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Expressive Portraits with Paul Oswin

Sat 25th June:

$50 members ($70 non members) 10am – 3pm

Paul Oswin Portraits


Pauls workshops have become very popular across the state and beyond.  Loosen up and experiment with expressive watercolour and charcoal techniques to create unique portraits.  Bring your own photos and materials.  Portraits can be human or animal.  (list to be provided when you book).

https://www.pauloswinart.com/

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Workshops – book now!

30th March Watercolours with Marg Lewis


FREE for members.  Marg is a very experienced artist with over 50 years of experience painting and teaching, including hosting painting holidays.  Since moving to the region, Marg has developed a real love of the local landscape and enjoys painting the Mallee and the Murray River.  Marg will share with us some tips and techniques for watercolours.

Please Bring:  Pencil, envelopes different sizes, Watercolour or acrylic paints, soft brushes, water containers, paper towels, Picnic plates as pallets.  Card and cutting tools supplied.

April in Moulamein: Glass art and Mosaics

Spend one or two days in beautiful Moulamein.  Cabins available for overnight at Moulamein caravan park, right on the lake.  $40 per person (shared). Please bring if you have:  Apron, Safety dust mask, Safety glasses, Paper, pencil and Permanent marker plus Paper towel (these may be used in either workshop).

Day 1 Sat 23 April.  Glass Art with Kathy Gibson
$90 for members ($100 for non-members) 10am – 3pm

Workshop costs $100 per person and runs from 9:30-4. Class number is min. of 4 max. of 8. Price includes tea and coffee, project glass, tools and kiln hire. Findings and additional or speciality glass will cost extra.
Please bring your own lunch.  Visit Kathy’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/moulamein.glass.art

Day 2 Mosaics with Sandy Peeters
$50 per person ($60 for non-members) 10am – 3pm

Mosaic covered Birdbath

Sunday fun day of mosaics with Sandy at her whispering waters studio at Moulamein lakeside caravan park.  A tour of the mosaics & sculptures in the park will start the day.  Enjoy a day of decorating a bird bath or a piece of your choice.  Great for beginners.  Sandy has an amazing selection of tiles, glass & China to choose from. Tea/coffee & light lunch included. Visit Sandy’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mosaicartwithsandy

Wed 4th May – Playing with Clay with Nancy

Members: $10 per person to cover cost of clay (non members $20)

This will be a workshop on basic methods of hand building:- pinch pots, working with slabs, coiling etc.  We will be using raku clay which won’t be fired, so items should be kept dry once completed.  In order to try various methods, small items will be created. (see examples).  Please bring the following if possible.

Hand towel (it will be your permanent clay towel.  Wooden spoon or small bat, small sock filled with rice, small sponge, water container, small spoon, box or container to take your work home.

Wednesday 1st June Mono Printing & Gelli plates with Lorri

Free for members ($20 non members)

Gelli Printing Plates are a soft, reusable plate for transferring your work to paper with hand pressure. They are a very easy and mess-free way of making monoprints, and work especially well with acrylics.  Painting on the plates is supplemented with the use of natural and man made objects such as leaves and stencils.

Sat 25th June: Expressive Portraits with Paul Oswin

$40 members ($60 non members) 10am – 3pm


Pauls workshops have become very popular across the state and beyond.  Loosen up and experiment with expressive watercolour and charcoal techniques to create unique portraits.  Bring your own photos and materials.  Portraits can be human or animal.  (list to be provided when you book).

https://www.pauloswinart.com/

  Sat 10th Sept: Landscapes with Jon Lam

$40 members ($60 non members) 10am – 3pm

For those who came to Jon’s previous workshop in 2018 you will remember Jon’s relaxed and helpful tutoring.

Jon paints for the sheer pleasure it gives him.  Jon has won over 40 awards during his career and he seems to be going from strength to strength.  His paintings reveal an intensely inquisitive mind. This explains why Jon paints in various media and styles.

Jon is competent with watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastels and his works vary between traditional to contemporary.

More details will be provided later in the year.

https://jonfonglam.wixsite.com/mysite

#Note Workshop details and any changes will be posted on Website, Facebook and Email.

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MASH Newsletter – February 2022

End of Month Cuppa

Come along to a great social get together for all MASH members from both groups.
10.30am, Friday 25th February @ Modern Natural Café, McCallum St Swan Hill. 
Please let Norma or Sue know if you are coming.

