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12 March, 2021

Workshop to help growing artists

A NEW workshop will give painters the chance to learn from some of the best in the field with the inaugural ‘Art on the Barron’ being held in May this year.

By Rhys Thomas

ART: Mareeba Art Society member Jillian Lumley is excited for the upcoming Art on the Barron workshop and the things she will learn over the five days

A NEW workshop will give painters the chance to learn from some of the best in the field with the inaugural ‘Art on the Barron’ being held in May this year.

The Mareeba Art Society (MAS) has invited some of the best painters in the field up to Mareeba for a five-day workshop concluding in an exhibition open to the public. 

Penelope Gilbert-Ng will be running watercolour exploring textures, Manuela Pilz is doing costumed life drawing, Don Milner is running draw and then paint in acrylics followed by Gary Myers with loosen up with acrylics.

Long travel times are usually involved when getting experiences like this, however MAS decided to bring that experience closer to home. 

Member of MAS Angela Musumeci is encouraging people to register their interest for this workshop that will ‘cater to everyone’. 

“They never make you feel as if you’re not good enough because anybody can do art, if I can do it, anybody can,” she said. 

"Never a day goes by without being able to learn something as an artist and if you know nothing to begin with, this is the way to learn.

“It’s not just about painting the Mona Lisa, it’s about feeling confident in your own artistic choices.” 

All artistic skill levels and modalities will be catered for during the workshop to ensure that no one is left out or left behind. 

People from Cairns, Port Douglas and Malanda have already registered their interest for this event. To register your interest head to www.art-on-the-barron. weebly.com or give Angela a call on 0434 397 350. 

The workshop will be held from Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21, with deposits for the workshop due on Wednesday, March 31, when registrations also close.  


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