Lismore Art Club Tutorials


Tutorials are held on the third Saturday of the month. Doors open at 8.30am to set up ready for a 9:00am start, through to 3:00pm at Wilson Park Primary School – Wyrallah Rd, Lismore.  Bring your own lunch, morning tea, drinks, a small table, easel, appropriate art supplies and preferably a chair.  The cost of each tutorial/workshop is $25 for the day for members and $30 for visitors/non-members.  ALL WELCOME

Steven Giese 18th October Figures in a Landscape

Steven is a lecturer at TAFE. so is well acquainted with students. Any medium is acceptable. Bring your own photograph

Introduction:The heritage of figure in landscape; European heritage, Breughel, Picasso, Sidney Nolan, Euan Mcleod and others. – Formal issues associated with this subject: drawing the human form, vertical and horizontal planes, shadows and perspective.

Russell Drysdale: The Drover’s Wife 1945

Demonstration: Drawing and painting the human figure…essential shapes, shadows on the figure, using scale to create space. The landscape; creating real space and flattened space.  

Drawing Activity: Produce a few sketches to workout formal issues (30 minutes)

Painting: Develop a painting based on the figure in landscape. Work on this for the rest of the day and try to complete it in one sitting.

Please bring: A sketchbook and graphite, painting materials (acrylic, pastel or oil), a surface to paint on…rags, containers, palettes and gloves. Research: Please bring images of a figure in a landscape that you would like to paint.

Our Webmaster Angela has received details from Steven that can be accessed at to be published by Angela at the end of July


Quarterly Meeting 4th September CANCELLED

September 18th Tutorial / Workshop to prepare for the Serpentine Exhibition is CANCELLED

23rd SEPTEMBER to 3rd October LISMORE ART CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION at the SERPENTINE GALLERY, 17 Bridge Street, Lismore 2480 10-4pm weekends 10-3pm

16th October Steven Giese Medium optional. Figures in a Landscape see above

20th November Brett Belot Portrait drawing with charcoal.

Bring your own materials – easel, drawing board, drawing paper, erasers, bulldog clips or similar, charcoal. Brett will bring graphite pencils, blending stumps and some other blending materials, the image we will work from, rulers for gridding, electric erasers, brushes for blending.