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This untutored workshop is to be held on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of January 2015.

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

Fees per day:

  • Members $30.00
  • Non Members $40.00
  • Students (full time 25 years or under) $20.00

Payment:  Required on first day of attendance for number of days attending (please note: no half day fees).

As space is limited, bookings are essential and must be received prior to Wednesday December 31st 2014.

Models will be provided for the four days.

Tables, chairs and 15 easels are available, however, bring your own materials.
BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided.
For bookings please call Clive Vogel 0427 774214
You can also book via Email at: (until 11th of December 2014) or

Watercolour Workshop with Ross Paterson

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Twelve aspiring water-colourists attended a two day workshop at AWAS on the 18th and 19th October. The springtime ambience was truly reflected in the enthusiasm of all as we diligently attended to the full schedule that Ross had carefully prepared. Ross is an excellent teacher, patient and helpful. We all feel that we have taken with us many valuable tips and improved techniques as a result of his tuition. The shared morning teas were provided by us and thoroughly enjoyed. A very big thank-you to Ross, also to Jenny Wallace, who as usual, did a great job organising the weekend.
Jenny and Mary


Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October 2014



Ross Paterson is Australia’s foremost landscape and rural town water-colourist. He is renowned Internationally and within Australia for his ability to created light filled, atmospheric paintings. Ross is an excellent, highly sought after tutor.
I have been to a couple of Ross’s workshops and they are excellent value and learning no matter how experienced you are. We need to have 10 attendees for this workshop to proceed. We will probably take a themed approach rather than a generic approach to this workshop, just to make it a bit different. The theme could possibly be “Rural towns and Surrounds” which covers everything from learning how to bring streets/buildings/sheds/ old vehicles, barns ,farm buildings to life in the Australian light.
Check out Ross’s Website to see his light filled works at
Mark these dates in your diary. To register your interest in attending this workshop please email or phone Jenny Wallace – or phone 02 6026 4800, as soon as possible.
Costs- members $150, non-members $180

Jenny Wallace


For Workshop Enrolment Form, click here.


Ross Paterson Watercolour Work

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  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!!