ROSBY ART WORKSHOP WITH PETER GRIFFEN
Landscape: Responses, Distortions and Other Things
Art Workshop with Peter Griffen @ Robsy
WHEN: 9.30am-4.00pm, Saturday 31 October + Sunday 1 November 2020
WHERE: Rosby Mud Hut, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee MUDGEE
COST: $245 per student. Includes complimentary lunch with Rosby Wines
TEACHER: Peter Griffen
For the ultimate Mudgee experience, take part in this Landscape Expressionism Workshop, led by the charismatic Peter Griffen. You’ll learn to paint and draw directly from the landscape whilst also working in the studio where abstracting your response to the landscape and letting your imagination run wild will be encouraged. During this two-day workshop Peter will demonstrate a range of techniques with acrylic paint including brushing, scraping, splashing, dripping, glazing, collaging and more. You’ll then be free to experiment with other techniques using graphite, pastels, charcoal, ink and any other material of interest. Working from photographs is also an option. Distortions made can help focus on certain aspects, plus you can also introduce exaggerated dynamics to make the imagery more theatrical and perhaps more potent. The joy and appreciation of the landscape will be of the essence and each individual will be encouraged to find their own way to show this, with the skill to copy having no importance. Essentially, all participants will be offered total freedom to express themselves in a relaxed, creative and supportive setting.
This workshop has been carefully curated to ensure the experience is a truly unique and immersive one, one that challenges convention and leaves you feeling inspired to push yourself creatively.
The workshop offers the ultimate wine and food experience. By building a range of other cultural delights into the workshop, Rosby aspires to offer you a truly holistic experience. This includes country style dining set against a romantic and utterly breathtaking backdrop. You’ll feel very much at one with nature in Rosby’s gorgeously rustic mud hut. Perched upon a hill overlooking the picturesque vineyard, you’ll also be treated to an exclusive wine tasting with the vigneron followed by a walking tour of the vines. Accommodation in Rosby’s charming hilltop guesthouse is an optional addition well worth looking into and will certainly complete this refined country escape.
The workshop caters to all levels of artistic experience, from beginners wanting to try their hand at something new and have a bit of fun, to proficient artists intending to further develop their skillset and push themselves creatively. Come alone or bring a few friends, everyone is welcome here at Rosby.
About the tutor:
Peter Griffen was carefully handpicked by the team at Rosby. He is a highly experienced and accomplished artist, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and an exceptional learning environment. Peter’s passion for the arts is contagious and his determination to impart knowledge in an engaging, fun, interactive and supportive setting sets him apart.
The art of Peter Griffen is influenced as much by the classical painting of the Renaissance as by the serendipity of abstract expressionism. Indigenous art from different parts of the world (in particular Australia) and its relationship to the natural landscape influence his work also, producing powerful abstract images that speak from the past. Peter Griffen's manifesto says that he believes that to make discoveries risks have to be taken and the traveller must get lost. He says a well-planned journey can only lead to an already known destination. And at some stage the painting must go out of control.
List of materials to bring along with you:
- Acrylic Paint (smaller amounts are OK): White 500ml, Black 250ml, “Warm” yellow 250ml, “Cool” yellow 250ml, “Warm” red 250ml, “Cool” red 250ml, “Warm” blue 250ml, “Cool” blue 250ml, (Pthalo green, Dioxine purple and Orange, if possible)
- Derivan polymer gloss varnish 500ml
- Brushes: A range of very fine to broad (6cm approx)
- Paper: At least 20 sheets of cartridge paper, approx. 60x40 cm
- Other: Spatula, Bucket, Small plastic containers, Rags and/or paper towels, Scissors and/or Stanley knife
Optional extras: Found objects such as old magazines, etc., for collaging. Other materials including acrylic paints, pencils, artist paper, charcoal, canvases, tape, small paint rollers, crayons, mouth atomizer, pastel, trowel, pens and inks, modelling compound and gesso.
Some of the above materials list will be available for purchase at the workshop.
Additional: Easels + stools are provided, but if you have a special seat the bring that. If you have your own portable (collapsible) side table that may help also. Drink bottle, hat & sunscreen. We will be working under cover, but partly out of doors.
Limited numbers per workshop. Book in early to secure your place.