DRAWING ON NATURE WITH JENNIFER KEELER-MILNE
Join Jennifer in an exploration of collecting and drawing specimens in 3 days of beachcombing at an Artist’s Retreat in beautiful, secluded Currawong on the shores of Pittwater (March 30 - April 1, 2020)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jennifer Keeler- Milne is a significant mid-career Sydney artist whose oil paintings and drawings in charcoal and pastel have brought her to prominence over the past 15 years. Her works have been included in the Dobell Prize for Drawing exhibition eight times, including in 2000 when the AGNSW purchased her stunning charcoal drawing of clouds, Visibility/Invisibility, for the collection. Since then she has drawn a range of natural objects that have been exhibited and collected in State and regional galleries.
A former museum educator with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and lecturer at Sydney University, UTS and the National Art School, Jennifer also runs her own drawing school, Dare to Draw, teaching the principles and techniques of drawing.
Jennifer has had several solo exhibitions in Sydney, as well as group shows in Hong Kong and Paris. Her work is held in the collection of the AGNSW, Artbank and the Victorian College of the Arts, as well as private collections in London, New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. Jennifer is represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney and Melbourne. http://jenniferkeelermilne.com.au/portfolio
DRAWING ON NATURE | ART WORKSHOP
Jennifer will share and demonstrate a range of strategies for drawing natural objects using different drawing materials for working on paper or in sketchbooks. This is ideal for the beginner or those with more experience who wish to extend their drawing skills. Join us at the idyllic and secluded Currawong Beach, on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Learn a new skill or develop new ones in a beautiful and relaxed environment.
ACCOMMODATION AT CURRAWONG BEACH
Enjoy this absolute waterfront setting in the stunningly beautiful Ku-ring-gai National Park, about an hour and a half from central Sydney. The accommodation includes the heritage homestead built by Dr Bernard Stiles in 1916. Originally called "Africa," it was later renamed "Midholme." You can also stay in iconic Aussie beachside cottages (built in the early 1950s), all with spectacular views of Pittwater. The price of the workshop varies, depending on your choice of accommodation. Midholme is more comfortable and upmarket, than the more rustic cottages, which have an internal shower and outdoor toilet. Although they are in the process of being renovated, so there could be a few completed for the workshop. Currawong was listed on the State Heritage Register in 2009 and is accessible only by ferry from Palm Beach.
Non painting partners are very welcome. There is plenty to do and see in the area from bush walking, tennis, reading or even kayaking.
3 DAY ART WORKSHOP RETREAT IN CURRAWONG BEACH ON PITTWATER (MARCH 30 - APRIL 1, 2020)
DAY 1 - ARRIVE CURRAWONG BEACH (MONDAY MARCH 30)
Workshop guests will catch the 12pm ferry from Palm Beach, arriving for lunch at Currawong at 12.25pm. After lunch artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne will outline what the next few days will involve, followed by a walk around the site looking at suitable painting and sketching locations. At 6pm we will all meet at the homestead for a Welcome Drink, followed by dinner at 7pm.
DAY 2 - CURRAWONG BEACH (TUESDAY MARCH 31)
After breakfast Jenny will spend the morning demonstrating different drawing styles using a variety of techniques and processes. how to create a visual diary using a variety of techniques and processes. Workshop participants will then choose a location and start drawing from nature. Jenny will assist workshop participants individually throughout the day. At 6pm we will meet for sunset drinks and an informal discussion with the artist, followed by dinner.
DAY 3 - CURRAWONG BEACH (WEDNESDAY APRIL 1)
On our last day, the guests will continue to develop their drawings on location as Jenny assists participants individually. After lunch there will be a showing of everyone’s work and a group discussion. The workshop finishes at approximately 3.30pm. There are ferries back to Palm Beach at 3.25pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm.
Cost based on a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 12. Fully supported workshop, with one-on-one tuition
· TUITION BY RENOWNED ARTIST/EDUCATOR DEBBIE MACKINNON
· 2 X NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION & 3 DAYS TUITION AT CURRAWONG (PITTWATER)
· ALL MEALS INCLUDED (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA)
· EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING & SKETCHING EACH DAY WITH ARTIST’S GUIDANCE
· PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS
· INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS IN THE EVENINGS OVER DRINKS
· GROUP CRITIQUE
· WORKSHOP HOSTED BY KERRI AINSWORTH (ART TRAVEL ADVENTURES FOUNDER)
· EASELS & STOOLS (IF REQUIRED)
· TRANSPORT TO THE RETREAT
· ALCOHOLIC & SOFT DRINKS
· ART MATERIALS
A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $250 IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
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