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.

Madeleine Szymanski – Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September

‘All my life I have been involved with various forms of art, but fairly early on I discovered that it was people and their relationships which provided my greatest inspiration. I will never forget the excitement of having an Indian ink drawing of my little brother at the beach published in the national newspaper when I was nine!  I love the idea that it’s possible through line and colour to convey emotion and atmosphere that would be difficult if not impossible to put into words – this is part of our artist freedom and if it works it is a real joy!’

Madeleine trained in NZ and has been working and exhibiting in NSW since 1982. She was teaching at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre for twenty years, and has conducted various local, regional and interstate workshops in watercolour, collagraph and miniature techniques. Her working methods, particularly in printmaking and miniature watercolour have been developed over many years, and are quite original. Madeleine’s work often incorporates the figure simply as part of the whole composition but she has also been commissioned to paint portraits, usually of children and quite often as miniatures.

Madeleine has held more than a dozen solo shows and has exhibited widely in selective, municipal and regional exhibitions. Since 1990 she has won nearly 250 First prizes and many commendations for Watercolours, Printmaking and Miniatures, including several ‘Best of Show’. In 2012 she was announced as ‘Artist of the Year’ for the Combined Art Societies of Sydney. She has also had success outside of Australia – in the annual international exhibition of the Miniature Art Society of Florida she has won six top prizes, most recently for Watercolour and Printmaking.  She is the immediate past President of the Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW).

Madeleine’s works are held in corporate and municipal collections as well as privately both here and overseas. They have also been acquired by several Australian Regional galleries.


This workshop will be an opportunity to use your watercolour skills in a smaller format and discover the beauty of the miniature!

This does not involve changing your usual style but simply adapting it to the size requirement of 90 cm perimeter. Although detail can be important, it doesn’t have to be ‘tight’, and any subject and approach can be used.

Demonstration will be using watercolour on paper and also on ivorine (a translucent substitute for ivory). Some ivorine pieces will be available for purchase if desired.

Working ‘small’ can be a nice change from the usual (and a big saving in materials!)

Her website can be viewed at

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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.

Baily fresco


Guy Troughton – Saturday 16 November and Sunday 17 November