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For the Love of Landscape  NEW

Capture the magnificence of nature with an introduction and exploration into the world of landscape painting.

Supported with individualised tuition and guidance, you’ll explore styles, techniques, composition and concepts, and various ways of observing nature. Start with small landscape studies to establish your creative direction, whilst Jason guides you through the technicalities of landscape painting. You’ll build from these to create a larger major work, developed with the array of learned skills, to take home with you. Two course days will feature en plein sessions, weather permitting, to explore the practice of the great Impressionists with their tremendous desires to capture nature in its ever-changing glory immersed in the environment itself.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 15+
Skill Level Beginner & Intermediate
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status 2022 details coming soon.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

Day 1: Introduction to Landscape painting, it’s basic principles, fundamentals. Demonstrations of techniques and styles given. Individual and class discussions on creative direction, style, technique, composition, and concepts. First small studies to be created on Masonite boards primed and provided, subjects provided also. Above topics to be explored in practice.

Day 2: Previous works continued, or two more small studies to be created, refining creative direction and application. En Plein Air session in the afternoon, weather permitting. Entering the world of the great Impressionists, their methods, and their goals. Preparing major work canvas, priming and sanding.

Day 3: Experimental concepts of composition explored, instructional demonstration of my own ‘Reflections’ series, inspired by Monet’s waterlilies. Painting reflections of trees, sky and clouds in water, experimenting with paint application and style. En plein air session in the afternoon, weather permitting. Preparing major work canvas, priming and sanding.

Day 4: Begin Major work, subject to be provided by students. Demonstration of how to build and/or prepare a canvas. Step by step building of major work using the learned methods and skills.

Day 5: Final stages of major work, bringing paintings to as much of a completion as possible. Outlining further progress to be made, and discussing and analyzing the painting process and all that has been learned and that still can be explored.

Please contact Jason on jason.lowe003@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Jason Lowe

Jason Lowe

Jason Lowe is a thirty-year-old Australian visual artist, residing in the lush Bellinger Valley. A self-taught artist from a young age, Jason has become a renown and respected artist in his own right, having sold more than fifty commissioned works, in addition to private sales, and has been featured in various exhibitions and art prizes nationally.

Course Requirements

1. One full set of Acrylic paints, to include warms and cools of every primary color, as well as ‘Burnt Sienna’ for initial tonal drawings. Recommended colors:

  • Titanium white
  • Paynes Grey
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • And Burnt Sienna for tonal drawings.
  • (Recommended brands, Matisse, Atelier, or Jo Sonjas Gouaches)

2. Series of synthetic brushes, both rounds, flats and filberts, long handed and or short handed. Recommended sizes- 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. A varied array of small brushes for fine detail, mid size brushes for the bulk of painting work, and a large brush for washes, blurring reflections, painting skies and establishing large areas. (Roymac, or Galleria are recommended brands)

3. A medium sized Canvas, with landscape, horizontal dimensions. To be primed and sanded in preparation for major work. Ideal size 50cm x 70cm approx.

4. 1-2 Water jars

5. 1-2 Palettes, preferably made of wood and hand held, which can be bought from Art stores, or a simple piece of Masonite, plastic, or Glass that can be placed on a table or Easel.

6. One 1L tub of Gesso for priming of major work canvas, and a large brush for Gesso application. (Art Spectrum or Windsor and Newton are recommended brands)

7. One single edged razor blade or fine sandpaper for the sanding of the major work canvas in between layers of Gesso. (Bunnings is a good place to find these items)

8. A photograph of a Landscape to be used for your major work. Choose a subject that has sentimental and inspirational resonance for you, so that your painting will serve as a portal through time, a memento on the wall, a window into reverie. (Be sure to bring two of three subjects if possible, as your interest in each may change, and additional subjects can be used for studies also)

All Materials can be purchased locally.  Contact Gail Cardow from Island Art Shop & Studio on 02 66556822 to place your order prior to the Camp. Gail also delivers each day of the camp.

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