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Upcoming Weekend Workshops

By 16 August 2023No Comments

These workshops are coming up in 2023 …. stay tuned for many more weekend workshops coming your way in 2024

September 9 and 10 – Charcoal Drawing with Andrew Antoniou

Are you ready to explore the realm of imagination and create captivating charcoal drawings? This workshop gives you a unique opportunity to learn from the renowned artist, Andrew Antoniou, who will guide you through the process of creating imaginative compositions using charcoal as your medium.

During this workshop, you will delve into the world of creativity and learn various techniques to unlock your imagination. Andrew Antoniou, a highly esteemed artist known for his exceptional talent and expertise, will share his insights and provide hands-on instruction to help you develop your artistic skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist looking to expand your horizons, this workshop is designed to cater to all skill levels. Come and immerse yourself in a creative atmosphere, surrounded by fellow art enthusiasts, and embark on a journey of artistic self-discovery.

Can’t make it this weekend? Join Andrew’s Term 4 course here.

October 21 and 22 – Understanding Colour with Deborah Marks

Come and enjoy a weekend workshop exploring colour relationships and our visual reactions to them. Through a systematic study of colour relationships, we will see the reactions different colours have when placed next to each other, as well as feeling colour relatedness. We will explore the dimensions of colour – hue, value, intensity and temperature.

This is a practical and structured workshop where students are guided through in depth colour mixing exercises. These include mixing, primary, secondary and tertiary colours, painted within a grid pattern. Students then create their own design based on the principles of design and explore harmonies and contrasts of their chosen colour scheme.

This workshop gives you the opportunity to focus, structure and make sense of this broad subject. It is suitable for beginners and those who would like to understand colour and its relationships more fully.

November 12 – The Portrait in Watercolour with Tanya Baily

This workshop presents a fabulous opportunity to paint the portrait from life, extend your watercolour skills and gain confidence.

The morning will begin with some rigorous drawing exercises on proportion and understanding the structure of the head and face. Time will be spent on the colour and shadows of skin, preparing effective palettes, and how to render gentle transitions of tone and colour. Tanya will give tips on how best to draw and prepare for a watercolour painting. Students will learn where to start and how to apply under washes and colour for success. Tanya will teach you how composition can help to capture the character of people and poses.

Students will then work on a longer pose from a live model in the studio. This workshop is suitable for those with some experience in watercolour painting. No previous experience in figure drawing or painting is required.