Donald J Waters Art Therapy Techniques Oct. 26-27-28

Donald Waters is BACK for another round of amazing techniques and applications of acrylics and charcoal to help you to dig deep and put on canvas what makes you – you! All levels of artistic abilities are welcome and he always encourages you to work BIG! This is a staff recommended workshop; guaranteed not to be missed!

Cost: $400.00 + materials
This cost also includes a complimentary light lunch and morning tea on all 3 days.
Dates: October 26-27-28th 2018. Arrive @ 8.30am for a 9.00am sharp start – 4.00pm’ish
Held at: Blue Shades Motel air conditioned conference room. (Special discount room rates available to out-of-town-ers. Please contact Blue Shades for more details 07 41222777.)

Course Outline:
Donald James Waters OAM
Spontaneity and Freedom Using Acrylics / Charcoal

If you are an artist who wishes to move out of your comfort zone and into the unknown, then this is the course for you

The primary aims of this workshop are to learn to work with spontaneity, gain further artistic independence, the application of creative writing and to use your reference material as reference only.
The workshop will begin working with charcoal, developing line and tonal values. We will then focus on the progression of our initial technique through the contamination of the charcoal using white acrylic paint to complete a tonal painting. DJW will teach you how to effectively seal the charcoal artwork to allow layers of coloured glaze to be applied over the abstracted black and white in order to explore implied mood through the application of a range of colours. We will then continue with this artwork as a foundation to insert additional layers of content using any reference.
The combination of these various techniques will be applied together to create your major piece on canvas. At all times throughout the workshop we will be discussing composition and balance whilst also working with spontaneity to give your paintings an exciting freedom, movement and emotion.

My aim at all times is to work with the individual and develop their idealism

Material List for Workshop 26th-27th-28th October 2018
Spontaneity and Freedom Using Acrylics / Charcoal

*Easel
*Backing Board and Masking Tape required if you are working on un-stretched or if old painting is on paper
*2 Large Canvas – As large in size as you can handle
*Old Painting to Paint Over
*Charcoal Pencil / Willow / Compressed – Large quantity
*Eraser
*Painting Medium – e.g Universal Medium – Atelier
*Fine Mist Spray Bottle – A MUST
*Acrylic Paint – Your choice of colours (please bring artist grade paints – you will do nothing but struggle with the cheap stuff)
*Palette / Plastic Lid / Plate etc.
*Brushes – Your choice of brushes
*Water Container
*Masking Fluid
*Hairdryer
*Covered in Footwear