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Learn or expand your skills in the art of still life painting in a structured workshop environment with individual guidance and demonstrations. Working from a still- life setup including drapery and objects with varying surface qualities and textures illuminated with a light source, this workshop will guide you through a range of painting techniques to explore the rich possibilities for creating engaging compositions through the quiet power of everyday objects.
Oil or acrylic paint, however emphasis will be placed on skill development in oil
painting. Winsor & Newton or Art Spectrum artist quality paints are suggested.
(Artist quality is preferred, but student quality is acceptable.)
PAINT COLOURS – 40ml tubes:
Odourless Solvent (500 ml)
Lean Odourless Painting Medium (100 ml)- any brand
Fat Odourless Painting Medium (100 ml)- any brand
Other mediums (optional):
Winsor & Newton Liquin, small bottle
*For acrylic painting you can use a medium such as Flow or Binder medium, or
Paint brush pack with a selection of shapes and sizes, e.g.: Cheap hog bristle flats,
rounds and filberts ranging between 5mm & 5cm are ideal.
Also useful: Synthetic flat brushes (Nylon or Taklon) in a range of sizes such as #2,
Synthetic pointed brushes such as #1, #3.
1 x stretched canvas/linen, canvas board, board etc. of any scale you think
If using oils, acrylic paint may be used for preparing grounds and laying in tonal
Flat palette, palette knife, glass jars with lids, rags, disposable gloves for skin
protection, apron, masking tape, HB pencil, eraser, sandpaper (fine grade e.g.
Chelsea Lehmann has exhibited extensively in Australia for the past two decades, and has been the recipient of several awards, grants, and local and international residencies. Her most recent exhibitions include Persona (Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, 2020), June (MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 2019), Bad Mannerism (Galerie Pompom, Sydney, 2018), and The Articulate Surface (UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 2018). She is a Lecturer in Drawing at the National Art School and completed a PhD at UNSW Art & Design in 2019.
Intermediate to advanced
If you find you are no longer able to attend: