Central Coast Watercolour Society – Rob Candy Workshop


What a fabulous 2 day workshop we had with Rob Candy – Watercolourist!  Rob was very generous with his extensive knowledge of watercolour and all the attendees had a great time.  See some photos taken at the workshop below.  Click here to see all the details for CCWS upcoming  Workshops.  You can see more of Rob’s work at his website:  https://www.robcandy.com


Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc. July news


We have lots of artistic things happening this month at CCWS!  Join us for our monthly general meeting on Wed 11th July from 9.30 to midday.  This month John Dwyer from Canson will give a presentation on watercolour products.

Also we will critique the entries for this month’s challenge:  “Insects”,  we are expecting lots of creepy, crawlies for this challenge!

Don’t forget to bring in your booking form to travel with us to Taronga Zoo, Sydney on Wednesday 19th Sept.  $42 for members,  $62 for non-members (this is a great price including cost of the bus and entry to the zoo. We plan to sketch and take reference photos of the animals.

Rob Candy is holding a two day workshop on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd of July & Cheryl Sun is holding a one day workshop on Sat 28th July.  See full details of both these workshops at this link:  Workshops.

Also the Introduction to Watercolour I classes have commenced on 7th July and continue throughout this month.  For more details click on this link:  Introduction to Watercolour Workshops.



Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc. June events.

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  • At our next meeting on June 13th, Joy Whitaker, one of our newer members will be giving a presentation on binding books for travel sketching and painting. She will demonstrate how they are made and will have some for members to purchase. It will be a very interesting lesson about book binding. You may like to see how to make your own and make a diary of your own work.

  • The Painting Challenge for the June meeting is “Fantasy”, that should invoke some interesting paintings!

  • Mignon Parker will be holding a two day workshop on 16th & 17th June – click here for more details about Mignon and her workshop, plus enrolment forms:  Workshops

  • Anne Brack is holding a one day workshop on Sat June 23rd – for all the details about Anne’s workshop and enrolment forms click here:   Workshops

  • The introduction to Watercolour 1 class will be held on Sat 30th June,  click here for all the details  Intro to watercolour 1 –  June 2018

  • Our Plein Air Paint Out group continues to meet during June, click here for their locations Plein-Air Paint Out


Toukley & District Art Society Inc 76th Autumn Art Exhibition


Toukley & District Art Society Inc. is holding it’s

76th Autumn Art Exhibition

25th May to 29th June 2018
The gallery is open 10am to 4pm daily

 Official Opening 6-8 pm Friday 25th May 
Opening address by our state member for Wyong, 
Featuring new and original artworks showcasing our wonderful 
Central Coast by our talented local artists

 Raffle painting kindly donated by Noeline Millar 
 Raffle Prize
 Federation Gallery, Wallarah Peace Park, 1 Wallarah Rd, Gorokan (at Toukley Bridge) 
Phone: 43924666 Email: toukleyartgallery@gmail.com

Website:  http://www.toukleyartgallery.co

Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc. May events

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  • Coming up this month we have our general meeting on Wed 9th May from 9.30 – 12.00.   The demonstrator for this month is Lorraine Best who will be working in watercolour on Yupo paper.  (see photo above)  Lorraine was the feature artist at our Easter exhibition this year and has been working and experimenting with watercolours on yupo paper.  You can check out more of her work here: Lorraine Best art  Lorraine will be sharing her knowledge with us all this Wednesday.
  • The challenge for this month’s meeting is “Figures in a Landscape” so get those brushes going!
  • Also this month on Sat 19th and Sun 20th May we have our Introduction to Watercolour II workshop with Krista Brennan – there are still some vacancies for this course.  This workshop is a great refresher course for members who have already attended the Introduction to Watercolour I workshop.  Click here to download a booking form:         Intro to Watercolour II May 2018
  • Click on this link to see the 35th Anniversary video of the Grandma Moses Art Exhibition and watch our President Irene Collings discussing the benefits of attending art classes for the over 50’s in Gosford.  Grandma Moses Art Competition and Exhibition 35th Anniversary video
  • Click here to see our exciting news regarding the winner of the 2018 Dobell Arts and Crafts Festival https://wordpress.com/post/centralcoastwatercolour.com.au/625



Winner of the watercolour section of the Dobell Festival 2018

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CCWS had some very exciting news this weekend, as one of our members, Marlene Palagyi  won the watercolour section of the Dobell Festival of Art and Craft at Wangi last night.  Her painting titled ” Winter Morning ” was judged by Brad Franks from Muswellbrook.

Marlene is a recognised talent on the Central Coast art scene, having taken up her life-long interest in painting at age 58 when she made the decision to seriously pursue her passion.

You can check out more of Marlene’s art at this link:  http://marlenepalagyi.com/artist.php

The Dobell exhibition runs this weekend until Sunday at the Wangi Workers Club.