5 DAY ART RETREAT: JULY 10 – 14

2019-07-10 09:00 - 2019-07-14 16:00

Join our 5 Day Art Retreat at the Tyalgum Ridge Retreat in Northern NSW and join the Artable community of creatives. You can choose 1 of 8 artists to spend your 5 days with in small workshop groups of 10-12 people and then join the larger group for meals and evening activities.

Artists to choose from:

John Turton – Acrylics

Choose John if you like to create large scale abstract acrylic artworks full of vibrant colour. This is the perfect workshop for those of you who are ready to branch out and try your own style of painting rather than following a teacher step to step.

John is all about working from your imagination and instincts when it comes to painting, his style of teaching is one where he will demonstrate and then work with each individual to problem solve rather than ‘telling you what to do’.

If you are brand new to acrylics, but like the idea of working loosely and with colour, then you are better suited to Jenni Kelly’s workshop (see below). John is for students that have tried acrylics before and are ready to move onto developing their own ideas into works of art.

Hobie Porter – Oils

Choose Hobie if you like working in oils and if you like to make things look like what you can see. Hobie will teach you to hone your eye for details and impart an enormous amount of very important knowledge around colour mixing.

Students will cover any tonal issues in their artworks which are holding them back from painting artworks that pop off the canvas with depth and emotion.

Beginners are very welcome to Hobie’s class who want to learn oil painting.

Jenni Kelly – Acrylics

Join Jenni Kelly if you like to scrape, throw, spray and generally have fun with acrylics and colour. Jenni is one of the best teachers we have for beginners or those a little nervous about getting started in art. In addition to showing you ways of using paint that you never thought of before, she will demonstrate and guide you step to step on every artwork.

Fun and experiementation with colour and techniques are key to Jenni’s bright and bold artworks. Beginner are very welcome.

Heidi Willis – Botanical Watercolour – SOLD OUT

If you have an eye for detail, like to take your time ‘getting things right’ and love the world of botanicals then you will love Heidi Willis. This workshop will take your artwork to an another level as you master techniques and colour never before taught.

You are welcome to join as a beginner, but you will need to be ok with slowing right down and having a bit of a ‘perfectionistic’ nature. Botanical artist are all about accuracy, so if you want to get things done quickly or don’t like your artworks too ‘photographic’ then you are best to go to Cherry hood’s watercolour workshop.

Manuela Pilz – Drawing Portraits

Choose Manuela if you are keen to learn portraiture. As our most popular drawing teacher, Manuela will show you the core elements to drawing portraits.

You will work from images in the first day before launching into 4 straight days of drawing the portrait from life. Beginners are absolutely welcome.

Cherry Hood – Watercolour Portraits – SOLD OUT

If you love your artworks loose and large then you will love Archibald Winner Cherry Hood’s workshop. It’s best to have experience with watercolour & drawing before joining Cherry. Cherry has developed her own system to both upscaling images as well as working loose and large that you will love.

Barry and Lucy McCann – Realism with Acrylics

Join Barry & Lucy McCann if you want to learn how to work in acrylics in realism. The McCanns have created a very successful painting method that allows you to keep your acrylics open all day (yes – they wont dry out!). The result is that your acrylic paintings will look like oils!

James McKay – Travel Journals/En Plein-Air

Join this workshop if you like the idea of working direct from the landscape and a little looser with watercolour then this is the workshop for you. Nothing beats the feeling of capturing the essence of interesting places in quick spontaneous sketches with a few hand written notes. Spend the days learning to record what you see and experience both locally and abroad.

We have kept the focus on price and affordability at this art retreat, so accommodation is in group dorm rooms of 2-4 people.

Email us for all the details or click on the artist above to book their 5 day workshop.

For details and bookings contact Gillian on 0411 317 606.

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