TUE 30 APR 10am-4pm
WED 01 MAY 9am-4pm
THU 02 MAY 9am-4pm & 6:30pm-9:30pm (artisan feast)
NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. Please also note you may be an unstoppable show off once you've got these skills under your belt. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).
What you'll learn:
For three days be part of the Artisan Camp community and indulge in living more creatively. Join Vanessa Wallace from Artfolk on a still life painting adventure. Using the grid method, transform your favourite still life image into a beautiful personalised painting. Learn art theory and techniques, connect with your innate creativity and abilities, make new friends, and soak up the gorgeous Woodfordia surrounds and atmosphere. Suitable for beginner and intermediate artists, and those wanting to expand their painting repertoire in a nurturing environment.
Arrive at the beautiful Woodfordia either the morning of, or the day prior to your workshop starting. The address is 87 Woodrow Road, the home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Follow the signs to the reception venue and you'll be greeted and registered and shown your tent or van space. Detailed accommodation options will be released in early February. But the quick version is: own camping or van is free, or you can hire a pre-erected tent or something fancy so you'll feel like a star (we're working on caravans, glamping and teepees!). You are also welcome to travel to site each day if you prefer.
Group welcome & Introduction to workshop Grid method and materials discussion Art theory – style, colour, line, pattern, texture, light/shadows, perspective (booklet provided) Sourced image review and ruling up Sketch out still life onto canvas Blocking colour fields and tones
Paint application and techniques Building still life components
Focus on image cohesiveness (colours, patterns, light/shadows) Highlights and lowlights D-hooks and wiring for hanging
Don't forget that this night (THURSDAY May 2) is the night of our Artisan Feast, inclusive in your ticket price, with a bar featuring drinks at 80s prices and a night of entertainment and delicious chef-cooked food.
The Planting Festival May 3-5th
Don’t want the fun to end? We can help! This year’s Artisan Camp is held in the lead-up to The Planting Festival, which begins on FRIDAY May 3 after the final Artisan Feast. Don’t worry, you can sleep in till lunchtime and stay in your tent or van throughout The Planting Festival, and we'd like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival ticket as a thankyou for attending the Artisan Camp 2019.
About Vanessa Wallace
Growing up in Byron Bay, Vanessa spent innumerable hours of her youth engrossed in art making and creative adventures. She began her professional life as a Graphic Designer working for advertising agencies both in Australia and the UK. With separate tertiary qualifications in Design, Visual Arts, and Education, she also works at QAGOMA galleries and as a casual Primary School Teacher for Education Queensland. As a practising artist over the last 15 years, Vanessa continues to create and exhibit for various galleries. She loves nothing better than pinching porcelain, painting and decorating surfaces, splashing colour and travelling to find new sights and inspirations.