Monochrome Watercolour Workshop – Sun 17th March, 2024

The Workshop:
Maxine will present a variety of subjects to explore, using a VALUE SCALE (from white paper to darkest colour) …skip the difficulties of colour mixing!  All you have to do is alter the proportions of water and paint to show light, shade and form.  These exercises will teach you the importance of VALUES.  You will also practice and review watercolour techniques of wet into wet, drybrush and glazing… and the importance of leaving the white of the paper!

The Teacher:
Maxine Wade is an award-winning professional artist and teacher, with 30 years in secondary schools and 20 years teaching watercolour and life drawing to adult classes.  Currently teaching at Malvern Artists Society, Gen Eira Cheltenham Art Group and McClelland Guild of Artists.  She is a member of these societies, plus the Victorian Arist’s Society, where she exhibits her work.  For 40 years a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria.  In 2021, she wrote and published a successful watercolour instruction book called “Watercolour Warfare”.


  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Location: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sta
  • Cost: $85 Members; $120 Non-members
    Direct debit to Emerald Arts Society, Inc.
    Bendigo Bank,
    BSB: 633000
    ACCT: 196696249
    Ref: your name and workshop
  • Provided: Morning and afternoon tea
  • Bring:
    Your own lunch,
    Paints: burnt umber or burnt sienna, ultramarine blue or cobalt blue, sepia, Moonglow (Daniel Smith colour)… these colours will give you strong darks,
    Paper: 4 x A3 sheets watercolour paper, 100% cotton paper 300gsm, medium rough,
    Also your palette, brushes, masking tape, board, tissues & 2B pencil for sketching up.
  • Skills: Some previous watercolour experience

Book Your Place Now:
Send an email to
or phone GINA on 0400-598-059


Young Adult Paint and Sip Workshop – Thursday 18th January 2024

The Emerald Arts Society is inviting young adults to attend a Paint and Sip Workshop  on Thursday the 18th of January 1pm to 4pm  This workshop is for 15 to 19 years old and is an alcohol free event.

Where: Emerald Arts Society, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald
When: Thursday the 18th of January 1pm to 4pm
Alcohol free event
All materials, food and refreshments provided
Cost : $20 Payment via EFT
BSB 633000 Acc 196 696 249
Please reference your payment with your surname followed by PSWS

To book contact Wendy
0408 553325

Book early as there is a limit on numbers!


2023 Workshop: Aspects of Self with Paul Macklin

[29-30th April] On the back of last year’s very successful 2-day workshop Paul Macklin will once again be holding a 2-day workshop called “Aspects of Self “.

This is one not to be missed and will book out fast. Spaces are limited to a max of 12 students per day.

If you can only come to one day that is ok – fees will be 50%.

Booking details on attached flyer. 


Workshop: From Drawing To Painting with Paul Macklin

Sat/Sun 15/16 October, 2022.

Chasing abstraction in the landscape. 

Paul’s art path has been an exploratory journey from drawing to painting, a creative adventure rich with struggles, lessons and personal discovery. This hands on, weekend workshop, unpacks the key practical and creative insights of that journey and gives participants a pathway, tools and perspectives to extend their current drawing, painting and creative practice.

Day One – explores graphic and linear approaches to the semi-abstracted landscape, investigating the expressive use of line to build formal design and perspective qualities in the work. We begin with drawing and then, with mixed-media, guide the drawing towards painting.

Day Two – focuses on more direct painting, developing a tone shape approach, exploring the impact of light modeling form and colour and mark making as emotion.



Workshop Flyer for Drawing to Painting with Paul Macklin

Date: Sat/Sun 15/16 October, 2022.

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

Time: 10.oo am — 4.00 pm

Cost: $160 members, $195 non-members

Materials list provided at booking.

Workshop bookings: Contact Marg/Kara by emailing


The Teacher: Paul passionately coaches and inspires the creative possibilities in every person he meets. He has expressed his creativity as poet, musician, potter, painter, actor, graphic designer, creative director, art teacher and as the founding director of Amazing People. Paul paints, teaches and exhibits from his studio and gallery, Art Farm, on the NSW Central Coast.

See Paul’s art at Paul Macklin Artist on Instagram.


>> Download the Printable Flyer