1st and 3rd Wednesday (February to November)
Arrive at 9.15am to start at 9.30am. Finish at 12.30pm
Studio 2, Gosford Regional Gallery and Art Centre Arts Centre.
Cost $25.00 per week includes morning tea. Visitors are welcome.
Please note there is no booking requirement for our workshops you simply turn up on the day.
Download the 2019 Calendar to view the year’s Workshops.
Wednesday 6 and Wednesday 20 February
Watercolour Painting with Marlene Palagyi.
Marlene Palagyi is a recognised talent on the Central Coast art scene, having taken up her life-long interest in painting at age 58 when she made the decision to seriously pursue her passion. She is an enthusiastic member of the Central Coast Art Society and the Central Coast Watercolour Society. She teaches Beginners classes and conducts workshops for local art groups. Marlene has exhibited at many galleries, including Gosford Regional Art Gallery and has received numerous art awards.
The class will be painting wet-on-wet to create dramatic skies with different atmospheres in landscapes.
Materials you will need:
Arches 300gsm rough (¼ sheet)
A variety of sizes of Watercolour brushes, including a large mop brush, a fine rigger brush and anything in between.
Paints: suggested colours are: raw sienna, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson, cadmium red, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cerulean, phthalo blue (bring what you have)
a backing board, masking tape, spray bottle, tissues, 2B pencil, soft rubber towel or tea towel, water container.
Reference material and step-by-step instructions will be provided.
Wednesday 6 and Wednesday 20 March
Scratchboard Workshop with Sam Blanks
Sam Blanks is a local artist who has completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration with Honours at University of Newcastle. Sam favours carbon dust, pen and ink, pencil, digital illustration, and alternative photography techniques.
Sam’s work has been shown locally and regionally, including Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Ruby Samadhi Gallery, Royal Easter Show.
Scratchboard or scraperboard is when the artist scratches off darker ink to reveal the white clay layer beneath. The white clay can be coloured after the board has been scratched. Scratchboard art can be quite detailed using fine lines to create tones.
Packs of the materials needed will be available for sale for $20.