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In this workshop artist Peter Griffen will walk you through the fundamental elements that come together to create a successful abstract painting. 

Expect to get dirty in this hands-on experimental, abstract and semi-abstract painting. workshop  

Many acrylic painting techniques will be demonstrated, with a particular emphasis on composition, line, strong colour and collage. In this workshop simple projects will be set and participants will be encouraged to work at their own rate and in their own way, allowing themselves to be guided by the painterly effects that they produce. Intuition, self-expression and individuality will be encouraged.

CODE: DEDU1902/1

venue & costs

All workshops are conducted at Derivan HQ located at Unit 4 / 23 Leeds Street, Rhodes, NSW 2138. Weekday workshop costs are $130. Lunch and all materials provided. All prices are inclusive of GST.

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Peter Griffen, born in Adelaide, and now working as a full time artist in Sydney, first exhibited in 1972 and has since had over fifty solo showings throughout Australia, five in London, four in Paris, two in St.Tropez, one in Lyon and one in New Zealand. 

His work has been exhibited in art fairs in Europe, UK, Canada and Asia. He exhibits widely in group exhibitions, has been commissioned several times and his work has been acquired for private, public and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. 

Peter Griffen works and lives in his studio and also enjoys working en plein air in various parts of the world, especially in the outback of Australia. 


Later Event: 14 June