Two 1-day workshops – 16 & 23 April, 10am-2pm

Small group: max. 8

Workshop tutor

Mark Dober

Bookings open now!

Two 1-day plein air landscape workshops 

Join Mark Dober for this two-part watercolour workshop on Sunday 16 & 23 April 2023 with a focus on water in the landscape.

Each session will be in a different landscape location close to Newstead: session 1 at Cairn Curran (Picnic Point), and session 2 at the Loddon River at Newstead.

Mark will demonstrate watercolour techniques and guide you step by step, increasingly giving individual attention to each artist’s work. Mark will show you how to look for a point of emphasis, how to create a composition and build your painting in stages, offering strategies working with changing light.

The workshop will end with a show and tell and wrap up of everyone’s work. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.

All materials provided. You may like to bring a folding stool or chair.

About Mark Dober

Mark Dober is based in Castlemaine and is a leading Australian watercolourist. He makes his watercolours on site in the landscape, working flat and seated on the ground.

While Mark shows framed watercolours in commercial gallery shows, as in his recent Melbourne exhibition Wood: Rock: Wildflower at Alexandra Sasse Gallery, he is best known for his wall-sized watercolours shown on a regular basis at regional galleries around Australia. These works can be more than five metres long, and are shown pinned to the walls.

Mark’s most recent exhibition of large scaled watercolours was at Swan Hill Regional Gallery. The ABC did a video interview of Mark making work for this show. Titled Flood Paintings, here is a link to the video: