What an exciting March we had at the COACH HOUSE with an informative demonstration by Carla Hananiah of Winsor & Newton watercolours and a wonderful workshop with Marion Chapman.

April is off to a great start with… 

DEMONSTRATION TUESDAY, 3RD APRIL.

JOE BEZZINA – LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS

Joseph Bezzina ( FRAS ) is a Sydney-based mult- awarded artist. He holds an Advanced Creative Fine Arts Certificate and Statement of Attainment in Skills and Practices in Fine Arts. While studying for his certificate Joseph received the Highest Achievement Award and five Distinctions. Joseph is also a Fellow of the Royal Art Society NSW (RAS) and a teacher for the RAS Art School. Joseph has won the UTA Paint Your Way to Paris, Wagga Wagga Art Prize, North Sydney Prize and Camberwell Rotary Prize. He is the recipient of the Royal Art Society Medal of Distinction and the Thora Ungar Memorial Award. Joseph has also exhibited as a Finalist in major art prizes such as Mosman Art Prize, Salon des Refus’es, Paddington Art Prize, Mount Eyre Vineyard Prize and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize in 2008,2009,2010.

IN HIS OWN WORDS …

My attachment with the landscape has always presented me with a rich source of subject matter. What has changed with my artwork over the years is more about the isolation, colour and the underlying lines and shapes that run through our landscape. When I paint en plein air it reinvigorates the mind to see and capture, in a more fleeting way, the light, atmosphere and movement in the land before me.

What art means to me can best be summed up by Piet Monadrian who said “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”

  

COME AND JOIN US AT 1.00PM … $10 members  $15  visitors.

 KAS MAY WORKSHOP                 TUTOR: ROBYN COLLIER

 Dates: MAY 26/27   9am – 4pm

Venue: JAMBEROO YOUTH HALL, ALLOWRIE STREET, JAMBEROO

Cost: Members $180, Non members $200

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 Outline of the course:    

DAY 1 – Painting a sand dune

DAY 2: Painting a seascape with transparent waves                                                                                                         

NOTE: This will be a turps free workshop, as we will be using GAMSOL, which is a fume free solvent, and only a small amount will be used. (See equipment list)                                                                                                                                               

About Robyn:    Robyn is a professional artist with many years experience.  She is considered a contemporary realist, painting Australian wilderness in its many and varied aspects. She regularly conducts workshops in Australia and New Zealand, has written for many art publications, and made many TV appearances. She has won numerous awards, and her work is held in exhibitions all over the world. Robyn’s work can be viewed on www.robyncollier.com.au

Can you use acrylics at this workshop? Robyn has assured me that there are no fumes when using Gamsol, and that OILS are definitely best for her wet-in-wet technique, so use Oils if possible.  However, several have asked about using acrylics. Robyn has indicated that will be OK as long as retarder is used to keep the acrylic from drying quickly, and the person is experienced with blending.  Acrylic painters should also realise that colours and outcomes will vary, and they will need to rely on their own experience to translate the demonstrated techniques to acrylic.

To register: Please email Helen Pain on helen.pain44@gmail.com to register your interest. Please include your contact phone number and method of payment ( cash, cheque, direct deposit)To Pay: Forward to Treasurer Ray Teasdale:

Cash in an envelope with your name, code word COLL and amount.

Cheque: payable to the Kiama Art Society. Write name and code word COLL on the back of the cheque. Post to The Treasurer, PO BOX 707, Kiama, 2533

Direct Deposit (online): Westpac BSB: 032 689: Account No. 540 168. Please include your name and Code Word COLL on your bank statement.  

Payment of your money will secure your place at the workshop.

 NUMBERS ARE LIMITED TO 14.     GET IN EARLY!

EQUIPMENT LIST FOR WORKSHOP

 PAINTING A SEASCAPE – PAINTING A SAND-DUNE

 CANVAS BOARDS  2 x 12”x 16” – ( 31 x 41cm)  canvas on board or stretched  canvas.

Use good quality canvas. Cheap boards make the job of painting a lot harder as the paint does not flow on very well and you will find yourself filling in a lot of little holes. If not sure coat with one coat of primer. If you are a fast painter and feel you can cover the board in the allocated time you may bring a slightly larger board.

BRUSHES – A good selection of reasonable quality long, FLAT SQUARE bristle brushes – say some small, medium and large. A round bristle – 0 and 2 and also a fine sable or synthetic sable for detail 0 or 00. (Art Basics are mostly what I use).  PLEASE DO NOT BRING WORN-OUT BRUSHES OR ONES GUNKED UP AT THE FERRULE! (unless you have a favourite for grass)

COLOURS – Artist quality please. I don’t mind which brand you use but I use Art Spectrum for most unless stated otherwise.

  • REDS               Pilbara red (whichever one you have)
  • BLUES            Cobalt Blue, Blue Black (W/N), Manganese Blue
  • GREENS         Sap Green – Viridian
  • YELLOWS      Cadmium Yellow (or similar) Yellow Ochre, Australian Red Gold
  • BROWNS        Burnt Sienna
  • WHITE            Titanium White.

OTHER ITEMS

  • Standing or table Easel.
  • Baby Oil for washing brushes – in a sealed jar – preferably with a grid to aid in the cleaning process. You could also use baby wipes for casual cleaning of brushes.
  • GAMSOL (I am now using this product as it is one of the safest solvents to use with no smell. Only a small  amount is needed.)
  • PLEASE DO NOT BRING MINERAL TURPS OR ANY TURPS PRODUCT.
  • A Good-sized palette. You will need plenty of room for mixing colours.
  • Double Dipper or Single Dipper
  • Palette knife for mixing colours. (diamond shaped pliable one – medium sized)
  • Your normal painting kit including plenty of rags and paper towel, baby wipes.
  • Kneadable Putty rubber – thin willow charcoal if you would like to try my method of drawing in.
  • I will provide colour reproductions to work from and handouts.

MEMBERSHIP IS DUE: Please renew ASAP

Kiama Art Society’s next membership year is from 1st April, 2018 till 31st March, 2019.

Membership fees of $35 [single] or $50 [family] was due by 31st March, 2018 (today), and payment would be appreciated by then, or at least by 30th April.

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