DEMONSTRATIONS:

There is no  demonstration in September as our Annual Exhibition is on during the first week. However, in OCTOBER, we have two wonderful demonstrations  lined up for you. OCTOBER 6TH – 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...

JULIE GOLDSPINK – Demonstration and Workshops

NEWS: NEXT WORKSHOP JULIE GOLDSPINK Julie is an award- winning artist, and a very busy and much-in-demand teacher.  She has been invited to join the prestigious  Australian Watercolour Institute and  is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.  Julie gave a wonderful workshop and demonstration for us last year, and we are thrilled that she is to visit us again this year. Julie will give a one day watercolour on paper workshop, an evening demonstration, and a two- day Still Life workshop, suitable for watercolour, acrylics or pastels.   DETAILS:  One Day Workshop – Monday October 19.     9.00am to 4.00pm       Cost $80 members $90 non-members Beautiful Australian Natives – “ Grevilleas with Honey-eaters “ watercolour on paper Suitable for all levels of experience               Demonstration – Tuesday October 20  at the Coach House              6.30 – Wine and Nibblies , 7pm start.   Subject:      ” A Riverscape with Reflections”                  Entry $10 members  $13 non-members            Two Day Workshop – Wed October 21, Thurs Oct 22.               9am – 4pm.          Cost $160 members   $180 non=members “Bringing Still Life to Life!”  Julie will help us compose, light and paint vibrant original still life studies.  Participants can choose to work in watercolour, acrylic or pastel. Some experience in the medium of choice is essential. VENUE for WORKSHOPS:  Jamberoo Youth Hall, Allowrie Street, Jamberoo (Behind the IGA store.) COST:              $80...

Demonstration for July: Marc Poisson

  TUESDAY, 7th July, MARC POISSON    In this demonstration,  Marc will be focusing on Dynamic Composition, Simplifying Tonal Values and keeping Colour Vibrant and creating Atmosphere. Creating Light and Shade effectively. Details on www.kiamaartsociety.org.au under Workshops and Demonstrations. Please be seated by 12.45pm and stay for a chat and afternoon tea at the conclusion of the demonstration. MEMBERS   $7    NON-MEMBERS   $10...

Review of Demonstration by Eva Illyes

Our monthly demonstration on  May 5th was a huge success. Over 35 members were entertained and enthralled as our KAS member Eva Illyes led us through her technique of creating beautiful pictures with watercolour paint on Yupo  paper.  Eva intrigued us by explaining that this technique is very forgiving. She explained that as the paint doesn’t sink into the paper, you have the opportunity to manipulate colour depth and intensity, and correct things you don’t like as you go along.  Watercolour on Yupo lends itself to experimentation and adjustment, leading to loose and impressionistic work, rather than detailed realism. With paper already taped to the board, Eva commenced a beautiful Autumn scene. She started with the sky, using several several blues, which she than blended with a clean dry sponge roller.  She used plenty of water, letting the water and pigment do its work. To keep lights, she removed paint with a crumpled tissue where she wanted white clouds,  and in other sections where she wanted trees or lighter features.  As the paint started drying, she demonstrated the use of a palette knife to drag the paint to create hard edges where required.      While the Autumn Scene painting was drying, Eva commenced a second painting with hydrangeas as subject.  She positioned the major flowers in blues, mauves and greens, then used a brush and tissue to remove individual florets.  As the wet paint moved, lovely blends were created. Thicker paint  was used to give stronger line and colour.        Eva moved from painting to painting, continuing this same process of adding with a brush, or with flicks...

An Overview 2015 WORKSHOPS and DEMONSTRATIONS: Helen Pain

Our 2015 calendar for workshops and demonstrations is looking very exciting. Our year started with an excellent workshop given by Chan Dissanayake in February. All feedback from participants has been very positive. Preliminary information about the remainder of the 2015 workshops is listed below. Full details, including specific subjects, media, requirements and costs will be published in future newsletters and on our website in the workshop and demonstration section. If you need further information, or are interested in attending one or more of the workshops, please contact Helen Pain by email-   helen.pain44@gmail.com   or phone (0432 232 054) to register your interest, but remember no firm booking will be made for you until your payment is received by our Treasurer, Ray. Get in early to avoid disappointment! COMING WORKSHOPS: WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd                          DIANNE GEE 9.30 to 4pm at the COACH HOUSE A one-day workshop, focusing on techniques for quick sketching of people, animals and places, using a variety of pencils, pen and inks and watercolour washes. Part of the day will be plein air, emphasising capturing the moment by life observation. MAY 30th and 31st                                          HIREN PATEL 9.00am to 4.00pm at the COACH HOUSE URBAN LANDSCAPES IN OIL. You may remember the excellent demonstration Hiren gave us in February last year. Hiren will lead us through his approach to capturing light and atmosphere in contemporary street scenes. Medium: Oils.   JULY 4th and 5th              ...

Chan Dissanayake’s Workshop: 14th & 15th February Review by Kathy Karas

I was so pleased to have signed up for the Chan Dissanayake watercolour workshop. I had been looking forward to it since seeing his wonderful demonstration last year. The weekend workshop was packed with great information, technique and valuable tips on the wonderful media of watercolour. Chan generously demonstrated how firstly he chooses a photo reference to work from and then considers tone above colour to be the key to a good painting. It was wonderful to see this in action as he demonstrated how to go about several paintings from start to finish and. when working on our own paintings, to have him guide each of us to achieve a good result. I have to say that we were all pretty pleased with our paintings over the two days. As for myself, I found Chan’s workshop an excellent and fun way to hone my skills and learn more about watercolour. What a treat to have such an accomplished and well-known artist come to our art society. I would definitely recommend attending workshops at the Coach House. Not only are they fun to do but you also come away so inspired by the experience. Chan painted a beach scene with figures and showed how to quickly put figures into a...
Review: Ken Tucker Demonstration Tuesday – 7th October 2014

Review: Ken Tucker Demonstration Tuesday – 7th October 2014

We were kept guessing as to Ken’s subject for his mixed media painting, which was fun, as we whispered to each other what we thought it was, as he painted! Ken’s use of mixed media was so interesting. His basic layer was done with sprayed Liquitex acrylic paint using orange, cadmium yellow and atelier mauve. The outlines of city skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, and foreground (from the lower North Shore where the photo was taken) were painted in with atelier purple. Boats and sailing craft were added. Depth, shadows, reflections, and washes were applied to tone things in and soften areas. It was great to watch the confident strokes of a very competent artist. Finally we moved outside to watch Ken use a pouring medium and Liquitex inks on the foreground, giving a fascinating effect as this mix ran here and there, giving a beautiful rich “live, moving” sort of result. Pure ink and a “stick/twig” added fine touches to the painting. A stunning, glowing sunrise painting of Sydney Harbour had unfolded. Our many thanks to Ken for stepping in to replace Christine Hill who was unable to come. We had a treat! – Truda Keane Ken Tucker is also leading an art tour next year: ‘En Plein Air Painting Norfolk Island’, 30th March – 6th April 2015. Ring Ken on 0403 183...
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