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.

Jenny MacNaughton – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 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.

The subjects covered in this Workshop will include Buildings, Landscapes, Tree studies and Flowers and I will be demonstrating throughout the day.

I will be covering different application techniques during the weekend and each person should complete at least two works per day. Each day will conclude with a brief critique session. There is no pressure placed on anyone as the enjoyment of painting is my priority.


Ev Hales –  Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April

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Ev: I enjoy sharing my understanding of the painting process and passing on techniques and strategies that enable others to create their own images in paint. The workshop will cover different techniques when painting in watercolours and working individually with students to resolve any issues they have.

This workshop will focus on the landscape and will explore issues:

  1. Skies as mood makers
  2. Depth and distance
  3. Texture
  4. Lots of foliage and rocks
  5. The role water can play in a

I have been working as a professional artist for more than 3 decades and trained as an art teacher after leaving school. The past few years has seen a consolidation of my teaching philosophy in “Painting With Ev Hales” series of 10 instructional ebooks as well as many overseas painting tours.

I love sharing the journey with others and passing on some of the things learnt over decades of painting.


Tony Belobrajdic – Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May

Croatian born Tony lives in Sydney and divides his time between his Sydney studio and Croatia.

Subjects covered will include Sydney street scenes, maritime and still life.

We will be doing 2 paintings each day with demonstrations throughout.

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Learn how to paint quick and expressive watercolours with fewer brush strokes. This can be done by making a decision by choosing one focal point of interest and then applying one decisive first brush stroke rich in pigment,and and leave it alone. Working with large size brushes (sizes 12 or 16) adding shape against shape stroke by stroke and almost never going over same area twice and in the process, leaving large areas of paper untouched. Our aim will be to create atmosphere by using a limited palette, oversimplifying shapes and avoiding adding too many details regardless of complexity of subject matter. We will learn how to make very basic pencil sketches, or no pencil at all, starting painting directly with brush. This approach is fun, rather quick and gives painting that fresh and spontaneous look.