Entries now open for the Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2017

The Muswellbrook Local Art Awards are an annual competition which offers local artists from Muswellbrook, Singleton, and Upper Hunter Shires the opportunity to show off the cream of their work from the past twelve months. Entries close 06 October 2017.

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Workshop: Experimental Charcoal with Exhibiting Artist Dorothy Wishney

Dorothy Wishney, 'Balancing Act, Queenstown, Tasmania', oil on canvas.

Free Workshop

Saturday 2 September 10.30am-4.00pm

This workshop explores applications of charcoal which encompass techniques common to both drawing and painting. Using the landscape as subject matter there will be an emphasis on creating texture and tone. Participants will produce several experimental pieces leading to a finished work.

Required materials:

  • Dust mask for anyone sensitive to charcoal dust
  • Charcoal powder
  • Charcoal blocks
  • Willow charcoal sticks
  • Charcoal pencil – soft or 6B
  • Black oil pastel
  • Oil paint tick – colourless blender
  • Oil paint stick - white
  • 2 sheets Stone henge paper 250gms (white) or similar paper 250-300gms – smooth surface
  • Plastic card – old store card

Bookings are essential, REGISTER NOW!

Please contact the Arts Centre is you have any difficulty sourcing materials.

Image: Dorothy Wishney, Storm over Skye, charcoal and oil stick, 65 x 50cm.

Workshop: in Clayboard Etching with Exhibiting Artist Michèle Heibel

Michèle Heibel, 'Misty Morning"

In this 3 hour workshop with Hunter Valley artist, Michèle Heibel, you will learn of some of the techniques and thought processes she uses when creating her unique artworks and practise creating your own miniature using an etching needle on black clayboard.

Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
What: Create a miniature artwork using an etching needle on black clayboard.
When: 10am to 1pm, Saturday 7th October 2017
Cost: FREE workshop
Bring: Glasses if required

Bookings are essential, REGISTER NOW!


FREE Monthly Manga workshops for young people at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

Club Manga Mania is here!

10.30-11.30am Sundays monthly with Jade Goodwin.
Ideal for 8-14 year olds.

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Workshop: Interpreting the Ancient: Indigenous Symbolism and Contemporary Art – with exhibiting artist Travis De Vries

Mark Gambino

10:00am-1:00pm Saturday 05 August 2017
FREE workshop

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