MADAG endeavours to provide a variety of art and craft workshops and classes for the benefit of its members and friends.
At present, Grahame Martin who is a very accomplished artist is offering tuition in the use of oils. featuring "Light, Space and Atmosphere" using "Wet into Wet technique".
He can also be contacted regarding "Plein-Air" painting.
Grahame resides in the Bega valley and can be contacted on 0438 442 179.
Many members recently attended a workshop for beginners in Encaustic. Presenter Mo Godbeer had all those in attendance, enthralled by the extent of what can be achieved exploring this unusual medium. At the completion of two days, they left with a smile and new pieces of work produced whilst working outside normal boundaries.
Local artist Suzanne Lindhorst demonstrated the use of ochres in painting at the October meeting held at the RSL club. Suzanne brought along samples of earth and rocks she had collected mainly from The Kimberley region. The group present learnt how to grind these ochres to a paste and how to apply to a board eagerly watching as Suzanne produced a lovely earthy coloured painting. See the photos on our activities page.
February saw members left mentally and physically exhausted but totally inspired and enthused at the completion of a three day watercolour workshop with John Lovett No doubt some amazing new works will result.
The Ephemeral art festival was held at Panboola wetlands on 28th April. It was a lovely sunny morning and a most inviting location for members to immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounds. Some painted, some sketched while others took advantage of the photographic subjects on offer. Just to sit on the green grass and chat with likeminded artists was valued time to rekindle the spirits and evoke new enthusiasm. See photos on the activities page.
A group of members and friends recently attended an acrylic workshop conducted by Patrick Carroll. They were treated to a demonstration of how to remain objective, let the brush do the work and let the resulting image speak to the artist. From there, a painting develops through composition, tone, line and colour. It was most exhilarating to witness Patrick's use of credit cards, cardboard, pieces of plastic and even kitchen tools to make a mark on his painting. He then demonstrated how those marks can be either male or female and their interaction in an abstract or a traditional scene. The resulting works from the workshop will be shown at the September meeting 2pm at the RSL Club in Merimbula. See photos on the activities slideshow page