|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 view Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|$85 for Members and $95 for General public | Material Included
Follow in the footsteps of the artists who worked in the gardens and streets of belle époque Paris, in this hands-on workshop with acclaimed plein air painter Mark Dober. Mark will guide participants in the art of working outdoors: to select a distinctive view, prepare a composition, and to build up a painting through marks and layers. Learn how to get the most out of watercolour, a lightweight, portable, and fast-drying medium suited to working outdoors and while travelling. Mark will share insights into the importance of plein air painting methods to the Impressionists and the artists who followed, who sought to capture changing light, vibrant colour, and moments of spontaneity.
This workshop is suitable for adults at any level of experience in watercolour painting, including beginners. Materials are included in the ticket price.
The workshop will include a short break for refreshments, which participants can purchase at the Gallery Café or bring from home.
Saturday 4 May 2024
12 pm - 4 pm
Admission: $85 for Members and $95 for General public
Please note: In the event of rain, this workshop will proceed indoors in the Gallery’s rear atrium, overlooking Rosalind Park.
Renowned Central Victorian artist Mark Dober’s drawing and painting practice centres on the landscape. Working in oil, gouache, and watercolour, Dober paints primarily en plein air, constructing large multi-panel compositions over multiple sessions. Dober has exhibited widely across Australia over the past twenty years; in 2024, exhibitions include Whitehorse Artspace, Manning Regional Gallery (NSW), Benalla Art Gallery, and St Francis Contemporary Art Space. He holds a PhD in Fine Art (Painting) from Monash University and has taught plein air workshops in Australia and internationally.