21st Birthday Update

The exhibition dates are set and the finer details of how best to celebrate are still being thrashed out. 

We are planning an opening on the Friday night and a COVID safe dinner with finger food on Saturday.  Entry forms are now finalised, and we will arrange a day for works to be photographed if artists need help.  Lorri has prepared notes to help you write a short biography and artist statement to accompany your work.   Forms available soon.

Important dates

  • Friday 30 September 2022:    Entries close
  • Friday 25 November:              Official opening of Exhibition
  • Saturday 26 November:          6.30pm Artists and guests’ dinner
  • Sunday  30 January 2023        Last day of exhibition

Weekly Art Groups

Weekly painting days are in full swing again with everyone starting on new work and some completing their boards for the 9×5 Exhibition and charity auction.  Don’t forget they need to be either given to Sue or Lorri by the end of February or taken to the Gallery by 5th March.

  • Tuesdays 9.30 – to 12 @ Murray River Motel
  • Wednesdays 9.30 to 12.30 @ Woorinen South Community Hall.

The MASH community were saddened to hear that our member and friend Merrilyn lost her husband, Bill to cancer recently.  We send our most sincere sympathy to Merrilyn and her family.

Monthly Workshops – March to June, 2022

  • 30th March: Watercolours with Marg Lewis (member tutor)
  • 23rd & 24th April: Glass Art and Mosaics in Moulamein*
  • 4th May: Clay workshop with Nancy (membertutor)
  • 1st June: Mono Printing using Gelli plates and other fun stuff with Lorri
    (member tutor  sample image right)
  • Saturday 25th June: Expressive Portraits with Paul Oswin*
  • Saturday 10th September: Landscapes with Jon Lam*

All workshops are held at the Woorinen South Community Hall unless otherwise stated.  # COVID safe rules apply.  Please supply own materials where possible.  Sanitiser is available to clean any shared resources.

Exhibitions & Competitions

The Mallee Through My Eyes

Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum.  Opens Friday 18th February.  Did anyone enter? 
Send the Secretary some photos, especially if you are a winner!

  • Winners will be announced at the opening.
  • People’s choice award will be announced 4 pm Sunday 20th February.
  • Entries to be collected Sunday night at 4pm.

Notions of Care until 27th March at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.
This exhibition explores the ways in which art and nurture are interlinked, through the works of Arini Byng, Snapcat, Polly Stanton, Kate Tucker and Katie West. The exhibition asks questions about the ways that art can care for both viewers and artists. Notions of care are unfolded, cultivated, and enforced.

Completed artworks and your profile need to be handed to Sue or Lorri by the end of February or delivered to the Gallery by 5th March.  Please put your name on the back of the artwork, complete the form provided or email the responses to carusoproduce@bigpond.com
Artworks will be on display at the Gallery and images and profiles will be on the auction website, address not yet given.

Kerang Rotary Art Show, Easter 2022

Entries are now open.  Entry forms have been emailed to all on our list.  Judge: Jon Lam.

Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards 2022The awards promote excellence in Australian prints and drawings; present an exhibition of contemporary Australian prints and drawings, and continue to build a high quality collection for Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. Entry forms available from Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Small Regional Galleries – well worth a visit

Open Thursday & Friday 10-4pm.  There is a great selection of local art, crafts, gifts & produce for you to purchase.  Plus good coffee, tea & cakes.  Grab a couple of friends and take a drive.

Gallery Hours: Fridays 10am – noon and 1.30 -3.30pm Plus Saturdays 10am – noon.

Kerang Library Gallery (see creative Gannawarra website for information on exhibitions) https://www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au/Community-Services/Creative-Gannawarra

Open 10am – 4pm most days.  Phone 03 5020 0200 before taking a trip to check opening times. 
Opening of the new Balranald Creative & Learning Centre building was celebrated recently.  It is located on the grounds of the Balranald Art Gallery.  It was a wonderful day of celebrations which also included celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Balranald Community Arts & Crafts and the 140th Birthday of the Original Masonic Hall.

Congratulations!

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The year so far…

February: Finally back together after the summer break! No workshops but it was wonderful catching up with everyone. Had an AGM and set some ideas for the year. Also instigated a last Friday of the month catch up cuppa date to enable the two groups to get together. Tuesday at the Motel has a cap of 6 but we can still have up to 20 at the Woorinen Hall. Then another lockdown on 12th Feb!

