1st and 3rd Wednesday (February to November)
Arrive at 9.45am to start at 10.00am. Finish at 1.00pm
Studio 2, Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre.
Cost $25.00 per week.
Bookings are essential.
Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre provides plenty of convenient parking and disability access.
Attendees must follow the COVID-19 Safety Plan to maintain a safe and creative environment.
- Book and pay in advance. No refunds.
- Send a text message to Marlene on 0409666709 to book your place and pay $25 in advance by direct deposit.
- BSB 062 544 Account number: 28022569, Account Name: Central Coast Art Society. Under Description or Payee Reference please use the code WS followed by your surname and initial (e.g. Bob Brown = WSBrownB)
- As per Government regulations students must present proof of double vaccination at the workshops.
Flow acrylic abstract / non-figurative workshop
Wednesday 2 February 10am to 1pm
Bookings close by 26 January
Students will work with flow acrylics and other mediums to achieve a non-figurative art work which will be your own creation.
MATERIALS LIST Gessoed canvas (any size but big is good), flat flexible brush about 6cms, small flat brush, palette knives, white gesso, water container, spray bottle, soluble pastels (optional), hair dryer, palette, flow acrylics if you have them (Beth will have some for your use).
Palette knife and acrylic workshop
Wednesday 16 February 10am to 1pm
Bookings close by 9 February
Have you ever wanted to get more texture and movement in your work? Students will work through the steps of using palette knives to produce your final artwork.
MATERIALS LIST A canvas (not square), palette knives (preferably diamond and round base, not plastic), palette for mixing, a soft brush, water container, towel for wiping excess paint, acrylic paints (cadmium medium yellow, cadmium light yellow, alizarin crimson, emerald green, yellow ochre, burnt umber, sap or phthalo green, white, black.)
Portraits with Passion with Donna Gilbertson
Wednesday 2 March 10am to 1pm
Bookings close by 23 February
Students will explore working from a “face on” photograph (your own or supplied by me) of a person. We start with that face and use bold colours, layering, glazing and tools other than paint brushes to create texture, depth, mood and impact.
A good introduction to changing/altering what you see into what you want to paint. We hold on to the essence of the photograph while creating our own vision bringing the portrait to life.
The supplied picture is only a sample of what is to be done, there are many photos to choose from, women, men, children, the aged. Or bring your own.
MATERIALS LIST canvas 16 X 20 or larger, Brushes – a mix of taklon and oil style
Acrylic Paints Artist Quality please in strong colours (yellow, blue, green etc), Acrylic Paints- Paynes Grey, Titanium White
Old credit card, Scissors, Painting knife if you have it, Table Easel, Your usual painting gear.
Texture Sample Board with Donna Gilbertson
Wednesday 16 March 10am to 1pm
Bookings close by 9 March
An introduction to some texturing techniques that can be applied to your painting skills using acrylics and water based mediums.
MATERIALS LIST 8 to 12 canvases or boards 6”X6” (you can also use one board 24” X 12” or larger divided into 6” squares)
Various base colours in strong colours
1/2” flat brush (taklon)
Water container, paper towel, palette, cling wrap, tissue paper or white paper napkin, grease proof paper, Bubble wrap, Candle and old metal fork, Sea sponge
A basic selection of acrylic paints
Old credit card or plastic loyalty card, Scissors
SUPPLIED BY DONNA
Isocol (from the chemist or supermarket), Eye droppers, Crackle Medium, Decoupage Varnish, Sealer, Metallic paints, Impasto Medium, Marbling Medium
Joe Cartwright ‘Waterscapes’ Full Day Workshop
Wednesday 23 March
Bookings close by 16 March
10am to 4pm, with ½ hour lunch (provide your own)
$50 per student. Maximum of 14 students.
Joe Cartwright has received over 90 awards for his work. Including the 2009 John Copes Watercolour Prize.
He paints in a fluid and spontaneous manner. This allows him to capture the mood and atmosphere of his subject with a style that encourages the viewer to involve themselves with his work.
He covers a wide range of subjects believing any concept can lead to an exciting work of art.
Artists’ quality watercolour paper: Arches or Saunders 185gsm Cold Press (3 quarter sheets – each approx. 37 cm x 27 cm in size)
Watercolour Brushes – must have good point when wet. Sizes 8, 12 and 16 (NEEF4750-LP range is excellent and reasonably priced).
Watercolour Pallet with large mixing areas
Masking tape (approx 2.5cm wide)
Desktop easel or something to lean the backing board on. Box of tissues would do.
Small spray bottle with fine mist, NOT THE SQUEEZE TRIGGER TYPE.
HB pencil and kneadable eraser
Some plain white tissues
Old small towel
Winsor and Newton artist’s quality paints – not student grade.
French Ultramarine Cobalt Blue
Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose
Aureolin or Winsor Lemon
Burnt Sienna Raw Umber Cobalt Turquoise
Karen Bloomfield Full Day Workshops
Wednesday 6 April and Wednesday 20 April
Bookings close by 30 March and 13 April
10am to 4pm, with ½ hour lunch (provide your own)
$50 for each session. You can book for one session or both
Maximum of 14 students at each session
Each of the full day workshops will use Karen’s technique of charcoal and ink with a focus on drawing skill through negative space and grid.
Session 1 Feathers Session 2 Portraits
Examples of Karen’s artwork, not necessarily what she will paint at the workshops