In this course with Peta Garnaut, students will learn step by step techniques for creating spontaneous, organic effects with this vibrant transparent medium. Enough to confidently explore and create pieces you will be proud to use in your home. Peta will share her creative and practical knowledge in decorative art with students in a relaxed and creative atmosphere, where they will be shown the process to make their own incredible alcohol ink decorative art on Yupo paper as well as functional pieces. No special skills required and no specialised equipment either! You have a hairdryer, right? You are on your way.
Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced (16+ years)View list of Student Requirements for this course
Peta Garnaut has been drawing and painting all her life. Her earliest recollection of her creativity was when at aged about 5, she won a drawing competition. She made art her career in Perth, Western Australia as a graphic and jewellery designer and eventually in 2004, when she took up her brushes and paints again, she enjoyed the journey of becoming a successful artist, for which she is grateful to the collectors throughout the world who have supported her practice. Peta’s art practice is a simple reflection of her personality and as any artist, she is constantly inspired. She always thinks about art and the different ways she can deliver an interesting and consuming image. Drawing inspiration from the natural world she paints with colours to illustrate a vibrant and magical realm, representing the collision of our natural desires and empathy for our environment. She continues to develop her artistic style which is authentic and instinctively sympathetic to the randomness of landscape, the precision of flora and the beauty of the mysterious. Peta loves things which are varied, challenging and beautiful. She doesn’t respond to uniformity and minimalism. The combination of human judgement and technique is exciting and rewarding, so she aims to achieve layers of interest in her work through the use of colour and different media. Peta’s work is held in private collections in Western Australia and the U.K. Some recent career highlights include 2018 The TASF Art Awards - Winner – Jewellery; 2018 City of Claremont Art Awards – finalist; 2018 City of Bayswater Art Awards - Highly Commended; 2019 Army Art - Leeuwin Barracks; and 2019 City of Claremont Art Awards – finalist.