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Art Studio: Landscapes & Nature Painting NEW!!!

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$89.00 (GST included)
Places are available.
Cartwright PS
Joanne Spinoglio
1 session of 6.5 hours
Saturday, 05 May 2018
Saturday, 05 May 2018

This workshop brings you natural tranquillity and stylish creativity in the form of beautiful flowers, water, rock formations, landscape scenes and sensational sunsets. If you would like to capture exquisite nature with the use of versatile acrylic paints, then this stylistic workshop is calling your name! With glorious nature all around us, it just seems instinctual to want to re-create it in gorgeous paintings. Jo has developed this workshop around the stylistic aspects of composition and design to encourage and enhance your own individual style and to also give you avenues of experimentation. We will create nature using Conventional Charm and also using Contemporary Originality - a complementary stylistic duo! This workshop is great for absolute beginner nature painters, as well as for those with a happy hint of painting confidence. Colour mixing, brushwork skills, shadow effects, composition structure, design ideas and elements of proportion and perspective will all be addressed with importance and appreciation. Come along and put your faith in Jo to 'naturally nurture' your artistic talent! Bring requirements listed on Confirmation/website. No concession.


*Exploring Natural Colours
*Constructing Natural Form
*Paint Box (colour mixing, colour knowledge, brushwork skills)
*Light, Shade & Shadow Application
*Capturing Nature's Wonders (sunshine, wind, rain, snow)
*Landscape Composition
*Incorporating Elements of Proportion/Perspective
*Creative Concepts/Design Ideas
*Contemporary Experimentation

Tutor Profile/Personal Introduction:
I'm sure I must have been born with a pencil in my hand. I was told I could draw before I could walk or talk! My desire to draw, paint and design instinctively grew as I did. I followed my passion and formally studied Fine Arts, Commercial Art, Illustration, and Graphic Design. Happy days being a free spirited, quaintly eccentric art student! My progression into creative make-up came about with a love for make-up itself, my freaky fascination for Horror/Sci-Fi movies and admiration for the Theatre. My artistic learning continued, I studied Professional Make-up. With art tools in one hand and make-up tools in the other, I focused on freelance Illustration and Design, and Creative Make-up for Weddings, Fashion Shows, and Theatre Productions. Communication, mind and behaviour always had me captivated, and becoming a proud mum inspired me to hit the books again. I went on to study Psychology.

Teaching entered my world initially designing and conducting psych-infused art programs. Teaching took hold of my heart and I was pleasantly steered into tutoring college classes to share my knowledge and much loved skills. My studio structured classes are all about learning new skills and techniques, and also about the important process of discovering and developing individual abilities with freedom and guidance. I value and place emphasis on my class environment being relaxed and comfortable to make learning thoroughly enjoyable. All classes are composed to be super easy to follow and understand. Participants of all ages present their creative and expressive uniqueness, and are always friendly and enthusiastic. They even (kindly) laugh at my bad jokes! For me, teaching is a true pleasure. Jo.

*Course/Workshop Enquiries: Reach Jo via MCC or by email at: retroraspberrystudios@hotmail.com (emails answered promptly)


Do not purchase equipment until you confirm that the course is running.

Bring lunch, tea and coffee available.

*Acrylic Paints (Any type. Available from art supply stores, department stores etc. Basic Red, Blue, Yellow, Black & White - a must! Other colours may be brought along if desired).
*A variety of brushes.
*Canvas boards (Any type. Available from art supply stores & can even be found in thrifty $2 shops). Bring at least 4 or so. Approx. size 30x40cm or 40x50cm.
*Some white drawing paper (A4 or A3 size. Any type. Simply to be used for sketch ideas & colour practice).
*A lead pencil (2B or 3B), an eraser & sharpener.
*A pallet for mixing paints (May even be a simple white plate).
*Two containers or cups for water.
*A small towel (for hands & water spills!)
*Some kitchen paper towel.
*An apron if desired.
*Ideas for your artwork (you may bring along some images/photos of nature that you might like to use for reference.)

Additional creative items/photo images will be also be supplied by tutor.
Included as part of Jo's Courses/Workshops, participants will receive:

*Essential notes and information/picture sheets to keep for future use.
*Issued with photo references and creative items used for in-class activities (where needed).
*Provided with a drawing/painting easel used during class (where needed).
*Be given individual one-on-one guidance and constructive feedback throughout class.
*Help is not over when class is over! Jo will be available for further help or assistance at any time after course/workshop is completed. Contact details will be available to participants at their discretion.

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