CAW 2018 Workshop with Michaela Laurie

MICHAELA LAURIE Workshop – Whimsical Worlds

by | 29 Jan 2018 | NEWS, EVENTS

Sat and Sun: 7–8 JUL 2018
CAW Studio

$183 Members*
$229 Non Members
Includes some materials, refreshments.
BYO lunch.

Best suited for Beginner-Intermediate skills.


Learn the joys of using pigment pen and coloured pencils to create mixed media art.

Once the realm of childhood and a medium only used in colouring books or school projects, coloured pencils are now gaining worldwide acceptance as a legitimate art medium. There are many different techniques and artists can use them alone or as part of a mixed media work.

Learn about the different types of coloured pencils with demonstrations of how to use coloured pencils to build up glazes of rich colour (almost like paint), along with techniques to create texture and movement.

Tap into your imagination with Michaela’s help to bring touches of whimsy and elements of fantasy into your landscape.


Michaela is fascinated by layering of lines and colour to create texture and movement. She has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas since 1989. In 2016, her work was selected to hang in the Salon des Refuses Exhibition at the National Trust’s S.H.Ervin Gallery in Sydney as one of 24 from over 700 Wynne Prize entries. In 2017 she was awarded an Honourable Mention at the Chelsea International Art Competition in New York, won 1st place for Miniature Art at The Royal Canberra Show, 1st place for Mixed Media Miniature at the Australian National Miniature Awards and Highly Commended at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.


REGISTER by sending your name, membership status, amount to pay and contact details to Reference LAURIE WORKSHOP as Subject. Successful applicants will be emailed payment details, others will go on wait list, until registration closes. A Materials List will be sent on receipt of

*Member price applies to CAW & ASOC financial members.


(Posted 15/05/18)

  • Coloured pencils you may already own if you wish to bring them. Michaela will have pencils which you can use during the workshop.
  • Watercolour pans (rather than tubes) if you have them
  • A small water jar
  • Water colour brush #0000
  • Watercolour brush #4
  • Large Flat soft brush 2 inch (ish) for brushing away eraser dust
  • HB pencil and eraser
  • Ex Large bull dog clips – at least 2
  • Sketch book or sketch paper for drawing
  • If participants wish to bring along a picture/photo of a tree or grove of trees they love they are very welcome. Michaela will have some pictures as well.

Please note: This is a full workshop with an eager waiting list. If you need to cancel please do so asap to allow another to take your place with some notice. Email to cancel.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to settle in and ensure we can begin on time without interruption.

We are looking forward to welcoming Michaela to our studio and a pleasurable learning experience for all. Please plan to stay a few minutes to assist with the clean up of the studio after 4pm on Sunday. Don’t forget to bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided and shops are nearby.

Photos for CAW use will be taken during the workshop. If you do not wish to be photographed, please step out of camera range and kindly notify the photographer.