April 2012 Workshop

Date – 29 April 2012
Time – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Venue – Mount Evelyn and Yarra Valley Art Society Meeting Place – Coldstream
Workshop Presenter – Alan Close
Subject – Travel Sketching and Water Colour

In this Workshop, Alan will show how to turn your holiday photos into exciting paintings, with a focus on Travel Sketching and Water Colour Painting.

The format will be:

  • 10 am to 12 noon – Travel Sketching
  • 12 noon to 12:45pm – BYO Lunch
  • 12:45pm to 3pm – Step by Step Waterclour, both demonstration and hands-on.

The requirements for the Workshop are:

  1. 300g arches or rough Water Colour paper – 1-2 full sheets or large pad – 1/4 sheet size
  2. Water Colours – basic set of colours
  3. Water Container
  4. Waterproof floor or table covering
  5. A3 size backing board
  6. Water Colour brushes – round or flat wash, fine or your choice
  7. Eraser
  8. Black Bird HB-2B-4B pencils
  9. Sketching pad or paper
  10. Masking tape
  11. Tissues

This Workshop promises to be a really valuable for artists with any level of experience.

For bookings, contact Joy Brown or email the Secretary.

38th Annual Knox Art Exhibition

The Rotary Club of Bayswater is holding the 38th Annual Knox Art Exhibition from 4th to 6th May 2012 at the Knox Community Art Centre, Mountain Highway, Bayswater. The Exhibition is open to all artists wishing to enter their original work and will offer prizes in the following categories:

  • Best Oil/Acrylic
  • Best Water Colour/Work on Paper
  • Best Pastel
  • Best Painting – All Mediums
  • Best Pair – All Mediums

For further information on this major Exhibition, see the Letter from the Chairman of the Organising Committee (PDF, 523 kb) and the Entry Form (PDF, 1.5 Mb).

This Art Exhibition is supported by a grant from the Knox City Council Community Development Fund.

March 2012 Paintout

Date – Wednesday 28 March 2012
Venue – The Blue Lotus Water Garden, 2628 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction – Melway Reference 288 H8
Time – 10:00am
“Blue Lotus Water Garden” is a commercial nursery with a 14 acre display garden of exotic lotus and waterlillies. The property is bounded by the Little Yarra River and Brittania Creek, with two lakes, river flats and many other natural features to capture the artist’s imagination. In the background are the imposing peaks of the Great Dividing Range, including Mount Donna Buang. So the site is rich in subjects for artists with a love for the natural beauty of the Yarra Ranges.

For those needing refreshments, there is a cafe serving food and drinks.

November 2011 Paintout

Date – Wednesday 30 November
Venue – Riverstone Estate Wines – 105 Skye Road, Coldstream – Off Hill Road – Melway Reference 277 F10
Time – 10:00am
The Riverstone Estate Winery is set on the banks of the Yarra River between Coldstream and Healesville, a perfect setting for capturing the magnificent scenery of the Yarra Valley. Coffee and light meals are available in the restaurant.

Warratina Lavender Farm Art Show

Date – 15 to 23 October 2011

Time – 10:00am to 4:00pm – closed Monday and Tuesday

Location – Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road Wandin Yallock

For further information, please call Warratina Lavender Farm on 03 5964 4650.

A wide range of paintings by members in various media and styles will be on display and can be purchased during the event.