We live in an amazing city where the built and natural environment compete and compliment each other and where the subject for painting can be found all around us.
Kevin McKay will help you construct a painting of the intimate and public places you know with reference to your photos and contemporary artists working in this genre.
Lessons will cover how to structure a composition with correct proportion and perspective, with demonstrations on colour mixing, structuring paint layers and capturing the fleeting effects of light.
This course will benefit the novice as well as those with previous painting experience.
NOTE: Please bring several photographic images of local subject you wish to paint
- Two or three sheets of A3 canvas paper or equivalent size canvases
- Lead pencil
- Acrylic or oil paint kit including warm and cool primaries and white
- Raw Umber
- Palette (disposable plastic plate (without ridges) is ideal)
- Palette knife
- Odourless solvent and linseed or stand oil (for oil painters).
- Rags and lidded jar
- Several photographic images of local subject you wish to paint.
About the Tutor:
Kevin McKay is an urban/suburban landscape painter who holds a Masters in Fine Art from the National Art School, and exhibits through May Space Online, Sydney.
Accolades include; The Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the AGNSW, 2006; the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize, 2009; the inaugural William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship to The British School at Rome, 2011; the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize, 2012; the Waverley Oil Painting Prize, 2013; the Allan Gamble Memorial Prize, 2015; the People’s Choice Award, Waverley Art Prize, 2016, the People’s Choice Award, Greenway Art Prize, 2017; and Bayside Art Award, 2018.
For more info on Kevin McKay: www.kevinmckayart.com
1. Ku-ring-gai Art Society Members only – log in, then book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $65
2. Non Members only – book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $90.
For any enquiries, feedback or suggestions for future tutors, click here to send Prue Finlay an email.
- Location of all workshops: West Lindfield Community Hall, 40 Moore Avenue, West Lindfield.
- Set up is from 9 o’clock. Workshops start promptly at 9:30am and conclude at 3:30pm.
- Morning and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own lunch, or this can be bought at the local shops.
- Bookings are essential and workshop must be paid for at time of booking. Participants are booked in order of payment. Class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 16.
- There is no refund or credit for a cancellation. If you are unable to attend please check with Prue if there is anyone on the waiting list, or arrange for a friend to attend on your behalf.
- Ku-ring-gai Art Society reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum enrollment is not reached, or there are circumstances beyond their control. When such cases occur, a full refund will be made or a coupon will be issued to use for another workshop.
- If you prefer to work on an easel, please bring your own as we only provide tables and chairs.