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Posted on Sep 22, 2010 in Archive | 4 comments

Mitchell School of Arts 16th – 22nd January 2011


Tutors and Workshops


  • Erika Beck – Abstract expressions
  • Patrick Carroll – Abstraction and reality
  • Helen Cottle – Acrylic expressionism
  • Paul McCarthy – Rhythm of acrylics
  • Herman Pekel – Land & urban scapes


  • Barbara Duckworth – Botanical drawing & painting
  • Mary Ann Mein – Fundamentals of botanical drawing & painting


  • Joe Penn – Drawing; pure & simple
  • Cees Sleidreicht – Develop a style that is uniquely yours
  • Mitzi Vardill – Back to basics and some fun as well


  • Denise Scholz-Wulfing – Printmaking

Mixed Media

  • Pam Fairburn – Uniting drawing & painting
  • Val Kemsley – Inspiration & imagination
  • Oils

    • Robyn Collier – Aspects of water
    • Lyn Diefenbach – The WOW factor
    • Lesley O’Shea – Painterly portraits in oil
    • Ros Psakis – Simplifying oils; easy as 1, 2, 3


    • Barbara McManus – Pastel magic water mixable oils
    • Terry Lewitzka – Impressionism; landscapes, seascapes & a river scene


    • Greg Allen – Watercolour wizardry
    • Malcolm Beattie – Watercolour magic
    • Nic Canosa – Transform your watercolours
    • Malcolm Carver – Simplifying watercolour
    • Alvaro Castagnet – Impressionist approach to watercolours
    • Amanda Hyatt – The watercolour way
    • Terry Jarvis – Watercolours for the terrified
    • Ross Paterson – The vitality of watercolour technique
    • Joseph Zbukvic – Mastering watercolour

    The Weeks Program

    Sunday 16 Jan 11
    11am – 5pm Residential Registration (rooms won’t be open until Noon)
    10am – 3pm Mitchell bakery open for morning tea and lunch building C4
    Monday 17 Jan 11
    8.00am Registration (non residential participants)
    8.45am Welcome address & class allocation
    9am – 5pm Workshops
    7pm Tutors exhibition (includes wine & cheese)
    Tuesday 18 Jan 11
    9am – 5pm Workshops
    7pm – 10pm Bar and lounge open in C5 dining room (talent quest rehearsals)
    Wednesday 19 Jan 11
    9am – 5pm Workshops
    12am – 1.30pm Australia Day lunch
    7pm – 9pm Red faces talent quest (bring items needed for performance)
    Thursday 20 Jan 11
    9am – 5pm Workshops
    7pm – 10pm Demonstration by Zbukvic & Pekel with auction to support
    scholarship program (building C4 rafters bar)
    Friday 21 Jan 11
    9am – 5pm Workshops & set up for exhibition
    6.45pm – 8pm Student exhibition
    8pm -12pm Dance the night away with D.J Chris Cassy
    Saturday 22 Jan 11
    10am Check out (residential participants)

    For bookings:

    Phone: 02 9807 6900

    Download the brochure here – (pdf 2mb)

    Download the enrolment form here – (pdf 101K)


    1. Hi,
      I live in France and met Alvaro Castagnet last week worrying in my street in Villefranche sur Mer. I am coming to Australia in the New Year and see he is teaching at this workshop. I am a painter and would love to attend . Are there any spaces free?

    2. Hi Mattie,

      Please contact Art Scene using the contact details at the bottom of the post.


    3. Hi, Are there any places left for watercolours with Joseph Zubkvic?


    4. Hi Paul,

      Please contact Art Scene using the phone numbers or email address at the end of the post.


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