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Carla Hanania in June               Paul Margocsy June/July

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

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Carla Hananiah - Working with Winsor and Newton materials
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Intimate knowledge of colour frames the foundation for Carla Hananiah’s balancing act between nature and artifice. Her paintings depict vast stretches of New Zealand and Australian mountain and sky most often at the “magic hour” – at dawn or dusk when unreal and powerful, dramatic slanting sunlight moves fleetingly across the landscape, creating tonalities and hues to dazzle the eye.

In the studio she returns to field notes and sketches and, in an almost diaristic fashion, responds to the land and sky in paint. The tension she sets up between the self and the impersonal grounds her work: her use of heightened, complementary colour and shimmering fluorescent paint underscores inquiry into consideration of the environment and our place within it as well as our present moment’s complex relationship to “Nature”.

“When I arrive into the landscape, it’s almost as if I’ve let go of a breath I’ve been holding for a long time,” she says. “I am a Romantic, and I paint to capture the essence of the sublime expressed through natural beauty”.

Carla holds a Masters of Fine Arts through Research, a Master of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales. She has exhibited throughout Australia and is the recipient of multiple prizes including Mosman Art Prize Viewers’ Choice Award (2012), the Blake Prize Society’s John Coburn Emerging Artist Award (2011), the Hornsby Art Prize (2011) and the Winsor & Newton Start Your Studio Scholarship (2009).

Carla is Resident artist and technical support for Winsor and Newton

All materials will be supplied, just bring an Apron!

Enrolment form can be downloaded here

June 30th and July 1st - Paul Margocsy - Wildlife Art using airbrushing
techniques and focussing on realistic depiction of fur and feathers

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Enrolment form can be downloaded here

Materials list can be downloaded here

Paul Margocsy is known primarily for his watercolour paintings of Australian birds. Though he has never received any formal art training, he is recognised internationally as one of Australia's leading wildlife artists.

He was born in Melbourne in August 1945, and loved to draw from an early age. When he left school, he began window dressing at Myer in Melbourne, and was called for 2 years' conscript service in 1966, serving one year overseas in the army.

He went to England in 1971, and spent three years there travelling and working before returning to Australia and marrying in 1974. The same year, he began painting murals for children's nurseries. By 1978, he had made painting wildlife his specialty, and joined the "Wildlife Art Society of Australia" a few years later. After research into ornithology, and through his own self-taught efforts and experimentation, he began to develop the skills he is admired for today.

Paul is renowned for the exceptional detail he paints in. He is often described as a fine painter, whose technical skill and artistry shine through in every piece he creates. His paintings are so lifelike that people have said that the viewer sees the bird, rather than the painting.

Paul depicts an incredible amount of charm and personality in his subjects, along with the exquisite detail he is known for. Often, his paintings come with a whimsical "song like" name, that adds to the character of the painting itself.

View Paul's work on his Website: http://www.paulmargocsy.com.au

More Workshops for 2018:
September 15th and 16th - Jill Cairns - Expressive Drawing Techniques
October 27th and 28th - Sue Gasser - Painting with Pastels
November 3rd and 4th - David Lake - Painting with Oils