Kiama Art Society

Supporting and connecting artists in and around Kiama



Kiama Art Society aims to foster and encourage the development of fine arts and to serve as a meeting body for those interested in art. The activities of the Kiama Art Society include:

  • Holding art exhibitions of members’ works in Kiama and district
  • Arranging lectures, demonstrations and workshops
  • Arranging other activities as deemed relevant to supporting an arts culture within Kiama and district.

 

Artworks above courtesy of (clockwise from top left): Vivien Tanner, Ken Tucker, Helen Pain, Mary-Jane Burke, Lynne Mullane, Errol McLean.


MAY UPDATE

Our website has been adjusted and isn’t blocking some IP addresses any more and hopefully everyone can access the site. Please let me know if you are still having trouble. DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW, TUESDAY, 1st MAY. Looking forward to having a full house at the Coach House tomorrow for Kathy Karas’s demonstration on the varied uses of metallics. Come along and learn new techniques, be inspired and meet new friends. Stay after the demonstration and have afternoon tea all included in the entry price of – Members $10     Visitors    $15 OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION , THURSDAY 3rd MAY. This exhibition is a follow- up to the workshop held 2nd – 3rd November last year with renowned artist, Peter Griffen. The participating artists have taken what they learnt from the 2 days with Peter and produced works for this exhibition. Peter will be exhibiting 2 paintings himself and will open the exhibition on Friday evening. Come along for the opening at 6pm for wine and nibbles and view this interesting body of work. WORKSHOP 8th & 9th JULY:  Watercolour with Chan Dissanayake Title: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolour Level:  Intermediate to Advanced Workshop Information This 2 day workshop will suit students who have been exposed to the medium of watercolour and want to extend their knowledge to the next level. We will specifically concentrate on how to inject and capture the mood of the subject. The truly magical qualities of watercolour can best be demonstrated in portraying atmospheric effects such as mist, rain and fog. We will paint a variety of subjects, producing two paintings a day... read more

APRIL – MAY NEWSLETTER:

  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: APRIL: 26th     * *Life Drawing Group  1.30 pm to 4.30 pm                      Contact Tony Hull   02 4263 9953 27th      * Acrylics Class  10.00 am to 1.00 pm                   Contact Kathy Karas  0419 633 562 29/30th Ros Psakis   Workshop – Jamberoo  Fully booked.                   Contact Helen Pain 0432 232 054 MAY: 1st           * Watercolour Class   10.00 am to 1.00 pm                  Contact Kathy Karas  0419 633 562 1st          * *Children’s Art Class 3.30pm                    Contact Catherine O’Leary 0432 930 334 2nd          Demonstration – Kathy Karas –  The Magic of Metallics                   1.00 pm Coach House 3rd        * *Children’s Art Class 3.30 pm                     Contact Catherine O’Leary 0432 930 334 9th        * * * Watercolour Group  9.30 am to 1.00 pm                     Contact Errol McLean 0411 206 092 20th        Acrylic Workshop – Kathy Karas   10.00 am to 3.00 pm                   Contact Kathy Karas 0419 633 56 2 14th          Art in the Park                    Contact Heather Netherclift... read more

MAY UPDATE

Our website has been adjusted and isn’t blocking some IP addresses any more and hopefully everyone can access the site. Please let me know if you are still having trouble. DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW, TUESDAY, 1st MAY. Looking forward to having a full house at the Coach House tomorrow for Kathy Karas’s demonstration on the varied uses of metallics. Come along and learn new techniques, be inspired and meet new friends. Stay after the demonstration and have afternoon tea all included in the entry price of – Members $10     Visitors    $15 OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION , THURSDAY 3rd MAY. This exhibition is a follow- up to the workshop held 2nd – 3rd November last year with renowned artist, Peter Griffen. The participating artists have taken what they learnt from the 2 days with Peter and produced works for this exhibition. Peter will be exhibiting 2 paintings himself and will open the exhibition on Friday evening. Come along for the opening at 6pm for wine and nibbles and view this interesting body of work. WORKSHOP 8th & 9th JULY:  Watercolour with Chan Dissanayake Title: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolour Level:  Intermediate to Advanced Workshop Information This 2 day workshop will suit students who have been exposed to the medium of watercolour and want to extend their knowledge to the next level. We will specifically concentrate on how to inject and capture the mood of the subject. The truly magical qualities of watercolour can best be demonstrated in portraying atmospheric effects such as mist, rain and fog. We will paint a variety of subjects, producing two paintings a day... read more

MARCH UPDATE:

 DEMONSTRATION: Tuesday, 7th March WORKSHOP: 29th/30th April           with    ROS PSAKIS                          Ros says…. ‘ The goal of my classes and workshops is to show students how to push THE THREE PRIMARY COLOURS to their limits.   It’s so easy.   I demonstrate how a limited palette leads to harmonious paintings and easy colour mixing. I show the importance of TONE and how to see it. To understand how portraying at least three tones in a painting will give a good feeling of sunshine. We will see how only THREE directional lines can get even the most complicated drawing onto the canvas. The LIGHTING on a subject means the difference between an ordinary painting and an extraordinary one.  See the simple rules of COMPOSITION and how to make use of them.  Learn the way to work through paintings using a simple, easy to understand method that works every time….and with every subject.  UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE SEE in the subject is the tricky part.  Getting it onto the canvas is easy….!!  And last but not least……..                       How to get that sparkle of sunlight into a painting.’       DEMONSTRATION – at the Coach House 1pm…$10 members  $15 visitors WORKSHOP – at Jamberoo Youth Hall…$150 members  $170 visitors Contact HELEN PAIN  0432 232 054    LIMITED NUMBERS   Looking ahead…. CHAN DISSANAYAKE will be holding a 2 day  WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP for KAS at the Coach House 7th & 8th July. More information later.    ... read more

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