WAA News & Coming Events 2018
Demonstration & Monthly Club Meeting
Once each month except January and December we hold
a monthly meeting for all to meet with their fellow artists, enjoy guest
speakers and demonstrations, and show and critique our work, etc.
Don't forget to support the "Trading Table" where
donated items will be available at bargain prices. Each month we hope to
have donated art materials and books, frames, household items, home made
jams, in fact anything saleable that folk would like to donate to help
raise money to go toward the cost of holding our popular demonstrations.
The venue is our clubrooms in the Nunawading
Community Centre, Silver Grove, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia.
WAA Newsletter for October 2016 includes a history of our association
since its beginnings in 1963. There will also be a permanent link to this
document from the About Us page. But from here you can click on the
thumbnail image to find out more about us in words and pictures.
Coming in 2018
We will continue to offer a comprehensive program of
exhibitions, demonstrations and special fun
weekend workshops for you to try your hand at new and exciting art styles. And
there will also be classes and
workshops to help and inspire you with your artwork.
Susan Gustafson currently runs a Monday afternoon
painting class for children. In 2018 Susan will be
adding extra painting classes to our WAA timetable
- an additional children's class plus two adult beginner acrylic painting
classes. Details are on our classes page - just
click on the Classes link at the top of this page.
New Life Drawing Workshop Tuesday Evenings 7.00pm to 9.30pm ***
In July we commenced an
additional life drawing workshop for artists who wish to develop their skills in depicting the human form.
Professional life models will be hired for these sessions held on Tuesday
evenings 7.00pm to 9.30pm. The fee is $15 per
session including the life model fee.
The venue is our clubrooms at the Nunawading Community Centre,
Please email us for more details - click on the Contacts
tab at the top of the screen.
An exciting program of demonstrations by award
winning artists will continue this year, usually held on the 3rd Saturday of
each month, February to November. Watch this space for details, and be sure to check
out the Recent Events Page for examples of what to expect!
Saturday 25th August (Fourth Saturday) 2pm to 4pm, Ben Winspear
The August demonstration will be on the 4th Saturday when award winning
artist Ben Winspear will show us how to capture the mood and light of the
Australian landscape in oils. Ben is a Melbourne artist who in his
landscapes strives to catch something of the mood and feel of the
day through the use of colour, tone and composition. Having painted
extensively in the country his love of the Victorian landscape and its
light stand out and though the medium of oil paint in this
demonstration will show how he strives to express that on canvas.
The venue is the WAA clubrooms in Silver Grove, Nunawading - the modest
entry fee incudes a delicious afternoon tea.
Deakin Community Awards
Award presented by Michael Sukkar MP,
Federal Member for Deakin to Paul Price of Whitehorse Arts Association
Our nomination of Paul Price to receive a Deakin Award
was accepted and presented on 6th August. The Award recognises his years of
volunteerism as our webmaste..
His wife Rosemary
was awarded hers last year. Check out our website on
http://www.whitehorsearts.info/ to see what a great job he does.
Congratulations Team Price.
Award presented by Michael Sukkar MP,
Federal Member for Deakin to Rosemary Price of Whitehorse Arts Association
Explanation: Rosemary has been a leader within the Whitehorse Arts
Association for at least 20 years, as Vice President, Committee member and
Workshop Leader. Her background as an artist and teacher has led her to
focus on accurate and expressive drawing, which she has shared with many
members. Her positivity and encouragement have influenced both artists and
models to participate in this creative pursuit. The community is privileged
to have benefitted from her volunteerism.
WAA Public Art
ceramics and mosaics tutor, Deborah Amon-Cotter is also a painter with a
vibrant style full of colour, joy and whimsy.
was commissioned to help brighten up the City of Whitehorse,
using this traffic light control box as her canvas - part of a public art
project in our locality. This work is in
Mitcham, on the corner of Whitehorse Road and Station Street, opposite the
Here are some more images and close-up views of this work
(all photos by WAA's Rosemary Price)
Click on images to view
*** Deborah's popular
Ceramics/Mosaics class was back in 2015/16, and if there is sufficient
interest we may be able to persuade her to run additional classes for us.
You can telephone her on 0411 035 994 for
details and to register your interest. ***
Nattrass, WAA ex-president and long term committee member of recent
years has passed away after a battle with Alzheimers. He was a stalwart
of our club over many years. Colin Browne provides this tribute to
Peter: (please click image for more)
WAA Glen Park Mural
President Alan Close and a number of WAA members have been busy designing
and painting a mural showing the history of the Glen Park area. We have
included the full colour report from the June WAA Newsletter for your
viewing pleasure and as a further example of the wide range of activities
in which we are involved. Just click on the image to see more (PDF
format, 227 KB.)
2013 we introduced our WAA Achievement Awards to
recognize member artists for significant
achievement in their art. To date these artists have been chosen by class tutors and the committee
(click the images for more):
Classes and Workshops
We continue to offer an extensive program of
art classes and workshops
catering to all levels of experience from the beginner to the accomplished
artist. Click on the classes link at the top of the page for
For more information about any of our events please contact
us, or visit us on Facebook