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Fabulous Pastel Landscapes with Penelope Gilbert-Ng

Please find below, Penelope’s Material’s List for our Pastel Landscape over Watercolour background on 28th May.
Coochie pastel landscape materials list.docx
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Changes to Master Pastellist, Penelope Gilbert-Ng’s, Pastel Classes with CAG

Coochie Art Group has had to reschedule Penny’s last 2 Pastel Classes. On 28th May, Penny will be teaching pastel landscape over a watercolour background – a fabulous method to build extra depth. On 18th June, Penny will be teaching pastel Portraits over a watercolour background. Visitors are welcome as long as space permits. Please call Jan 0417780154 for more details.

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Materials List for Pastel Classes with Penelope Gilbert-Ng.

Coochie Art Group is delighted to announce that we will be enjoying pastel classes in Term 2, with Master Pastellist (and another of favourite Coochie tutors!), Penelope Gilbert-Ng. On 14May, we’ll be exploring pastel Portraits over a toned watercolour background. We’ll begin with a thumbnail drawing of shapes of light and shadow design, then draw up on paper and tone paper with watercolour in readiness for pastel application. This will be about the creative process, not enlarging to a photo real image. In later lessons, Penny will include landscapes in Pastel, over Watercolour background. We can’t wait – sounds fantastic!

Visitors are welcome as long as class numbers permit. Please contact Jan Cox 0417 780 154 or email for more details.
Portraiture Coochie 2019.docx
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Jan Lawnikanis Watercolour Portraiture Workshop

Coochie Art Group is eagerly anticipating our 2-day workshop in watercolour next month, on 26 & 27 March, at the Coochie Hall. Attached is the Materials List and the Class Outline. Looks like more great painting with Jan, a Coochie favourite tutor!
Visitors are welcome if Class space permits. Please contact Jan Cox, 0417 780 154 or email
CAG Portrait painting materials list and description.docx
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More Techniques with Jenny!

We sandpapered and rubbed after transferring our images, to learn the effects of different substrates and mediums. So much to learn and such wonderful and unexpected outcomes, as we uncovered some gems! What an arsenal of different processes we are adding to our painting techniques! And having so much fun, while we learn. Thank you Jenny for another wonderful day and your generous supply of materials! It’s all much appreciated. Looking forward to 5th March for more learning.

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Fabulous Fun with Jenny Mac!

Yesterday, Coochie members had a fabulous, hard-working day learning various methods of image transfers to a variety of substrates, including wood, card, calico, paper and more using many different transfer mediums. Members are learning many different techniques to be documented in our journals, which will inform our Exhibition art works and also, form part of the exhibition itself. Exciting process!

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2019 Schedule as at January 31, 2019

Below is Coochie’s Schedule for 2019, so far. Term 4 is yet to be confirmed.
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More fun and learning with Jenny Mac!

Jenny taught us many techniques yesterday, with her huge array of equipment, experimenting on different substrates with the same mediums with such very different results! Diluted ink on various surfaces with many mediums dropped in, different techniques with stencilling, depending on effect required, layering, layering with many tools, media and so much more! Liquid pencils – wow! The list goes on. Experiments are to go into our painting journals – a generous gift from Jenny, to inform our painting choices and developments for our Exhibition in November. Thank you Jenny, for a knock-out day!

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New Term with Jenny MacNamara-Furlong!

Wow! Coochie Group had a our first class on 5/2/19 with our tutor Jenny Mac and we’re blown away with all Jenny taught us. Her array of materials and mediums was huge and covered the spectrum from glorious to highly unusual, including using Condys crystals, lemon juice, special silicon painting tools and much more! So many photos, how to choose? More to follow.


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Jenny MacNamara-Furlong’s Class Program for Term 1 2019

Jenny Mac’s Class programs for her 4 lessons with Coochie Art Group, look fascinating! So much to learn, so many new materials to try! Can’t wait!
Coochi Workshop plan.pdf
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