Designer Trees

Cheryl Peterson

Using trees as the theme, choose colours and learn different types of blending to create texture with acrylic mediums. All Levels

Time and Place: 

2 days Sat 29 & Sun 30 May

Jubilee Hall, 19-21 Roberts Avenue, Horsham

$166 Early bird, $210 after 1st May

Join Cheryl Peterson freelance illustrator and designer in this two day workshop. Using trees as the theme, choose colours and learn different types of blending to create texture with acrylic mediums. Designing contemporary shapes and items, learning about layering, flow and structure of an image. Work with gold and silver leaf and a wide range of finishing processes. This workshop will focus on breaking away from traditional painting, and aid you in being more creative in your own designs. All levels

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Cheryl Petersen studied Graphic Design at Monash University in 1998 as a mature age student and majored in illustration where upon completing university she worked both as a freelance illustrator and a jewellery designer.

As an illustrator she worked on several magazines and books including “Willis and the Echo” written by Craig Wellington and published by Hyland House, ”Jack the Giant Killer” and a selection of Hans Christian Anderson stories published by Pan McMillan. Her portfolio of work also extends to various children’s poetry books and book covers for Reed Books and various magazines and brochures.

In 2007, Cheryl Petersen realized her dream when she opened her first gallery – Cheryl Petersen Galleries, located in Somerville on The Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Cheryl is in the process of establishing a new studio in Mornington, expected to be opening late 2018.

“Mostly I paint to my moods, it is the foundation for my inspiration. My best works seem to happen naturally when I am totally absorbed in the moment. If I feel like painting the whole canvas black I will and then I just see what happens next….no planning, no contriving…just letting it flow. I try not to control my work too much, I prefer to keep the spontaneity flowing. I think it’s very important to be a good artist technically, but it is just as important to be able to create freely and originally from the heart.”

Cheryl has become well known for her style of work, which includes a large array of vivid designs & enriching colour, full of beauty & joy. Her background is evident in the often whimsical portrayal of subjects in her art. It is this diversity that has led her gallery to become a one of a kind learning studio that offers art courses & workshops for the absolute beginner to the advanced artist.

Materials List

2 pieces of plastic to cover your table and the floor
2 canvases of your choice - no larger than 150cm x 150cm square or rectangle
Good range of acrylic paints - preferably Mattisse or Atelier
Good range of acrylic brushes from small to large, round and flat
Palette Knife
Easel

Cheryl will supply a small amount of gold and silver leaf for you to try.
There will be a limited selction of paints to purchase from Cheryl if you require.

This event requires a minimum number to run, if the class is cancelled by us or due to COVID you will receive a full refund. Due to COVID this year we have a very flexible cancellation policy and WILL refund if you cancel due to illness or flu like symptoms.
Please remember we are a not for profit and pay our artists fairly -any cancellation affects our ability to run future events. Generally, we only offer a 50% refund if you cancel after our nominated date (in info when booking tickets) and no refund if you cancel 48 hours before the event please help us in respecting this if you do need to request a refund for reasons that are not COVID related.
Classes may have to be merged to enable the activity to take place. We will be in touch if this is the case and will offer a full refund if the change does not suit you.

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