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Term 4 Classes with Vicki Whalan

Below are some examples of Vicki Whalan’s paintings, illustrating some of the refraction/reflection/ water techniques Members will be learning in Term 4. Should be lots of fun! We love our watercolours!

It’s Art Show Time Again at RPAC

Redland Art Gallery to host “Bush Fragments in the Red”

“Looking for a home – Echidna 2017” By Beryl Home

A copy of the Council's invitation

Invitation: “Bush Fragments in the Red” – click image to read.

We are proud and delighted to announce the upcoming opening of our final exhibition for 2017.  Themed “Bush Fragments in the Red”, it’s the result of more than a year’s planning and working with curator Nicola Moss.  Our hosts Redland City  Mayor and Councillors have issued an invitation (below) which we now extend to all our friends,  their friends and families, and all those interested in art and the threats to our environment.

The exhibition is the output of more than a year of mentored activity under Nicola’s guidance, designed to stretch the vision and versatility of group members.  Nicola’s involvement comes to us under the auspices of the Redland Art Gallery, and has been funded by a Redland City  Environmental Grant awarded to the Group. Learn more about this exhibition.

Redland City Council is proud to provide funding for Bush Fragments in the Red as part of the Community Grants Program to assist the Redlands Community


2017 Show Opening Night

Rhyl Henzell’s WC Class Materials List

Below is the list of materials and grounds for Rhyll’s classes with Coochie Art Group on July 18 and 25. Visitors are very welcome to join us if space is available. Please contact Stuart Hall 0409 349 197 to check availability and details.

Rhyl Henzell’s Watercolour Workshops for Coochie art group…

18th and 25th July 2017

Please bring:

Reference: Photos and sketches from local bushland environment … flora, fauna, parks, gardens, waterways and scrub etc…

Over the two weeks we will be painting watercolours, focusing especially on shapes and patterns… light and shadows, negative spaces, multiple edges, washing back using stencils (X-ray film) and different ways of using masking fluid.

Please bring 4/6 grounds to work on … either stretchedwatercolour paper (medium) or canvas primed with 2 coats of a special W C gesso (fine toothed) Schmincke make a good one.

The advantage of canvas is that it can be washed back to the white surface, does not stretch when wet or need to be framed. It can be sealed when finished with a spray varnish. (Schmincke have one and so do crystal Kote)

Keep work small and manageable … around A4 to give you time to try a few different techniques.

Just bring your usual watercolour paints and gear and a variety of brushes, large and small. If you have natural animal hair brushes they hold more water than synthetics and come to a beautiful point. …Masking fluid too if you like!

I look forward to working with you all again soon.

Cheers Rhyl

It’s Show Time Again!

Beryl’s beautiful iris painting is just one of the many fabulous works which will be part of the Coochie Art Group Annual Art Show and Sale to be held at Redlands Performing Arts Centre in August 2017. The Opening Night festivities will start at 6.30 pm., 11th August, with the Show officially opened at 7.00 by Deputy Mayor, Wendy Boglary. Refreshments will be available after the opening and all are very welcome. Entrance is free.

Show will run from Saturday, 12th August until Saturday, 26th August. Closed Sundays.

Updated Members List….

The protected page on the website has been updated with a copy of the 2016 Members list for your use.

Cup Day with Tricia Reust

Class on Cup Day 2013 with Tricia Reust working with mixed media