Splatter November


8 Spots Available!

Everything you have ever wanted to know about handling and painting a realistic large scale artwork...


Step by step instructions...

Choose from a 90 cm by 76 cm canvas and other large sizes..

6th to 8th Nov 2020

Includes a large plus size canvas and all materials, plus you will go home with:

  • your own set of 12 Windsor and Newton paints, (used as we learn our limited palette)

  • a bottle of clear gesso

  • liquitex gloss medium

  • bottle of liquitex gloss varnish

  • plus your own 'smoosh' brush!

VALUE: $425

All brushes will be supplied for use plus easels, aprons, gloves, rags, water containers etc but bring your favourite brushes if you have them.

An expressive and bold approach to the normal art workshop. You will develop skills to respond artistically to the canvas in an immediate, powerful and spontaneous way and go home with a large full-scale artwork for your walls or to sell.

In this 2.5-day workshop, students will gain a wide range of skills to continue their own practice and will learn different drawing techniques, how to create textured sealed backgrounds, tone/ shadow and colour mixing with a limited 10-12 tube palette; keeping your acrylics wet, how to layer your paints and use light and dark to create depth and richness, which is all used to capture the essence of the painting.

Students will produce a range of tonal and colour swatches to develop into a large resolved artwork by the end of the workshop.

I will conduct regular demonstrations of my own techniques and process during the workshop and will focus on individual tuition and extracting the best out of every student regardless of experience.

I will demonstrate both chiaroscuro (Italian term which literally means ‘light-dark’) and layering techniques in acrylic. The common threads will include ways of seeing and the surprising amount of planning and thinking required to make bold and expressive paintings.

Regular step-by-step demonstrations throughout will make the whole process easy and provide a great understanding of how to achieve vibrant images in your own style. The workshop will begin with drawing our images and exploring the basic techniques that convey a sense of light, shadow and sculptural form.

The workshop will include the most important elements in picture making, good colour mixing using a limited palette and understanding values so that they are used to great effect.

This action packed weekend will be full of good humour and hopefully stress free!

Develop your skills in drawing, composition, exploring shapes and understanding perspective. Learn how to use tones, how to deal with edges and how to paint convincing images.

Knowledge Required:

No experience needed, but wanting to become a serious artist so be prepared to invest in quality materials.

What you'll get as well as tuition:

All of your materials are provide including:

  • a whole set of 12 Windsor & Newton acrylic tubes which is yours to keep to start you off on a professional note

  • clear gesso for sealing backgrounds

  • mediums and slow retarder

  • brushes (although bring your favourites)

  • easels and aprons

  • a choice of 3 canvas sizes:

76cm x 90cm canvas, 90cm round or a 90cm by 90cm square

  • Tea, coffee and juice will be provided and some morning yummies

  • All students will take home their own art masterpiece.

What to bring:

If you'd like to enjoy some morning tea and/or drink whilst you're creating your artwork, that will be fantastic; your own lunch or you can get from bakery and we can possibly go out for Sat dinner.

I have attended workshops over the last 6 years with tutors such as John Wilson, Kathy Ellem, Barry and Lucy McCann and others as well as doing the Tafe Certificate 2 and 3, numerous online courses as well as holding art classes for adults and children at my Gallery.

Please feel free to Contact me via the Contact page or call me on 0458 424 225 for any questions, enquiries or to book a place. A deposit of 50% is required immediately to order supplies and to ensure your spot and final balance of payment up front 1 week (30th Oct 2020); before the start. Bank details and itenary for the weekend will be sent on booking/deposit payment. I have only 8 spots available for this workshop but will be running another one in Feb 2021 if you can't make this one..