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WORKSHOPS 2023

For workshop hire enquiries & other information contact Fiona or Vivienne on 4861 4093

Note:   All students, teachers and tutors in all courses must be financial members of the BDAS            

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Contact tutors to find out more information and to book directly into their classes. 

Open Studios
Thursdays


Studios 1 will be open to the BDAS members on Thursdays during the holidays from 9am until 4pm

Thursday 13 April
Thursday 20 April

All BDAS members are welcome!

 

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This is a chance to join other BDAS members in the holidays and to paint and draw in the studios.
These sessions are non tutored and you can come for the whole day or a morning or afternoon session.

2023 Weekend Workshops
Please scroll down through all the information below:

Listed below are upcoming weekend workshops at the BDAS in 2023

​Footstool Upholstery workshop with Fiona & Steve - 17 February

 

Chair Repair School with Fiona & Steve - 18 & 19 February

Acrylic Plus Workshop with Kerry McInnis - 25 & 26 February

Impressionist Landscape & Florals with Mellissa Read-Devine

18 & 19 March 

Intermediate to Advanced Watercolour with Gillian Hook

25 & 26 March

Portrait Drawing workshop with Noel Thurgate - 15 & 16 April

Amazing Autumn with Peter Wale  29 & 30 April 

Footstool Upholsterey Workshop with Fiona & Steve - 28 April

Chair Repair School with Fiona & Steve - 29 & 30 April

Tonality Painting Workshop with Maryanne Wick  - 27 & 28 May

Watercolour Workshop for Beginners with Gillian Hook

9 & 10 September


 

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©  above image by Noel Thurgate

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Image by Mellissa Read Devine

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©  above image by Maryanne Wick

©  above image by Kerry McInnis

©  above image from Tracey Miller's Macro workshop

Footstool Upholstery

workshop


With   Fiona Edmeades & Steve Thomas

From Chair Repair School

 

17 February 2023

5 pm – 9pm

Cost $420

Learn how to upholster a beautiful and unique artisan made footstool frame to take home. 

Our footstool frames are crafted using traditional joinery methods, and made from reclaimed timber, in a variety of timber species and upholstered by you! 

 

Included are all the materials required to upholster and button your stool (does not include top fabric. Please bring your own at 50x60cm minimum, or visit our fabric-box shop on the day).

Allow your design and creative skills to flourish and experience the delight of making something by hand. This four hour workshop will give a wonderful taster into the traditional and practical craft of upholstery. 

You will style and upholster your own unique footstool made from recycled timber to take home. Just bring fabric of your choice (50x60cm) or shop from our Fabric Box Shop on the day. All upholstery materials and the beautiful footstool frames are included and tools will be provided for use during the class. PLUS you can make your own custom buttons or choose from our large selection.

Get your creative juices flowing and have some fun, whilst you create a beautiful and unique piece of furniture for your home.

No previous experience required. Minimum age 12 years old.

For more information and booking contact Fiona

chairrepairschool@gmail.com

www.chairrepairschool.com.au

Classes are run at Bowral Art Studios, 1 Short Street, Bowral.

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Chair Repair School

2 day chair upholstery course

with Fiona Edmeades & Steve Thomas

 

18 & 19 February 2023

Cost:   $560

Chair Repair School is run by a collaboration between two makers. The pair: Fiona Edmeades artist and upholsterer (Reign of Chairs) and Steve Thomas woodworker (Creek Furniture), share an affinity for rejuvenation of old wares, the use of reclaimed materials and the process of the handmade. 

This course offers a wonderful introduction to the practical and traditional craft of upholstery. Experience the delight and satisfaction that creating something by hand brings to your life. 

Learn new skills and have some fun during this two-day, bring-your-own-chair upholstery workshop. You will be taught the techniques required to restore a chair of your own during the course and acquire the confidence to tackle new projects on your own.

There will be the opportunity to fix wobbles and other minor repairs on chair frames as well as tuition and guidance on various timber finishes. 

