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Turn On The Lights: Painting With Jill Cairns


An 8-week painting workshop exploring light on different subjects. Learn techniques using oil paints and oil sticks to capture the essence of light. You will also be introduced to paddle brushes and their special qualities whilst painting on a larger scale.


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  • Saturday, 27 July 2024 | 01:30 PM - Saturday, 14 September 2024 | 03:30 PM


2 hours every Saturday


Glasshouse Art Lab


Glasshouse Regional Gallery Presents:

Jill Cairns Workshop: Turn On The Lights 

Saturday 27 July to Saturday 14 September 2024

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Join Jill Cairns for an 8-week Saturday afternoon workshop where she'll demonstrate techniques using oil paint and oil sticks to present the light in the environment.

The workshop will emphasise composition and depth, while the loose freedom of oil sticks will enhance your sensory experience and maintain the drawn elements in your work.

Open to both beginners and artists wanting to explore more, the workshop uses odourless solvent to ensure a fume-free environment. You’ll also be introduced to paddle brushes and their unique qualities for painting on a larger scale. It’s all about the respect of a medium and what it will achieve for you.

It’s all about the respect of a medium and what it will achieve for you.

All materials, tea and coffee provided.

Limited numbers. Bookings essential.

About the Artist

Jill Cairns

Jill was trained at the National Art School in Graphic Design, then attended Sydney Teacher's College to further her career in Visual Arts teaching in secondary schools in Sydney and Port Macquarie.

Now retired and living in Port Macquarie, she has built a studio, INNES GALLERY and WORKSHOP where she paints in oil and mixed media. Jill loves to work with larger scale to allow freedom in technique.

Jill has worked in her studio with a group of ladies, Innes Artists for the last 10 years and now this group travels and paints together for their next Exhibition. The group comradery offers her further opportunities to teach and develop further. Jill has won many awards in pastel, oils and mixed media and she has conducted many workshops in all aspects of art making. Recently she has been conducting workshops for the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in drawing and mixed media. Jill has had solo and group exhibitions. The thing that she really gets excited about is experimenting with media.