Category Archives: Arts

Aussie Animals in Colour Pencil.

Janet Matthews

Janet will take you on an exciting: Curly, Spiky, Fluffy and Sleek Fur, five-day workshop using colour pencil to draw the Koala, Echidna, Platypus and the Sugar Glider.

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Donald James Waters OAM

Embracing the Unknown workshop.

The primary aims of this workshop are to learn to work with spontaneity, gain further artistic independence, the application of creative writing and to use your reference material as reference only. The workshop will begin working with charcoal, developing line and tonal values.

Donald James Waters OAM is an established Australian artist with an illustrious career spanning over three decades. While best described as a contemporary artist, Donald’s artwork transcends many genres to create a truly unique yet ever-evolving and eclectic style. Donald has relaxed the confines of his initial beginnings in botanical art now using stylised strokes, overemphasised characters and bold blocks of colour to shift his primary focus to that of a storyteller rather than a technically correct traditional artist.

Register your place in this workshop here.

Sponsored Specials


Applicable to the following workshops only

Otto Kuster: “Fun in Oils with the Palette Knife”, Landscapes, Streetscapes plus more

David Henderson: Drawing the Figure in Pencil, Charcoal, Conté, and Wash

Rikki Fisher: (MSA) Scratchboard – Create drama by using an age-old medium with a modern twist

This special price reduction is only available to six new registrations in each of the above workshops.

An anonymous donation has allowed us to offer these special discounts.

Seeing the Light in Acrylics with Linda MacAulay

Landscapes, Streetscapes, Seascapes

Linda will teach you the fundamentals necessary to capture the light and create more realistic paintings using acrylics.

Focusing on landscapes, seascapes and streetscapes this workshop will show you how you can render any subject quickly and authentically in paint. Although our subject will be the landscape, this five-day intensive program aims to give you the tools and confidence to tackle any subject realistically.

More Information on Linda’s workshop.


Clarence River Arts Festival

The Clarence River Arts Festival is an annual event run by the Lower Clarence Arts & Crafts Association that is held in Maclean every year in July.


The festival includes an exhibition across nine sections with over $15,000 in prize money on offer. Both professionals and enthusiast of the arts and crafts are encouraged to enter.

The Festival opening night will be on Thursday 12th July 2018 at 6 pm and the following times over the weekend.

Friday 13th July 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 14th July 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday 15th July 9 am to 2.30 pm

We would love to see you there.

More information