Workshops – contemporary painting + mixed media

Easter Mini ART Programme – The Reconfigured Landscape:
12 – 14 April 2014
with Catherine Parker

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Landscape is a multidimensional space – a kind of parallel universe full of real and unseen forces always tugging at you to take notice.
What is your landscape? How do you view nature? Is it through shape, colour, symbols, representational, perspective, metaphor, spiritual or linear, or all of the above? Are you drawn to ancient landscape forms or through the eyes of say, the early colonialists or even the Renaissance artists? Is your landscape purely the seen or are you open to the inner landscape beyond the external? However you perceive the environment it is relevant – we are both physical and spiritual beings living on many multi dimensional levels..sometimes all at once!

Transpose your ideas onto canvas, wood and paper in this 3 day Art Program. Whether your skills are basic or advanced, Catherine will assist you to gather + implement your ideas in a practical and conceptual application..scroll to bottom under costs for material list

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Catherine Parker ”Worlds within Worlds within Worlds”acrylic + ink on canvas  2014                                                    
  • This 3 day programme is suitable for all artists and also for Art Educators as a professional development tool – approx 15 hours with certificate

Catherine Parker is a contemporary artist based in Toowoomba, Qld She was a finalist in the 2008 + 2011 Blake Prize, including selection in the Blake Prize, Directors Cut, 2014 along with representation in a host of national and internal exhibitions. She has recently completed a collaborative exhibition of works on paper with Indian artist, Kamal Swami at Spiro Grace Art Rooms as well as exhibited in Collectibles also at Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane Qld.

Programme Fee
Venue: The GRID Arts Collective – a beautiful Artist run space with lovely natural light, a groovy vibe, a record shop and fresh coffee downstairs
Level 1, 488 Ruthven St,
Toowoomba. QLD 
Phone: 0400 991 710 / 07 4637 8840‎

Material List – Easter Mini Art Programme


  • 3 Canvases – small – large – your choice of exact size
  • 1 sheet of hot pressed drawing paper  approx 165 – 250 gsm– any brand
  • 3 Prepared pieces of MDF wood (from the hardware)– please prepare before you arrive – ie a lick of house or ceiling or artist quality gesso paint and sand – approx 30 x 30 cm and other odd sizes is beneficial
  • Acrylic paints – cadmium red, cad yellow, purple, white, black, Matisse brand Australian Sienna and Australian Sky Blue, pthalo blue and pthalo green
  • Soft synthetic and bristle brushes – various sizes from fine – to large
  • Collage landscape bits and pieces from old books, magazines, maps
  • Glue; ruler; rags; water container; small spray bottle; masking tape


Molotow fluro markers or Liquitex – from USQ Bookshop or Art Shed, Brisbane or online – these are what you see on the above paintings ..but please don’t go to huge amounts of expense – even just  a few colours will allow you an opportunity to explore

Any art materials you are unsure of can be purchased on the day at Murrays Art Supplies over the road and there is a $2 shop with art materials next door

Recommended Source Material

Please bring:  and apart from the list below – please be intuitive and bring the first things that come to mind…

  • Images of landscape – both literal, symbolic, metaphorical, or from magazines, art journals, books, personal travels; sky scapes; cosmic scapes; old maps etc
  • Artist reproductions whom you admire
  • We will be approaching landscape from all different angles – literal, symbolic, abstract and expressive – so please be prepared to experiment

Please bring a photocopied image of yourself, pets etc

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