Jo is conducting a workshop incorporating still life and the human figure. Painting from representation to abstraction which reinvents the classical genres of portraiture, figure 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.