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.
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 17th February, 2pm to 4pm
Greg Allen, Watercolour
Greg Allen has earned the reputation as one of Australia’s foremost
watercolour artists. He is also a remarkable teacher who can analyse
and explain the features of composition and technique which contribute to
He has won the Camberwell Rotary Watercolor Prize twice, in 1990 and
2000, and has 24 other major First Prizes and Best of Show Awards for
watercolor. Greg is a much sought after tutor and has been a guest
lecturer at Melbourne University.
He teaches at Whitehorse Arts on
Wednesday mornings and afternoons. Come, watch, listen, learn and be
The venue is the WAA clubrooms in Silver Grove, Nunawading - the modest
entry fee includes a delicious afternoon tea.
Deakin Community Awards for 2017
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