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Rachel Szalay - August          Jill Cairns - September



Workshops are open to all adults, for both members and non-members
and are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley West  NSW 2223.

Price of workshops is $50.00 per day for members
and $60.00 per day for non members

Full Payment must be made when booking workshop

Workshop times are 10.00am to 4.00pm - Arrive at 9.30 am to set up.  BYO lunch
Free cups of tea, coffee and biscuits available

See below for our two new workshops:

Thursday August 17th - Rachel Szalay - Creative mixed media Workshop using Charcoal and Pastel

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Price: Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $60.00

Bookings are now open for this mid-week workshop.
Download Enrolment form here

This workshop runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm
Four places left

Materials list can be downloaded here

After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from the City Art Institute in 1985 and diploma in Dramatic Art (Acting) from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1988, Rachel visited various countries for an art research tour.
On her return to Australia she pursued her career and artistic inclinations in both art and theatre, declaring that "both areas tend to fuel and complement each other"
She lived in Sydney for more than 16 years to become a favourite of art critics and connoisseurs of eclectic art done through the medium of drawing in oil, pastels, ink, charcoal and collage.
In April 2001 Rachel returned to the Blue Mountains to be able to concentrate on art and prepare for a group exhibition held at the Sydney Theatre Company.
She has exhibited in many group shows and solo exhibitions since 1986 through to the present day
Her works are currently on show at "The Salon-Blue Mountains" in Katoomba.

View Rachel's work on her website Here

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Two Day Workshop - September 1st and 2nd - Jill Cairns - Expressive drawing techniques
Price: Members: $100.00 Non-Members: $120.00

Eight places left

Download Enrolment form here

Download Materials List here

During this workshop, Jill will demonstrate how to lose your fears and make marks to express the
essence of the landscape.
Technical skills will be demonstrated with mixed media such as inks, charcoal powder, charcoal sticks and pastels to encourage confidence with these materials.

Jill grew up in the Sutherland Shire and loved to colour and draw as a child.  She developed a keen interest in the visual arts. 
She was accepted into the National Art School for the Graphic Design Diploma and then went on to complete a Diploma of Education which allowed her to teach.  Jill now lives in Port Macquarie and is a member of the Hastings Valley Fine Arts Association. 
Her practice has won many awards in both exhibitions and competitions across New South Wales for both oil and pastel. 
In 2016 she joined the Oatley 101 Society of Artists and won a major prize at the Waterbrook Exhibition for a pastel and further she was a finalist in the Oatley 101 2016 Annual Exhibition for an oil.
Jill's early influence came from Elioth Gruner's "Spring Frost" and Arthur Streeton's Impressionistic works. 
The strokes of light, colour and sensitivity in the Australian landscape and waterways have been the catalyst for her subject matter, appropriate medium and to take the viewer to a special place. 
Now retired from teaching art in schools Jill has built her own studio to tutor small groups, conduct workshops and travel with like-minded people to paint plein air.

For more details phone Workshop Co-ordinator: 9524 6556

More workshops for 2017
October 29th - Jeanette Prout - Mixed media, contemporary
Bookings for this workshop opens for Members: 10th July. For Non-Members: 24th July