In conjunction with O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism, Heide presents a series of oil-painting workshops focusing on the techniques and ideas developed by each of these three ground-breaking artists. Aimed at introducing participants to innovative approaches to modern painting, these artist-led workshops will concentrate on a different theme each week. In each session participants will view and discuss selected works within the exhibition prior to commencing an oil painting in Heide’s beautifully situated Education Centre. All materials are provided. Suitable for all skill levels, no prior painting experience required. Enrol in all four classes and receive a 20 per cent discount.
PAINTING MODERNISM: PICTURES OF PEOPLE
The invention of abstraction was modernism’s great and lasting break with tradition, and artist Georgia O’Keeffe was at the vanguard when she painted her early abstractions. Explore O’Keeffe’s approaches to abstraction through a series of colour exercises and paintings using the shapes and forms of the Heide garden as inspiration.
Cost: $75, Member/Concession $68 (canvas and paint supplied; BYO smock)
Venue: Sidney Myer Education Centre