Join artist and educator, Jane Lander, in 5 weeks of outdoor painting or drawing. In this series of classes you will sketch/paint your way through a series of outdoor studies to build your skills and push your abilities in the art of Plein-Air. As your skill grows, you'll be introduced to new elements allowing you to work at your own pace within a small and supportive group.
Jane will take you to a different locations to draw visual inspiration from urban landscapes around Hamilton and Islington. In this area there is great diversity with a history of small industry, factories, rail and heritage-listed residential areas so there is plenty of imagery to draw from. In the event of bad weather, the group can return to Hudson Street Hum.
This series of workshops is suitable for those who have some experience painting or drawing and would like to develop and build on existing skills. You will need to bring your preferred choice of medium and materials to work with.
Jane has an established practice with over 30 years experience. Her work is held in many collections including the Newcastle Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Art Gallery and Broken Hill Art Gallery. Lander has been a finalist in many national prizes including The Dobell Drawing Prize, The Blake Travelling Art Prize, The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting prize and The Kilgour Art Prize, now held annually at Newcastle Art Gallery. Jane holds a Bachelor of Teaching (secondary, visual arts).
This workshop runs over five (5) weeks on Monday mornings starting on 1st March through until 29th March.
What you get:
You'll receive expert guidance and tuition from a nationally recognised, award-winning artist.
What to bring:
Be prepared for change.
Hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, water bottles
Please byo your own art materials which may include the following;
Portable easel and chair or collapsible table
Board and clips
Paper, canvas or prepared board
Paints, pencils, charcoal or your preferred medium
Brushes, palette, palette knives
Old shirt or apron
Glad wrap maybe or a couple of thin plastic bags
Small atomiser (spray mist), to keep water- based paint from drying out
Sleeves to put finished work in if you are working on paper
A small visual diary or notebook
*Try to work on a manageable size for yourself*
A sense of humour.