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OCTOBER - Watercolour Workshop with Dave Conlin (Subiaco)


Experience the subtleties of water colour, guided by a professional artist in this hands-on workshop. Experiment with paints, mediums, markers, sticks and fine art papers. Learn how the artist incorporates contemporary water colour materials into his practice. Explore Dave's eclectic and action-packed subject matter including dynamic outdoor scenes, people, cafes, sea, country landscapes and more. You will leave this workshop feeling inspired and ready to paint!

Friday 18th October
11am - 1pm

Spaces limited, booking essential. To book, ask in-store or phone (08) 9381 2700. $5 payment to Jacksons Drawing Supplies is required to secure your place and is fully redeemable on any Winsor & Newton Art Materials purchased in-store on the day. Art Materials will be provided for use during the workshop. Free samples while stocks last.

This October, enjoy special offers on selected Winsor & Newton Art Materials, Arches and Fabriano Fine Art Papers and more in-store.

OCTOBER - Animal Portraits Coloured Pencil Illustration Workshop (Fremantle)

Jacksons Fremantle Store
Monday 28th October
10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $50*

In this workshop, Stacey will demonstrate the basics of sketching an animal from a photograph. You will be shown how to blend and layer coloured pencil to create form and texture. Stacey will demonstrate techniques she uses to create the illusion of fur, as well as realistic animal features. You will also have a chance to explore the differences between colour pencil brands.

Stacey is a self-taught colour pencil artist who rediscovered her childhood passion for pencils 8 years ago after exploring a range of different art mediums. She believes there is a common misconception that “real artists” use paints, not pencils. But through exploring this wonderful medium she feels she has proven that it is possible to create beautiful, intricate artwork with colour pencils. She particularly enjoys drawing botanical themed illustrations and wildlife and also regularly completes commissions for pet portraits. Stacey delighted to be currently illustrating her first children’s picture book – the main character being a dog!

Paid bookings are essential to secure your place!
Please contact the store on 9335 5062 or fremantle@jacksons.com.au to for booking information.
*Payment is non-refundable, paid bookings only. Materials list is available in store.

NOVEMBER - Pastels & Underpainting with Rubbing Alcohol Workshop with Trudi Whitcher (Mandurah)

Jacksons Mandurah Store
Thursday 7th November
10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $50

About this workshop
Having worked with pastels for a while, most pastel artists make choices in the underlayers of their paintings which will impact positively on their finished picture, such as colour choice and texture of paper, and the initial colour of their blocking in.

This workshop is designed to introduce you to Isopropyl, otherwise known as rubbing alcohol. Using it is one more choice available to you  to work more constructively with the initial layers of your paintings. This method of working is quick and gives you a greater sense of control. Isopropyl helps to reduces pastel build up in the paper’s tooth allowing room for subsequent layers and mark making. The working process will be demonstrated and discussed along with useful tips.

Paid bookings are essential to secure your place!
Please contact the store on 9535 2827 or
mandurah@jacksons.com.au for booking information.
*Payment is non-refundable, paid bookings only. Materials list is available in store.

NOVEMBER - Pastel Painting Sunsets Workshop with Ann Steer (Balcatta)

Jacksons Balcatta Store
Saturday 9th November
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $65

The one-day workshop provides an opportunity to spend the day focusing on pastel painting and caters to a range of different skill levels. My classes start from a position of encouraging students to paint in their own style. I strongly encourage people to view images and translate what they see in their own special way. I am passionate about colour and will show you how to use it to enhance your work. 

I will encourage you to try new things, and push your out of your comfort zone by experimenting with new techniques. As a teacher I am generous in sharing knowledge and provide you with live demonstrations. Above all, this is a class to have fun painting what we are passionate about. Whether you’re looking to improve on already-existing skills or just dip your toe into something new, the workshop program provides a relaxed happy environment to learn about pastel painting.

At each workshop I will begin by giving a demonstration and then you will commence on your own piece. I will continue to guide you throughout the course of the workshop. I have many photographs that you can choose from for your inspiration or alternatively please feel free to bring your own photograph.

Ever wanted to create a beautiful sunset? I will share tricks for keeping your colour bright but not raw, subtle but not muddy and help your painting become more expressive and appealing.

What you will need:
Bring your pastels! A sheet of colourfix pastel paper can be purchased on the day at Jacksons. Contact Ann for full suggested materials list.

How will I know what to paint?  That is easy, I bring a folder full of images and you get to choose your own image and if you prefer bring something from home to paint.

Do I need to bring anything to class? I provide easels, boards and tape, you will need to bring your own pastels, paints, paper can be purchased on the day at the shop. Also it pays to bring some baby wipes to clean your hands as we all end up looking like pastel warriors at the end of the day with it all over our faces!

To confirm a place at any of these workshops please book at ann@annsteer.com or by calling me on 0418 921 701
Payments are non-refundable. Bookings are not secure until payment has been made.

OCTOBER - Loosen up with Acrylics Workshop with artist Cindy Parsley (Subiaco)

Jacksons Subiaco Store
Saturday 26th October
9:30am - 1:30pm
Cost: $120 - most materials supplied.
(a short materials list will supplied upon booking)
Many of us avoid putting a pen to paper or a brush onto canvas because we are afraid the results might be flawed or stupid. This fun and interactive workshop will unlock the R-directed side of your brain, so you are free to create with curiosity and excitement - the way we were designed to!

Create several paintings completed and ready to frame & hang in your home, or gift to friends or family.
You will: tap into your intuitive brain, discover how to see things differently, learn the 3 C's for success, explore a little bit with colour, consider light source and how it shows up in a painting, and use positive and negative shape painting techniques.

Spaces limited, booking essential. To book contact the store via subiaco@jacksons.com.au or phone (08) 9381 2700. Payment is required to secure your place and is non-refundable.

NOVEMBER - Resin Workshop with Helen & Rachel from Ranhouse Studio (Subiaco)

Jacksons Subiaco Store
Saturday 2nd November
11:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: $150 (all materials included)

Resin art is an addictive form of fluid art using epoxy resin mixed with different coloured pigment types which create varying effects. One of the appeals of resin is it has a mind of its own and with a bit of guidance it never disappoints.

In this workshop, we will guide you through the process of selecting your colours, mixing the resin, safety precautions and different techniques to create your own individual 30cm x 30cm art piece.

Resin is messy, so please wear appropriate clothing or an apron.

If you are pregnant, have a respiratory condition or are under 16 – we do not recommend this class.

Your finished piece will need to be left to cure for a minimum of 24 hours at the store. Pick up times will be advised on the day.

Bookings must be paid in full to secure your place before the day. Please call the store on 9381 2700 to make payment or via subiaco@jacksons.com.au
Payment is non-refundable.

NOVEMBER - Fashion Face Drawing Workshop with Michelle Pike (Balcatta)

Jacksons Balcatta Store
Saturday 16th November
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $90 (materials included)

Join us for Michelle Pike’s most popular workshop - illustrating the Fashion Face!

Using a template, you will bring to life facial features, stylised makeup application in mixed media, including watercolour and pen work. You will gain an understanding of Fashion Face proportions, which you can apply to future artistic work.

Workshop includes:
• All materials
• Creative setting with fashion face inspiration images
• Specialist direction from Michelle
• Creative environment for your inner artistic spirit

Paid bookings are essential to secure your place!
Please contact the store on 9240 1795 or balcatta@jacksons.com.au for booking information.
*Payment is non-refundable, paid bookings only.