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Exciting Approaches to Creating Figurative Compositions with Nick Offer ( 16-17 March 2024 )



16-17 March 2024


6 hours each day / 12 hours in total

Location CAW, Studio B
Address 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
Class size 12
Price $272.00 (including GST): CAW Member | ASOC Coupon 

$340.00 (including GST): Non-Member


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Nick hopes to introduce participants to several techniques which can be easily incorporated to enliven their approach to painting.

Foremost amongst these are:

  • Image transfer (the transference of a photocopied image onto canvas using a gel medium)

  • The combining of paint with silicon oil to create abstract patterns for use as a foundation for figurative paintings.

  • The creation and use of stencils in developing figurative compositions.

  • Also the use of paint spreaders, rollers and sprays in applying paint as well as techniques such as ‘squaring up’ sketches or collages to transfer the image to a large canvas.

Participants will create their own images with these techniques over the course of the weekend.

Materials list

You will be provided with (covered in the price):

  • Liquitex Matte Medium,

  • 2 x 40cm by 60cm MDF board (primed)

Please bring with you:


  • a photographic image to work from (and square up)


  • Oil or acrylic paint in colours of your choice plus black & white (artist quality is preferred, but student quality is acceptable.)

  • Odourless Solvent and Medium (if using oil paint)

  • For acrylic painting you can use a medium such as Flow or Binder medium, or just water


A selection of shapes and sizes of your choice


flat palette, palette knife, glass jars with lids, rags, disposable gloves, apron, masking tape, HB pencil, eraser, sandpaper (fine grade e.g. 240)

About the tutor

Nick Offer is a figurative painter who has participated extensively in exhibitions and award shows in Australia and abroad. His work is held in private collections internationally.

Nick’s approach to figuration combines numerous techniques which he has adapted to suit his needs. These include image transfer, silicon paint pouring, stencilling and spray painting as well as more traditional methods of tonal oil painting.

He often works from digitally generated collages which form the basis of large multi media canvases. He applies paint to these in such a way as to combine realistic and abstract elements. The resulting images display a wide range of approaches but aim to coalesce into a powerful whole.


Oil paint, matte medium, acrylic paint, painting boards, photocopies.


Skill level

All skill levels

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