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For workshop information contact Tutor or BDAS.

For workshop hire enquiries & other information contact Fiona Fudge 4861 4093

Note: For our insurance purposes all students, teachers and tutors in all courses must be financial members of the BDAS            

2019 Weekend Workshops

Contemporary Landscape

Expressive Landscape Painting Workshop

With Libby Wakefield

Saturday 30 November 2019   From 9am - 1pm

Cost:  $90 

In this workshop you will embrace your creative side, learn fundamentals and complete your own contemporary landscape painting.

During the morning you will come to understand how toconstruct a painting step–by-step, mix and position colour, work in layers, as well as learning some great tips and tricks on mediums and brushes, enabling you to paint landscapes your own way.

“The classes are fun, friendly and encouraging, Libby is great at fostering a supportive environment in her classes”. Rob

To book a place or find out more please contact Libby


M: 0410884277

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iPhone Photography & Photopolymer Printmaking Workshop with Dianne Longley

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2019   From 10am - 5pm 

Cost:  $220

On day-one learn how to use some of the most powerful iPhone/iPad apps to correct, enhance and

transform your photographs. No previous photo manipulation experience is necessary and printmaking experience is useful but not essential. Bring your Apple ID login for the App Store to the workshop or purchase the Snapseed , Retouch , Leonardo , Distressed FX apps prior to the workshop.

Before the end of day-one 2-3 images will be put on a USB drive and film positives will be printed.  On day two

we will translate one or two of your images into an intaglio photopolymer (solarplate) plate (Miraclon DS94) in A5 size. (Available from Karen O’meara: 0407 729 131 , Avflex 108-110 Carnarvon Street,

Silverwater NSW 2128).

Inking and printing of plates can be varied with monoprinting background colours, and a la poupée inking

To book in contact Elizabeth on 0400 109 446 or email

Multiple Plate Photopolymer Printmaking Workshop with Dianne Longley

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November 2019   From 10am - 5pm 

Cost:  $220

We will make A5 photopolymer plates with either drawn or photographic images, or a combination of drawn

and photo imagery, to create and print multiple plates in register. As well as inking the plates in different

colours, we can also add a la poupeé inking and stencil colour printing relief and intaglio together. If you

did the first workshop you can create additional plates to overprint or underprint your existing plates.

On day-one we will concentrate on producing 2-3 plates. Consider using photographs, iPhone photographs,

drawings and textures to create your plates. Some test exposures will be necessary to ascertain correct UV

exposure times. If you want to use drawings I will have A5 double matte drafting film to work on. You might

want to create a line drawing on one piece of drafting film and use texture and tone on your second piece

of drafting film. There is a lot of diversity possible in your image making so bring lots of resources.

On day-two we will be inking and printing, and experimenting with colour inking techniques. We will be

using Miraclon DS94 intaglio photopolymer (solarplate) plates in A5 size. (Available from Karen O’meara:

0407 729 131 , Avflex 108-110 Carnarvon Street, Silverwater NSW 2128).

To book in contact Elizabeth on 0400 109 446 or email

Macro Floral Painting Workshop

with Tracey Miller

Sunday 24 November 2019  -   From 10am till 4pm  Studio 1

Cost:  $130  

 Create your own, beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide beginner and intermediate artists through the steps to create your own art work. 

 Materials: A canvas at least 50 x 60 cms and 4cms deep (or larger if you like!) 

Acrylic paints, brushes, water container, fine spray mister, a flat paint palette, cloth. Please wear old clothes and an apron. Bring drinks and lunch. 

Reference: Bring an image of a flower that you would like to paint. 

Print one a 1/3 and another a ½ of an A4 page size on regular copy paper. 

You are welcome to email me a copy of your selected flower and I can advise you on which paint colours to bring. 

You may like to see this colour chart to help you select your paints. 

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Abstraction, Colour & Acrylic Paint  -  Take a line for a walk

With Peter Griffen

7 & 8 March 2020   -   Cost $210  (BDAS members)  $240 (non members)

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Sculptural Felting 3D Vessels

with Denise Lithgow

7 & 8 March 2020  -  Cost $200  (BDAS members)  $230 (non members)

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Drawing Workshop 

with Noel Thurgate

14 & 15 March 2020  -  details to be finalised

Watercolour Workshop

with Malcolm Carver

16 & 17 May 2020  -  details to be finalised