Art Workshop Reviews
by Sue Shaw
Bathurst in winter might seem a daunting idea for a week’s break. However, there is a certain appeal to walking around the University campus early each morning rugged up with gloves, scarves and coats seeing the frost on the trees and even coming up close and personal with a tame large grey kangaroo. The Charles Sturt University campus is an idyllic rural setting, a short walk from the town centre.
The week of art classes provided an opportunity to immerse oneself in a chosen medium or media, meet many like minded people, escape from the minutiae of home life and enjoy the excellent catering and social activities provided.
I was enrolled in Mignon Parker’s class “Bright Impressions”. By applying a bright palette of acrylics on canvas, combined with gold leaf in the background, we produced wonderful floral impressions, as well as more restrained collage works. Mignon is a very enthusiastic, skilled tutor who enabled each student to flourish in a happy, productive environment. Each student found his or her own rhythm over the week and, as well as producing outstanding artworks, left with a bank of ideas for inspiration.
The organisation of the week in Bathurst, including the facilities and high standard of meals, was excellent. The staff of Art Scene worked hard to ensure that everyone was happy. Since the week I have been in contact with several people and we have arranged to keep encouraging each other in our art endeavours.
More information about Mitchell School of Arts or phone Art Scene on 02 9807 6900 for a brochure.