Calling All Painters! Contemporary Impressionism Workshop with Peter Smales!

We are very exited to announce a Contemporary Impressionism Painting Workshop with well known Melbourne artist,

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Cost:  $130 students & members, $140 non members.
Where: Multi-purpose room, Birregurra Primary School.
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Rego Form PDF

This one will fill quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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This intimate workshop caters for a maximum of 12 people – beginners to advanced, using Oils or Acrylic and a basic list of materials to bring include
  • Pencil and pad,
  • 2 – 3 photographs of your choice,
  • 16” x 12” (40x30cms) or 16” x 20” (40x50cms) canvas or board,
  • General painting kit including colours:
  • Warm & cool of the three primaries, ie:
  • Yellows - Cad Yellow pale and Lemon yellow,
  • Reds - Cad scarlet or red and Alizarin,
  • Blues - Ultramarine blue and Windsor or Prussian blue,
  • Titanium White

The workshop begins with a demonstration painting for about an hour – discussing basic painting process – composition / balance / colour mixing made easy with a limited palette of 6 colours. Students are encouraged to either copy Peter painting or work on a picture based on their own photographs. 
The afternoon will feature another demonstration of a still life from life.

The Arts Group will be able to supply a number of easels but you are encouraged to bring your own.
Should you not already own your own basic painting kit, here is a list of items that you might find in such a kit.

  • Paint tubes of the colours mentioned above,
  • Medium Refined Linseed Oil
  • Solvent Mineral Turpentine
  • Brushes Hoghair, round (e.g. Pro Arte or Holbein are good) Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12
  • Optional:Hoghair, Eterna Series 577 (chisel) Nos. 5, 7, 10, 14
  • Paint Rag Pure cotton flannel works well
  • Dipper Clips onto Palette securely
  • Palette 41 x 30 cm wooden (minimum size)
  • Palette knife
  • Supports Minimum size: 40 x 30 cms (16 x 12”)
  • Primed paintboards (as supplied by art shops) or craft board /
  • mdf panels (primed with either Gesso or undercoat)
  • Cotton or linen on panels or on stretcher frames.