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Jill Cairns - September



Workshops are open to all adults, for both members and non-members
and are held at the Society, 101 Woronora Parade Oatley West  NSW 2223.

Price of workshops is $50.00 per day for members
and $60.00 per day for non members

Full Payment must be made when booking workshop

Workshop times are 10.00am to 4.00pm - Arrive at 9.30 am to set up.  BYO lunch
Free cups of tea, coffee and biscuits available

Two Day Workshop - September 15th and 16th 
Jill Cairns - Expressive drawing techniques

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Price: Members: $100.00 Non-Members: $120.00

Download Enrolment form here

Download Materials List here

During this workshop, Jill will demonstrate how to lose your fears and make marks to
express the essence of the landscape.
Technical skills will be demonstrated with mixed media such as inks, charcoal powder,
charcoal sticks and pastels to encourage confidence with these materials.

Jill grew up in the Sutherland Shire and loved to colour and draw as a child.  She developed 
a keen interest in the visual arts.  

She was accepted into the National Art School for the Graphic Design Diploma and then 
went on to complete a Diploma of Education which allowed her to teach. Jill now lives in 
Port Macquarie and is a member of the Hastings Valley Fine Arts Association where she has received
many art awards.   

Jill's early influence came from Elioth Gruner's "Spring Frost" and Arthur Streeton's Impressionistic works.  

The strength of light, colour, texture and sensitivity in the Australian landscape and waterways 
have been the catalyst for her subject matter and appropriate medium. Her work takes the viewer 
to a special place.  

Now retired from teaching art in schools Jill has built her own studio to tutor small groups.
She also conduct workshops, and travels with like-minded people to paint plein air and develop her
practice continually to excite the senses.

Her practice has won many awards in both exhibitions and competitions across New South Wales 
for oil, pastel and charcoal.

In 2016 she joined the Oatley 101 Society of Artists and won a major prize at the Waterbrook 
Exhibition for a pastel and further she was a finalist in the Oatley 101  Annual Members' Exhibition
for an oil painting.
She also won a “Very Highly Commended” at Oatley 101 Annual Members' Exhibition, 2017

Jill also entered the Combined Art Societies of Sydney Awards 2017.She was delighted to be
a finalist in the oil and the drawing sections. 

She also won first prize in the oil / acrylic section of The Dobell Art Prize in Wangi 2018.

She has exhibited in the Port Macquarie Regional Gallery many times and has just been selected
for the Mid North Coast region for Northern Exposure 2018.

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For more details phone Workshop Co-ordinator: 9576 2662 or 9501 1903

More workshops for 2018
November 3rd and 4th - David Lake - Painting with Oils