Chan Dissanyake | Ferry at Lake Burley Griffin


by | 19 Aug 2016 | NEWS, EVENTS

Chan Dissanayake
“Watercolour Impressions”

Sat-Sun, 1-2 October 2016
10am – 4pm
CAW Studio 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT



If you enjoy the challenge of producing loose, bold and free watercolours, then this is for you. There will be many
step-by-step demonstrations tackling rural landscapes, urban cityscapes to coastal seascapes. Beginner and experienced
painters are welcome, and all will receive personal attention and encouragement.

Learn how to create depth, incorporate figures, connect shapes, control edges and how to exploit the medium to create
magical effects. The truly magical qualities of watercolour can best be demonstrated in portraying atmospheric
effects such as mist, rain and fog. A variety of subjects will be painted including a typical misty Australian landscape
with gum trees as well as a cloudy /rainy scene with limited palette and muted colours. Learn the various stages of
wetness of the paper and paint to water consistency in creating these effects.

A session will be devoted to rendering the human figure in watercolour. Working from the initial drawing, learn to
reveal the figure of the subject through washes without labouring over all the details. The workshop covers colour
mixing fundamentals in matching skin tones and compositional designs to incorporate creative backgrounds.



Chan Dissanayake is a multi-award winning watercolour artist living in Canberra ACT. He is well known for inspired
demonstrations using a quick and direct approach to watercolour. He conducts regular workshops throughout Australia
and is a highly regarded and popular tutor.

His bold and free style in watercolour has won many awards including the Agricultural Heritage Prize and Champion
Exhibit at the Royal Canberra Show in 2013 as well as many Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards. He is a
regular contributor to publications such as Australian Artist and Artist Palette magazines and his works are highly
sought after in local and regional galleries. View Chan’s work on his website:



CAW/ASOC Members: $242.00
Non members: $302.50
Registration Opens on 19 August 2016. Register by sending your name, membership status, amount to
pay and all contact details to Reference CHAN Workshop as Subject. Successful applicants (first
come, first served from 19 August) will be emailed payment details, others will go on wait list, until registration is closed.