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During this Large Scale Painting workshop we will be specifically looking at developing our work on canvas. Day one will explore abstraction through paint application, mark making and brushstroke and day two will be developing up the work towards a finished piece. We will be working on the floor with large brushes and poured paints. This is a follow up workshop from the Large Scale Drawing and Painting workshop but is also suitable for students who did not attend the…Find out more »
Art has always been fascinated with masks. Cubists, Fauvists, Expressionists, and Abstractionists all owe inspiration to them. Across ancient cultures and history, the face has been bestowed with incredible importance and power. As the point of contact and medium of communication with others, faces and their artistic representations, whether human, animal or spirit, have been used to express cultural and spiritual beliefs, create identities and transform personalities.
In this Mask making workshop we will be channeling our inner river spirit by using found materials to create our own interpretations from nature.
Please join us at River Hawk Ranch for a morning of foraging and creating followed by a delicious brunch.Find out more »
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 »
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.
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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 »
Dominique Sutton of Atelier is delighted to be hosting an amazing painting retreat to the inspiring Villa Le Reve, the home of Henri Matisse in the medieval town of Vence on the French Rivera. There will be trips to the local markets and to the Maeght Foundation in the beautiful old town of St Paul de Vence. We will have lunch at La Colombe d’Or where Leger and Picasso used to dine and the walls are covered with original works.
Dominique’s love of France began as a young woman where she would regularly skip across the channel to visit the great galleries and museum's of Europe. Come and join us for 8 days of painting and artistic immersion while enjoying the company of other like minded artists in Matisse's historic villa.
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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 »
"I am so excited to announce a new exclusive retreat to Satellite Island in Tasmania. The Island will be ours alone for five days of drawing, painting, feasting and exploring.
So please join me as we drag deck chairs to the edge of the jetty, grab you sketch book and settle in with a glass of wine."Find out more »