Workshop: Watercolour Painting with Antoinette Blyth

Monday 20th June, 2022.

Enjoy a one-day workshop to paint the beauty of flowers/still life, relying on flowers in bloom at the time of the workshop.

With a passion for painting flowers as a Realist impressionist, Antoinette hopes to impart some of the ways to depict the subject using wet into wet techniques.

Includes discussion on composition, light source, subject, pigments for first wash, choosing wet or dry for next steps. Learn about establishing the first foliage, brush stroke technique, clashing colours, shadows, using “darks” to bring out the light, connecting the whole picture, background, and more.

Antoinette hopes to impart these skills in a manner that encourages confidence, individuality and success in an environment that is tranquil and enjoyable.

Flyer for Watercolour Painting Workshop with Antoinette Blyth

Date: Monday 20th June, 2022

Location: EAS Studio, Emerald. Cnr Church & Anne Sts.

Time: 10.oo am — 3.30 pm

Cost: $60 members, $95 non-members

Level: Some watercolour experience required.

Bring: Watercolour paints, brushes and paper (Download Antoinette’s suggested material list here). BYO lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

 

Tutor: Antoinette Blyth is an artist, tutor, and art judge, residing in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Education and Dip. T.

Drawn to the transparency and beauty of the many ways to paint with watercolour, she has more than twenty-five years experience imparting the skills of watercolour painting to adults.

Antoinette has work represented around Australia, and overseas, and has won many awards and commendations for her watercolour painting.

www.antoinetteblyth.com

 

Workshop bookings: Contact Marg by emailing workshop@emeraldartssociety.com.au 

 

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Workshop: Fantasy Drawing with Kenny Chan

Saturday 9th July, 2022.

In this 3 hour workshop, learn some simple tips to draw fantasy characters and creatures like elves, dwarves and dragons. We will cover little tricks to drawing items like armour and magic effects as well.

Flyer for Kenny Chan Fantasy Drawing Workshop - 9th July 2022

Date: Saturday 9th July, 2022

Location: EAS Studio, Emerald. Cnr Church & Anne Sts.

Time: 1.oo pm — 4.00 pm

Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members

Level: Ages 10 years and over

Provided: Paper and pencils will be provided, but you can bring your own sketchbooks and drawing materials if you like.

 

Tutor: Kenny Chan — Kenny is a freelance artist who has been teaching Manga and Comic Drawing at schools and libraries since 2003. Over the years he has worked on an array of areas including animation, comics and video games.

 

Early bookings are essential as this class is limited to 25 students only! 

 

Bookings: Contact Wendy on 0408 553 325 or email eas.wendyl@gmail.com

Payment can be made via EFT to:
Emerald Arts Society Business A/C
BSB No: 063842
Acct. No: 10036074
Please use reference: your surname followed by ‘D&D’, eg. ‘JonesD&D’

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Workshop: Serigraphy (Silk Screen Printing)

Saturday 18th June, 2022.

Andy Warhol made a resurgence in the popularity of silk screen printing with his Campbell soup cans and prints of Marilyn Monroe.

In this workshop, we will be cutting a series of stencils which will adhere to the silk and then ink will be pressed through with a squeegee onto paper or fabric. You can make more than one print in the day.

Serigraphy Silk Screen Printing Workshop

Date: Saturday 18th June, 2022

Location: EAS Studio, Emerald. Cnr Church & Anne Sts.

Time: 10.00 am — 4.00 pm

Cost: $150 members, $185 non-members

Level: Open to beginners or any level Adults and Students (min 16yrs)

Please book early as numbers are limited! 

Provided: Art materials, morning and afternoon tea will be supplied.

Bring: Your own lunch. If you want to print onto material bring a washed tee shirt, hessian bag, tea towel or apron. Also bring any sketches or photographs so you can make your stencils.

 

Tutor: Gina Miller — Gina has been an educator and practicing artist in Australia, USA, Canada, and the UK. Her abstract painting is experimental, spontaneous and full of energy often combined with a mix of other media.

Gina also does Chinese Brush Painting where she focuses on native plants and animals. She is experienced in a number of printmaking arts and techniques.

Bookings: Contact Gina on 0400 598 059 or email ginamaymiller@icloud.com

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Workshop: Intro to Indigo

Saturday 4th June, 2022.

In this one day, Introduction to Indigo Workshop, participants will gain a basic knowledge of the history and value of natural dyes, learn about the alchemy of indigo, how to coax colour from the plant and have their confidence boosted to continue experimenting on their own.

Introduction to Indigo Workshop Flyer - Saturday 4th June at Emerald Arts Society.

Date: Saturday 4th June, 2022

Location: EAS Studio, Emerald. Cnr Church & Anne Sts.

Time: 10.00 am — 4.00 pm

Cost: $90 members, $125 non-members

Level: Beginners to Advanced artists, new to Indigo

Please book early as numbers are limited! 

