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Patron: Cynthia Watsford, OAM

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Portrait Making – How and Why

Exhibition Dates – August 28-30 from 12-5pm

With an Opening Reception Thursday, 27 August at 6pm

M16 Artspace, Workspace A, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT

 

Drawing and painting from live models attracts this group of portrait artists to the Canberra Art Workshop studio at the M16 Artspace each week. Members use water and oil based paints, pastels, pencil and charcoal or whatever medium takes their fancy. Some works on display ended when the model session concluded while others were studio adjusted. Many members take on a variety of portrait projects beyond the workgroup and some welcome commissions.

This group of artists are drawn to portraiture for a variety of reasons, from the challenge of capturing a likeness to the experience of being in collaboration with a model to generate art that interprets a mood or tells a human story. While the challenge of the art process is motivating, they also extoll the therapeutic benefits of focusing on their work and of learning from each other as they work together.

The informal exhibit also touches on different approaches used to create some of the portraits on display.

 

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Elisa Crossing, a local artist and educator, is currently holding a workshop detailing the techniques of the old Masters. The participants are enjoying learning how to build a still life or vanitas from the support up. Techniques are being taught including fur, metals, and glass. 

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Drop in and Draw!

Canberra Art Workshop is a thriving studio centre for the arts in the M16 Artspace. We welcome all artists, from complete beginners to practicing professionals. You’ll find an art group that’s right for you –  life drawing, pastel, watercolour, portraiture, printmaking and other subjects – all run in Canberra Art Workshop’s studio (see the Art Groups page for details about art groups). Our address is 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, behind the Griffith shops.

As well as the self-help art groups, we also hold exhibitions, workshops, courses of tuition, group shows, and paint-away events in various regional locations throughout the year.

Please click here for upcoming workshops.

Canberra Art Workshop is a non-profit body. We’re self-funded; owned and operated by our members.

For general inquires phone or email Dennis Bentley on 0419 963 836, djwbentley@iinet.net.au

 

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Portrait Making – How and Why, Exhibition -August 28-30 from 12-5pm

with an Opening Reception Thursday, 27 August at 6pm,
M16 Artspace, Workspace A, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT

Drawing and painting from live models attracts this group of portrait artists to the Canberra Art Workshop studio at the M16 Artspace each week. Members use water and oil based paints, pastels, pencil and charcoal or whatever medium takes their fancy. Some works on display ended when the model session concluded while others were studio adjusted. Many members take on a variety of portrait projects beyond the workgroup and some welcome commissions.
This group of artists are drawn to portraiture for a variety of reasons, from the challenge of capturing a likeness to the experience of being in collaboration with a model to generate art that interprets a mood or tells a human story. While the challenge of the art process is motivating, they also extol the therapeutic benefits of focusing on their work and of learning from each other as they work together.
The informal exhibit also touches on different approaches used to create some of the portraits on display. (16 photos)
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Brenda Boardman, a long-term member of the Canberra Art Workshop, has generously bought a wonderful new press and placed it on loan in the CAW workshop.

Having a new, compact press is already proving to be a boost to the Monday Printmaking Workgroup and we hope that others in CAW will be able to take advantage of this addition to our facilities.

If you have the necessary skills and experience in using a press and are interested in printing, please contact the Monday Printmaking Workgroup to obtain access. (16 photos)
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The Drill Hall has an excellent set of lectures currently on. The second is this Sunday. See below for detail, or check out their website: dhg.anu.edu.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Canberra Art Workshop shared Intertwined Exhibiting Mother Artists's INTERTWINED - Exhibiting Mother Artists. ... See MoreSee Less

INTERTWINED - Exhibiting Mother Artists

May 9, 2015, 2:00pm - May 9, 2015, 2:00am

Australian National University School Of Art

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED When a female artist becomes a mother her hours are spent in the studio wanting to be with her children but when with her children, she’s thinking about doing her art. A mothe...

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"It is with great regret and sadness that we report the death this morning of our mentor, teacher and friend, Patti Holden.

Patti was an amazingly creative lady: a printmaker, etcher, proficient in all the creative arts such as tapestry, dress design and tailoring and many others.

All her skills she brought to our group, sharing her expertise, her tools and her wide knowledge of printmaking with great generosity.

She will be sadly missed by our Monday morning group."
- Cynthia Watsford
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