McGregor Winter 2024

17th – 21st June 2024

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Community Wellbeing

Adele Outteridge

A Cornucopia of Books

Artist Books

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Adele Outteridge | A Cornucopia of Books | Artist Books

Adele-Outteridge

All Levels
Suitable for students aged 18+ only

Registration

+ $860 (plus materials)

Materials

+ $100 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

In this workshop we shall work on four book structures and discuss possible variations, demonstrating the versatility of the book as a container of text or as a sculptural object. Participants will be encouraged to develop a theme and create their own individual projects. The book structures are versatile, and all lend themselves to a wide variety of sizes and interpretations for journals, artists’ books, drawing books, sculptures etc. with soft or hard covers. Book structures will include folded structures, sculptural concertinas, a Coptic bound journal (feral or plain), a compound, hinged page binding (butterfly book), a book sewn on tapes.

Bio

Adele Outteridge lives in Brisbane and runs The Studio West End. She works in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing which have all been exhibited widely. Adele’s work is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally including the State Library of Queensland, Artspace Mackay, regional galleries, schools and University collections. Her work has also appeared in many publications including Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Binding series. Adele travels widely lecturing and teaching workshops and has participated in several artist in residence projects including those in schools, galleries, the Ramingining Aboriginal Community in remote Northern Australia, Tennessee, and New York. Read more about Adele.

USQ Editing and Publishing - Graduate Certificate

Annette Raff

Floral Unleashed: Watercolour and Mixed Media

Watercolour

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Annette Raff | Floral Unleashed: Watercolour and Mixed Media | Watercolour

Annette Raff

All Levels
Suitable for ages 15+

Registration

+$860 (Standard Registration plus materials) or $430 (Junior Pathway Program* plus materials)

Materials

+ $250 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

This workshop celebrates the joyous exploration of watercolour painting and the freedom to create. Annette believes that fear hinders learning, and with her guidance, you will embark on an inspiring journey to build confidence and embrace imperfection as part of the artistic process. Through a series of carefully crafted exercises, you will discover ways to apply watercolour to produce exciting results and enhance your work with additional media and creative techniques. Drawing instruction will also be given, and you will have access to Annette’s photographic references as a foundation for your creativity, your own photographs, and opportunities to draw directly from nature. Join us in cultivating a garden of creativity and unleash the boundless potential within your artwork.

Bio

Annette RaffAnnette Raff has an extensive knowledge of art and design fundamentals and is skilled in drawing and watercolour painting. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and Advanced Certificate in Art and Design. Annette is a sought-after teacher, having taught at TAFE, Artist Network University, Royal Qld Art Society, Bienarté Art School, and regional art workshops. Annette enjoys exploring new ways with drawing, water mediums, printing, digital art and mixed media. Over 27 years of teaching, Annette has refined her approach to prioritise fostering a relaxed, supportive environment that boosts student confidence. Read more at watercolourlessonsonline.com, Facebook, and Instagram.

USQ Editing and Publishing - Graduate Certificate

Larissa Warren

A Deep Dive Into Coloured Porcelain

Ceramics

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Larissa Warren | A Deep Dive Into Coloured Porcelain | Ceramics

Larissa Warren

All Levels*
Suitable for ages 18+ only

*Ideally, participants will have some experience using porcelain and have confidence in some hand building and/or wheel throwing, with a good understanding and working knowledge of clay and its properties. Some experience working with porcelain or coloured clay would be beneficial.

Registration

+$860 (Standard Registration plus materials)

Materials

+ $175 McGregor Workshop Delivery Fee: this is a non-negotiable fee that covers additional materials & tools specific to this workshop. These will be supplied by McGregor at time of workshop. Payable at time of workshop registration.

+ $85 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

A Deep dive into Coloured Porcelain is a comprehensive and fun exploration of ceramic colour, form, and approaches. The focus of the class will be on creating high quality ceramic pieces using nerikomi (pattern making) and neriage (marbled) techniques. These methods include colouring porcelain with ceramic stains and forming controlled and free form patterns without the use of glaze. This class is perfect for makers who are looking to discover their own unique style and enjoy testing, problem solving and refining their skills. NB. We will not cover slip casting or agateware in this workshop.

Bio

Larissa WarrenAward winning artist Larissa Warren is an established ceramicist, researcher, and art teacher. She creates from her home studio, a reclaimed underground bunker located on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland. Larissa has a national following through regular exhibitions, select gallery stockists, mainstream media coverage, and publications. Recent highlights include an interview on ABC Radio National’s The Art Show (2022), inclusion in Thomas Hoardley’s book: Nerikomi (2023), and presenting at Apmere Mparntwe, The 16th Australian Ceramics Triennale (2022), winning the People’s Choice and Special Acquisition Award for the Clunes Ceramic Award, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC (2019) and winning overall prize Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence (2018). Read more at www.ratbagstudios.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook.

