Workshop Calendar 2019

Beginners and Intermediate Classes

Current fees for our two day workshops start from $55 per day for members and $75 per day for non-members.  Please check the amounts for each workshop as these amounts are subject to change.  Preference is given to members.

Workshop times: Workshops are held on Saturday and Sunday. Please arrive at 9.15am for 9.30am start.  We finish at 4.00pm.

Workshop Location: The Entrance Community Centre, corner of Norberta Street and Oakland Avenue, The Entrance NSW.

To book a workshop please contact the workshop coordinator Susie Linigen on 0401566379  or 

Do not pay any money until you have contacted Susie and she has confirmed there is a vacancy.

Click here for the Workshop Application Form:  WORKSHOP BOOKING FORM

After your booking and payment has been confirmed you will be sent a materials list for each workshop.

Upcoming Workshops.

Dee Jackson – Saturday  16th and Sunday 17th February 2019

 The first workshop for 2019 will be Dee Jackson on 16th and 17th February. Dee is an award winning Sydney based watercolour portrait artist who is passionate about her work.

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Learn to use photographs as reference material.  Some life sketching will be required.  I am assuming that you are already proficient in your favourite medium – that’s watercolour of course!

You will learn how to create life-like portraits using photographs or digital images as reference material although some life sketching will be required.

I am a water-colourist and have been creating and selling commissioned portraits from life and from photographic images for the past 18 years. Most of my portraiture is commissioned via the web and often photographic images (happy snaps) are the only source I have from which to create a realistic portrait.

We will have fun and realise that all painting is just observation – looking at shadows (VALUE) and shapes (PROPORTION).

I will show you how to look at composition as well as the shadows and shapes that make up a recognisable portrait. I will demonstrate how to measure facial features, eyes, nose, mouth etc. and illustrate expression. How a simple shape can create emotion and convey a life-like appearance.

You will learn to Paint Faces. Proportion is the key!

As well as Painting Hands & Feet. This enables you to progress to a full figure (or half figure) composition. Size does matter! And again I will stress the importance of proportion.

It is great fun and an exciting challenge for beginner portraitists as well as experienced artists.


Jenny MacNaughton – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019

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Jenny Macnaughton was born in Sydney and attended East Sydney Technical College in a course of survey drafting and worked for some years as a tracer-draughtswoman. She has been actively painting in oils since 1971 and diversified to watercolours in 1981. She attended Willandra Art School for tuition in watercolours. She is an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society of NSW, The City of Ryde Art Society and The Drummoyne Municipal Art Society.   Jenny has held many exhibitions in Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Rockhampton, Inverell and Dorrigo.