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"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 »
A mentoring session gives artists and students the opportunity to receive positive and helpful guidance, critique and feedback. Dominique will help you explore conceptual themes and practical solutions to resolving your work. She will help you to discover ways to access, feed and cultivate your language and help find your own source of inspiration. One hour blocks $60.Find out more »
Painting for Beginners
In this introductory course we will look at the fundamentals of painting. Students will learn about materials, tone, composition and colour in fun, easy exercises that will give you a good understanding of the basics skill of painting. No experience is necessary.Find out more »
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students and will focus on the various genres of painting from still life to portraiture and landscape through the study of techniques, mediums and paint manipulation.
It will encourage individuality and personally support each artists' strengths. It will also offer a mentoring
environment for students exploring their own particular artistic objectives or developing a body of work.
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 »
Adventure to India on this art expedition of a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the diversity, culture and colour of this magical destination. You will be under the expert guidance of Dominique Sutton and Daniella Milner. We will explore DELHI and the best of RAJASTHAN - the cities of JAIPUR, PUSHKAR & UDAIPUR. Our adventure will be a wonderful ten days of drawing, painting and sculpting whilst staying in the most charming haveli's and luxury guesthouses. We will paint in the local flower market at sunrise, sip gin & tonics in opulent palace's and eat our way through the many mouth- watering café's & restaurants. You don’t need any creative experience - just a love of art and a sense of adventure.Find out more »