Event Phone: 0266431528
- April 13, 2019 - April 17, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
You may enrol and pay a $195.00 DEPOSIT either using our online store. Please note that there will be a $5.70 PayPal transaction fee added to the deposit price for when using our online store. Or by downloading and completing a 2019 Application Form (PDF) or the 2019 Application Form Word DOC and posting with your payment. With the final payment due by Friday, February 1, 2019. Progressive payments are acceptable. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fees for 2019 will be
- $655.00 – Adult Full Fee
- $630.00 – Seniors Card
- $590.00 – Australian Pension Concession Card
- $300.00 –School Student
This workshop is for experienced watercolourists who have sound experience with watercolour and a thorough understanding of the four primary washes and good brush handling skills; and would like to challenge their skills in developing their knowledge of colour theory, value, composition, as well as explore their visual voice. The workshop is geared to expand horizons in creativity, technical handling of the medium of watercolour, and will include examining the medium in depth. Maybe you are advancing while striving for that elusive attribute of confidence and freshness but are perhaps experiencing a 50/50 success or failure ratio, or you are not sure what subjects work and what don’t. Greg may know what you need! You will start with a fresh approach, treating the medium more like a dye or stain. There are valuable lessons to be learned in this area alone. Secondly, you will move through a variety of diverse but favourite subjects as landscape, streetscape, seascape and still life, some on location, but seen and understood with new and fresh concepts and information. Lastly, you must tackle the awkward subject of design and composition, which when anyone becomes proficient, is the lynchpin that governs the success or failure of a watercolour. Jump on board! Guaranteed your paintings will benefit. Moreover, it will be fun too! Students are asked to bring along their reference material as they will have the opportunity for some studio days to produce their original artworks. Greg will personally critique your work. Open to the experienced artist only, 18 years and over.
One of the half dozen professional watercolour artists currently working in Australia, Greg Allen’s career now spans 32 years. In this time he has had a multitude of solo and group exhibitions, not to mention numerous awards for his work including Australia’s most prestigious watercolour prize, the Camberwell Rotary, four times. His achievements and his versatility also mark him as a sought after and highly regarded teacher, both internationally and overseas. Greg is a member of the Australian Watercolour Society, the 20 Melbourne Painters Societies and is represented exclusively by Jenny Pihan Fine Art in Melbourne.
He was born in Melbourne in 1958. Armed with a passion to draw and benefited by creative parents – his father a noted architect – Greg Allen began to develop a precocious understanding of design and materials, and the stuff of art, in his teenage years, which when honed with tertiary studies in Illustration and Graphic Design, culminated in establishing himself as a professional artist at the significant age of twenty – three. Wholly self-taught, yet owing inspiration to Harold Herbert (Australia: 1891-1945), John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) and Arthur Streeton (Australia 1867-1943) he developed a strong, loose, yet richly – toned realist style tailored to suit not only his love of the robust Australian sunlight, but his increasing desire to paint a broadening range of subject matter, principally in watercolour, but often in oil and even in pastel. Says the artist on this philosophy: “I have always believed in responding creatively to the maximum range of visual stimuli, for perhaps to do otherwise would be to inhibit an artist’s potential to touch people in visually diverse ways emotively and I think society will ultimately judge you with this in mind.” Greg Allen has developed a considerable reputation as one of Australia’s most accomplished watercolourists, both through his consistent award-winning originality and the quality of his works. His work invariably appears robust, colourful and diverse – aspects indicative of his fundamental enjoyment of light and colour, yet always containing consistent elements of sound design, draftsmanship, and a crisp, direct technique. Greg Allen…his knowing brush strokes, incisive, direct technique, sound design skills and solid draftsmanship reveal his fundamental preoccupation with the playful interactions of light in landscapes and portrait studies.
Venue: Grafton High School
Please Note: All workshops run concurrently this allows you to only enrol in one workshop. Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School. There will be twenty-two 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts.
Grafton is situated on the Northern Rivers of NSW approximately seven hours north of Sydney and three hours south of Brisbane by road. Access to Grafton is possible via car, plane, bus or train.
WORKSHOP INFORMATION – Following your enrolment you will receive your Student Requirement List, a Models Fee (if applicable), and a map of Grafton plus general information for your convenience.
WORKSHOP VENUE – All workshops will be held at the Grafton High School. Classrooms will be allocated on the first morning of the School.
SCHOOL CAFETERIA – Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be available on Campus, pre-ordering of lunches will also be offered. Your support of this small local business offering fresh home cooking would be greatly appreciated.
MEDICAL ATTENTION AND INSURANCE – The organiser holds Public Liability Insurance only; students are advised to take out independent policies for sickness, accident benefits, and personal possessions should you wish. The Emergency Department at the Grafton Base Hospital is open 24 hours a day for any emergency treatment required.
ACCOMMODATION – Please book your accommodation early. A list of suggested hotels, motels, etc. is available from our Accommodation Page. If you need help or advice, please do not hesitate to phone the office on 02 6643 1528.