Everyone is Welcome!
Whether you are a novice or experienced in pastel painting, you will benefit from attending these classes.
The two half days promise to be informative and fun and you will take home a finished art work at the end of the classes.
There is a maximum of 12 places available so get your registration in as soon as possible.
The Half Dozen Group of Artists studio is equipped with professional studio lighting and air conditioning/heating. Food heating, refrigeration and tea and coffee making facilities are also on hand. You just need to bring your lunch - tea, coffee, etc are provided.
Free standing easels, seating and tables are also provided. If you prefer to use a table easel, you would need to bring your own.
REGISTRATION / PAYMENT IS ESSENTIAL AND MUST BE MADE BY MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2017
ABOUT Penelope Gilbert-Ng
Among many other achievements, Penelope is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia, and has been creating award winning art for over 40 years. She has also been teaching nationally and internationally for many years. Her commissioned paintings are represented in corporate and private collections worldwide.
For Penelope, the effect that light and shadow play on her subjects are, in a sense, as equally important as creating the shapes, tone and composition of a painting. She aims to capture the essence of the subject rather than a photographic likeness, but also aims to capture a recognisable likeness.
ABOUT MARIA FIELD
MARIA FIELD, self-taught Brisbane artist and chocoholic began her love affair with art at the age of 5 when she received a 36 colour paint box which became her most treasured possession.
Maria delights in creating colourful, clean, transparent watercolours, loving the challenge of the exhilarating medium with her work encompassing many subjects. “Watercolour is so alluring, fresh, luminous and exciting and I never tire of its fluid seduction and spontaneity. I just have to paint, if I don’t, I don’t feel complete. It’s as if these paintings are inside me and if I don’t get them out I will simply explode! God has created a beautiful world and I would just like to portray some of that wonder. Subjects that inspire me usually have elements of light/shade, colour or shape.”
Maria enjoys sharing her love of art by teaching several weekly art classes throughout Brisbane, giving workshops for Australian and overseas art groups, demonstrations, painting tours and tutoring at the University of Southern Qld McGregor School. “I want to be able to pass on the knowledge I have gathered and more importantly to share the sheer joy that art can give.”
Maria was featured in the May 2010, February 2011, November 2011, June 2013, September 2013, April and May 2016 editions of Australian Artist magazine. Since commencing competing in shows in 2003, Maria has won over 64 awards, including 20 Firsts, “Champion of Show” Samford Show 2007 and “Reserve Champion” Samford 2009. She was commissioned by the Lord Mayor's Office to do a watercolour painting of Brisbane as an international gift and four of her paintings have been purchased by the Ipswich Council Art Gallery for their collection.
Her works are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and in England, Canada, South Africa, Italy, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Germany and Japan. Learn more about Maria at www.paradox.com.au/mariafieldart.
Wendy Allen is an extensively experienced artist and art teacher. Her long list of achievements include recent works that have been embraced by the NRL Cowboys Community Foundation. In 2016 Wendy painted a portrait of Jonathan Thurston for her entry in the Archibald Prize - she donated this painting to the Thurstons and it now "lives" at the Foundation's centre in the Jonathan Thurston wing. She has since been asked to paint a portrait of Matt Bowen for the foundation. Wendy is very versatile in both subject matter and mediums and has exhibited throughout her career.
Wendy's teaching career has been unique and extensive. Her self-published art curriculum, "Running on Rainbows" (1989), has been reprinted twice and is still used in schools and Universities. Wendy is listed in the Who's Who of Australian Women for her services to art education. Some of her notable achievements in this area are: painting tutor for Qld Arts Council and the Australian Flying Art School, delivering solo seminars at USA Universities, colleges and schools in 1995 and representing Australia at world art education events including as a member of INSEA (International Society of Education) and AIAE (Australian Institute of Art Education).
Wendy has a reputation of being a fun and interesting art teacher. You're sure to enjoy "Starting Out to Be an Artist"!!