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Workshop April 2023

Painting for Pleasure - with Megan Albrecht

This workshop is a fun 4 hour workshop using acyclic paints, mixed media and collage. Walk into the class with a fabulous still life set up. Artist will supply mixed media, stencils, gels and papers.

Student Material List:
Acrylic paints, Brushes, A canvas square 30x30 inches

Members: $100 and Non Member $125

Megan loves colour, pattern and the freedom of line with Vincent Van Gogh being her influence.  Megan’s Instagram page is

if you want to see more of her style.  It’s free, whimsical and breaks the rules of colour.

If you want to have an afternoon of fun book today via BAS Website or direct into Trybooking.

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Sunday 30th April

12pm - 4pm

10.00am to 12.30pm

Every Saturday in 2024

Four week intensive course for beginners

Individual instruction will be provided in each class, focusing on proportion, colour, form, space, specific features, drawing concerns and paint handling. This course is suitable for all skill levels and participants can draw, use mixed media and/or paint.

Week One – Drawing from plaster casts and references/handouts.  Drawing portraits areas covered: Understanding perspective and geometry in the human head, anatomy and specific features on the face, proportion and light source.

Materials: Willow Charcoal (thick and thin), Putty Easer, Paper A1 size, Bulldog Clips

Week Two – Working from a model. Exploring the grisaille process working step by step from a toned canvas, blocking up the major forms and shadows.

Week Three – Working from a model. Further developing key details on the model, including hair and individual features.

Week Four – Working from a model in a second portrait. Mixing skin flesh colours will be explored using a different approach. Skills and knowledge from previous lesson will be incorporated and extended. These include anatomy, perspective, and retaining vitality of flesh tones.


Michelle's Experience
Winner of the prestigious Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Michelle Zuccolo has been a finalist in the British Portrait Award, London, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, The Percival Portrait Prize and Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize. Drawings have been included in the 7th Drawing Biennale, Kedumba Drawing Award, Drill Hall, ANU and Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

Portraiture - with Michelle Zucculo

Michelle Caithness and Clive Murray-White. Oil on canvas 2021

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