Tuition is tailored to each individual project, however, demonstrations will be offered to the group for every technique covered during class: in this way, you will be introduced to a broader set of skills, above and beyond the techniques needed to complete your own project.

Steve and Fiona love to share their skills and they delight in helping others to learn new skills and seeing them experience the joy that can be had from making something by hand.

 

For more information and booking contact Fiona

chairrepairschool@gmail.com

www.chairrepairschool.com.au

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Acrylic Plus Workshop

with Kerry McInnis

 

25 & 26 February 2023

9am - 4pm

$220 BDAS Members  -  Class full waitlist available

$270 Non members

The aim of this workshop is to encourage attendees to loosen up their approach in representing a subject in 2-D.  By using a broad and rather “wild” technique, a painted colour base is established upon which, at various stages, some refining of the subject is done using drawing media.  We want to capture the elements of a subject that have engaged the artist without becoming trapped by our effort to represent the physical “exactness” of

the subject.  The idea is to work quickly with energy and spirit.

 

The workshop attendees will be working from A4 size images of anything they are passionate about (landscape, portrait, still life, interior) (definitely no smaller please! If you can’t enlarge on your home computer, take your photos to a photocopy place and have them made into A4 – at least! It is preferable not to work from an image on your phone.  It is too small and you need to keep refreshing it, which breaks the flow of your work.  You could work from a laptop, but make sure the image is locked in!

 

Kerry will demonstrate at intervals during the

workshop.

 

Contact the office to book into Kerry’s workshop. 

 

We require all those who attend our workshops to be fully vaccinated

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

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©  above images by Kerry McInnis

Impressionist Landscapes & Florals

With Mellissa Read-Devine

2 Day Workshop

18 & 19 March 2023

10am – 4pm

$220 for BDAS Members
$270 for Non Members

Learn to enjoy painting with acrylics in a contemporary impressionist way.
 

Mellissa is keen to help you be able to find your own style and will encourage you to paint bolder and brighter, with an emphasis on clear vibrant colour combinations. The weekend will be spent painting both the landscape and the flora within it.
 

Day 1 will be spent interpreting the landscape from photos and colour mixing for paintings that glow
 

Day 2 will be all about the flowers. A garden landscape will be demonstrated, and colour mixing and brush techniques will be covered.
 

Mellissa Read-Devine is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW and is the Acrylics tutor at the RAS Art School.

www.readdevine.com
 

To book contact the office at

4861 4093

office@bdasgallery.com

 

Workshops will take place at the BDAS Studios at 1 Short Street, Bowral

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Pictured artworks by Melissa Read Devine

Watercolour Workshop

with Gillian Hook 

For intermediate & advanced students

 

25 & 26 March  2023

9am - 4pm

$220 for BDAS Members    

$270 for non-members  

Watercolour painting has always been a special medium for Gillian – the beautiful work of Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent and David Taylor providing a constant source of inspiration.

 

She enjoys sharing the magic of this medium with others, ensuring students can work at their own particular level - rediscover the excitement of the ”flow” & create fresh and vibrant work.

 

In this workshop students can explore some new innovative techniques using mixed media with watercolour, and fully explore the dynamic effects of light and darks to make paintings “sing”.

 

Gillian has been exhibiting and teaching for 45 years and holds a B.A.VA. Dip Ed.

 

Contact the office to book into Gillian’s workshop.

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

©  images by Gillian Hook

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Portrait Drawing Workshop

with Noel Thurgate

 

15 & 16 April 2023      9:30am till 4pm

Cost:   $260 BDAS Members     $290: non-members  

This includes 2 day model fees

Discover the connection between the ‘character’ and the ‘face’

 

This 2 day portrait drawing class explores facial structure as well as the body dynamics that give character and life to your subject.

Using basic mediums of pencil, charcoal and wash, participants will investigate their subject via the powerful and effective elements of line and tone.

 

Workshop begins with quick warm up sketches to explore general proportions and structures of the human skull, followed by a look at some compositional possibilities that the sitter and surroundings may offer; Day 2: more sustained and in depth studies of the head and/or whole or part figure.

