The Murrurundi & District Arts Council regularly arranges artistic and cultural events.
The Murrurundi Art Prize (May 2014)and the Norvill Art Prize (October 2014) are major cultural and artistic events sponsored by the Murrurundi Arts Council this year.
Landscape and Mixed Media - two day workshop with Tricia Reust
Dates: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th March 2014 Venue: Arts Council "Arts Space" - Murrurundi Railway Station Contact Person: Rodney Swansborough (042 777 5707) or Love Appleby Cost: $70.00 Bookings: (Currently open) Information about Tricia Reust Tricia Reust Website
Participants will work on three processes for creating landscapes :
paper backing preparation on 12 by 16 inch canvas
backing preparation on 8 by 10 inch canvas
media on 24 by 30 inch canvas (or larger). Figure drawings or small
paintings can be included as collage elements in this technique, or
participants may choose to actually draw/paint animal or human figures
into the landscape during the process.
Tricia will present landscape theory (with handout) and demonstrations
of each step in each process, as well as individual attention as much as
possible, to participants. The first day includes the theory; demonstrations;
and consideration of drawings; and the second day, working towards completion
of all three works.
Bookings and materials requirements list - see Rodney Swansborough
Payment for the two days - $70.00
MATERIAL LIST - Required for the two day workshop
Materials Requirements List for Landscape and Mixed Media two
day workshop copyright TriciaReust
Gessoed Stretched Canvases – one 8 by 10 inch; one 12 by
16 inch; one 24 by 30 inch, or larger
Visual diary and pencil for taking notes, and for
drawing compositional sketches.
Acrylic paint – a basic palette includes a warm and cool each of the
primaries, and some earth colours including yellow ochre. Some good colour
choices for glazing include red gold, permanent alizarin, phthalo turquoise,
quinacridone magenta, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, dioxazine purple,paynes grey,
any of the siennas and umbers. For this workshop, black paint, a
bright red, and White gesso are also essential.
You will need some containers large enough to hold your mixed paint
glazes, with lids, at least four – I use takeaway food plastic
A couple of containersfor water (I use old icecream containers)
Brushes – your regular acrylic brushes, with at least a couple
of widehakes (we use different ones for each
colour to ensure clean pigment application – you will have to thoroughly wash
your brush each time if you only have one); and at least one flat
Taklon and a Taklon liner brush
Palette – flat and large, and a palette knife; sponge roller and a sponge. Brayer
and waxed paper for printing (you can use a jar if you don’t
have a brayer).
Water mister spray bottle
Binder medium , and a wide cheap bristle brush
Clear Painting medium
Impasto Gel Medium, Texture medium ( Modelling Compound) and tools
with which to create different texture surfaces - combs, ends of paint brushes,
plastic forks, dabbing with a towel, sponges etc.
Paper towels and rags
Thick papers – this can include handmade papers;
mulberry papers; brown paper; wall paper; thin cardboard; hessian;
cheesecloth; pieces of thin fabrics; etc
Thin papers; Tissue paper, at least one sheet of white, and any other thin
papers that you wish to utilize. Also, bond paper or regular copy
Leaves (gum leaves or other – must be flat and dry) or other textured
objects/material which you wish to incorporate; objects with interesting
surface texture for frottage (rubbings); eg plastic / paper doilies;
A water fast black ink pen, for your ink drawings on white
tissue paper. White andblack Free Flow Acrylic or
gouache or ink.
Soft graphite stick for the frottaging; if drawing on
the landscape, then a stick of soft compressed charcoal or a
charcoal pencil; white pastel or a white pastel pencil; kneadable
Reference photographs – of landscapes and figures you wish to
Spray varnish – I use Satin – for final protection and to seal the work.
Optional requirements: you can either (a) incorporate
drawings as collage elements in the landscape, or (b) choose to draw figures
into the process.
and/or charcoal or small watercolour studies) from your visual diary, or life
drawing sessions etc. If you don’t have any, we will be exploring frottage (rubbing over
textured objects) and you can use these results in place of the drawings. Mat
Spray, essential with this technique - used to protect your drawings.
(b)Clear Pastel Primer
and an old wide bristle brush
Optional – pastels and pastel pencils and coloured pencils for finishing off the
work; Derwent Inktense pencils for final details.