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River Hawk Ranch will host this two day workshops with internationally renown artist Dominique Sutton in the beautiful surrounds of Byron Bay. We will be painting with oils en plain air using the beautiful landscape of the River Hawk Ranch as our inspiration, sourcing ideas from the environment around us and exploring this incredible, sacred place.Find out more »
River Hawk Ranch will host a two day painting workshops with internationally renown artist Dominique Sutton in the beautiful surrounds of Byron Bay. In this dynamic workshop we will be drawing and painting en plain air using the beautiful landscape of the River Hawk Ranch as our inspiration, sourcing ideas from the environment around us and exploring this incredible, sacred place. This will be the final workshop at this wonderful venue.Find out more »
In this exciting new workshop Dominique will guide both the beginner and the more experienced artist through the process involved in working with clay from the life model.
We will be exploring how form can be used as a vehicle for communicating character and emotion. Students will be encouraged to broaden their observational skills with a focus on developing a sculptural language which conveys character by playing with such devices as rhythm, texture, abstraction, emphasis and repetition, paying attention to how the great sculptors in history have used form in all its various articulations as a means of expression.Find out more »
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
This three day intensive course is for people who are interested in photography as art-form. This workshop is not about learning new technical skills but instead designed to improve each student’s understanding of their own photographic practice, their relationship with photography as art and their choice of subjects and genre. We will be creating unique and engaging images to form a narrative or visual poem.Find out more »
In this dynamic workshop we will be exploring our relationship to nature through site specific sculpture and ephemeral art using materials found on site. We will gather, form, experiment and play with natural found materials. Come and re -connect with the natural environment and explore a form of sculptural alchemy and the power of enchantment and transformation though art.
Enjoy a delicious lunch and then finish the day with a glass of wine contemplating your work with fellow artists. River Hawk Ranch is the perfect place for two days of creative immersion with one of Australia's best art-practitioners.Find out more »
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.
This is a mentoring class that will gives student the opportunity to pursue their own work. You will receive positive and helpful guidance, critique and feedback. We will explore the nature of creativity and discover ways to access, feed and cultivate your own course of inspiration.Find out more »
Drawing is one of the first forms of expression. In this workshop Dominique will share and demonstrate a range of strategies for drawing landscapes, objects and abstractions using a variety of materials. We will be looking at perspective, scaling and mark making by using charcoal, graphite, erasers and ink with the intention of creating finished pieces of work on paper. This is ideal for the beginner or those with more experience who wish to extend their drawing skills. Join us on…Find out more »
First used by ancient Egyptians - encaustic painting has been around for centuries. Also known as hot wax painting, it involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and paper are often used. The word encaustic comes from the Greek Enkaustikos which means “to burn” .
Join me on this two day introduction to painting with encaustic. You will learn how to combine the wax and resin to create your own mix then apply to the board, canvas or paper. We will scratch and mark make with brushes and tools, then use oil paint and pigment to build layers and stories. Suitable for all levels of experience this is a great way to explore a new medium.Find out more »
I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
~ Vincent van Gogh
After the long months of staying home Atelier is excited to announce its first workshop of 2020. We will be painting ‘En Plein Air” along the pristine coastal landscape of Northern New South Wales. The workshop will be two days of creative immersion using the beautiful, wild Angel beach for inspiration. Crafting our tools from the environment, we will be drawing with driftwood dipped in ink, charcoal from the beach fires and painting directly from the landscape. ......Find out more »