Art work­shops to bring the colour

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

WHETHER you are a sea­soned pro­fes­sional in front of an easel or some­one who has never picked up a paint brush, Art Whit­sun­days wel­comes lo­cals from all walks of life to join their wa­ter­colour work­shop to­day.

The ses­sion will be hosted by Art Whit­sun­days’ vice-pres­i­dent, Sharon Dews­bury, who will teach par­tic­i­pants wa­ter­colour tech­niques, how to paint peo­ple (not por­traits), sim­plify pic­tures and how to give pieces move­ment.

“There’s no pres­sure. Peo­ple get scared when they haven’t drawn or painted but it’s not in­tim­i­dat­ing,” Ms Dews­bury said. “Ev­ery work­shop is de­signed for begin­ners to ad­vanced lev­els. It’s just to give it a go and have fun.”

Art Whit­sun­days plans to con­tinue host­ing regular work­shops in the fu­ture, hop­ing to make use of the many tal­ented artists in the re­gion.

“We have a lot of pho­tog­ra­phers, pot­ters, sculp­tors, oil pain­ters and acrylic pain­ters but peo­ple don’t ask us,” Art Whit­sun­days’ pres­i­dent Linda For­rester said. “We’ve got a lot of tal­ented peo­ple in the Whit­sun­days who are happy to share their knowl­edge.”

To­day’s work­shop will start at 10am and costs $10 per per­son.

CRE­ATIVE: Linda For­rester and Sharon Dews­bury.

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