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Chan Dissanayake - June                         Paul Margocsy - 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

See below for our two new workshops:

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June 24th and 25th - Chan Dissanayake will run a Two Day Workshop 
Price: Members: $100.00 Non-Members: $120.00

Watercolour - Loose Bold and Free

This Workshop is now FULL

Materials list
can be downloaded here

Chan Dissanayake is a multi-award winning watercolour artist living in Canberra, Australia. He is a highly regarded tutor and a well-respected judge of local and regional awards. Over the last 15 years his passion has turned to
watercolour - a medium that thrives in spontaneous response and free expression.

His mastery in watercolour is manifested by the vast varying subject matter that he tackles from rural landscapes, urban city scapes to coastal seascapes. Known for his innovative approaches to teaching and generosity in sharing his knowledge, Chan has gained considerable reputation as an outstanding tutor. He conducts workshops thoughout the country. Currently he teaches watercolour at the Australian National University. He has contributed many articles to leading publications including Australian Artist and Artists Palette.

His quick and direct approach to watercolour has earned him much success and respect both nationally and internationally.

Currently his work is represented at the Bungendore woodworks gallery, Bungendore

View Chan's work on his Website:  http://www.chandissan.com

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July 8th and 9th  -  Paul Margocsy will run a Two Day Workshop
Price: Members: $100.00 Non-Members: $120.00

Wildlife painting using airbrush and watercolour - focusing on realistic depiction of fur and feathers

This Workshop is now FULL

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

For more details phone Workshop Co-ordinator:
9524 6556

More Workshops for 2017:
August 17th - Rachel Szalay -
Creative mixed media Workshop using Charcoal and Pastel
Bookings are now open for this mid-week workshop.
Download Enrolment form here

September 1st and 2nd - Jill Cairns - Expressive drawing techniques
October 29th - Jeanette Prout - Mixed media, contemporary
Bookings for these workshops open for Members: 10th July. For Non-Members: 24th July