TEXTURE, COLLAGE AND ACRYLICS — THE ANYTHING GOES WORKSHOP
Hi friends….our workshop next Wednesday at Gosford Regional Gallery will be about using texture, form and colour to create an artwork. The aim will be to loosen up, splash out and just create without worrying about failure, making a mess, or not being anatomically correct! Last week we had lots of fun with acrylic pouring techniques, and next week we’ll be adding an extra dimension to our artwork by including any kind of texture, using anything you’d like to bring to use in your piece.
Here’s a list of basics to bring:
A couple of canvasses or gesso’ed wood panels to paint on; some brushes; acrylic paints, or inks; a palette and water jar. Tissues; LOTS OF GLUE; ; some plaster bandage; moulding paste, scissors, plastic wrap, a sponge, spray bottle. PLEASE WEAR DAGGY OLD PAINTING CLOTHES J
List of suggestions for collage:
Magazines, newspaper, handmade paper, tissue paper, serviettes, foil, text, found objects, leaves, seedpods, twigs or ferns, sand, pebbles, eggshells, stencils, stamps, gold or silver leaf +sizing glue, gesso, white or black…..or anything else you like to include in a collage.
* The above painting….”Bunny’s Garden” was a commission, using plaster filler, eggshells and embedded grasses and seeds.
Looking forward to getting creatively messy with you,
Acrylic Pouring and Texture Workshop with Christine Raj
About Workshops in general:
Start at 9.30-12.30pm 1st & 3rd Wed. each month in Studio
2, Gosford Arts Centre. Cost: $25.00 per week includes
guest tutor and morning tea. Visitors are welcome.
Hi everybody – it’s time to dive into beautiful textured backgrounds again, using everything and anything at your disposal. I use everything from a potato masher for mark making, to bits of string, leaves and bark, fabric, plaster bandage and gyprock mixture. And I love to see my groups experiencing the joy of experimenting and playing around with different materials and textures….the results of these experiments can be translated into beautiful artworks.
So start getting your little treasure trove together, including texture paste, glue, tissue paper, pictures to rip up, seed pods, leaves, sticks & straw etc. You will also need some medium to seal your textured surface, and your normal acrylic paints, brushes and palette knife…..and of course, a couple of canvasses, or gessoed boards.
For acrylic pouring technique, you will need some plastic cups & sticks for stirring, a water container, and if desired, some “Poly Easy Flow” or “Floetrol”, which is an acrylic paint additive which you can buy at Bunnings. It extends your acrylic paint without diluting the pigment, as water does. It also produces beautiful “cells” in your poured acrylic. Include either a sheet of plastic or newspaper to catch drips. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again, and sharing the joy of textured painting with you.
Christine is a local artist living on the Central Coast. Born in Wagga Wagga on the Riverina, she also lived for many years in the Blue Mountains and on the Gold Coast of Queensland, absorbing the beauty of our Country’s different landscapes and climates. The rich, visceral colourful nature of our landscapes, flora and fauna have had an effect on her artwork, whether textural acrylics, or ink and multimedia, on a myriad of different surfaces.
(No workshops/meetings December & January)
About Workshops in general:
Start at 9.30-12.30pm 1st & 3rd Wed. each month in Studio 2, Gosford Arts Centre. Cost: $25.00 per week includes guest tutor and morning tea. Visitors are welcome.
Our next workshop is
7th & 21st of February Landscapes in Watercolour with Marlene Palagyi
We will discover how to paint mood and atmosphere in Watercolour Landscapes.
I will supply some source pictures but bring your own if you wish.
I will be using:
- Arches 300gsm w/c paper (1/4 sheets )
- W/C paints (ultra blue, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, cad red, raw sienna, cad yellow, burnt sienna and white gouache).
- Bring whatever paints and paper you have.
- Backing board, Masking tape, Spray bottle, W/C brushes (small, medium and large).
- And bring your sense of adventure.
Lorraine Best- Impression of Birds using Watercolour on Yupo Paper
Workshop 1: Birds resting Workshop 2: Birds flying
What to bring:
- Your favourite watercolours and brushes, palette, etc
- Watercolour pencils if you have them
- A water spray bottle, a box of tissues
- Bring your own Yupo paper or buy from the tutor on the
- Your own reference
About Workshops in general:
Start at 9.30-12.30pm 1st & 3rd Wed. each month in Studio 2, Gosford Arts Centre. Cost: $25.00 per week includes guest tutor and morning tea. Visitors are welcome. (No workshops/meetings Dec & Jan)
October 4th & 18th, 2017
Graham Austin, Acrylics or Watercolour
Graham will demonstrate his unique style of painting and then assist you to achieve your own versions. He will be using acrylics in a watercolour style.
International award winning contemporary artist Graham Austin creates amazing aerial landscape paintings using an unconventional technique.
● A photo of a subject you like
(he tends to do landscapes )
● Watercolour paper or canvas for acrylics
(your choice of size )
● Watercolour paints or Acrylics (your choice of colours)
● Other painting materials you normally use .
Gwynneth Boyce, Pastels
What to bring
- Faber Castell Kneadable rubber
- Good quality pastel sticks and – (pencils are optional.)
- Mi Tientes pastel paper, mid tone beige is best, at Eckersleys.
- Foamcore (lightweight) board to attach paper with blue tac, clips etc (available at Eckersleys or Spotlight)
I have a variety of Landscape photos for use.
(Next Month: Graham Austin, Acrylics or Watercolour)