The landscape: From Canberra to the coast

The Canberra to coast journey is an iconic one many Canberrans are familiar with. Meander along this coastal road, as you artistically explore the surrounding landscape and villages. Bring your journey to life, using acclaimed artists, Kenneth Jack and Russell Drysdale, renowned for capturing the essence of rural villages, as inspiration.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Michael Winters 20 July Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm 12 $595 Enrolments closed. Join our mailing list

Course outline

Using the following artists as inspiration; Turner, Russell Drysdale, Kenneth Jack, Bill Salmon and Lloyd Rees, you will explore a range of landscape paintings and techniques, including:

  • Topic 1: The Brindabellas - the urban world and the distant hills
  • Topic 2: Bungendore - the surrounding farmlands
  • Topic 3: Braidwood - the historic buildings, the village and the houses of bygone era
  • Topic 4: The road itself - as it weaves from Bungendore to Braidwood, twisting and turning
  • Topic 5: The coast - capturing the sea, sky and atmosphere of the coast

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should have explored a range of landscape paintings and techniques inspired by great artists to better hone your personal aesthetic.

Who should enrol

A confident student looking to advance their skills.

Course materials

  • A3 sketch book
  • 45 cm plastic ruler
  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • 2 carbon pencils
  • (soft) box of willow stick charcoal
  • Stanley knife
  • Box of coloured pencils
  • Can of workable fixative
  • Box of pastels
  • Art Spectrum painting medium No 1
  • Art spectrum No 4 (these mediums are for use with oil paint)
  • Household turps (for washing brushes for those using oil paint)
  • Acrylic flow medium, acrylic retarding medium, acrylic glaze medium, for people using acrylics
  • Palette, 4 or 5 screw top jars
  • Painting knife (a form of palette knife with a bent shank)
  • Hog hair brushes No’s 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (round and square), synthetic sable brushes (round, long handle) Nos 1, 2, 4
  • 5 cm house painting brush
  • Three canvases 60 x 40 cm ,four canvases of 100 x 70 cm,six canvases 20 x 30 cm.
  • One jar of impasto painting medium (for creating textures)
  • 500 ml of PVA glue

Art Spectrum brand oil or acrylic paint in these colours:

  • Titanium or Zinc white (large tube)
  • Cadmium Red
  • Vermillion Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cobalt Blue
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Black

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