Blue Mountains based artist John Ellison will teach people to work straight from the imagination in the way of Daumier and Picasso as part of a one-day masterclass in Bobin on August 11.
The workshop will guide participants through easy methods to put people into paintings, without the need for models or photographic reference.
John said the course will open up a new realm of subject matter for participants and will suit intermediate through to more experienced artists.
Amongst John’s notable achievements is being the founder of the Katoomba Winter Magic Festival which has now become an event of national significance and frequent contributor for Australian artist magazine.
The masterclass will be held at Creek Cottage Farm in Bobin and put on by local market gardeners Meaghan and Paul Lewers.
Meaghan said she was interested in providing more arts opportunities for people in the Manning Valley.
“It’s wonderful to have artist like John coming to our region to pass on some of the skills and knowledge he has built up as a professional artist over the last 20 years.”
“We would love to put on more events like this, so we will see how this course goes and what interest we get.”
As part of the course, participants will get to sample some of Creek Cottage Farm’s delicious fresh produce.
The masterclass will be held on August 11 from 9am-3pm will cost $130 including a morning tea and lunch. To reserve a space call 6550 5088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings essential.
To view John's work visit www.harrisonandellison.com.