March: Funky Trees with Merrilyn Kemp. We had a lot of fun painting these and the workshop consultation lasted weeks with the final one completed in June 🙂

April: Paverpol with Helen Mac. PaverPol is a fun 3D sculpture using wire frame and then covering in fabric dipped in special hardening cement like stuff! (very technical description)

May: Collage on one day ( a diy) session

May: Clay heads with Di Giddings. It was lovely to be able to have former member Di back for a visit and to run another clay workshop for us. Some really interesting results. Check out Kylie’s wonderful patina finish.

June: Another snap lockdown slowed us down a bit but we kept working on our funky trees!

I just had to add Reike’s fantastic pyrography! Also check out Sue’s lovely maggies (these are featured as our current image on the Facebook group).

Coming up July 7th: Abstract Trees and Rocks with Merrilyn Kemp (see next post for)
Please post your latest work or email Lorri your images if you don’t know how!

cheers Lorri 🙂

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COVID Safe Painting Days

Mallee Artists will resume regular painting days from the first week in February.

Tuesdays @ the Murray River Motel, Swan Hill from 9.30am
Entry by donation.
please note that numbers are limited to 6 due to COVID social distancing restrictions.
Register your interest with Sue M: 0409376839

Wednesdays @ Woorinen South, Community Centre Hall from 9.30am
$5 fee to cover hire costs and insurance.

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February NEWS

Hi all 
Just a reminder that Lorri will be away from 28th Feb until 15th April.  Norma is currently looking after Petty Cash & morning tea supplies.Please make sure you book in for these two great workshops!  Call Judy if you have any other questions!!

March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings. 

$20 per person (members)  Non members $25

10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)

Please contact Helen McKerrow if you are coming.  M: 0422 636 597.  Email: ggmck4@bigpond.com

You will need a base for your sculpted head.  A nice fat piece of dowell screwed into a rectangular or square base works well.  The one in the images is approx 16cm high and on a base of approx 15cm x 20cm.  You can make it smaller.  Once the head is dry you can remove it & reuse your stand.

Alternately you could bring a piece of board and make a mask or something similar.

image of stand for cclay heads

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April 1st (nothing arranged for first Wednesday – any volunteers to run a foolish workshop?  

Something really fun or a bit crazy would be great considering its April Fool’s Day!

April fools day image

Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits

Sat 25th & Sun 26th  April 10am—4pm 

Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)

Please book with Judy Brawn.  M: 0448 918 771 E: brawnjudy@gmail.com

$90 for members $120 for non members (remember membership is just $25 per year!)

Art by Paul Oswin,.  Photo of child in front of large painting.

Paul’s workshops are fun and instructive.  Alternative uses for watercolours are explored in an explosion of colour!With Paul’s workshop you can break from the traditions of painting and develop an expressive skill set that will help develop more visual movement in your wet medium painting.  Paul’s aim in painting is to marry strong compositional methods with expressive qualities. He also develops rich textural elements by re-working finished painting with markers, pens and pencils.

Paul demonstrates his painting methods in a series of simple steps that participants can easily follow along. Participants can also take home an information sheet that outlines these steps for future reference as well.  Gain some new tips and tricks that will help your own artistic journey in a relaxed and creative environment. This workshop is suitable for both the beginner and experienced painter alike.  https://www.pauloswinart.com/

 Materials:

  • Watercolour paints and/or inks
  • Black drawing ink or ink pens
  • Masking fluid
  • Watercolour paper
  • Masking tape
  • Water containers
  • Pics of Person Bird or Animal for Reference

Optional materials:

  • IPad/ phone
  • White gel pens
  • Paper towel
  • Waterproof fineliners
  • Pipettes
  • Salt
  • Dip pens (often used for calligraphy)
  • Paint markers (these are markers that have paint in them. Ie. Posca)

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Lorri Lambert, Secretary MASH

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2020 Workshops (Feb—June)

Harmony Day Project:  Gratefulness Tree.  Members will decorate leaves with messages to add to the community tree. Tuesday 4 Feb @ Murray River Motel.

