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	Image: Roland Wakelin Syncromy in orange major 1919 (detail), Bequest of Mervyn Horton 1983© Roland Wakelin Estate

Summer in the city BOOKED OUT

Plein-air drawing masterclass

Join us on an outdoor drawing adventure inspired by the modernist landscapes of Roy de Maistre and Roland Wakelin. Enjoy a full day of sketching with the expert guidance of popular Sydney artist Celia Gullett.

This drawing workshop follows the tradition of working directly from nature or 'en plein air’. With particular focus on the use of colour, shape and treatment of space, you’ll learn to simplify, compose and notate form and light in the landscape, and improve your understanding and application of colour. You’ll make observational studies using a monochromatic palette before translating them into full glorious colour on specialty pastel paper using soft chalk pastels.

All materials will be supplied, however, you are welcome to bring your own charcoal and soft pastels if you prefer. A full list of preferred colours will be supplied when booking.

Stools will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a hat, water and your lunch.

Image: Roland Wakelin Syncromy in orange major 1919 (detail), Bequest of Mervyn Horton 1983
© Roland Wakelin Estate

Sunday 23 March 2014, 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 19 March 2014, 6-7pm (optional)

$130 non-member
$110 member/student

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878


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Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.

Tour and discussion BOOKED OUT

Workshop participants have the option of joining Celia on the Wednesday before the workshop for a short guided tour and discussion at the Gallery, where she will highlight and discuss the works of Wakelin and de Maistre as inspiration. For those unable to attend, reproductions of relevant works will be available on the Sunday.


Wednesday 19 March 2014 6pm – 7pm


The workshop itself will be held in Callan Park, Rozelle, overlooking the water. Details of the meeting spot will be supplied when booking.


Sunday 23 March 2014 10am – 4pm