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Non-traditional Watercolour Masterclass


Sat 14 Apr 2018, 10:30am–3:30pm
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 10:30am–3:30pm

Where: Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, 16 Byron Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Please book in advance: $125.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Christine Heaney

April’s Weekend Masterclass focuses on non-traditional watercolour painting, tutored by experienced and talented international artist, John Tarlton.

The workshop will coincide with John’s exhibition of work at CAN, so there will be an opportunity to get up close to his work and learn directly from the artist himself.

(John’s exhibition will open on Friday 13 April 5-7pm, all are very welcome to come along!)

Places on the workshop will be limited, so we urge you to book early!
Contact or call 06 835 9448 to register.

About the workshop:
In day – (small charge tbc)
Students to bring their own tubes of watercolour paint, recommended colours:
- Paynes Grey
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna
- Cadmium Red
- Cadmium Yellow
- Prussian Blue

Bring your favourite watercolour paint brushes. Students to bring their own lunch – tea and coffee is provided.

About John:
John Tarlton is a Californian-born artist, writer and educator who has spent the last forty years living and working in New Zealand and Australia. John’s current home is Foxton Beach and this is his second exhibition at Creative Arts Napier.

John has had several one-man shows. His art is represented in public and private collections in Australia, the United States and New Zealand, including Te Papa, New Zealand National Art Gallery, Auckland City Art Gallery, Rotorua City Art Gallery, Waikato Museum of History and Art, University of Auckland, and the State University of New York at Albany. His work is also published in Brown Warrick’s (1996). Another 100 New Zealand Artists. Auckland: Godwit Press.

John Tarlton’s work frequently features large-format painting, drawings in a wide variety of media, and marked by technical virtuosity. It also features mixed media, conceptual work, textual play, design and illustration.

Some of his key concerns include the investigation of post-Cubist space and play with Pop Art-derived imagery, dialogue between image and text, mostly with an emphasis on figurative motifs and the probing of themes touching the human condition.

Irony has long been a strong modality in John’s work, and often make the viewer laugh out loud. Come and enjoy his unique sense of humour and perspective on life at this weekend workshop, while learning new and innovative techniques with watercolour.

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