We are delighted to announce that with the easing of COVID restrictions, the Peninsula Arts Studios will be re-opening in January for workshops with appropriate social distancing and other safety precautions in place.
We thank you for your patience and understanding through the many months of lockdown. Stay safe and keep creating!
President and Committee of the Peninsula Arts Society
Bill’s a Winner!
Peninsula Arts tutor Bill Caldwell has won “Best Mornington Peninsula Painting” at the Mornington Rotary Art Show with his atmospheric oil painting “Summer Evening at Mount Martha”. Congratulations Bill! See more of Bill’s work.
Oil painting by Bill Caldwell – Summer Evening Mt Martha
Peninsula Arts tutor Catherine Hamilton has recently completed a Police Point Artist Residency at beautiful Point Nepean, near Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula.
Ink and wash sketches of coastal vegetation and Point Nepean by Catherine Hamilton
Endlessly inspired by the wonderful colours, shapes and textures of the Peninsula’s coastal landforms and vegetation, Catherine has created an exciting collection of drawings and paintings during her Residency. You can follow the development of Catherine’s Residency artwork on her Instagram page: www.instagram.com/catherinehamiltonarts
Due to COVID restrictions the first stage of Catherine’s Residency had to be completed at home and the culmination was a four part video series titled “An Artist’s Journey” that traces the process by which Catherine creates her art, from exploratory plein air sketches through tonal and colour studies to the final painted canvas. Watching them is sure to inspire you to pick up a pen or paintbrush and set to work. The videos also showcase Catherine’s renowned teaching skills.
In 2019, Catherine ran a wonderful full day workshop on using inks, paints and spontaneous creativity to respond to and recreate still life images. All the students were totally absorbed in the process. Many very impressive and satisfying works were created under Catherine’s gently encouraging guidance.
Catherine is an experienced artist and art teacher. She has worked with both young people and adults in the past. Catherine is the embodiment of a continuous learner. She is always finding new ways to express herself and to build skills and confidence in her students.
Painting by Catherine Lawlor
Catherine has been very busy during 2020 working on large commissioned works and entering virtual art shows. She is looking forward to getting back to face-to-face classes at PAS in 2021.
Catherine will be running 2 classes at PAS in Term 1, 2021.
Term 1 classes with Catherine
Elements of Art
Wednesday 9:30 am – 12 noon
This is a new course designed for beginners or those who feel out of practice or under-confident. Topics covered will include: basic drawing, use of various brushes, tools, papers and canvas, an introduction to the use of colour, and exploration of different mediums and styles. This is an excellent course to brush up on skills or develop some new ones in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Mixed Media – Moments Captured
Thursday 7 pm – 9 pm
This twilight painting session will use varied genres and mixed media to capture and record moments of experience visually. This course will suit anyone who is interested in finding new ways to express their creativity. If you are feeling that 2020 left you in a bit of a rut, why not branch out and have some fun in an encouraging, non-threatening art space?
The aim of the society is to encourage members’ artistic talents and promote art within the wider community. An extensive range of activities are available to members, including monthly artist demonstrations, workshops, classes and field trips.
CAMILLE PISSARRO | 1830-1903
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.