Dates for your Diary:

Demonstrations: 6th June – Renee Kamaretsos Having lived in France and Greece for several years and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Renee acquires inspiration from her ever changing surroundings to create beautiful contemporary art. Now back home in Australia, Renee has formalised her studies by completing a four year Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. Renee has a great energy and enthusiasm for painting in a variety of different genres and mediums. The freedom of watercolour, the unlimited expanse in landscape and the curves of the human figure are all fundamental elements in the creation of her desirable artworks. Looking to the natural beauty of her surrounding worlds, Renee captures the mood, harmony and rich palette of colours that effortlessly present themselves. Renee will demonstrate how to paint these texture lillies. This process involves the use of acrylic paint applied as you would a water colour background then texture paste applied with a palette knife to form the flowers, with highlights added to finish. 4th July Holly Eva Gay Holly is a modern expressionist painter from Wollongong. ” I paint as if I’m seeing things for the first time. I lose myself in my imagination and escape to a place where I feel free. On goes the paint, rich in colour, twisting and turning in all directions, wiping, pressing, stamping, layering, drawing, writing words and smudging them out.”     Open House at the Coach House – 27th June: A most productive day was had by all who came to our first open day. Kerry Suttonberg’s printing group were most enthusiastic. Thank you Kerry for coming to this open day. 27th June will...

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...

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.    ...

Tracey Miller’s Workshop Update

More information about Tracey Miller’s Workshop. KIAMA ART SOCIETY WORKSHOP: TRACEY MILLER     25 February Workshop –   Large Scale, Macro Floral Painting Join us for a creative day in the studio and create a beautiful, large scale painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide you through the steps to create your own beautiful, large scale painting.   This workshop is suitable for beginners and painters with experience. When:         9.00 am – 4.00 pm,   25th February                                                                                                                 Cost:             Members $85 – Non members $100 Where:         Jamberoo Youth Hall Bookings:     SMS/Ring  Helen Pain on 0432 232 054                          email helen.pain44@gmail.com  Which materials to bring: A canvas at least 50 x 40 cms and 4 cms deep (or larger if you like!) Acrylic paints, brushes, water container, paint palette, cloth.  Lunch and drink. Please wear old clothes and an apron. Once dry, acrylic paint cannot be washed out of clothing.  Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring an image of a flower that you would like to paint. Print one copy approx. 8cms square.  Make a second copy half an A4 size. You are...

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER:

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY : 7th FEBRUARY – at the COACH HOUSE A.G.M to be held at 10.00am. All positions are declared vacant and new committeee members elected.   ALL WELCOME. Planning is underway for another great year of visiting artist to share their knowledge, skill, techniques and enthusiasm with our members.  7th FEBRUARY – at the COACH HOUSE DEMONSTRATION :  Jeanette Prout ‘Landscape, collage, colour and design.’   Jeanette Prout is a painter of many years and many techniques. This demonstration is to be based upon the local Illawarra landscape. She will  show us her latest collages brought back from art times in France and the UK Jeanette’s art interests can be viewed on page f: Jeanette prout                                       and www.gallery247.com.au Demonstration begins at 1.00 pm.  Please be seated by 12.45 pm.  All are welcome to stay for afternoon tea and a chat to Jeanette after the demonstration.     COST: $10 members    $15 non-members 25th FEBRUARY  – Jamberoo Youth Hall                                         (Behind IGA Store.) WORKSHOP – Tracey Miller  ‘ Macro Floral Painting’ in Acrylics, Join us for a creative day at this workshop and make a beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide you through the steps to create your own art work. ‘I live and work in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW  in Australia.The natural beauty of the area inspires me  to create images based on nature, both native and introduced. The South Coast is only an hour’s drive away by car so I feel  I have access to the best of  country and coast. In my own art practice I use acrylic paint and have recently  begun to experiment with oils. I like lino cutting as it can be done by hand, without a press,   and it’s a portable type of  printmaking. I enjoy teaching children and adults in their art making as well as the elderly in a local nursing home. Making art works is a great therapy for all ages. I encourage beginner artists to experiment and I gently guide them in finding and releasing       their creative spirit.’ Tracey...

6TH SEPTEMBER DEMONSTRATION: Lexi Watt

All who saw Lexie’s wonderful entries in our exhibition will make sure they are at this demonstration to learn how they are produced.     Lexie has won a myriad of awards: 2004 commended James Kiwi Watercolour art prize, 2007 solo exhibition, 2009 illustrated book Jacobs first blood test, 2009 wrote and illustrated children s book ‘Chookies’, 2009 commissioned 21 paintings and embossed copper for corporate dining room Tumblinlg Waters Stanwell Tops, 2010 commended James Kiwi, 2011 1st Drawing Thirroul Seaside Art Prize, 2013 finalist Waverley Art Prize, 2014 1st Overall Kiama Art Prize, 2014 illustrated childrens book ‘Sophie’s Prize’, 2015 2nd overall Kiama Art Prize, 2015 illustrated childrens book ‘A Show for Bonnie’, 2015 illustrated childrens book ‘The Cat with no Tail’  2016 2nd overall Thirroul Art Prize and Viewers Choice’ 2016 2nd watercolour Kiama Art Prize.  Prior to all this Lexie taught Porcelain Art for about 22yrs.         The demonstration is at the Coach House, 3A Farmer Street, Kiama at 1.00pm. Entry is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Afternoon Tea provided after the demonstration where you can chat and have a good look at Lexie’s...

