Forthcoming Workshops & Short Courses

Landscape Paper Collage Workshop

JOY HELEN LEA

Sunday May 28th, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$60, maximum number of students is 12


You will be shown step by step the method to make your own quality individual collage.

Handout notes and most materials will be provided by the tutor at a cost of $7.


BYO Lunch


You will need to bring your own scissors and, if you want, any additional pieces of paper.  No fabric will be used.


Recent Workshops & Short Courses

The Principles of Painting Workshop

CATHY HAMILTON

Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


The Language of Colour in Painting.

“Colour is my day long obsession.” Claude Monet


Most painters are obsessed by colour; it is one of the most fundamental expressions of our work and, it seems we spend a lifetime trying to grasp its nuances and power. Constant studying of the works of the great masters can inspire but we artists seem to have an innate desire to understand and know the palette used in the paintings.

As a painter and tutor I get asked three questions more than any other…
•    What colour is that and how did you mix it?
      Why do I keep making mud!
•    Why did you use that colour?

We crave to learn all we can about colour and its relationships but often don’t know where to start. The palettes of all great painters begin with a selection of just a few tubes of paint that can be mixed to create the harmony and unity of the composition. It’s knowing and understanding what colours to start the journey with that sows the seed for success.

It’s knowing and understanding what colours to start the journey with that sows the seed for success.
Using a simple palette of just seven  colours plus white, students will be taken through the various stages of colour mixing to create all the colours required for the work, but most importantly it will show how and why they can be created and then adapted to use any range of harmonious compositions.

All painters need to understand how colour works and critically how they can mix the paint to create their own concepts.

Understand a comprehensive knowledge of the language of colour.

Value the impact of colour.

This workshop allows artists working in any medium, to recognize and create their own palette.

Creative Landscape Painting Workshop

For those who like to travel, record, and paint landscapes

RON REYNOLDS

Sunday May 22nd, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Members $60,  Non-Members $80


This workshop is designed for those painters who have mastered basic painting techniques and who are now searching for ways to develop their creativity and individual style.  Learn to put your skills to some purpose - to express, to interpret aspects of nature, to search out and reveal nature's underlying design.  This is your ultimate challenge, to stop the reliance on copying the motif before you, to experiment, compose and create your response to the subject.

The subject will become a stimulus for redesigning nature, for analyzing planes, for expressive distortions and use of non-representational colour.

The subject serves as a framework on which a painting is built; it is the way in which creative imagination blends perceived reality with geometry or lyricism that determines the quality and success of the finished painting.

The process of drawing the essential elements of your motif, taking brackets of photographs (dif. angles/view points) will provide your creative imagination to take precedence over the subject.

Composing/designing the painting will override the need to copy nature.

Requirements:

    2 of 16" x 20" or larger supports (canvas or board)

    Painting equipment (oil, acrylic, also pastel or watercolour could be used as the focus is on creative composition)

    2 photographic landscape images

    Sketch book and pen/pencil

    Lunch

    **  Selected images will be supplied for other exercises


“Evening in Chainda.” Painted in a limited palette of 3 tubes of paint  plus white.

 

CATHERINE HAMILTON

 

“The Language of Colour”

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February

2 day acrylic workshop 10am - 4pm

Members:$120/Non-Members: $160

 (Materials list available on Forms tab)

We crave to learn all we can about colour and its relationships but often don't know where to start. In this two-day workshop, award-winning visual artist and experienced tutor, Catherine Hamilton will guide you through the stages of mixing paints to create your own palette, so you can truly understand how colour works.

Using a just six tubes of paint, plus white; learn how you can create all the colours for your artistic needs. There will be a number of visual exercises addressing how to see and respond to your palette as well as opportunities to engage in the versatile use of the acrylic medium, creating washes, structure and translucency The workshop will be conducted in acrylic paint and is suitable for all skill levels, and the knowledge gained can be applied to any medium.

Catherine was born in the UK and studied fine art and printmaking at Art College. She is a professional artist/tutor and has been teaching for over 24 years and gained a highly regarded reputation for her teaching methods. She teaches regularly on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and travels extensively throughout Australia teaching a wide range of subjects from pastel, the principles of painting, oils, mixed media, the language of colour and tone; the fundamentals of drawing, including life drawing and portrait and advanced drawing.
her work has been exhibited in Australia and the UK and she is currently preparing for a solo show in Melbourne and an exhibition in the UK.

Paintings created in a limited palette.
The Language of Colour in Painting.
“Colour is my day long obsession.” Claude Monet

Most painters are obsessed by colour; it is one of the most fundamental expressions of our work and, it seems we spend a lifetime trying to grasp its nuances and power. Constant studying of the works of the great masters can inspire but we artists seem to have an innate desire to understand and know the palette used in the paintings.
As a painter and tutor I get asked three questions more than any other…

        What colour is that and how did you mix it?
  
Why do I keep making mud!

        Why did you use that colour?

We crave to learn all we can about colour and its relationships but often don’t know where to start. The palettes of all great painters begin with a selection of just a few tubes of paint that can be mixed to create the harmony and unity of the composition. It’s knowing and understanding what colours to start the journey with that sows the seed for success.

It’s knowing and understanding what colours to start the journey with that sows the seed for success.

Using a simple palette of just seven  colours plus white, students will be taken through the various stages of colour mixing to create all the colours required for the work, but most importantly it will show how and why they can be created and then adapted to use any range of harmonious compositions.
All painters need to understand how colour works and critically how they can mix the paint to create their own concepts.
Understand a comprehensive knowledge of the language of colour
Value the impact of colour.
This workshop allows artists working in any medium, to recognize and create their own
palette.

The Language of Colour in Painting. ©
Catherine Hamilton
HAMILTON ARTS
PO Box 330 Redhill South 3937.
 
hamilton-arts@hotmail.com      www.hamilton-arts.co

CLIVE SINCLAIR

Short Course

on

Fridays October 9th & 23rd, November 6th & 20th, December 4th

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

An introduction to the exciting world of Expressionism into Abstraction.  Studying THE FAUVE PAINTERS - Morandi, Nicolas De Stael, William De Kooning.

 "Paint, Paper, Play" with Canson Australia

A Free Workshop (members only)

on

Sunday November 8th 2015

in

Hay-Grain Studio

The “Paint, Paper, Play” workshop aims to blow the lid on all the secrets that ascertain the quality, usage and benefits of your beloved mediums.

Discover the difference your selection of art materials makes to your artwork. Experience the results for yourself and learn to make more informed decisions

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Expect to try a large variety of paper and paint brands.
  • Expect to learn a great deal of useful and potentially game changing information.
  • Expect to discover products you never even knew existed.
  • Expect to go home with goodies which you could try for yourself at home.

But you must book!