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The Plein Aire group welcomes artists to Norman Point, Tin Can Bay on November 8

The Plein Aire group welcomes artists to Norman Point, Tin Can Bay on November 8

by Liz Sawrey

Our Plein Aire group meets on the second Sunday of the month and our October meeting was held at the Mullen Creek Rest Area. What a beautiful and peaceful area.

Members of our group were completely absorbed in their paintings and midday came so fast. How time flies when you’re having fun.

On November 8 we will meet at Norman Point, Tin Can Bay. Assembling at the shelters near the playground at 9am and from there we will decide where to set up.

We would love to see any interested people there. It’s free and open to anyone to participate with any choice of medium from sketching through to painting; just bring along your morning tea, be sunsmart and don’t forget the Aerogard!

“Hi Artworks” exhibition
Each year staff at the Gympie Regional Gallery visit the seven high schools across the region to select artwork from students in grades 9 – 12. This artwork forms an exhibition entitled “Hi Artworks”.
The High School art teachers and the gallery staff see this as an important opportunity for students to hang their work in a professional gallery.

Life Drawing classes meet at 38 Marlin Way on Wednesdays, fortnightly at 10am. The dates are November 11 and 25. We had a great roll up for our last class and due to our model being unavailable we took turns being the model and worked on our portrait skills.

We would like to hear from anyone interested in modelling for us, we pay $50 for the two-hour class, no experience necessary. The cost to artists is $10 and you can work in whichever medium you choose: charcoal, pencil, pen, watercolour, pastels, paint, etc.

For more information on Plein Aire or Life Drawing please contact Liz Sawrey on 0439 683 690 or email

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