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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Japanese Kano - Gold Leaf 'Fully Booked'

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

Workshop using Ink, Gold Leaf and Oil Paint (optional)

Beginners and Experienced painters are welcome to attend

Workshop using Gold Leaf and Oil Paint

Beginners and Experienced painters are welcome to attend

Fee: $150

During this workshop we will on compositional ideas on a small canvas (or canvas sheet) in preparation for our major painting.

Firstly we will apply the gold leaf over the complete width and breadth of our canvas or board (size should be on the larger scale).

Once this is complete we will ‘lightly’ outline our ‘simple design’ composition on top of the gold leaf covered surface. I would suggest a design that means something to 'you'.

We will then block in area’s with a diluted covering of oil paint and follow through with more details.

“The Kano school was the longest lived and most influential school of painting in Japanese history; its more than 300-year prominence is unique in world art history. Working from the fifteenth century into modern times, this hereditary assemblage of professional, secular painters succeeded in attracting numerous patrons from the most affluent social classes by developing, mastering, and promoting a broad range of painting styles.” (Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art October 2003)

What you will need on the day;

  • If you are a beginner the girls at Duthy Street Art Supplies can set you up with a beginners painting kit.

  • Experienced painters you will need your oil painting kit

  • Gold Leaf & Size (glue for gold leaf)

  • Brushes small, large, hard, soft, rounded and square, detail brush

  • Palette and palette knife

  • Gilding Brush

  • Rags and paper towel

  • Containers jars or small tins for your mediums, solvent (odourless)

  • Baby wipes to keep (optional)

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

Those interested are requested to pay a $100 deposit with the remaining amount to be paid prior to the course beginning.

(Please note because of limited numbers refunds or transfers can not be offered.)

Earlier Event: January 1
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Later Event: January 20
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