Design and Interactive Systems Digital Media Major

Cees Sliedrecht

Do It All!

Drawing, Pen, and Watercolour

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Cees Sliedrecht | Do It All! | Drawing, Pen, and Watercolour

Andrew MacDonald

All levels
Suitable for students aged 18+ only

Registration

+ $860 (plus materials)

Materials

+ $250 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

Join in the fun of doing art. Together, let us discover your own style and way of artistic expression. My aim is for you to improve your artistic expression through proper and easy to understand guidelines, explanation, awareness, practice, and demonstration. You will be amazed at what you can do at the end of the workshop, even when you are just starting out. We will create up to three works per day, covering a wide range of topics including Urban, Landscape, Still life, Animals, Water scenes, Figures and even a Portrait. Something for everybody. I will bring in copies of the topics at hand, to save you from worrying. We are developing both drawing, pen, and watercolour skills, so you get triple the value and fun in this workshop.

Bio

Andrew MacDonaldAward-winning Australian artist Cees Sliedrecht began his art practice as a student of art academies in Rotterdam and The Hague (The Netherlands), leading to the opening of his Brisbane-based art school in the late 1980s. He runs frequent workshops around Australia, and internationally. Cees has featured in several artists magazines, and has been President of numerous art groups, including the Watercolour Society of Queensland Inc. in Brisbane. Due to his national and international exposure to art and his art education, Cees offers students a wealth of art knowledge, guidance, and experience. Read more about Cees at www.ceesart.com.

Community Wellbeing

Kathryn Wardill

Miniature Marvels, Making Glass Beads

Hot Glass

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Kathryn Wardill | Miniature Marvels, Making Glass Beads | Hot Glass

Kathryn Wardill

All levels
Suitable for students aged 15+

Registration

+$860 (plus materials)

Materials

+ $400 BYO Material & Tools cost: This is in addition to the McGregor Workshop Fee. Please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

Adventure into the world of HOT GLASS! Create one-off glass beads, miniature artworks that others will marvel at. Teaching the basics of glass bead making, no experience is necessary other than to work with your hands on a small scale. Students need good eyesight and the steady use of both hands. Safety, understanding equipment, glass, and mandrel preparation all lead to making your beads. As the workshop progresses, more elaborate techniques will be introduced such as shaping beads, using stringers, and decorative techniques, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting. Scheduled class times are highly structured with a balance between demonstrations and students practicing techniques. Upon completion, students will have acquired the technical skills to continue to practice their glass bead-making skills in their studios. Due to the nature of this workshop, students are unable to work unsupervised out-of-class hours.

Bio

Kathryn WardillKathryn Wardill is a contemporary jeweller who received her Master of Arts, Fine Art by research from RMIT University. As a jeweller and glass artist she has actively participated in group and solo exhibitions internationally for the last 30 years. Wardill’s dedication to researching jewellery objects which combine metal and glass has resulted in a solo exhibition in the USA as a part of an artist in residency and work presented at Studio Ingot Melbourne. Visit www.wardill.com for more information.

Design and Interactive Systems Digital Media Major

Lauren Jones

Alla Prima Still Life

Oil Painting

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Lauren Jones | Alla Prima Still Life | Oil Painting

Andrew MacDonald

All levels
Suitable for students aged 15+ only

Registration

+ $860 (plus materials) or $430 (Junior Pathway Program* plus materials)

Materials

+ $355 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

This painting workshop will explore painting with oils in the ‘no fuss’ and quick technique of Alla Prima. Participants will be guided in a relaxed environment to explore immediate mark making to capture form and tone and enjoy the instant gratification of finished works created in a single sitting. Over the week the workshop will cover an introduction to oil painting and explore the fun and expressionistic nature of the Alla prima technique. Be prepared to get messy and loosen up with some gestural painting exercises and explore the genre of still life through new objects and arrangements each day. Discover new and fresh ways of seeing compositions and still life scenes within a relaxed environment. By the end of the workshop participants will have created many finished artworks to take home.

Bio

Andrew MacDonaldLauren Jones is a visual artist based on the Sunshine Coast. Working primarily in oils, her feminine portraits and still life scenes speak of moments captured in time. Jones’ works, executed with bold and immediate brushstrokes, are evocative and impressionistic. Her art exquisitely showcases the materiality of paint and celebrates the process of painting. Born in 1989 in Queensland, Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Literature) from the Sunshine Coast University in 2009, and in 2012 a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from Monash University. Jones is represented by Michael Reid Northern Beaches – Sydney, NSW, Studio Gallery Group – Melbourne, Vic, and CLO Studios – Noosa, Qld. Currently Jones works from her home studio in the Noosa Hinterland, Queensland. Read more at https://laurenjones.gallery.

