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. EFTPOS available.
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 7 August and Wednesday 21 August
Acrylic Pouring Workshop with Christine Raj
Workshop 1 will concentrate on a poured acrylic background. Your work will then have time to dry before the next workshop a fortnight later.
Workshop 2 will deal with using your background to produce a finished piece of art, using any technique you like, such as stencils, collage, gold or silver leafing, found objects etc. It can be as simple or as complicated as you like, realistic or abstract, and can even be part of a series. This style of working tends to free the artist up, by allowing the painting to evolve with minimum control at the pouring stage.
Techniques Covered in The Workshop:
- Dirty Pours
- String pull pours
- Separate colour pours
Materials to Bring:
- Choice of stretched canvas, or board, 2 or 3 surfaces to paint on, not too large (because you have to get them home in the car to dry!)
- Plastic or paper cups to mix paint in
- Water jug or container
- Some clear glue (Slime glue is good), or PVA glue
- A couple of paint brushes
- Some Acrylic paint colours of your choice, not too thick, including white.
- Small container of “Floetrol” if desired, this acts as a mixer to the acrylic paint, so that it doesn’t need much water.
- Small container of Silicone if desired, this helps to make “cells” in your poured painting. Both the Floetrol, and The Silicone can be found at Bunnings.
- Rubber gloves
- Some plastic sheeting and maybe a cardboard carton, for taking your paintings home in the car, they will take a couple of days to dry
- Foil large baking tray for paint runoff, available at discount stores
- Some small plastic shot glasses to stand the canvas on for pouring
- Paddle pop sticks for stirring
Seal your painting surfaces beforehand with gesso or some kind of white acrylic paint, to help the paint to run on the surface.
Wednesday 4 September and Wednesday 18 September
Impressionism with Frank Pacheco