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 email

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.

Tanya Baily – Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October

Expressive Watercolours

Contemporary Watercolours

In this workshop, Tanya will demonstrate the range of techniques she has used to paint the works “The Light skips Past” and “Fresco”. This will include in particular the build up of colour through layering and glazing, and the ways to achieve different textural effects. Tanya will also talk about the ideas that drive the decisions she makes in her more expressionistic works.

Students will then practice themselves,and have an opportunity to work on a larger scale, or even on images of their own.

Tanya Baily paints almost exclusively in Watercolour and across a range of subject matter, most recently making large expressionist landscape inspired paintings.

Her studio practice is an exploration of Watercolour Painting : its unique and magical qualities, its  history, and its place in the story of painting

Tanya takes private and corporate commissions for watercolour Portraits of children, Architectural and Landscape subjects. She shows in private galleries in Sydney, also interstate and internationally.

Educated in England at Oxford University and Chelsea school of Art, Tanya completed a Masters of Painting at COFA in Sydney in 2011. Tanya is an experienced art educator, and currently teaches Watercolour Painting Classes and Workshops at NAS (National Art School), Waverley Woollahra Art School  in Bondi and Artest in Leichhardt. She also teaches occasional workshops in and around Sydney at Sturt in Mittagong, and Sydney Art Space in Mona Vale.

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Guy Troughton – Saturday 16 November and Sunday 17 November

In this two day workshop, Guy will guide you through the many aspects of painting birds, from understanding anatomy to portraying character and rendering feathers.  Students will first study the basic structure of birds with reference to photographs of local species to gain a greater understanding of these wonderful creatures.  Then Guy will take you through the stages of making a painting from composing with the first pencil lines to a fully developed picture in watercolour.  He will discuss different treatments from loose sketchy portrayals to fully resolved renderings and explain how to incorporate birds into backgrounds.

Guy painted his first bird in England when he was just four years old and as a young boy spent countless hours with a sketch book and a pair of binoculars quietly observing wildlife. After graduating from London’s Royal Holloway College with a degree in zoology, Guy made the decision to dedicate himself to his art and to paint and illustrate full-time. A self-taught artist, Guy is now renowned for his masterful, translucent watercolours which capture elements of the natural world. Guy’s work has been published in countless natural history publications and his paintings are held in notable private and public collections. An award winning artist, Guy’s work is exhibited regularly in group exhibitions internationally and he has had many highly successful solo exhibitions. His work has also been selected for major art prizes including The Fleurieu Art Prize, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, The Blake Prize, The Salon des Refusés, and The Mosman Art Prize. Guy is also a long-time elected member of the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI) which boasts an eclectic mix of some of Australia’s most acclaimed watercolourists. An experienced and highly regarded watercolour teacher, Guy runs his own classes in Seaforth on Sydney’s Northern beaches, where he lives. See more of Guy’s paintings at



Chan Dissanayake Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020

Chan Dissanayake is one of Australia’s leading watercolour artist’s living in Canberra ACT.

His mastery in watercolour is manifested by the vast varying subject matter that he tackles from rural landscapes, urban city scapes to coastal seascapes. In 2017, Chan received the ultimate accolade for an Australian Watercolourist, when he was elected to the Australian Watercolour Institute. Known for his innovative approach to teaching and generosity in sharing his knowledge, Chan has gained considerable reputation as an outstanding tutor. He conducts workshops throughout Australia and leads international painting tours. He is a multi-award winning watercolourist, currently, teaches watercolour at the Australia National University (ANU). Chan has contributed many articles to leading art publications including International Artist, Australian Artist and Artists Palette.

His quick and direct approach to watercolour has earned him much success and respects both nationally and internationally.


Instagram: @chandissanayake



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Rob Candy Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2020

Born in Melbourne, Rob began painting watercolours at Kur-ring-gai during the 80’s and at the Royal Art Society of NSW. He has a degree in Geography and this informs his analysis of and appreciation for the landscape.

He is a passionate traveller and has taken numerous groups overseas including China, India, Vietnam and Cambodia and the Balkans.

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Greg Allen Friday, 17 Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2020