Dragon Art Demonstration 6 to 7.30pm Friday Evening 4th November 2022 – Meet the Artist Tammy Martin – before she hits SuperNova Brisbane that Weekend!

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We’ve got a very big weekend coming up starting 4th November 2022 – 6pm to 7.30pm
Come and Meet the Artist and share – Drinks and canapés along with a mixed media Dragon art demonstration by Artist – Tammy Martin before she heads to Supanova Brisbane for the next two days after that!
Phew! we’re all excited Tammy !!!!!

WHERE – FISH LANE STUDIOS – 4 Edmondstone Street – South Brisbane – Qld – 4101 …………3 blocks away from the BRISBANE Convention Centre along Melbourne Street towards West End – turn right at Edmondstone Street and walk up the hill to us!

Saturday 26 November 2022 – Christmas Picnic and Paint – Fish Lane Studios – South Brisbane – 10am to 2.30pm

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Christmas Picnic and Paint – Modern Botanical – Fresh from the Brisbane Flower Markets – We will celebrate a year of great painting and lots of fun – experimenting with colours and textures – papers and mediums – this will be the showcase Workshop Saturday November 2022 – Fish Lane Studios 10am to 2.30pm – Picnic Lunch catered by BillyKart Restaurant 4 Edmondstone Street – South Brisbane – Qld 4101 – Ticket includes $20 towards our ‘Picnic Lunch’ catered by BillyKart Restaurant on the Deck – scroll down for ‘Art Materials’ to bring with you!

Start The Year Experimenting – with new substrates for your Watercolour – Eckersley’s Minyama – Sunshine Coast Queensland – Saturday 25 March 2023 – 10am to 2pm

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Creative moments come from all sorts of directions – let’s start the year experimenting! Different Substrates – Different Directions – Museum Series Aquabord is a textured, highly absorbent surface designed for watercolor and gouache. Aquabord is crafted from our premium warp-resistant 1/8″ FSC-certified Hardbord™ that is protected with our proprietary Archiva-Seal™ and coated with an acid-free clay and mineral ground with a texture similar to cold-pressed watercolor paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolour papers can’t match and Aquabord allows artists to frame and display their watercolour without glass. With The Man From Snowy River – Craigs Hut as our subject, discovering the beauty of the mountains telling the story of the cattle drovers! Scroll down under the ticket box to see the Materials List.

Start The Year Experimenting – with new substrates for your Watercolour – Eckersley’s Gold Coast Labrador – Wednesday 8th March 2023 – 10am to 2pm

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Creative moments come from all sorts of directions – let’s start the year experimenting! Different Substrates – Different Directions – Museum Series Aquabord is a textured, highly absorbent surface designed for watercolor and gouache. Aquabord is crafted from our premium warp-resistant 1/8″ FSC-certified Hardbord™ that is protected with our proprietary Archiva-Seal™ and coated with an acid-free clay and mineral ground with a texture similar to cold-pressed watercolor paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolour papers can’t match and Aquabord allows artists to frame and display their watercolour without glass. With The Man From Snowy River – Craigs Hut as our subject, discovering the beauty of the mountains telling the story of the cattle drovers! Scroll down under the ticket box to see the Materials List.

Workshop with Artist – Alvaro Castagnet – Queensland Tennis Centre – 2 Workshops – BOOK HERE for – 9th October 2022

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Choose your Day – 8 or 9 October 2022 – For a ‘Watercolour Masterclass – Understanding the 4 Pillars’ by Alvaro Castagnet. This workshop is an intense day of inspiration, hard work and productive learning. You can choose to attend both days or only the one day – Saturday 8th October and/or Sunday 9th October – they are ticketed separately to enable you to choose the amount of time you have to Workshop comfortably with Alvaro.

Workshop with Artist – Alvaro Castagnet – Queensland Tennis Centre – 2 Workshops – BOOK HERE for – 8th October 2022

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Choose your Day – 8 or 9 October 2022 – For a ‘Watercolour Masterclass – Understanding the 4 Pillars’ by Alvaro Castagnet. This workshop is an intense day of inspiration, hard work and productive learning. You can choose to attend both days or only the one day – Saturday 8th October and/or Sunday 9th October – they are ticketed separately to enable you to choose the amount of time you have to Workshop comfortably with Alvaro.

Paint The EKKA 22 Painting – Combining Stories in Your Paintings – Fish Lane Studios – South Brisbane 10th September 2022 – 10am to 1pm

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Combining Stories – A Landscape and Icons that you love! For this Workshop we are taking the imagery I demonstrated at the Royal Brisbane Ag Show – The EKKA 2022 and using these as our working images! 

We will explore how to lay a landscape out onto your paper and bring it to life with vibrant colour – the landscape we will draw inspiration from is taken from the mouth of Stumers Creek – on the Sunshine Coast and the ‘Icons’ will be The Australian Flora that we have been working with in our Studio lessons over the last few weeks – Gum Blossoms and/or Grevillea you are welcome to join me for this Workshop.

