To join a workshop in April 2020.
The school will offer 19 – 5-day visual art school workshops all running concurrently, by tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts.
The workshops will be daily, informal sessions with handy tips, demonstrations, personal critiques, and explanations of new skills and techniques that will make the learning process much easier. Communication is high on the list of priorities of all tutors.
At Fay Boyd’s Fine Visual Art School observation, imagination, curiosity, reflection, composition, tone, and style are explored as well as the joy of sharing conversations and experiences with peers. The School attracts beginner artists as well as experienced artists. Class sizes are small which allows each student to receive individual attention.
Tutors are masters in their field and are chosen for their ability to teach, share and communicate their skills to others keen to learn more. During the workshops, locals see and offer friendship to tutors and their students often sketching the heritage buildings, the wide street scrapes lined by magnificent trees, (sorry no Jacarandas out in April).
The huge Clarence River that winds its way through the city, with Memorial Park fronting the river at the end of the main street, wonderful place to sit, paint or draw. Graftons famous bridge is known as the bendy bridge, this bridge has two bends within the structure, many tutors choose this area and Fig Tree Avenue, one block of Breimba Street, and 2020 will see these trees 100 years old.
More images of Grafton and surrounding areas are on the website view The Clarence Valley.
Workshops on offer for Thursday, April 16th to Monday, April 20th, 2020 inclusive.
Mike Kowalski Watercolour Wild, or learn when to tame it and when to let it be free.
Heidi Willis Bees Study and Botanical Painting in Watercolour. Limited vacancies
Malcolm Carver The Art of Watercolour + Apple iPad
Antoinette Blyth “Fabulous Flowers and /French Village scenes – A brush with Water!”
Georgia Mansur Acrylics Workshop
Herman Pekel Landscapes and Urbanscapes – Acrylics on Canvas
Jenni Kelly Funtastic Acrylics
Leoni Duff Painting the Costumed Figure from Photos in Pastel
Nature & Wildlife
Paul Margocsy – “Walk on the Wildside” Animals
Janet Matthews – Birds in their natural setting
in Colour Pencil
Gang Gang Cockatoos
Branches, leaves and flowers.
Pen and Wash
Cees Sliedrecht – Best of drawing with watercolour, pencil and pen
Paul McDonald Smith OAM FVAS, FRSA(Lon)- you may choose to do a portrait or still life for the five days.
Todd Whisson Oils using the Palette Knife
Leonie Norton – ‘Bigger and Better: Contemporary Botanical Art’
Workshops Booked Out.
You may contact the office on 02 6643 1528 to be placed on a waiting list for the workshops listed below.
Julian Bruere Biomorphic Expression leading into Snow gums Themes and Abstract Designs and Water concepts incorporating boats, harbour scenes, river reflections Booked out. You may contact the office on 02 6643 1528 to be placed on a waiting list.