OVER the past few years Bombala has become better known for its cultural pursuits, including developments in music, writing and of course the visual arts.
Fitting right in with this was last weekend’s acrylics workshop that was presented by the local Bristle Brush Arts group.
Ten local and visiting artists gathered at their “headquarters” in the Catholic Parish Centre at St Joseph’s Primary School over two days for the session, which was all about technique development.
The guest tutor was accomplished artist, Nicki Hall of Bega, who works in many different mediums, but prefers to paint animals and landscapes in pastels, acrylics, watercolours and oils in traditional and contemporary styles.
Nicki is represented by galleries throughout NSW and had great expertise to pass on in Bombala over the weekend.
The artists were delighted to find that Nicki delivered an entirely different style of teaching to that of tutors they have welcomed for previous workshops.
This ensured that some wonderful new skills were developed as the group all worked on acrylic landscape pieces based on the same subject.
“Everyone was thrilled with the whole weekend, and just learnt so many different ways to put paint to canvas,” Carol Badewitz of the Bristle Brush Arts group said.
“Given how popular the workshop was, we now hope to have Nicki return to us at the beginning of Term 4, and she is very keen to come back and run another session.”
The Bristle Brush Arts group meets every Tuesday at the Parish Centre, with all welcome. To find out more, contact Carol on 6458 3092 or Nola on 6458 3334.