Workshops 2023

Creating Innovative Portraits


Tutor: Catherine Hamilton

Colourful portrait by Catherine Hamilton of an elderly man with white hair and beard

Portrait By Catherine Hamilton

Tuesday, January 17
10 am – 3.30 pm
Cost: Members – $80 Non-members – $90

This is a workshop for pastel and acrylic painters who love portraits and would like to learn more about creating the personalities of the face.

Student Work from Catherine Hamilton's Portrait Workshop - portrait of a young woman with dark curly hair

Student Work from Catherine Hamilton’s Portrait Workshop

Explore the correct palette; understand the layering of colour and tones to build up to a finished painting. Begin the work in charcoal, with an opportunity to use inks as an underpainting, and build up the composition using strokes of tones and colour to develop the features and character of the subject.

To book contact Catherine Hamilton:
Mob: 0419 519 760 or Email:

Into the Light – Land & Seascapes

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Catherine Hamilton

Tuesday, January 24
10.00 am – 3.30 pm

Cost: Peninsula Arts members – $80  Non-members – $90

Landscape with mountains and water by Catherine Hamilton

Landscape by Catherine Hamilton

This is a workshop for those who would like to learn more about creating light in their painting. Inspired by the works of artist JMW Turner, this workshop is for all acrylic painters and participants will work on creating their favourite landscape or seascape composition, concentrating on light, shadow and colour to create dramatic effects.

Sunset seascape By Catherine Hamilton

Seascape By Catherine Hamilton

Participants will learn and use a variety of innovative techniques including using both brush and palette knife work. During the workshop we will also use some acrylic inks to capture the initial colours and light This workshop is for those who have used acrylics before and want to push the boundaries …

To book contact Catherine Hamilton:
Mob: 0419 519 760 or Email: