CENTRAL COAST WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY INC. – email: ccwsinc@gmail.com or ph: 0435 466 526

Introduction to Watercolour II – intermediate level Featured

Don’t forget our intermediate level watercolour workshop being tutored by Krista Brennan.  The dates for this 2 day workshop are the 19th and 20th May and will be held at the Community Rooms, The Entrance.  Plenty of places left for this refresher course!  See below for entry forms.

Goin' Fishing

Goin’ Fishing

painting by the rocks lorna

This workshop is a great refresher course for all members.  For all information on this course and enrolment forms, please click on the link below, or ring Lyn on 0400245730.

Introduction to Watercolour Workshops

Jocelyn Maughan talk on all facets of drawing. Featured

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CCWS April meeting was well attended, with members being given a lecture by Jocelyn Maughan on all facets of drawing.  Jocelyn is a very distinguished artist from the Gosford area, who achieved a Diploma of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney, which was followed by a career as an Art Educator.

Jocelyn also critiqued the monthly challenge of Mineral where members brought in their paintings of all things Mineral.

Central Coast Watercolour Society April News Featured

Coming up in April the CCWS has the general meeting this Wednesday the 11th from 9.30 am to 12.00pm in the Community Centre, The Entrance.  This month’s meeting features a demonstration by Jocelyn Maughan – distinguished, well known, central coast artist – on the subject of Drawing.  Bring along your notebooks as Jocelyn is bound to share some interesting facets of drawing.  Also at this month’s meeting our Painting Challenge is “Mineral”, so there will be heaps of subjects that can fit that criteria ie  a solid, naturally occurring, inorganic substance.  Anything not animal or vegetable.  Get the paint brushes and the brain cells working!

Earl Hingston will be giving a two day workshop on the 14th & 15th of this month.  Earl is focussing on landscapes, old buildings and perhaps boats.  Places still available – click here for workshop forms Workshop Booking Form.

The mentor program continues this morning, click here for details Mentor Program.

Our Easter Showcase exhibition continues at the Gosford Community Gallery,  we have had 895 viewers through the gallery to date. Click here for details Easter Showcase Watercolour Exhibition

Easter Showcase Watercolour Exhibition Featured

The Central Coast Watercolour Society Easter Showcase Exhibition is proving very popular over the holiday period.  Six framed paintings have already been sold, with quite a few unframed paintings and cards going to new homes as well!  The exhibition continues daily from 10am to 4pm daily until the 11th April, at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Webb St, East Gosford.  The exhibition is free and we have a major raffle prize of a painting (pictured above) which has been donated by our feature artist – Lorraine Best.


Lorraine Best – Feature Artist at the Easter Showcase Exhibition Featured

The Central Coast Watercolour Society’s Easter Showcase Exhibition will be held at The Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Webb Street, East Gosford with the wonderful paintings of our local artists for sale.

Running daily from 10 am to 4 pm from Thursday 29th March to Wednesday 11th April 2018 (closed Good Friday). The featured artist for the exhibition is the society’s own Lorraine Best. 

Lorraine was inspired to paint at an early age because of her father’s interest in art.
Over the years, during formal education days and during the years of motherhood, she attended art classes in Sydney and Melbourne.
Inspiration comes from the Australian landscape and her daily experiences.
She loves to work with other artists, exchanging inspiration and motivation with them, as well as their friendship.

Lorraine’s first art award was gained in 1983 at the Geelong Art Show. She has won many awards since, including the Hornsby Art Award on two occasions. These paintings now form part of the Hornsby Shire Council art collection.
Lorraine is continuing to develop her artistic styles and is now exploring the potentials of yupo paper, a synthetic paper, waterproof, stain-resistant, and extremely strong and durable.
Lorraine has paintings in private collections, both in Australia and overseas.

For further details regarding this exhibition, contact Marlene on 0409 666 709 or Susie on 0401 566 379 for details.
Or visit our web site: http://centralcoastwatercolour.com.au
Or Facebook site: Central Coast Watercolour Society


Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc. June events.

  • 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