Workshops for adults

Creative programs include short workshops and longer classes that run over several weeks.

Classes are delivered by specialist tutors and professional artists.

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    We are excited to offer this fun new course for students of all levels to explore watercolour painting in combination with pen, ink, pencil and pastels to create non-traditional compositions.

    Under the guidance of artist Natalya Shinn, you’ll be introduced to the concept of colour theory and learn about the work of a wide variety of artists to help broaden your knowledge.

    You’ll get hands on with watercolour painting techniques from transparent and opaque washes to layering and staccato dry brushing. Also explore the fundamental image making concepts of line, measurement, perspective and composition and get an introduction to the importance of tonal value (shadow and light) to create the illusion of three dimensional form.

    This is a great 6-week course for students of all levels from complete beginners to more advanced students looking to explore the world of traditional and contemporary watercolour techniques.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students

    Level: Beginners to advanced

    Wear: comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    Next level class: not applicable

    Tutor: Natalya Shinn
    Since 2003, Natalya’s work has been shown in private and public galleries including the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Broken Hill Regional Gallery and the Museum of Sydney. Natalya studied at West Wollongong TAFE, the National Art School, and Wollongong University. Natalya was a finalist in many prestigious art awards including the Broken Hill Outback Open Art Prize, Fishers Ghost Art Prize and the John Olsen Life Drawing Prize. Her paintings feature Australian interior and coastal landscapes.

    6 week course runs until Saturday 10 June 2017
    Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
    Price: Full: $240 Concession: $180
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington