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.
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
Dianne Gee is presenting a mini workshop to explore clouds and the landscape in Watercolour. Please put your name on the sheet in the Activities folder on the date you would like to attend so we know that you are intending to participate (and so we can contact you if anything changes).
MATERIALS REQUIREMENT Di has asked that you bring watercolour material such as w/c paper, brushes and paints, along with masking tape and a board to tape your work down. If you are completely new to watercolour and want to try, please give Di a call and she can direct you as to what and where you can buy watercolour materials locally
CONTACT Di on 0411 291 568 for any further information regarding the workshop. WHEN Tuesday 30th April 2019 WHERE Little Gallery, Millhouse Gallery TIME 1pm-3.30pm COST $20 (directly to Di)
Take this opportunity for a guided Plein Air session. Come along and learn about Plein Air painting with Chris Allen. Put your name on the sheet in the Activities folder so we know that you are intending to participate (also so we can contact you if there are any changes).
REFRESHMENTS Following the work is the coffee (or tea/hot choc etc)! Bring some cash for morning tea at one of the cafes in Milton. WHAT TO BRING Chris has suggested that you bring an A3 or A2 Cartridge paper pad, optional items such as willow charcoal, oil pastels or your medium of choice. Easel, brushes, water pot, paints, pencils, paper etc. A chair if you wish to be seated, hat, umbrella for shade. WET WEATHER In the event of wet weather everyone will return to the Gallery and Chris will set up an exercise there. WHEN Friday 3 May 2019 TUTOR Chris Allen WHERE Meeting at the Milton Swimming Pool, Graham St Milton TIME 9am-12 noon COST $0