 

Noel has been exhibiting and teaching for 30 years, including 9 years as head of the Drawing Department at the National Art School, Sydney

 

Contact the office to book into Noel's workshop.

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

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©  image by Noel Thurgate

Amazing Autumn

A Workshop

with Peter Wale

 

29 & 30 April 2023      10am till 4pm

Cost:   $210 BDAS Members     $260: non-members  

Imbibe the beauty of amazing Autumnal colours and textures with Nature Artist and Tutor: PETER WALE

 

Experience the vibrancy and versatility of Coloured Pencils, Watercolour Pencils and/or Watercolour whilst engaging with nature in this stimulating two day workshop.

 

Comprehensive guidance will be given using each of these increasingly popular mediums, also showing how they might be used together for maximum effect.

 

Demonstrations and lots of personalised tuition will be given.

 

Beginners are very welcome, as are more experienced artists.

 

Autumnal reference material will be provided, although you are invited to bring your own if you prefer.

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

Workshop will take place at the BDAS Studios at 1 Short Street, Bowral

Contact the office to book into Peter's workshop.

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

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©  images by Peter Wale

Tonality

Painting Workshop

with Maryanne Wick

Oil and acrylic painting workshop

 

27 & 28 May 2023      9:30am till 4:30pm

Cost:   $220 BDAS Members     $260: non-members  

From Rembrandt to Whistler, Meldrum to Beckett, Rees to Wakelin, artists throughout the years have brought a sense of mood and atmosphere into their compositions through their exploration of tonal colour.

With an emphasis on observation and the still life subject, this workshop invites oil and acrylic painters of all levels, to explore the beauty and subtlety of working in tonal colour.

Be prepared to enjoy two full and focused days of practising tonal painting. This workshop includes group exercises, discussions on art and artists, tuition and personal feedback. This is also a good opportunity for those wanting to try painting with oil!

Contact the BDAS administration office for more information and receive the required Materials List when you book.

 

Contact the office to book into Maryanne's workshop.

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

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©  images by Maryanne Wick

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Watercolour Workshop

with Gillian Hook 

For beginners

 

9 & 10 September  2023

9am - 4pm

$220 for BDAS Members    

$270 for non-members  

Watercolour painting has always been a special medium for Gillian – the beautiful work of Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent and David Taylor providing a constant source of inspiration.

 

She enjoys sharing the magic of this medium with others, ensuring students can work at their own particular level - rediscover the excitement of the ”flow” & create fresh and vibrant work.

 

In this workshop students can explore some new innovative techniques using mixed media with watercolour, and fully explore the dynamic effects of light and darks to make paintings “sing”.

 

Gillian has been exhibiting and teaching for 45 years and holds a B.A.VA. Dip Ed.

 

Contact the office to book into Gillian’s workshop.

 

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

©  images by Gillian Hook

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Listed below are completed

weekend workshops at the BDAS in 2022 and 2023

2 Day Upholstery Workshop with We Us and Stuff on

30 & 31 July Completed

 

Intermediate to advanced Watercolour with Gillian Hook –

6 & 7 August Completed

Acylics Bold and Bright with Mellissa Read Devine

13 & 14 August Completed

Making Sense of a Place with Tara Axford -  20 & 21 August Completed

Ink on Yupo with Tracey Miller - 27 August Completed

Macro Floral Painting with Tracey Miller - 28 August Completed

Collage Workshop with Tracey Miller -10 September Completed

Beginners Art Taster with Tracey Miller -11 September Completed

 

Life Drawing workshop with Noel Thurgate -  8 & 9 October Completed

Celebrating Spring with Peter Wale - 15 & 16 October Completed

Abstract Art Workshop with Sue Meredith 29 & 30 October Completed

Macro Flora Painting with Tracey Miller 27 November Completed

Macro Flora Painting workshop with Tracey Miller - 15 January

Completed

Still Life Painting Workshop with Gilda Wilson - 21 & 22 January

Completed

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