Millhouse artists have been busy learning new skills by attending workshops held outdoors and in the Millhouse Little Gallery in recent weeks.
Workshop presented by Chris Allen on Using Colour
Chris presented a very practical and informative workshop on 3rd and 4th September examining the language of colour, mixing colours, using complementary and harmonious colours to achieve better results in our paintings and producing neutral colours to create shadows. After creating warm and cool colour wheels, artists then went on to create a still life, putting everything they had learnt into practice.
Flow Pour with Inks and Acrylics – Workshop presented by Lexie Meyer and Wilma Southan
Artists had a fun day on 23rd September learning how to create flow pours with inks and acrylics. They were taught how to create cells using silicone. After creating an abstract flow pour, they then went on to incorporate a flow pour in a floral still life.
Pen and Ink Workshops with Di Gee
Di presented the first of a series of Pen and Ink Workshops on 17th September. The process of creating pen and ink artworks was both meditative and relaxing.
Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming workshop on 29 October, which will focus on foliage, landscapes, old houses and texture line.
Plein Air – The Old Church, Milton
What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful Spring morning.
Chris Allen organised artists to meet at the Old Church on Croobyar Road, Milton for a plein air session on 15 October 2019.
It was a delight to meander through the immaculately-kept gardens and graveyard. What a great place to paint and draw or just sit and contemplate.
On the 24th June a fortunate group of Millhouse painters enjoyed an excellent “Still Life Workshop” with Chris Allen. Chris took them through composition, form and colour arrangement which are the principles behind a successful still life. Chris set up a series of wonderful still life arrangements around the room assisted by Jan Quinlan. The artists were spoilt for choice. The afternoon was spent painting their chosen subject and a really enjoyable and instructive day was had by all. A group even returned the next morning to continue with their paintings.
With another successful Easter exhibition at Ulladulla Civic Centre behind them, Millhouse Artists are straight back to their easels to prepare for the next one. However, in the meantime there’s a new Exhibition at the Millhouse Gallery in the courtyard opposite the Milton Post Office. Here you will find contemporary and traditional paintings in all media at reasonable prices. Visitors are bound to find a momento of their holidays in the beautiful Shoalhaven. Also available are handpainted cards, stained glass pieces by Mechelina Flynn and interesting children’s books illustrated and written by Cathy Murphy.
OPEN: 10am-3pm weekends and school holidays PHONE: 02 4455 7211 (during opening hours)
Tracey Miller is a highly experienced teacher and this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists who would like to try something different. Tracey will guide you step by step through the process of creating a stunning floral painting, focusing in close-up on each bloom and expanding it to fill the whole canvas. Working in acrylic from a photograph of your choice, you will complete a large finished artwork capturing the detail and beauty of flowers. Members must complete the Application Form and enter their name in the Activities Folder which is in the Gallery.
NOTE: There is a limit of 10 participants, however there will be a waiting list. Workshop places will be allocated on a first PAID, first served basis and workshops may be cancelled if numbers are insufficient. No refunds will be given for participant cancellations unless a replacement paid participant can be found. Payment details are on the Application Form.
DATE: Saturday 25th May 2019 TIME: 10am to 4pm (9.30am set up) VENUE: Ulladulla Civic Centre (downstairs) FEE: $90 Members $130 Non Members (preference to members) MATERIALS REQUIRED: The list is on the Application Form which is in the Activities Folder in the gallery. CATERING: Tea/Coffee & Morning Tea provided. Please bring your own lunch. ENQUIRIES: Faye Gibbons, Activities Manager – 0417 461 954