turner Gallery, Perth. Hood attained a Master of Visual Art at the Sydney College of Arts in 2000. Her thesis investigated gender politics in art and cultural mores and taboos. She is represented in major Australian institutional and gallery collections; and has won the Arhcibald Prize in 2002.

Participants will be forwarded a list of requirements for the workshop.

DEPOSIT PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH BOOKING AND IS NOT REFUNDABLE 

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PLEASE DO NOT PAY TO BE WAITLISTED

Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow NSW (near Bangalow/Ballina)
Date:14/15th October 2017 (9.30am to 4pm)
Cost: $
Level: All Levels
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Wendy Sharpe

A Day in Wendy's Studio 2

YOU ARE BOOKING FOR THE SECOND STUDIO DAY

DETAILS ARE THE SAME AS FOR THE FIRST WORKSHOP ABOVE

 

 

DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED WITH BOOKING - IT IS NOT TRANSFERABLE OR REFUNDABLE

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Location:Wendy's Studio, St Peters, Sydney
Date:25th November 2017, 9.30am to 4pm
Cost: $390.00
Level: All Levels
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Ross Laurie

Translat Landscape into Art

Ross Laurie captivates his students with his thought-provoking teaching style and warm rapport. Artworkshops proudly offers his upcoming workshop where the focus is on landscape and ways to translate the landscape into Art. "The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes." - Marcel Proust. Changing the way we see the world, lies only in the reaches of our imagination and the potential for us to create something completely unique.

"Having travelled to the other side of the world and back seeking his source as a young artist, Ross finally found mature inspiration where he started, in the spiritual sense of country that is bathed in the melancholic light around Walcha on the New England tablelands. Over the past 10 years there is a large and growing audience who recognise the lyricism and tough beauty of Laurie's work. He has received critical praise, gained selection for major exhibitions and won a number of prizes for landscape painting including the Paddington Art Prize 2015."  By Joe Frost - Artist Profile Magazine

General discussion will cover paint, painting, painters and the history of painting where Ross will share his vast and intimate knowledge of these topics with his customary generosity.

Ross is represented by King Street Gallery, Sydney

DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE (see terms & conditions)

Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow NSW (near Bangalow/Ballina)
Date:2/3rd December 2017 (9.30am to 4pm)
Cost: $560.00
Level: Intermediate
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Judy Drew

Creating Textured portraits in Pastel & Charcoal - 2 Life Models

Judy Drew has worked in pastel for over 40 years. During this time she has drawn influence from the study of Post Impressionism and Japanese Art of the late nineteenth century.

Often referred to as 'lightweight' medium, pastel can instead offer huge scope when pushed beyond its limits. A build up of layers through light sprays of fixative can create thick textures, much more vibrant colours and a rich luscious surface. In this workshop Judy will show her approach through discussion and demonstration.

Working with 2 separate life models, partipants will be encouraged to develop a loose and free technique using charcoal and a kneadable rubber. Studying the subject directly from life fine tunes the powers of observation, encourages visual memory and allows for individual interpretation. A better understanding of tone helps when working in colour later.

Moving on to working in colour on black background, students will learn how to build up layers, create bold colour combinations and intensify the colour by working into the medium.

Initially concentrating on the portrait, we will continue to work down through the shape and patterns of the garment and consider the importance of the background in the overall composition.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE

(SEE TERMS & CONDITIONS)

PLEASE DO NOT PAY TO BE WAITLISTED

Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow, NSW (near Bangalow/Ballina)
Date:28/29th October 2017 (2days) 9.30am to 4pm
Cost: $600.00
Level: All levels
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Creating Textured portraits in Pastel & Charcoal - 2 Life Models


Michael Herron

Towards Abstraction (in the Landscape)

What essential qualities make a painting abstract? Every painting whether realistic, abstracted or somewhere in between, is built upon aesthetic devices such as value, colour, composition, shape or the texture of the paint itself. Great abstract painting employs the same formal principles that representational painting does - line, form, shape, value, movement, composition, colour etc.

In this workshop we will identify the various means of abstraction. Decide which aesthetics will make our landscape more abstract; ultra-simplification, expressive brushwork, flattening the space or saturated colour. These methods may work alone or in combination to move a painting towards abstraction.

Simplification is a core principle for all landscape painters. Extraneous information is eliminated to reveal patterns and shapes - we make the subject matter less recognizable. The looser and more expressive the brushwork becomes, the more abstraction we induce.

Michael will help students with the approach to breaking the landscape down to its component rhythm and demonstrate throughout the workshop with all materials.

Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow NSW (near Bangalow/Ballina)
Date:11/12 November 2017 (2days) 9.30am to 4pm
Cost: $550.00
Level: All levels
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