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.
Pastels with Ann-Maree Morgan
Wednesday 1st and 15th June
Bookings close 25th May and 8th June
My style as an artist, is to be free with my art. Nothing is ever incorrect in my world, so with pastels it is about enjoying the flow-on affect.
The technical side for me, is similar to painting. I always start from the background and work my way to the foreground. On top of this, once the basics have been created, I then begin working on the details, from dark to light. However, the colours can change if I am not achieving the visual ending I want.
My materials are – Pan Pastels and the Soft Art Sponges to apply them.
Micador Fixative Workable Matt Spray
A3 size Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper or similar
If you already have block pastels, you are more than welcome to use them. For the more detailed areas, I like to use a mix of Faber Castell pastel pencils, black and white charcoal and Caran D’Ache (these are not available in Australia). I do tend to use for highlights and shadows, as they are strong, link for shopping is https://www.jacksonsart.com/caran-dache-pastel-pencils, otherwise the other materials are available from Eckersley’s Art Supplies.
Chinese Painting with Stephen Cassettari
“The Four Seasons”
- Plum Blossom
- Chinese painting Brush (available from tutor for $5)
- Set of watercolour tubes
- Newsprint paper (scrapbook)
- Low water container
- 2 white saucers
- Cotton cloth (old tea towel)
- Small teacup (for Chinese tea)
Stephen will also give a short ½ hour talk/demo on the techniques, history, and philosophy of Chinese painting at 9.30am before the workshop on each day for those interested in this artform.
Portraits with Passion with Donna Gilbertson
Wednesday 3rd August and 17th August
Bookings close 27th July and 10th August
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