Community Wellbeing

Rare Squid Creative

Music Video Production

Film

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Rare Squid Creative | Music Video Production | Film

This project has been supported by the Toowoomba Regional Council.

Rare Squid Creative

All levels
Suitable for students aged 15+

Registration

+ $860 (plus materials) or $430 (Junior Pathway Program* plus materials)

Materials

+ $80 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

Dive into the exhilarating realm of music video production through our immersive workshop! Acquire crucial skills and techniques applicable to the broader film industry as you take on hands-on roles in crafting professional music videos. Guided by Rare Squid Creative, you will collaborate directly with one of three established bands/musical artists, bringing their vision to life and earning your spot in the credits. From camera operation to directing and editing, you will grasp the fundamentals of each step in the process. Gain invaluable hands-on experience through real client interactions, confront challenges head-on, and immerse yourself in the dynamic and thrilling music video production industry. Unleash your creativity, step behind the camera, and emerge equipped with the practical skills to launch your filmmaking journey.

Bio

Rare Squid CreativeRare Squid Creative, founded by Paddy & Josh, has been actively shaping the film and creative media sector since June 2020. Located in Toowoomba, we have contributed to a multitude of projects, from community initiatives to web-based graphics, media production, and artistic collaborations. Our standout expertise lies in crafting music videos, with a successful portfolio of nearly 30 videos for various artists over the past three years. These videos have gained recognition, featuring on notable platforms like ABC, Rage, CMT, and Channel 7. See more at www.raresquid.au.

USQ Editing and Publishing - Graduate Certificate

David Hinchliffe

Light, Speed, and Colour

Acrylic Painting

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David Hinchliffe | Light, Speed, and Colour | Acrylic Painting

David Hinchliffe

All levels
Suitable for students aged 18+ only
There is a clothed and nude life model in this workshop

Registration

+ $860 (plus materials)

Materials

+ $20 McGregor Workshop Delivery Fee: this is a non-negotiable fee that covers additional materials & tools specific to this workshop. These will be supplied by McGregor at time of workshop. Payable at time of workshop registration.

+ $250 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’.

Workshop Outline

David will be returning to Australia fresh from his painting workshops “in the footsteps of Van Gogh” in the South of France and his solo exhibition at London Contemporary Gallery in London. He will teach and demonstrate how to paint in acrylics loosely, with speed, light, and colour. He will be instructing about the Van Gogh technique and what we can learn from the most loved artist of all time.

Bio

David HinchliffeDavid has exhibited and conducted workshops widely around the world and is represented by 13 galleries from London to Singapore. He was taught by Artist John Rigby and William Robinson at the University of Southern Queensland (formerly DDIAE) in the early 70s. He has been painting and selling his paintings from the age of 12. His style is considered to be ‘Contemporary Impressionism’. Read more at https://www.davidhinchliffe.com.au/.

USQ Editing and Publishing - Graduate Certificate

Daniel Butterworth

Acrylic on Cardboard

Acrylic Painting

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Daniel Butterworth | Acrylic on Cardboard | Acrylic Painting

Daniel Butterworth

Suitable for students aged 15+
There is a unclothed life model in this workshop

Registration

+ $860 (plus materials) or $430 (Junior Pathway Program* plus materials)

Materials

+ $75 McGregor Workshop Delivery Fee: this covers additional materials, tools, & models (where relevant) specific to this workshop. These will be supplied by McGregor at time of workshop. Payable at time of workshop registration.

+ $100 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’..

Workshop Outline

This painting workshop will explore paint application, composition, scale, mark making, and colour through looking at the portrait, landscape, still life, figure, and life drawing. Students will be encouraged to explore, find what excites them when creating, to then be able to develop one genre or explore more with Daniel’s guidance.

Bio

Deb MostertDaniel Butterworth is a figurative artist, who uses images of himself in much of his work to express social, political, and personal views. Having started his working life as a sign-writer, Daniel later completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Latrobe University and has been a practising artist for more than 20 years. With numerous solo and group exhibitions to his name, along with the selection as a finalist in many high-profile portrait prizes, including the Doug Moran Portraiture Prize and the Archibald. Daniel is now in demand as a guest artist and teacher in Australia. Daniel works from his studio in Kyneton, Victoria. Read more at https://www.danielbutterworth.com/.

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