First Wednesdays @ Woorinen South Community Hall:

Feb 5: Tantalising textures with Lorri Lambert.  Impasto with acrylics, impasto medium and or modelling paste and gesso.  Members Free, visitors $20

March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings. $20 per person

April 1st: TBC

May (no workshop due to Mothers’ day pop up shop)

June 3: Glass Art with Cathy Gibson.  #This will be held in Moulamein.  $70 per person (maximum of 8 ppl)

Guest Artists

Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits

https://www.pauloswinart.com/
Sat 25th & Sun 26th  April 10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall

Jon Lam: Portraits and landscapes in Acrylics and oils
https://jonfonglam.wixsite.com/mysite

Sat 27th & Sunday 28th June—10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall

Please sign up and pay early to secure your place.  Payment must be received at least 2 weeks prior to workshop to enable MASH to confirm the artist and venue.

Payment by cheque to Mallee Artists Swan Hill or Direct Deposit  Bendigo Bank

Mallee Artists BSB:  633-000 Account:  1554 10509

Please use the first 3 letters of the artist surname plus your surname as reference.

PLUS: Have you paid your Annual membership?   Due Now!

Phone Lorri 0467 879 261 or Judy 0448918771

Email: lorog42@hotmail.com

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Paul Oswin Workshop

Material essentials-

· Watercolour and/or coloured inks

· Watercolour/ multimedia paper 

· Brushes suitable for watercolour 

· Grey-lead pencil and eraser 

· Waterproof fineliner pen

· Water containers

Non-essential material list-

· Masking fluid 

· Masking tape

· Coloured pencils

· Watercolour pencils

· Chinagraph pencils

· Paint pens

· black drawing ink

· Acrylic paints

· Drawing references

· Drawing/painting boards

· Easel or table easel

· Dip pens

· Calligraphy pens

· White gel pen

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September News

2019 Workshops Summary

This year we have a wonderful variety of workshops including Water effects with Jon Lam, Paverpol sculptures with Helen & Judy, Watercolour with Ross Paterson and Clay sculpted heads with Di.  Combined with our First Tuesdays it has been a very eventful year!

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AGM

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM this week.  Judy Brawn and Lorri Lambert have been re-elected to President & Secretary.  The position of Treasurer is still open.

Biddy Pierce will be assisting Lorri with media and Maxine Harrop will be coordinating morning tea.

Exciting news!

Due to growth in numbers we will have 2 days of art available!

Tuesdays 9.30am -1.30pm at the Murray River Motel, Campbell St Swan Hill.
(Gold coin donation) AND Wednesdays 9.00am – 1.00pm at Woorinen South Community Hall, starting 2nd October. ($5 per week)

Come to one or come to both!  Art materials can be provided for beginners to come & try!
Cuppa and bikkies included.
Melbourne Cup

Tuesday November 5th @ the Motel
Bring something to share for Cup Day morning Tea & don’t forget your hat!

Christmas Celebration

Lunch will be on Tuesday … December at Java Spice.  Bookings to Norma or Lorri.

Swan Hill Show

Schedule is now out!  We support the show committee each year with a donation towards prizes in the art section.  We also help hang artworks and we will be asking for helpers in show week – please help if you can, dates to be advised.

MONTHLY MEMBER WORKSHOPS

FIRST TUESDAY WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FIRST WEDNESDAYS @ WOORINEN SOUTH COMMUNITY HALL!

Wednesday October 2nd – Plein Air (painting outside) Hints and tips for making the most of catching light, making quick sketches and more!

Wednesday November 6th @ Woorinen South Community Hall from 9am.  Workshop starts @ 10am

Upcoming Projects

Business cards: these will be given to members on request to hand out as needed.

Promotional Brochure: Lorri has completed.  This will be placed at Information Centre, The Regional Art Gallery and Library.  Please ask for a bundle to distribute to other suitable locations such as Post Offices/stores in outlying towns.

Red Cross Fundraiser October: MASH will have a stall for this event.  Small artworks would be the most suitable plus any crafty items you make.   Please contact Lorri or Jenny to find out more.

Food & Wine Show March 2020: We will be having a stall in conjunction with the Artisan market.  Details to come.

Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2020: We will be holding an exhibition with art for sale and a % of proceeds to local cancer support group.  More details early next year.

PRESIDENT:  Judy Brawn  M: 0448 918 771   Email: brawnjudy@gmail.com

SECRETARY: Lorri Lambert  M: 0467 879 261  Email:  lorog42@hotmail.com

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