2024 Workshops with Linda MacAulay

 

Learn to paint with Australian Artist Linda MacAulay.  Scroll down to find a summary of 2024 painting workshops, classes and painting tours.  Keep scrolling down to find more detailed information on each course including dates, locations, costs, times and contact details.  

Flyer for travel sketching workshop showing examples of Linda MacAulays sketchbookes

This travel diary workshop is  fully booked.  

3 different landscapes painted on location in gouache by Linda MacAulayPaint on Location in Gouache

1 Day Workshop with Linda MacAulay

All materials and sketchbook supplied.  This workshop is limited to 4 people.

Gouache is a pigment rich opaque medium that dries quickly to a matte finish and has ability to be reactivated with water. This makes it the perfect medium to paint on location instead of oils or acrylics.
Learn how to get started with this medium and create quick little sketches on the go.
The workshop will be held in Linda’s Eltham Studio and is strictly limited to 4 participants. Each participants will be provided with a sketchbook that they get to take home and the use of all brushes and materials during the workshop. This makes it the ideal course to come along and try this amazing medium.

Dates: Sat 1st June, 2024
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Linda’s studio. 11 Wattle Grove, Eltham
Cost: $120 Includes materials
Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.
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Take a tour of Linda’s gouache sketchbook on her YouTube channel to get an idea of what the course is about..

 

picture of bush, a car and a koala demonstrating 3 different blending methods in acrylicsAcrylics – Focus on Blending

1 Day Workshop with Linda MacAulay

One of the biggest issues people have with acrylics is blending before the paint dries. This workshop will focus on learning how to create wonderful soft focused effects in acrylics.
During this workshop you will learn and practice a number of methods to achieve these effects.
Some materials will be supplied but it is essential for those who enrol to bring the brushes specified in the materials list.

Dates: Sat 22th June, 2024
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Diamond Valley Arts Society, Edendale Community Environment Farm.
30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Cost: $100 DVAS Members discounted cost: $85
Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.
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Colour Mixing

2 Day Weekend Workshop with Linda MacAulay

Learn how to quickly and reliably mix any colour using your own paints –  regardless of brand or the medium you work in. This workshop will demystify colour mixing and improve your colour matching skills.

Colour mixing is so much more than red and blue make purple. During the workshop we will learn how understanding the concepts of mass tone vs undertone, tinting strength and colour bias determine how a colour will influence a mix. Linda will work with you to develop a mixing strategy suitable for your preferred medium, working methods and help you create the relevant resources.

Each participant will receive a workbook suitable for the medium they wish to work in be it oils, acrylics, inks, gouache or watercolour. It is essential to let Linda know which medium you will be working in when you enrol so she can print you the relevant workbook.

To get the best out of the course you will need to bring along all of the paints in the medium you are using along with a palette knife, 1 cm flat brush, smaller flat brush, round brush and mediums if working in oils.

Dates: Sat 27th and Sun 26th July, 2024
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Diamond Valley Arts Society, Edendale Community Environment Farm.
30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Cost: $160 DVAS Members discounted cost: $130
Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.
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Private Students in the workshop of Linda Macaulay

Small Groups or Individual Learning in the Studio

I have had numerous individuals or small groups visit my Eltham Studio in Melbourne to learn specific painting skills. Not only do they get one on one tuition but they also get the use of a fully equipped creative space. It’s an opportunity to try out a whole range of art materials you may not own.

It’s been great to see people rapidly progress. The smaller group size allows me to determine exactly what each individual needs and be flexible enough to address them with additional resources or exercises. I have found it rewarding to see things really click for people.  Many participants are artists within their own right who

If you’re interested in trying a day in the studio with me or a small group get in contact.  It’s been a whole heap of fun.

Price for individuals :  First hour $75 and $50 per hour for each hour after that.

Price for 2 people $100 first hour and then $75 per hour for each hour after that.

Price for 3 people $120 for the first hour and $80 per hour thereafter.

Price for 4 people (maximum) $130 for the first hour and $85 per hour thereafter.

Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 or email [email protected] to discuss you or your groups needs.

 

Listed below are previous workshops Linda has run in 2023.  Please join her mailing list if you wish to be informed first of any upcoming workshops.

tonal painting examples by linda macaulay

Capturing the Light

Tonal Painting Workshop

1 Day workshop  Fully booked.  Email to join wating list.  Places do become avaliable last minute

Learn how to quickly and easily create realistic artworks that really capture the way that light interacts with a subject. Linda will guide you through a number of exercises which will give you the tools to capture the essence of any subject in any medium and simplify your scene.

