Paint Marker Demo with Masato Takasaka : Make lightfast artwork in a really immediate and direct way

February 20th Masato Takasaka Paint Marker Demonstration  Masato is one of Melbourne’s most productive artists, and he seemed to really inspire people to have a go in this demo, without second guessing the result or being tentative. He’s not scared of putting his work out there, and this generous spirit helped to create a fantastic open…

quietNOISE – About the artists

Find out more about the artist’s  Dawn Csutoros, Sara Lindsay, Caroline Phillips, Corinna Berndt and Filomena Coppola in quietNOISE Sara Lindsay Sara Lindsay is a British born artist, curator and educator who lives in Melbourne.  She worked as a weaver at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop (now the Australian Tapestry Workshop) from its foundation in 1976…

R&F Encaustic Paints: Some Frequently Asked Questions & Useful Info

R&F Encaustic Paints : Frequently asked Questions & Some Useful Info What is Encaustic Paint Encaustic is a wax based paint (composed of beeswax, resin and pigment), which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to an absorbent surface and then reheated in order to fuse the paint.  The word ‘encaustic’ comes…

New! Michael Harding (UK) Demonstrating Michael Harding Paints in February

A Special opportunity   Meet Michael Harding, founder of Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours (UK). Michael will be demonstrating his beautiful handmade oil paints and mediums 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 19th February at Chapman & Bailey Artshop, Melbourne.  FREE 3hr demonstration. Click here to book. Book early as it is sure to fill quickly!…

In the cut – Collage Demo with Ry Haskings

November 28th, In the cut – Collage Demo with Ry Haskings Ry developed this workshop with the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, where he was recently included in the contemporary collage show, ‘In The Cut’. Participants used a simple mathematical code, devised by Ry, to create a set of vertical lines based on a random…

Fluid Acrylic Painting with Bryan Spier

Bryan Spier creates luminescent abstract paintings with an irresistible quality of spontaneity in their composition and lightness of touch in the way he uses colour. He gave us really interesting insights into his working practice, which is very considered and specific. He demonstrated his tricks for getting a really sharp edge with masking tape. He…

Katharine Hattam Demo – Gouache and Fred Williams

Last Thursday we were lucky enough to have total legend Katharine Hattam demonstrate some of her massive range of techniques with gouache. Like all the artists Chapman and Bailey hosts for our free Thursday demos, Katharine was incredibly generous, sharing techniques that she has developed over years of experimentation within her own practice Katharine started…

Preparation Counts – Tony Lloyd on Oil Painting

This demonstration was a great example of how spending time on preparation, not cutting corners, and working slowly, step by step,  allows you to achieve very complex results. Tony showed how he creates his meticulous and moody oil paintings from photographic source material. I felt like my understanding of painting had really deepened. That may…

R&F Handmade Pigment Sticks with Julia Gorman

I’ve done this demo a few times, and I’m always surprised by how different it turns out. The R&F pigment sticks are so versatile, and easy to use. People get excited about different aspects of them, and that moves the demo an entirely different direction. The oil sticks have a really nice  buttery consistency, quite …