Don’t forget BillyKart Restaurant is open on the Deck beside us and make the best Brekky’s – you can buy a coffee or full breakfast and enjoy it while you paint – Ben and his team are amazing and will deliver to us in the Studio! 10am start on Saturday 10th August 2022 – to 1pm.

Planning for 2023 Australian Watercolour Muster is underway ……..But what happened in Dunkeld – check out our YouTube!

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Keen to know what happened during our – Australian Watercolour Mini-Muster 2022 over the long Weekend in June in Dunkeld Victoria head across to our new – – YouTube Website and follow us there – we will continue to load … Read More

Fish Lane Studios – Sth Brisbane – Saturday 27 August 2022 – Australian Flora II – Banksia and Grevillea

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For this Saturday Workshop – we will continue to explore the beauty of Australian Flora – taking on board the many colours of Grevillea and the amazing twist and turns of the Banksia as it grows and ages! Your welcome to bring your own images or find some native branches along the way to inspire us – see below for the ‘Materials to Bring’ – don’t forget you can buy your breakfast – BillyKart Restaurant is open and your welcome to bring it into the warm Studio to enjoy while you paint! *sorry price of breakfast is not included in the Workshop though!

Fish Lane Studios – Sth Brisbane – Saturday 13th August 2022 – 10am to 1pm – Colour Your Landscapes – Snow and Mountains – Lakes NZ

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A Working Watercolour – What is this?

Watercolours over the ages have been used by Artists to capture their immediate fresh image of a landscape or portrait – and then often this is transposed into an Oil painting on canvas!  Very much an old Masters technique – and this is the same today ………. come and learn how this piece of Work – taken from images of Lake Tekapo – shared by a client whose fond memories of this lake were driving this decision to have a painting, and understand how you can translate your images from one medium to the other AND/OR just enjoy the Watercolour !!! Remember – BillyKart Restaurant is open for Breakfast so not need to go hungry – drop in and order breakfast and have it while you paint or grap a tea and coffee to warm you up – all welcome in the Studio – but come a little before 10am to get set up and organised!

Eckersley’s Gold Coast – Wednesday 17th August 2022 – 10am to 2.30pm – Exploring Australian Flora II – Grevillea and Banksia

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For this Wednesday Workshop – we will continue to explore the beauty of Australian Flora – taking on board the many colours of Grevillea and the amazing twist and turns of the Banksia as it grows and ages! Your welcome to bring your own images or find some native branches along the way to inspire us – see below for the ‘Materials to Bring’ – BYO your own lunch and a mug – tea and coffee provided!

Eckersley’s Gold Coast – 7th September 2022 – 10am to 2.30pm – Pony Tails and Skirts – On The Beach

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Explore the techniques to capture the texture of the sand – the wash of the waves – bodies on the beach!

This Workshop will start at the beginning with these concepts so you are welcome to come and Workshop with us, even if you haven’t practices a lot of landscape painting! Check the ‘Materials to Bring Below’ – pack BYO Lunch and bring a mug – tea and coffee provided! – come a bit early to set up for a 10am start!

Fish Lane Studios – Sth Brisbane – Saturday 6 August 2022 – 10am to 1pm- Exploring Australian Flora I

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Come and explore the stunning beauty of Australian Flora – for this 1st Workshop we can thank Jacquie Williams for her wonderful photography and I went back into my archives and reminisced with the Work I had photographed sitting on the table in my old Studio at Yaroomba – so many good memories there – happy to bring them back to life and share with you all!  Don’t forget you can buy coffee and yummy breaky from BillyKart Restaurant who share the deck with us!

Eckersleys Gold Coast – Wednesday 3rd August 2022 – 10am to 2.30pm – Exploring Australian Flora I – Gum Blossoms

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Come and Paint with me on the Gold Coast – to explore the stunning beauty of Australian Flora – for this 1st Workshop we can thank Jacquie Williams for her wonderful photography and I went back into my archives and reminisced with the Work I had photographed sitting on the table in my old Studio at Yaroomba – so many good memories there – happy to bring them back to life and share with you all! Check below for the materials to bring and don’t forget BYO own lunch and a mug – tea and coffee provided!

Brisbane – Evening in Fish Lane Studios – Stage 2 Birds and Botanicals – Wet on Wet Techniques – Thursday 21st July 2022 – 6pm to 8.30pm

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This Stage 2 is a slightly advanced class for those Artists wanting to explore further the new finishes Wet on Wet techniques open up for their artwork – it is recommended that you have attended some of our Workshops previous to this or have some experience with watercolour painting…….for my regular students – a novelty ‘No Ink’ ……. if you are coming straight from Work – BillyKart Restaurant is open and you can have your dinner delivered to the Studio – coffee and tea available – wine can be purchased from BillyKart as well!

Wet on Wet – Botanical and Birds – Eckersley’s Gold Coast 20th July 2022 – 10am to 2.30pm

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Working Wet-on-Wet is a technique that gives wonderful distance and depth to your paintings. It enables you to have lovely ‘lost’ edges contrasting with the focus of the foreground images – this will be a chance to explore this technique. We are including birds with our botanical – but if you are not a bird person you are welcome to just explore this technique with – the ‘botanical’ – this is an option you can choose on the day!

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