Bright paintings will be created using the interesting technique of using silhouettes in artwork. Participants in the 6 to 10-year-olds’ workshop will paint the sky at sunset, and these colours will be reflected in the water of the river.
Set against a cheerful acrylic sunset will be animals and birds painted in black acrylic. Young painters will be able to use templates as a guide to assist if necessary, enabling them to feature the silhouettes of an array of different birds and animals.
Artist educator Gail Meyer will help participants in placing the horizon in a suitable place for the best results, as well as talking about reflections in the water and how to create these in the best way. They will consider the colours of a sunset, and use these ideas to create the backdrop of their artwork. Reflections on the water will be interesting and fun to paint, creating a colourful artwork. The silhouettes will be the last step of the process, with the dark shapes of animals and birds painted against the bright sky.
Participants will be able to take home this exciting and interesting artwork project.
Who: 6 to 10-year-olds accompanied by an adult
Price: $25 | $22 Friends of the Gallery [includes materials and qualified arts educator]
Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Beatrice Hutton Room (entry via the front of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)
Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery
Gail Meyer had a country upbringing that gave her a great opportunity to see and appreciate much colour, texture and beauty in nature. Always aware of shapes and shades in her surroundings, Gail began painting at an early age.
As a long standing member of Central Queensland Contemporary Artists, Gail has been involved in many art exhibitions locally and regionally. She has enjoyed and valued facilitating many art workshops.
Gail paints not just the reality of the subject, but is more interested in her translation and expression of the image and creating an artwork that is exciting and meaningful.
Using pastel, paints, inks or mixed media is for Gail a natural story-telling process to share an experience or a feeling with others.