See how the practice of blocking in tonal values and detailing over the top can really speed up the creative process.  This workshop will open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world and give you some insight into the process of tonal painting.

Participants will then create their own tonal sketch and then a coloured artwork using their own photographic reference under Linda’s guidance.

Workshop notes and some materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to work in their preferred medium be it oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel or gouache. It would really benefit you to have done the brushwork workshop first as this workshop will build on some of the skills mastered in that course.

Date: Sat 29th July, 2023  (limited places avaliable.
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Diamond Valley Arts Society, Macy Room. Edendale Community Environment Farm,30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Cost: $120 DVAS Members discounted cost: $90
Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.
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   Gelli Printing Workshop 

 

Discover how easy and highly addictive Gelli printing is.

Have fun getting creative and experimenting with this technique in Linda’s fully equipped arts studio.

Print oodles of prints, and look at some of the ways you can use these prints in mixed media, card making and much more. Upcycle old books, junk mail, old envelopes and almost any other scrap of paper you can get your hands on.

During this workshop you will learn a number of different printing techniques that will enable you to build up and layer patterns and designs. Learn how to print lace, leaves and a whole range of items that create interesting textures.  We will also cover photo transfers.

Learn how you can make your own Gelli plate and continue printing at home without lots of expensive equipment.

This workshop is strictly limited to 4 people and includes the use of all materials. Suitable for ages 10 and upwards although those under 14 will be required to be accompanied by a participating adult.

When:   Sat 9th September 2023

Sat 16th, September, 2023  Booked out

 Sat 22nd July 2023 (Booked out)  Please add your name to the cancellation list if you are interested in a workshop.  Places do become available.

Time: 10 am till 1 pm.
Where: 11 Wattle Grove, Eltham VIC 3095
Cost: $120 per person. Includes  written notes, use of associated tools during the workshop.  Participants will take home at least 20 unique prints made during the workshop.
Bookings: Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 or book online using below link

different types of brushwork in blue paint

Mastering Brushwork 

Brushwork is less about the brush you use and more about how you can learn to use any brush to create a wide variety of marks. Most master artists can effortlessly dance a single brush to create a huge variety of shapes, textures and effects.  In my teaching experience one of the main things that prevents students from creating great work is their lack of dexterity with their brush.

This one day workshop is designed to help you gain confidence with your brush and allow you to expand your mark making repertoire.  We will cover:

Different types, shapes and sizes of brushes and why you would use them.

How to effectively load your brush depending on the mark you wish to make and the medium you are using.

How to make a variety of marks with any brush.

Brushwork techniques like blending, dry brushing, scumbling, double loading, sgraffito, etc.

The language of brushwork – how artists use brushwork to communicate.

The course is suitable for any medium and any will utilize any brushes you already own.  I will be bringing some extras that can be borrowed for specific tasks.  Students will receive a workbook and create a resource throughout the day on the techniques covered.

Dates: Sun 18th June, 2023  Fully Booked…places avaliable on cancellation list.
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Macy Room, Diamond Valley Arts Society, Edendale Community Environment Farm.
30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Cost: $120 DVAS Members discounted cost: $90
Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.

Paint a Galaxy in Watercolour

 

Learn to paint a galaxy of stars in watercolour using the unique Daniel Smith Iridescent Watercolours. Explore the joys of painting wet on wet and allowing the medium itself to create fabulous effects.

With all materials supplied this afternoon workshop is suitable for the complete novice painter or even those more experienced painters who would love to give this a go and try these pigments for yourself in like-minded company. With step by step guidance provided you will produce your two of your own night sky watercolours to take home.

Reference notes and materials are supplied but those with more experience may prefer to bring their own brushes and a palette.

Cost: $120
When: Sat 27th May, 2023  10 am till 1 pm.
Where: Diamond Valley Arts Society, Macy Room – Edendale Farm, Gastons Road Eltham North.
Enrolment: Email Linda at [email protected] and request an enrolment form or book securely on line through ClassBento using link below. 

watercolour paintings and daniel smith paints by Linda MacAulay

 Watercolour Beyond Wet on Wet

1 Day Workshop with Linda MacAulay (booked out – positions avaliable on waiting list)

One of the joys of watercolour is watching pigments flow and mix on the page.  In this one day workshop we will be working very wet, flooding the surface, and allowing the pigments to do the work creating galaxies, gorgeous granulating effects, transparent layers, halo effects, creative cauliflowers and more.

