Ghost Ranch with Jo Bertini October 18-20, 2019
to Oct 20

Ghost Ranch with Jo Bertini October 18-20, 2019


Landscape painting workshop with Jo Bertini at the legendary Ghost Ranch. The landscape that provided endless inspiration for Georgia O’Keeffe. The stunning Ghost Ranch Arts Center will be our private studio for three breath-taking days. One-on-one mentoring, “en plein air” painting in once-in-a-lifetime settings, immersing oneself in a land that absolutely vibrates with beauty as well as the incredible history of indigenous Puebloans, Apaches, Utes and Navajos, conquistadors, colonists, ghosts, and yes, artists.

This workshop is brought to you by Peelwood Creative. Please click the “BOOK NOW” button below and you will be taken to their web-site to register.

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to Apr 8

Camel Trek Flinders Ranges


In conjunction with Camel Treks Australia, we have customised a 4 day painting adventure with Australia's desert queen, Jo Bertini.

Setting out early from Adelaide our bus will transport us to Hawker where the camels will be packed and ready to take us to the heart of the Flinders Ranges.

Each day you may choose to ride the humble camel or walk along at a gentle pace as we follow the well worn tracks that reveal spectacular gorges, sheltered creeks lined with river red gums, abundant wildlife and spectacular views of the rugged mountains.

We will record what we see taking photos and sketching at every opportunity and have time during the longer stops for painting.
Sleeping under the southern stars in a comfortable swag and gazing at the night sky will be a first for most as we leave all our cares and modern technology behind. You will find the experience exhilarating.

"The earth has music for those who listen" - George Santayana

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to Nov 5

Figurative Painting with Jo Bertini- Art Workshops Australia

Figurative Painting

Jo is conducting a workshop incorporating still life and the human figure. Painting from representation to abstraction which reinvents the classical genres of portraiturefigure in the landscape and still life. This is a masterclass using classical painting genres and representing any subject in an imaginative and creative process that leads to individualistic, distinctive interpretation.

Making art is about self-expression and communication yet often the hardest task is to imbue the work created with a sense of the artist's distinctive 'voice' or 'self'. Jo's extensive experience as a practitioner and teacher enables her to witness student's frustration in trying to find their 'signature style.' Art making is as much about the thinking, as it is about technique.

Technical skill and a solid practical knowledge is only half the battle. The 'depth' necessary to create art comes from another educated source. Artistic purpose is linked to personal journeys. This workshop will help you discover clarity of language in your art-making practice, integrating both technical skills and personal philosophy.

Jo has been an artist in residence, guest lecturer and has taught masterclasses at many public and regional galleries. Her work is included in collections both nationally and internationally. This celebrated artist is represented by Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney and Mars Gallery, Melbourne.

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