DEMONSTRATIONS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER:

Make sure you have set aside TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST to come along to the COACH HOUSE and join us for SALWA WOODROFFE’S demonstration when she shows us how she creates her wonderful seascape paintings.  Salwa was OVERALL WINNER of our 2015 Exhibition and as we are only one week away from this year’s exhibition it is apt that we feature a past winner this month. The demonstration begins at 1.00pm and at the conclusion we would like everyone to mingle, chat with Salwa and enjoy afternoon tea. COST:  $10 members     $15 non-members SEPTEMBER 6th DEMONSTRATION: Keeping in the theme of featuring our past exhibition winners, this month we will have LEXIE WATT as our demonstrator. Lexie was Second Overall last year and Overall Winner in  2015.    Lexie with her winning painting in 2014 and last year’s 2nd      It will be fascinating to see how Lexie goes about creating these beautiful complex works.            ...

1st MARCH DEMONSTRATION: Tony Hull

    Dr. TONY HULL, D.C.A; B.A. (Hons); A.T.C; Tony studied at the Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, London, receiving a B.A. (Hons 1st Class) followed by a post graduate degree at the University of London and then a Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. Tony has been a finalist and exhibitor in the NSW Parliament Plein Art Prize for the last five consecutive years.  In 2013 he was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.  Over his career Tony has won 26 different awards and prizes for his paintings.  Some highlights include, the Waverley Art Prize for Works on Paper 2011 and 2005; the Art Visions Prize 2002; the John Copes Prize for Representational Art 2000; and the James Kiwi Prize for Watercolour Painting 1995.  He has been an artist and teacher for nearly forty years and his work is held in many private and several corporate/public collections.  He has been a post-graduate examiner and supervisor for the University of Wollongong between 2002-2013 and an art prize judge for nine different competitions between 2002-2014. Artist Statement: The major part of my practice is painting with watercolours and oils.  Subject matter includes landscape, portraiture, studies of the human form and still life.  The landscapes are often completed on location “Plein Air”.  I enjoy being in the landscape and interpreting it ‘live’.  The challenge and compositional problems presented inspires and energises my studio work. Tony will begin with a slide lecture that will be an introduction to his art work, including oils and watercolour painting and drawings.  Then, to link in with the ‘Drawing...

DEMONSTRATION FEBRUARY:

2nd FEBRUARY at the COACH HOUSE DIANNE GEE:   BIRDS Dianne’s demonstration last year was extremely popular and she is coming once more to show her quick sketching but concentrating on birds. Dianne will  show us the ‘steps along the way’ to a completed art work. She’ll show photocopies of her sketch books, idea jottings and plant drawings as all her birds are in the correct plants they feed from. Dianne has worked as a book illustrator and graphics artist for more than twenty years and her work displays a splendid range of sketches and water colour paintings. Dianne  held an exhibition at the Guest House Ulladulla titled ‘ A Garden of Birds’ – a vibrant representation of birdlife in the area,which was a great success and almost completely sold out and earlier this year she had a successful exhibition at Grenfell. To see a short video of Dianne talking about  and demonstrating her bird paintings go to www.open.abc.net.au/explore – page 9 in the Makers and Creators series. . Demonstrations begin at 1.00pm. Please be seated by 12.45pm.    ENTRY :     $10 members     $15 non-members Come and join us for afternoon tea after the demonstration.    ...

DEMONSTRATION APRIL:

5th APRIL : GERALDINE TAYLOR TAWNEY FROGMOUTHS in Gouache Geraldine is a professional Sydney artist and patron of the arts. She has had no formal training and is a  relative newcomer to the art scene.  Her preferred mediums are gouache, watercolour, acrylics and pencil but she has also produced works in oil and charcoal.  Her works include landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna. These display a great deal of detail and a vibrancy of colour, which highlight Geraldine’s unique style.  Her wildlife art is of particular note and growing in popularity. There has been a great deal of interest in Geraldine’s contemporary works recently. Much of Geraldine’s work is privately commissioned both nationally and internationally and includes an extensive range of pet portraits, highly acclaimed for their likeness and portrayal of the individual character and personality of each pet. Geraldine’s demonstration will show how she develops the painting. The subject matter will be Tawney Frogmouths.  The complex untidy feathers give great scope to demonstrate layering of the paint and her brush techniques. Geraldine says, ‘As there is a lot of fiddling towards the end, the painting will be partly completed so I can show the stages. Following that I will have paints and paper so the attendees are able to play with the gouache.  I find that it is better for hands on.  It is much easier to understand how gouache behaves.’        PLEASE BE SEATED BY 12.45pm and stay for Afternoon Tea after the demonstration.            ...

WORKSHOPS FOR 2016:

STOPPRESS: This workshop is filling fast. Register and pay ASAP if you want to attend. Your place is secured on payment of the fee. SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY:       1 Day Workshop with SHAZIA IMRAN – ‘Mixed Media’   Australian artist and sculptor, Shazia Imran is best known for her expressive mixed media pieces. She draws her inspiration from her travels, exploring the infinite expressiveness of her subjects through watercolours, acrylics and mixed media. Her delicately multi-layered paintings explore the connections between landscape, memory and the subconscious through texture and the interplay of light and dark, creating an atmosphere that opens itself to multiple meanings. Shazia was featured on the TV show Colour Your Life. She demonstrated how to create a figurative mixed media painting. The recording is available at shazia.com.au/tv. Her works have been exhibited internationally and hang in private collections in the US, UK and Australia. She is currently exhibiting her work in New York and Sydney. She recently won the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for Mixed Media in the 2015 Florence Biennale, Italy.     During this workshop Shazia will guide students of all artistic levels through the steps of creating their own mixed media painting on canvas. This will be created using tissue paper and collage as the base and then acrylic washes and paints will be applied to form a mixed media surface. Drawing will be done with charcoal, oil pastels and finished with acrylic paints. Shazia will also touch on the basics of composition and the colour wheel during the session. Visit Shazia’s website: www.shazia.com.au WORKSHOP COST:  $125  members   $130 non-members to be paid...
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