Materials are included in the cost of the workshop and you will get to play with some of the unique Primatek watercolours from Daniel Smith.   It’s a great opportunity to come along and try something new without the cost of purchasing.

All materials will be supplied for use during the workshop, although if you have your own watercolour brushes and a palette it is recommended that you bring them.

The workshop is suitable for all experience levels from beginner to more experienced painters.

Date: Sat March 18th, 2023  Booked out please contact for wating list or futher dates
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Diamond Valley Arts Society, Edendale Community Environment Farm.
30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Cost: DVAS Members discounted price $100

Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.
www.lindamacaulay.com.au
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gum leaves painted in acrylics using different painting mediums
The Magic of Acrylics

Sherbrooke Arts Society

62 Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC

10 am till 12.30 pm every Tuesday of School term (No new bookings avaliable)

 

Each week we will explore a different technique following Linda’s step by step guidance with notes provided.
Some of the techniques covered will be creating a non-drying palette, surface preparations and substrates, controlling drying speed, smooth blending, dry brush painting, creating textural effects, creating watercolour effects and glazing with acrylics, tonal layering and the illusion of detail, understanding acrylic painting mediums and brand compatibility.
As we will experiment with a large range of materials, mediums will be supplied for a one off, $10 per term fee on top of the tuition fee. This allows you to try many different mediums and brands without a large upfront cost. This is an extremely cost effective way to try many different products before deciding which ones you may use in the future. If you have a large range of mediums and choose to use your own your welcome to contact Linda for an extended materials list.

 

Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 or email [email protected] to discuss you or your groups needs.

All About Acrylics

2 Day Weekend Workshop with Linda MacAulay

Workshop fully booked –  Email to join wating list

Acrylics are amazingly versatile and by combining different painting techniques with different painting mediums you can achieve a huge range of finishes that are only limited by your imagination.
It is my experience that most painters move into acrylic paints from another medium and do not take full advantage of all that this amazing medium has to offer.

This workshop is designed to give you an overview of the technical side of acrylic painting enabling you to take your paintings to the next level.
Play with a large range of mediums and explore the creative ways in which they can be used. All the mediums are supplied so it’s a great opportunity to try out a range of products without having the upfront expense of purchasing.

Learn how each medium works and which mediums can be intermixed and which ones can’t. Learn about different brands and how products can vary greatly in function despite having the same name. Learn various methods for creating textures. Learn how to combine and layer the techniques to produce and endless variety of effects.

The workshop can get messy so please dress appropriately.

Date: Sat 21st and Sun 22nd Jan, 2023 (Booked out – join subscribers email list or email Linda to be added to the wating list for this workshop)
Times: 10 am till 4 pm
Venue: Diamond Valley Arts Society, Edendale Community Environment Farm.
30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Vic, 3095
Cost: $150          DVAS Members discounted cost: $120
Enrolments: Email Linda MacAulay at [email protected] for an enrolment form. Completed forms and payments needed to secure your place.
Phone Linda on 0407 539 800 for further information.
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Please join Lindas Mailing list and be notified when new dates are announced.  First preference for enrolment given to mailing list subscribers.

 Paint a Pear 4 Ways

This fun and easy to follow step by step workshop is designed to allow you to understand how different acrylic painting techniques and mediums can totally change the appearance of your finished artwork.

Along way we will learn a little about brushwork, colour mixing, acrylic painting mediums, mixed media and tonal values. If you have never painted before this workshop is for you. If you have painted before you still will find this a helpful course on technique and alternate ways with which to ways to express yourself in paint.

With all materials supplied this promises to be a fun day out.

Cost: $150 includes materials and written notes
When: Sat 16 th May 10 am till 4 pm
Where: 11 Wattle Grove, Eltham
Enrolment: Email Linda at [email protected] and request an enrolment form or ring 0407 539 800.

Studio workshops are strictly limited to 4 people.

Brushwork and Tonal Painting

2 Day Workshop

Two elements that are essential to realism are brushwork and tonal painting.
Expressive brushstrokes tell a story and define your style. Economical and decisive brushwork is the key to improving your painting speed yet it is something most artists don’t take the time to learn.

Learn about different types of brushes, how they are used and explore the huge variety of marks each different brush can make. Explore how loading your brush, the viscosity of the paint, angle of contact and pressure of contact all can make a huge difference to the marks you make.

