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Starts: 6pm - 8pm Thursday 4th May, 2017
Ends: 6pm - 8pm Thursday 1st June, 2017
Where: Left Bank Gallery
Cost: $450 per person
This workshop requires a minimum of 4 and will have a maximum of 12 participants


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Learn to Paint
Five Week Course

With Tamara Armstrong

Learn to produce exhibition quality work. Paint your own 'Potted Succulent' on a circular canvas.  Once completed, your artwork will be scanned, printed and framed, ready for you and your guests to appreciate at your private gallery viewing.

This 5 week painting course is aimed at beginner/intermediate skill levels and will introduce participants to achievable tonal drawing and painting techniques to gradually work towards completing a boldly painted succulent garden on a 30cm diameter circular canvas. 

Participants will learn handy tips for mixing gradual tones to create the illusion of a potted succulent plant/s from an aerial perspective.

All participants will complete a 30cm (in diameter) circular canvas painting and will get the opportunity to produce a high resolution professional 44 x 54cm scanned, printed and framed reproduction of their completed artwork. 

On the final workshop evening, participants will learn how to professionally hang their work in an exhibition space, before hosting a VIP preview evening, including complementary bubbles and nibbles, for their friends and family.

All art materials (including quality acrylic paints) will be supplied and participants will also receive a pack of artist grade pens and paint brushes to keep and use throughout the course.

Materials supplied for participants for this 5 week course to keep:

  • 30cm in diameter circular stretched canvas
  • 2 x fine tip Posca pens (Black and White)
  • 3 x artist grade paint brushes (Taklon Detailer 5/0, Taklon Detailer 2/0 & Taklon Filbert 2)

Tamara Armstrong Biography

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Based in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Tamborine, Tamara Armstrong has been a full-time practicing artist and workshop facilitator for the past 6 years.  Having graduated from QUT in 2003 with a dual degree in Visual Art and Secondary Education, Tamara spent 12 years as an Arts educator in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Since becoming a professional full time artist in 2011, Tamara has exhibited in both national and international spaces and most recently was named a finalist in Australia's most prestigious portrait prize for female artists - 'The Portia Geach Memorial Award'.  A number of her bold tropical works were selected and replicated by the Gold Coast City Council in 2016 and displayed on prominent traffic boxes around the city and she was named as the winner of the 'RAW Artist Of The Year' for the Gold Coast in 2014.  

Tamara Armstrong's artwork and designs are colourful, bold and energetic and her professional teaching style encourages every client to identify, explore and develop their own creative techniques.