Finding your Voice – Abstraction and the Landscape | Anita West Bienarté

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Finding your Voice – Abstraction and the Landscape | Anita West

Finding your Voice – Abstraction and the Landscape | Anita West

This is a 3-Day Workshop but you must come in the night before to set up your studio area

What will I learn?

Anita will discuss concepts around finding and trusting your own voice and making art that is authentic.

Although she will give some demonstrations and tips on techniques such as experimenting with charcoal on canvas, wet/dry rags, mediums, colour, glazing and compositional ideas, her aim is to steer you towards moving through your comfort zone and reaching your potential.

You will learn:

  • How to develop more meaningful paintings that will sustain your art practice over the long term and strengthen your drive to create
  • How to push the process of painting and learn ways to find methods and styles that are unique to you
  • When to loosen up with big bold energy and to quieten down with detail
  • How to ask the big questions of your art; what, when, where how and why
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of procrastination and to find ‘flow’
  • To lean in to your art

Who is this course suitable for?

For intermediate and practicing artists who work with acrylics and who already have a range of techniques in their toolbox.

At the end of the weekend, you will not come away with finished works, but rather the beginning of something that you can use as the basis for fresh ideas in your studio.

What do I need to bring?


What is provided?

  • Easels, tabels and chairs
  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté Art Community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • The team at Bienarte made us so welcome. It was inspiring to see and connect with so many great artists. it was both a treat and a mandatory professional development session for me. Thank you. Robyn B from Carina Heights
  • A very well thought out & structured course, delivered by Anita West, who is a sensitive and insightful teacher, pulling the best from each student individually. She expertly shared her techniques, thought processes and skills in a gentle, diplomatic and encouraging way. Karen F from the Gold Coast
  • Friendly welcoming atmosphere from tutors and assistants and all students. Despite my lack of experience I did not feel overwhelmed. I also enjoyed being able to go for a short walk for coffee or inspiration near the river, either on my own or connecting with like minded artists. Anita was very patient and taught clearly but gave us the opportunity to create our own solutions. Kathryn R from Victoria Point