Requirements: All art supplies are provided. You need to bring your own lunch.

Tutor: Jude Craig — Jude Craig is a natural dyer. Her innate love of indigo and extracting all colours from Nature, empower her to ‘work instinctively, preserve traditions and be responsible’. See more of Jude’s work at https://instagram.com/naturallydyed

Bookings: Contact Marg by emailing workshop@emeraldartssociety.com.au

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Workshop: Intro to Lino Block Printing

Saturday 14th May, 2022.

Lino printing, also known as Linocut, is a popular and easy to carve form of printmaking as an alternative to wood. The printmaking process involves creating a design and carving into the linoleum with lino cutting tools or chisels.

The lino cut is then coated with ink. Paper is placed over it, it is passed through the press or rolled by hand, and the pressure transfers the inked design onto the paper.

In this workshop, we will have time to experience working with traditional lino or vinyl as well as soft cut lino.

Flyer for Workshop Introduction to Lino Block Printing with Gina Miller

Date: Saturday 14th May 2022

Location: EAS Studio, Emerald. Cnr Church & Anne Sts.

Time: 10.00 am — 4.00 pm

Cost: $150 members, $185 non-members

Level: Open to Beginners. Adults and Students (minimum age 16)

Please book early as numbers are limited! 

Requirements: All materials are provided as well as morning and afternoon tea. You need to bring your own lunch. Also bring any sketches or ideas, photographs or specimens for inspiration to produce your own lino cut print boards.

Tutor: Gina Miller — Gina has been an educator and practicing artist in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. Her abstract painting is experimental, spontaneous and full of energy often combined with a mix of other media. Gina also does Chinese Brush Painting where she focusses on native plants and animals. She is experienced in a number of printmaking arts and techniques.

Bookings: Contact Gina on 0400 598059 or ginamaymiller@icloud.com

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The John Dudley Portrait Prize 2022 – open for entries

This Annual Exhibition celebrates the life of a great artist, past president and proud supporter of the arts. Proudly presented by the Emerald Arts Society and Cardinia Shire.

$1000 FIRST PRIZE donated by the Dudley Family.

Entries close 2nd July 2022.

>> Download the entry form (PDF)

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries close: 5pm, Saturday 2nd July 2022
Delivery of art works: 3pm to 5pm, Thursday 21st July at Hills Hub, Cnr Belgrave-Gembrook & Beaconsfield-Emerald Rds, Emerald.
Exhibition Opening: 7pm, Friday 22nd July 2022

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Open to all artists.
  • All portraits must be the original work of the exhibitor.
  • A maximum of 1 (one) entry per artist.
  • Artworks to not exceed 1.2m x 1.2m.
  • All artworks are displayed at the discretion of the Arts Society which reserves the right to not hang art works that are deemed inappropriate.
  • The back of the artworks must have artist’s name, contact number, title and medium.
  • Artworks must be professionally framed with hanging wire fitted and no projecting screws.
  • No frame is required if on stretched canvas but must have required hanging as per above.
  • Aside from self portraits, the sitter’s name and signature is required as an indication that they approve of having their portrait on display.
  • At the Opening the judge’s selection of the 10 best portraits will be announced and the overall winner will receive their prize.
  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All artworks will remain on display at Hills Hub until 4pm Sunday 24th of July.
  • Those artworks not chosen in the final 10 must be collected between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 24th July.
  • The 10 chosen artworks will then be displayed at the following venues within August/September period:
    – Hills Hub, Emerald – August 2022
    – Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham – September 2022
  • Collection of 10 Finalist artworks: date and location to be advised.
  • Any art work not collected within one month from the collection dates specified will become the property of the Emerald Arts Society and may be sold.
  • EAS will take care in the handling of artwork but will not be held responsible for any damage while on display at any of the venues.
  • Artists must agree to have images of their art used for publicity purposes.

If you have any queries please contact the organisers.
Email: portrait@emeraldartssociety.com.au
Phone: Glenn 0488 228 665

>> Download the entry form (PDF)

Cover painting of John Dudley by: Charlie Tong
Photo by: Paul Gallant

 

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Workshops with Craig Penny

Three very exciting upcoming workshops being put on by Craig Penny at the Emerald Arts Society Hall in February and April. These will be excellent and what a great creative way to start 2022!

Due to CV limitations each workshop is limited to 11 artists so get in quick as these will book out very quickly.


The Emerald Arts Society presents

CRAIG PENNY: 3 One Day Workshops — Acrylics and Watercolours with an Edge

DATES: Wednesday February 9th, Wednesday February 23rd, and Wednesday April 6th, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

COST: Members $80 a day, Non-Members $95 a day

Each workshop will focus on a different subject and the challenges it provides. All subjects will be tackled in both acrylic and watercolours with an emphasis on acrylics.

