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Nockies Palette Events - Summer Workshop Series, Register Now!

Region: Queenstown
Dates: Mon, 4 December 2023 - Fri, 10 March 2023 @ Register Now for January, February and March 2024

  • Nockies Palette Events - Summer Workshop Series, Register Now!

Workshop 1:
Drawing with Emma Theyers - Chiaroscuro Mastery
7 Jan 2024, 1-4pm
Exploring the technique of chiaroscuro using various materials as subject matter, this workshop will enhance participants' understanding of light, shadow, and texture in their drawings.

Workshop 2:
Painting with Emma Peers - Layering and Building Texture with Mixed Media
4 Feb 2024, 1-4pm
In this workshop you will be introduced to the creative possibilities of layering different materials to create texture. We will guide you through the process of creating a unique abstract piece, exploring the artistic freedom of expression and learning to let go of control. You will experiment with various mediums and techniques that will inspire and challenge you to explore your own individual creative expression.

Workshop 3:
Drawing with Emma Theyers - Experimental Drawing
10 Mar 2024, 1-4pm
This workshop will push the boundaries of traditional drawing by exploring experimental techniques, including distortion, abstraction, and fragmentation.

Our instructors:
Emma Theyers:
Emma Theyers is a New Zealand-born artist, currently based in Glenorchy. Since completing her Bachelor's degree at the Queensland College of Art in Australia, Emma has exhibited throughout Australia and more recently New Zealand. Her works have been shortlisted in prestigious art awards, including the JADA Drawing Prize (AU), Hadley’s Landscape Art Prize (AU), Dobell Drawing Prize (AU) and the Parkin Prize (NZ).

Emma Peers:
A Scottish-born artist, Emma emigrated to New Zealand in 2006 after studying at the Glasgow School of Art. Her art is largely focused on portraiture and figurative painting, but also draws inspiration from the landscapes of Central Otago, incorporating their textures and colours into her work. Emma's paintings explore emotion, with recent works focusing on mark making and the manipulation of form to evoke a strong sense of feminine expression.

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