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Ross Laurie at Home - Walcha Country

Translating Landscape into Art

 

It is on the private property of Ross Laurie and surrounds of Walcha that we will enjoy an extended plein air workshop. Ross's growing audience has recognised the lyricism and tough beauty of his work inspired by the landscape he knows so well.

His students are accustomed to his warm, generous manner and cannot get enough of his vast experience in teaching and his knowledge about painting and painters.

Walcha is the oldest town and settlement in the New England tablelands. It is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane - also accessible by train from Central station, Sydney. The town boasts some of Australia's most spectacular countryside with a labyrinth of gorges surrounded by sheer cliffs and waterfalls.

It is also a town abundant with public art and the open air gallery boasts close to fifty sculptures making Walcha the most art saturated town in Australia. We will spend the first 2 days in different locations to gather material and make numerous studies of our surrounds. The final day will be studio based. Ross will instruct individually and there is no one better to give you the direction you need.

4 NIGHTS

For Itinerary and Inclusions: beryl@artworkshopsaustralia.com.au

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

Location:Walcha, New England Tablelands, NSW
Date:12/15th April 2018 - 4 nights
Cost: $1,350.00
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Jo Bertini

Camel Trek - Flinders Ranges SA

Hawker is located in South Australia's Central Flinders Ranges and is the starting point for our camel trek. In conjunction with Camel Treks Australia, we have customised a 4 day painting adventure with Australia's desert queen, Jo Bertini.

Setting out early from Adelaide our bus will transport us to Hawker where the camels will be packed and ready to take us to the heart of the Flinders Ranges where we will camp under the stars.

Each day you may choose to ride the humble camel or walk along at a gentle pace as we follow the well worn tracks that reveal hidden gorges, sheltered creeks lined with river red gums, abundant wildlife and stunning views of the rugged mountains.

The schedule allows for walking and working at your own pace leaving you free to spend more time at some sites. While waiting for breakfast or dinner, we will no doubt find you drawing and sketching the fascinating camels.

Sleeping under the southern stars in a comfortable swag and gazing at the night sky is a most memorable experience.

Jo Bertini is an award winning established Australian artist, painter, teacher and lecturer at many national and public regional art galleries and tertiary institutions. She has been exhibiting for over 25 years and been awarded several important commissions and residencies throughout Australia.

Jo's interest as an artist has been landscape, places and peoples of remote desert regions of Australia. The recently published book of Jo Bertini Fieldwork is a selected collection from Jo's private archive of works made directly 'en situ'while on expedition. The book brings to life the artists long and intimate involvement with the Australian desert. Jo brings an energy that corresponds with the emotional response to the landscape.

Deposit required to secure your place - it is not refundable nor transferable  (see terms & conditions)

Itinerary:  beryl@artworkshopsaustralia.com.au

Location:Hawker, Flinders Ranges
Date:4/8th April (4 days)
Cost: $2,775.00
Level: Intermediate
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Idris Murphy

Defining the Landscape

SECOND WORKSHOP DUE TO HIGH DEMAND

Murphy's work is uncomplicated but sophisticated. He has the unique ability to create lustrous colour and a luminous quality which radiates from his paintings. Idris remains enthralled by the Australian bush and his paintings are built with a memory inspired by experience in the landscape.

In this workshop we will explore references and influences from the paintings of Matisse and the writings of Martin Buber and demonstrate his techniques in connecting with these influences.

"Artists often struggle how to see" says Idris. He will look at the question of seeing and discuss where influences have taken you in your work and how to interpret the landscape in a new way. He will show you how to make hurdles for yourself in your work to "allow things to happen"

Idris is one of Australia's leading landscape painters and teachers. His career spans some 40 years which has earned him wide respect in the art community and earned him a wealth of knowledge covering art history, art theory, philosophy and years of practical experience. "He is an artist's artist, the kind of painter who inspires a degree of awe among his followers for making the process of painting seem effortless."

by Andrew Frost

Represented by King Street Gallery, Sydney

DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE

please do not pay to be waitlisted

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Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow NSW (Byron Hinterland)
Date:17/18th February 2018 (2 days) 9.30am to 4pm
Cost: $560.00
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Defining the Landscape


Idris Murphy

Defining the Landscape

Murphy's work is uncomplicated but sophisticated. He has the unique ability to create lustrous colour and a luminous quality which radiates from his paintings. Idris remains enthralled by the Australian bush and his paintings are built with a memory inspired by experience in the landscape.

In this workshop we will explore references and influences from the paintings of Matisse and the writings of Martin Buber and demonstrate his techniques in connecting with these influences.

"Artists often struggle how to see" says Idris. He will look at the question of seeing and discuss where influences have taken you in your work and how to interpret the landscape in a new way. He will show you how to make hurdles for yourself in your work to "allow things to happen"

Idris is one of Australia's leading landscape painters and teachers. His career spans some 40 years which has earned him wide respect in the art community and earned him a wealth of knowledge covering art history, art theory, philosophy and years of practical experience. "He is an artist's artist, the kind of painter who inspires a degree of awe among his followers for making the process of painting seem effortless."

by Andrew Frost

Represented by King Street Gallery, Sydney

DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE

please do not pay to be waitlisted

SEE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Location:AWA Studio, Knockrow NSW (Byron Hinterland)
Date:10/11th February 2018 (2days) 9.30am to 4pm
Cost: $
Level: Intermediate
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Margarita Georgiadis

Integrating Drawing & Painting

Oil based materials, pastel, oil sticks and oil paint are the basis of this workshop. We will explore and discover the endless possibilities of integrating drawing and painting with these materials.

 

Using oil pastel in a painterly way takes this extremely versatile medium far beyond it’s traditional application. It can be bold and expressive when mastered and manipulated by the artist. The workshop is designed to encourage a greater understanding and mastering of oil based materials and paint by pushing the boundaries of not only the medium, but also the artist.

For the purpose of these exercises, we will work from still life and interior compositions.  We will keep our subject matter simple and direct our focus on keeping our work fresh by challenging our practice and breaking familiar habits.

Margarita has painted extensively around Australia and just returned from a residency in France.


DEPOSIT REQUIRED WITH BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE


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Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow, NSW (Byron Hinterland)
Date:10/11th March 2018 2 days (9.30 to 4pm)
Cost: $560.00
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Judith White - Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Free

A Loose Approach to Mixed Media

Judith's work is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. The sky's the limit when creating with mixed media. By incorporating charcoal, inks, crayon, collage and acrylics in one artwork, you can utilize the best that each medium has to offer.

This extended workshop is designed to expand your ideas about contemporary art practice using the established observational methods of drawing through to finished mixed media painting. Subjects will include 'unconventional still-life" and landscape.

You will be encouraged to loosen up, break bad habits and go large.

3 DAY WORKSHOP

Location:AWA Studios, Knockrow NSW (Byron Hinterland)
Date:7/9th June 2018 (3 days) 9.30 am to 4pm
Cost: $750.00
Level: All Levels
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