Here are the details for the 2019 program of workshops as well as the AGM.VASY2019Program2
A two day workshop with Stephanie Goss
Steph’s workshop proved so popular last year VASY has invited her back. You will bring your own pumpkin, draw it, dissect it and learn some beautiful watercolour techniques.
Vibrant artist Jennie Forster shared her passion for mixed media with our workshop group last weekend.
Jennie loves to experiment with styles, genre and mediums and this weekend was no exception. Charcoals and inks, acrylics and pastels, wax, feathers and sticks. Drawing, smashing and splashing was the go!
Thank you Jennie for such an exciting, productive and colourful workshop…here are a few photos sharing the experience.
Enthusiastic painters attended each day of Ros’s workshop, with several attending both. On Saturday the group painted a still life featuring ceramic and clay vessels, and watched Ros complete a demonstration of another still life.
The Sunday group painted cows and horses, using the same materials and techniques.
Ros’s materials included a very limited palette and canvas taped to a board. Most of the group brought canvas on stretcher frames, and we were interested to see the ease of use and versatility of the canvas which can be cut to the desired size and shape, and can be cropped to a different size or proportion later if desired.
For each painting, we started with a charcoal drawing, then went over it with a dilute painted line, blocked in the big shapes, then painted the background. At each of these stages we had an opportunity to improve the drawing. Once we had completed those steps we were able to refine the painting and add the highlights.
For details about Ros’s work and videos of her process, go to her website: http://www.rospsakis.com/ or her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rospsakis
The Artists Society of Canberra is holding the annual Summer Art Experience with great workshops over the summer holidays.
The second AGM will be held at 4pm on 17 October at Tootsie Fine Art and Design.
Steph Goss tutored an enthusiastic group of watercolour painters in a two day botanical workshop on the 6th and 7th of July.
By popular demand, Penny Kerr ran a workshop teaching participants to weave a pheasant using willow branches, on June 16.