Enjoy demonstrations and Jenni’s individual guidance. You will leave with a new found creative confidence and a greater understanding of managing acrylics. No previous experience is necessary – just an open mind!
In this 2 day workshop, you will:
- Work step to step alongside Jenni to explore the range of use acrylics can give
- Understand the difference between warm and cool colours and how to use them.
- Work with colours straight from the tube without the need for any colour mixing
- Explore a range of other acrylic mediums that can be used with paints
- Learn how to work in the abstract to begin with and move through to more detail later on
- Regain the magic of 'playing' with paint!
- Understand acrylic glazes and how to best use them.
Jenni s one of our favourite tutors and her workshops inspire anyone who is keen to stop labouring over the art works and bring the fun back into their painting using acrylics.
Jenni puts this list together for those who like to know what colours are in her kit. We encourage you to bring along any acrylic paints that you have and if you have nothing at all then you can pay a $20 cash fee on the day to use our class set of paints.
ACRYLIC PAINTS (any good brand) Atelier, MatisseMost of the following colours are Atelier.
One each Yellow/white Dulux sample pots. (Any Hardware.)
Other items to bring:
- Old Credit Cards/ Tile Scrapers.
- A few assorted pastels/charcoal.(For Sketching Image onto canvas)
- One large palette knife (approximately 4cm by 10cm length.
- A few bristle brushes. One cheap house brush to varnish.(Can share)
- Water spray bottle, Chux rags, and a good size water container
- Six small empty jars to make up liquid acrylics (Like spice jars.)
- Plastic table covers
CANVASES - 1 x 50x50cm and 1 x 60x60cm - you can bring canvases that are close to this in size and different dimensions, try not to go too small or too large
RQAS 25 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach 4218 QLD
Meet the Teach
Jenni was born in Kerang Victoria and lived and was educated in Bendigo where her interest in oil painting began viewing the great Australian masters at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery thus starting a long life love affair of viewing galleries Australia wide. Her early works were in traditional oils depicting the subjects of the Gold Mining areas and continuing this style of painting for many years. After marriage and family with husbands work to areas such as Mackay, Isisford, Cardwell, Augathella and Clifton. While living in these isolated areas she continued to do some painting and was a member of The Flying Art School for many years travelling hundreds of kilometers to designated centers. Jenni is basically self taught and is constantly improving her skills by attending other artists workshops, e.g McGregor Summer Schools Toowoomba, Mitchell Summer School’s Bathurst and Clifton Art workshops regularly. Jenni is currently living in Murrumba Downs at North Brisbane. Jenni achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewer free to excise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Jenni’ also a member of “Nature in the Raw” with works going in exhibitions all over Queensland and in 2004 the Bristol Zoo Gardens in U.K. Jenni’s work is continually on display at the White Patch Gallery on Bribie Island and at the Blue Dolphin Gallery at Mooloolaba. 21 Pieces of Jenni’s paintings are hanging throughout the Holy Spirit Hospital at Chermside Brisbane
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