One of the most important skills in realism is getting the values correct. Learn simple tips for identifying brush work and tone whilst using them to create a realistic artwork in under 10 minutes. Create your own tonal scale that you can use to improve your painting skills.

It is suitable for painting in all mediums.

Cost: $300
When: 13/14 June 2020 10 am till 4 pm daily
Where: 11 Wattle Grove, Eltham
Enrolment: Email Linda at [email protected] and request an enrolment form or ring 0407 539 800.

Studio workshops are strictly limited to 4 people.

 

Introduction to Acrylic Painting Techniques and Mediums

1 Day Workshop with Linda MacAulay

Take a one day express painting journey with Linda and explore techniques and mediums specific to acrylic paints. Learn how to blend, control drying speed, create a non-drying palette, create textures and wet on wet effects.

Play with a large range of mediums and explore the creative ways in which they can be used. All the mediums are supplied so it’s a great opportunity to try out a range of products without having the upfront expense of purchasing.

Learn how each medium works and which mediums can be intermixed and which ones can’t. Learn about different brands and how products can vary greatly in function despite having the same name. Learn various methods for creating textures. Learn how to combine and layer the techniques to produce and endless variety of effects.

Participants will complete a number of small step by step projects and create a mediums chart to take home. Workshop notes are provided as this course is a whirlwind tour through the world of acrylic painting mediums.

Cost: $150 Includes all mediums and written notes
When: New class dates to be announced soon for 2020…join my mailing list to have first preference for enrollments
Where: 11 Wattle Grove, Eltham
Enrolment: Email Linda at [email protected] and request an enrolment form or ring 0407 539 800.

Studio workshops are strictly limited to 4 people.

Testimonials from Students
Having watched Linda on Colour in Your Life, I was captivated by her techniques and use of colour and approached her for one-on-one training.

Over 3 days Linda’s wealth of knowledge and teaching skills has transformed my understanding of painting 100%. Her knowledge and practical skills are delivered in a generous warm manner accompanied with a great sense of humour.

Thanks to Linda, I am now looking forward to practicing the skills I’ve learnt and improving my painting far beyond my previous expectations.

Diana Taylor

Members of The Heathcote Artists have just attended a fabulous two day workshop in Heathcote with artist Linda MacAulay. The workshop was inspiring, fun and exhausting. Thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Over the weekend we learned texturising, glazing and other paint techniques to all produce a set picture. Linda’s easy going, fun style of teaching was infectious. The time flew by and by the end everyone was wishing there were more hours in the weekend! We will definitely be getting Linda back again.
Judy Hutchins

President, Heathcote Artists Inc

I can highly recommend Linda MacAulay as a wonderful acrylic tutor.

Linda has held several weekend workshops for the Anglesea Art House to show us her expertise in how to paint in acrylics. We all learnt much regarding acrylic painting mediums and where and how to use the varied products that art shops try to sell us.  How to create textures in our paintings, how to use the “crackle” medium, the use of gold under painting, how to paint beautiful blended skies, and much more.

She is a most competent instructor, very patient, very enthusiastic and works very hard to make sure all in the class get the most from the weekend.

Pat McKenzie

President, Anglesea Art House

Thank you so much for an inspiring weekend of learning.
I am very glad I attended, I had fun and learned much. I’ll put it into practice and my creations should benefit.
It was particularly nice to meet you, as I admired your work in the TV show ‘Colour in your life’ .
I hope to be able to attend another of your workshops in the future.
Elizabeth Goldberg

During 2016, I have attended a series of workshops offered by Linda Macaulay.

Linda would have to be one of the most generous and patient art teachers I have met.  She is only too willing to share her knowledge and takes great delight in her role as a teacher.  She leads her students to develop their knowledge of art with a particular focus on understanding the techniques of working with Acrylic paint.

Whilst the classes were often filled with mixed ability students and with varying degrees of art experience, she was always able to offer individual attention so each student progressed.

Her workshop preparation is outstanding and thorough. At the beginning of each workshop she outlines what she intends to cover. When the workshop is concluded, she spends time reviewing what was covered so consolidation may happen.  Course notes are presented and provided further reference outside of the workshop environment.

If you want to learn more about ‘Acrylic Painting Techniques’ and wish to do so in an informative, relaxed environment with one of the most knowledgeable and talented artists I have met, then these workshops are for you!

Linda has taken me beyond my experience as a watercolour and mixed media artist to a place where I am LOVING exploring and creating artworks with Acrylic paints.

Mary Anderson

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