Have you ever grumbled that watercolour is too hard?
Learn to wrestle with the medium and win.


Facilitated by Carol Adams

Date: Sunday 19th October
9:00am sharp – 12ish
Art Shed, Crispe St
Open to:
Members only
Cost: $10 to  participate or donation at the door to watch
Participant numbers limited. Unlimited observers.
Participants now full, but still come to observe.


Notes are included

 Here’s what’s covered

  • the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of paper, brushes and paint
  • qualities of the paint that influence its use.
  • controlling water – 3 considerations
  • getting paint onto and off the paper
  • painting sequence
  • losing, finding and controlling edges
  • controlling whites
  • working with flat and graded washes.
  • special effects and texture.

river bank

See the experts on DVD clips

What participants need to bring:

  • old jar for water
  • lead pencil – any kind
  • any kind of brushes  (up to about  Size 8)
  • piece of stiff board or cardboard  – approx A4 size – to support the paper
  • something to lean and slant the board (eg piece of wood)
  • masking tape (narrow or medium)
  • Watercolour paints if you have them.

I will bring the rest.


FINAL En Plein Air for 2014 Season – Sunday 21st Sept. from 3PM

Reminder that we are meeting this Sunday at Simpsons Gap (not Cassia Hill that overlooks Simpsons Gap).


Would be great to see you at the final session for the year. Please consider bringing a friend too. Please join us for art, to read a book, take some photos or just explore  .. whatever .. and enjoy a BYO BBQ toward sunset.
Call Dugald if you have any questions. However please first read the detail by opening the 2014 Program link at: https://caasinc.wordpress.com/plein-air/


Art Evening Get Together: Thursday 18th Sept.


My name is Elaine and as the newest member of the CAAS Committee I’d like to invite you to come along to an art evening at your Art Shed.

When: Thursday 18th September – 7.00pm

Why:  To meet with members of CAAS and enjoy a DVD or two on the amazing life of Margaret Olley

Where: At the CAAS Art Shed, 10 Crispe Street (off Brown St)

What to bring: Something to drink and a few nibbles


“It’s the only thing I like doing,” says Margaret Olley, in her studio in Sydney’s Paddington, of her painting. The artist, who turns 83 this month, has been named a Companion of the Order of Australia. Photo: Steven Siewert, The Age June 12, 2006

This will be the first of our planned Art Evenings this season and our aim is to meet regularly on the 3rd Thursday of the month. It will be low-key with the desired outcome of sharing some company based around our common interest in art. You are welcome to bring a friend too.

We will discuss future evenings and the sort of activities/content that members would like to focus on. These might include: an art video or critique of a masterpiece; something recorded from an art programs on SBS/ABC or indeed something you’d like to share from your collection. CAAS has a range of DVDs that demonstrate various art techniques that might be of interest. The choice is ultimately yours.

So, rather than only meeting at the occasional Art Awards, lets get together and have some relaxing fun with art! We all have a story to tell and an art journey to share. Our society is all of us, not simply the committee!

No RSVP is required, just turn up! If you cannot make this opening evening then simply try for another (go to the link below for details of future evenings)


Hope to meet many of you over coming weeks.

Elaine Cooper         0429 121 254