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: THE LURE OF LANDSCAPE
Making paintings of the land in which they lived was central to the practice of artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith, who each developed studies made plein air into sophisticated studio paintings. Spend the morning developing sketches of the Heide gardens into modernist landscape paintings, full of vibrant colour and atmosphere.
Cost: $75, Member/Concession $68 (canvas and paint supplied; BYO smock)
Venue: Sidney Myer Education Centre