Art Workshops

Art Workshops and speciality courses with Liana Vargas are offered for beginners to experienced painters from Duthy Street Art Studio, Unley and The Paint Box, Hahndorf.

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Blue Sunday - Abstract Painting

  • Duthy Street Art Supplies 6 Duthy Street Unley, SA, 5061 Australia (map)

Blue Hue - Abstract Painting

Throughout art history painters have been drawn to Blue, think Picasso’s Blue Period, The Renaissance fascination with Blue, Kleins entire life was dedicated to Blue… So let’s discover all the possibilities of creating a purely abstract painting entirely in shades of Blue.

4 hour workshop in Acrylic or Oil Paint. Ideal for experimentation

Tuition Fee: $130* 

*Canvases are not included in the above fee. I recommend 76.2 x 101.6cm (30 x 40") canvas which can be purchased from Duthy Street on the day, or bring your own as this style of painting is great for re-working old canvases.

The Workshop:  In this one-day workshop participants will be shown techniques and skills in how to paint contemporary abstract ‘Blue paintings’.  It is an extremely 'meditative' process where encouragement is given to experiment with different applications of paint using not just paint brushes but palette knives, cloth and rags ect in multiple ways.  Painters will be shown examples of achieving alternative surfaces in their painting and given a chance to try adding gold, silver or copper leaf to their composition as well as other thickening and moulding products to give varied textures to your abstract painting.

Duthy Street Art Supplies will be open on the day for you to shop to your hearts content if you wish.  

What to bring on the day;

  • If you are a beginner the girls at Duthy Street Art Supplies can set you up with a beginners acrylic painting kit you will need a few warm or cool colour.

  • Moulding paste for building up sculptural thicker areas (optional)

  • Palette knifes and rags

  • Painting Palette

  • Oil painters you will to start your first layers with acrylic paint

  • LARGE Brushes (house painting brushes) and some average sized brushes

  • Rags and paper towels

  • Spray Bottle

  • Largish containers to put your paint in and for your brush water

  • Baby wipes to keep (optional)

  • Plastic bag (for your used paper towels and rags)

  • APRON

Earlier Event: July 13
Face of Renaissance
Later Event: August 25
White Hue