Peter Griffen: take a line for a walk! (16-17 Nov)



Title Colour, Abstraction and Still Life: take a line for a walk!

Nov 16/17 2024

Time(f2f Hours)

6 hours per day/12 hours in total

Location CAW, Studio B
Address 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
Maximum 12
Price: Non-Members $409.00 (including GST): Non-Member
Price: Members & ASOC Coupon $327.00 (including GST)

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Colour, Abstraction and Still Life: take a line for a walk!

Working in an abstract way from the imagination to start with, participants will experience total freedom in mark making, use of colour, texture and materials. Once this feeling of freedom is established, still life objects will be introduced.
Freedom to explore will be encouraged. Detail will not be an issue at first. Instead, “take a line for a walk”. Discovery will come from experimentation. One aim is to become familiar with the still life objects and feel uninhibited in referring to them in drawing and
painting. The other aim is to feel free to create images, which in themselves work in an abstract way and do not necessarily refer
directly to any known subject matter.
Acrylic paint will be the main medium used but drawing, collaging, splashing, scraping, etc, and using any other materials will be

Materials list

Acrylic Paint: artist quality preferred
● White, larger amount than others
● Black
● “Warm” yellow
● “Cool” yellow
● “Warm” red
● “Cool” red
● “Warm” blue
● “Cool” blue
● Pthalo Green, Dioxazine Purple and Orange,

Derivan (or Matisse) polymer gloss varnish

Brushes: a range of very fine to broad (6cm approx)
Paper: at least 20 sheets of cartridge paper, approx. 60×40 cm
Canvas: at least one stretched canvas of any size (more than one would be better)

● Spatula
● Bucket
● Small plastic containers
● Rags and/or paper towels
● Scissors and/or Stanley knife
Extras: anything else that you wish to use such as:
Charcoal, pencils, crayons, pens and inks, pastels, gesso, impasto
medium, acrylic painting medium, other acrylic paints
Artist paper, other painting surfaces
Found objects, old magazines, etc., for collage

About the tutor

Peter Griffen is one of Australia’s finest artists with 5 decades of exhibitions here and overseas. Born in Adelaide, Peter now works as a full time artist in his Sydney studio.
He has had over fifty solo showings throughout Australia, five in London, four in Paris, two in St.Tropez, one in Lyon and one in New Zealand.
His work has also been exhibited in art fairs in Europe, UK, Canada and Asia. He exhibits widely in group exhibitions, has been commissioned several times and his work has been acquired for private, public and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
Today Peter is more active than ever with his ever increasing projects, travel, exhibitions plus being President of The Glebe Art Society.


Acrylic paint (preferred)

Skill level

All skill levels welcome


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