Venue:    The Main Hall (behind the Uniting Church)

71 – 77 Albert St, Berry NSW  (entrance via North Street – off street parking)

Date:        Sat 24th & Sun 25th February 2024

Time:       10am – 4pm both days

Cost:        $420

Who For: Oil and acrylic painters (all levels). 

What’s included….  easels, handout with key information, morning and afternoon  tea.

What to Bring…    Paint supplies (materials list on registration). 

Bring your own lunch or cafes and shops are nearby. 

Most students tend to bring their own lunch to maximise workshop time.  Cafes can be busy on weekends, though you could buy something before the class and keep it in the kitchen (fridge and microwaves are available).  Another option is IGA (just across the road and isn’t as busy as the cafes) and also has hot food available. 


To register, follow the link to the secure online booking site

or if you’d prefer direct deposit

BSB 062 762  Account Number 10068115 (ref: WS+ your name). 

If you use this option please send me a message or email so I know to reserve your spot!

Refund Policy

Full refunds are available up to 7 days prior to your class.  Within 7 days incurs a $50 admin fee and the remainder will be either refunded or you may like to use it as a credit towards a future workshop.

Bookings are also transferable… just let me know ahead of time if possible.

**Please note that as a small business I have decided to introduce the $50 cancellation fee for workshops so as to keep them somewhat viable in the event of cancellations in the last week, especially when booking halls and supplying materials… thank you for your understanding 🙂

*** Please also note we are not responsible for accommodation or travel costs should a workshop be cancelled or postphoned.

Working with Green – Oil and Acrylic Painting

So you love painting landscapes.

You’ve decided on a scene that has captivated you so much you just have to paint it!

But wait!

Whoa… look at all that green! 

Where do you even begin?

When you look at pretty much any scene that involves vegetation it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of green and the subtle variations within it.

Often our paintings can start looking very unnatural simply because our greens just aren’t quite right or they don’t have the variety that’s required.

And that’s what this workshop is all about – taking the confusion out of green and making our paintings look more natural. 

It should be noted here, that although we are primarily focused on green within the landscape in this workshop, the ability to mix and modify green as needed is actually a valuable skill you will use in any painting where green is found… even in a portrait!

So here’s a brief rundown on what we will cover over the 2 days…

Day 1

Learning to see and make sense of green within a complex scene

Basic colour theory

Making green pop!

Subduing green – how to not let it take over!

Exercises to consolidate our learning

Using your own reference, analyse and mix greens accordingly

Blocking in your own painting

Day 2

Review of prev day.

Continuing with your painting.


Discussion and assistance as required.

Both days will include demonstrations.

So if you’ve had enough of greens being the bane of your existence and would like to elevate your art by making them play nice within your work…come along and I promise your trouble with green will be a thing of the past!

Location… this workshop will be held in the beautiful south coast town of Berry, which is approximately 2 hours from Sydney.  The village is a favourite weekend destination for many with it’s rolling green hills, fabulous food and wine and proximity to many of the Shoalhavens pristine beaches, bushwalks and other villages to explore.  There is plenty of accommodation nearby to suit a range of budgets.

The Main Hall is situated behind the Berry Uniting Church.  It’s location in Albert Street is right in the heart of the village, so just a short stroll for cafes and shops.  Plenty of off-street parking is available (entrance via North Street).