Workshop – August 2014 – Pamela Irving FRAS – Portrait painting

The portrait workshop will be focusing on developing simple tools for painting or drawing a representational portrait in a gestural, realistic, impressionistic or expressive manner. We will be concentrating on the drawing and tones in order to have a better understanding of portrait painting, while exploring a variety of different pallets and media including charcoal, pastels and oils. About Pamela Pamela’s art…

Workshop – September 2014 – Franz Cheung – Calligraphy

This is an opportunity to learn Chinese calligraphy from the president of the Australian Oriental Calligraphy Society. 1.    Basic understanding of Chinese philosophy Ying+Yang= Universe=Way, 4 Immeasurabl 2.    Table of Ying & Yang: Dispersion of Qi=death, synthesis of Qi=life 3.    Origins of writing: picture 4.    Way of writing: Beautiful writing=calligraphy 5.    5 stages /script of…

Colour Mixing

Workshop_ March 2013_ Jane Blundell – Colour Mixing [message_box title=”Workshop Co-ordinator’s Report” color=”yellow”] All participants had a chance to analyse their own paints with Jane during the morning session. The experimentation of colour mixing often just using triads, led to many comments like “It’s amazing what we get!”, “Look at that colour!”….Yes we did do colour charts…

A New Approach to Abstraction

workshop with Cilla Davis on Saturday 13 April 2013. [message_box title=”Workshop Co-ordinator’s Report” color=”yellow”] Fourteen participants were taken on a journey of self-expression  with Cilla. We began the day with experimenting  with different marks using shades of one colour, moved  on to working with more colour and finally produced a  painting influenced by bottles, wire…