February Meeting

Demonstrations, Members, Patron, Uncategorized

Earl Hingston Demonstration

Earl will give a demonstration on composing a painting from a photo.

Join us for our meeting on Wednesday 13 February from 9.30 to midday.

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hingston wharf. pittwater

Earl Hingston was born in New Zealand. He has had a career in advertising and corporate visual communication as a designer and illustrator. In the 1960s Earl came to Sydney to gain further experience. A challenge to open Wellington’s first graphic design consultancy saw a return to New Zealand. The largest of all commissions Earl received was to design the symbol and related corporate elements for the New Zealand Post Office, one of the country’s largest corporate identity programs. His work appeared in national design magazines. He was elected Fellow of the prestigious Chartered Society of Designers, London. In Sydney he was a creative director and director of an advertising agency. Earl is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists.

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.

art classes, Uncategorized
  • 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