2014 May

Pastel Workshop with Regina Hona

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This workshop was held on 11th and 12th October.

Regina Hona Workshop

This was Regina’s 5th pastel workshop at Albury Wodonga Artists Society. We quickly became friends, and I was impressed with her workmanship as a teacher. There was quite a lot of discussion in the room about the variety of the images even though we were almost all working the same topic. She was comfortable that we were different people, that the images we produced reflected our own personality, and showed the different techniques each of us brought to the room.

Regina moved around the room spending time with each person, and redirected where necessary, and through the process of having all of us with easels against the wall was able to see around us to the image we were creating.

Instruction was given first for each section then we did our version before she moved onto the next section, -sky, distant landscape, central landscape, feature and foreground. The feature was a tree in one picture, and a stream in the other.
The atmosphere in the room was friendly and businesslike in a good mix. We all got opportunities to move around to see each other’s work.

Regina stayed with me and we got a chance to do a photo-shoot of the river, and to see the orchid show. Dinner was at Baan Sahib Jai Thai restaurant on Saturday night and 6 of us shared a meal with Regina.

It worked well too, to have Regina open our exhibition on the Friday evening.
Lin Starke


This workshop with pastel artist Regina Hona is running on 11th and 12th October 2014.  The subject matter will be “Water”.  (For more information, contact Lin Stark 02 6056 0938)  Click here for Enrolment Form.


About Regina Hona

Regina is an Australian artist who works in both pastel and oils.  Read more about Regina at her web page here.

Portrait Workshop (Oils)

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Join this oil painting workshop with guest artist Jeff Wright.  To be held on 21 – 22 June 2014, cost $150.  Numbers are strictly limited, and first in first served.  For more information phone Janet Buckton on 0428 820 440 or email Janet on janetbuckton@bigpond.com.  Click here for Workshop Enrolment Form.

Jeffery Wright

View more works by Jeffery Wright

Born in Newcastle NSW in 1955, Jeff has lived in several locations in the
country until settling in Griffith in 1977.

He studied under the guidance of Victorian artist Lance McNeill for many
years until 1992. Jeff honed his painting skills to a high degree with the
ability to depict a variety of subject matter, including Sill Life,
Landscape, Seascape and Portraiture.

Working as a professional artist since 1994 he has held solo exhibitions in
Sydney, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and Griffith as well as participating in
several joint exhibitions. His work has been well received and hangs in many
collections in Australia and overseas.

An important component of Jeff’s work is the use of strong light to
highlight tonal depth and intense colour. Balance and harmony are also
achieved by the careful arrangement of space and the relationship between
all the elements depicted on the canvas.

The majority of Jeff’s work in recent years has been executed in oils,
although he does paint in water colour and pastel as well.

Jeff Wright’s fans are usually not satisfied with just one picture by this
accomplished artist, and look forward to his new works, which are always
fresh and different.

Strictly Beginners

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Want to start painting?  Then join this four week “Strictly Beginners” class at our Paintbox studio, starting Monday 12 May 11am to 1pm.  $5 per person for tea/coffee, some basic art materials to start, and for the use of the gallery.  Includes simple drawing, composition, subject choice, perspective, and art appreciation.  There will alse be discussions covering various mediums, materials, and equipment used, and where to get them.  The society has a good range of books, videos, and other learning resources that can be used during this time.  Just come along!!