In this Master Class with Peta Garnaut, students will learn specific skills to create colourful, balanced and pleasing resin art. Resin is a relatively modern art medium. It has a somewhat otherworldly, abstract appearance and offers a fascinating reflection of the environment around us and is often used to depict the natural landscape. In this special Master Class, there will be a safety briefing, a session about the use of pigments and tints and how to plan your design. A daily demonstration will provide practical and innovative use of tools to create different effects. There are many techniques to RESIN art, and students will learn more than one, so be confident, you will have fun seeing your beautiful artwork come together. The use of high quality artist resin, pigments, inks and mica powders, ensures you not only get a quality artwork at the end of the workshop, but enjoy making resin art in a safe environment. Everything is provided for you to make two art boards, a cheeseboard and a set of coasters by the end of the workshop. It is recommended that before enrolling in this course, you read the Student Requirement list to see details of cost of materials. This course is not suitable for pregnant ladies. The course fee includes 50% deposit for materials.
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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.