Participants will need to bring suitable acrylic and watercolour materials. Canvas for acrylics and paper for watercolours. Each canvas for acrylics will need to have a very pale blue undercoat. A suggested materials list is available upon request.

Tea and coffee provided, but BYO lunch.

COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY. Maximum eleven places only for each workshop.

LOCATION: EAS, cnr Church and Anne Streets, Emerald

BOOKINGS: glennhambleton@gmail.com or phone Glenn 0488 228 665

For information regarding materials, etc. contact Craig, craigpennyart@bigpond.com or phone 0413 316 299.

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2022: A New Year — AGM and Letter to Members

Dear All Members of the Emerald Arts Society,

On behalf of the Emerald Arts Society we hope you all have a happy and safe 2022.

2021 was a very difficult year for the arts industry as we all know and was especially hard on the Emerald Arts Society where we had to once again cancel the prestigious John Dudley Portrait Prize.

Due to lots of great work by the committee we were able to run our Annual Arts Exhibition as an online event which was very pleasing and successful.

It’s that time of year when we hold our Annual General Meeting which is set down for Monday the 31st January at 7.00PM, at our EAS rooms on Church Street, Emerald.

We are cordially inviting you to attend the AGM and we would very much welcome new faces and ideas to join the committee in 2022.

This is a great opportunity to have your say in how the arts society is run and what directions we should take in the future and please be assured should you wish to join the committee there will be plenty of support and assistance.

The evening will be catered for so if you can please RSVP back to me by the 24th January your intentions, this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Please find linked here, the committee nomination form
as well as the EAS membership form for 2022.

Memberships are due 31st January 2022.

 

In 2022 we have some very exciting new workshops being planned, Plein Air paint outs and informative art evenings as well as continuing our current workshops. So hopefully in 2022 we can really celebrate being creative artists.

We are also planning to participate in the Cardinia Arts Festival which starts next month and we will have a stall setup on the opening launch day at the Cardinia Culture Centre on Sunday the 30th January, so please mark the date in your calendars and come down and support the EAS and get involved.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM and feel free to contact myself or anyone on the committee if you have any queries and if you can kindly RSVP back to me by the 24th January that would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind Regards,
Glenn Hambleton, EAS Secretary.

“It always seems impossible until its done” — Nelson Mandela

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2022 Classes: Life Drawing (non-tutored)

One of the Society’s most popular weekly classes with students of all levels attending. In a comfortable and warm atmosphere participants draw from a posed life model in any medium they desire – most choosing charcoal or pastel. This is a non-tutored class, however everyone is made to feel welcome and can be given guidance by more experienced fellow students. A variety of models are used throughout the term.

CASUAL – WEEKLY

WHEN: 10am–12pm on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of each month (except school holidays)
LOCATION: EAS Studio, cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST:
Members – $20 (prefer booked in advance).
Non-members / Casual attendance not pre-booked – $25 paid on the day.

PROVIDED: Life model, easels, boards, tea, coffee, biscuits
BRING: Medium of choice, paper. (Paper can be purchased at small cost)

For more information/bookings, please contact Robyn on 0481 082 122

 

Do you want to print out a flyer? Download the Life Drawing Classes PDF

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Workshop: Monotype Printmaking

Saturday 19th Feb 2022 — In this hands on small class sized workshop Gina will introduce you to a variety of Monoprinting techniques.

Monoprinting gives you the freedom to try different techniques inexpensively. With relief printing each image requires a new block. With monoprinting you can try a new image more quickly. We will be experimenting with these techniques: Subtractive and Additive, Ghost, Dendritic, Masking, Collage, Tracing and Watercolour Monoprinting. The added benefit to this technique is that it can be done without a press and you can use a barren or a wooden spoon to pull the print.

TIME: 10am–4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $75 Members; or $115 Non-members

SKILLS: Open to Beginners, Adults and Students (minimum age 16).
PROVIDED: All materials, plus Morning & afternoon tea.
BRING: Your own lunch. Also any sketches or ideas, photographs or specimens for inspiration to produce your monotype prints.

Please book early as numbers are limited due to Covid!
email ginamaymiller@icloud.com
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

To secure your booking please pay in advance
Pay by Direct Deposit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct name: Emerald Art Society
BSB : # 063 842 A/C : 1003 6074
In the ref put your initials and the title, eg. GM monoprint

 

THE TEACHER:
Gina has been an educator and practicing artist in Australia, USA, Canada, and the UK. Her abstract painting is experimental,
spontaneous and full of energy often combined with a mix of other media. Gina also does Chinese Brush Painting where she focuses on native plants and animals. She is also experienced in a number of printmaking arts and techniques.

 

Want to share this information? Download the PDF flyer for Monotype Printmaking Workshop 2022

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