Cherry Hood’s studio is located at Tallong in the southern highlands of NSW. Please contact her for more information about the exact location.

What to expect:

A very small group means that everyone can work at their own pace and not miss anything. Each student enjoys tuition to their individual requirements.

All meals are provided and each participant has their own bedroom. The bathroom is shared, and the toilet is separate with its own vanity. There is a sitting room and free access to the art studio all weekend.

Plus you need to bring particular painting materials. Please see the list on this website.

Thursday afternoon/evening – Participants arrive and settle in ready to start the workshop first thing on Friday morning.

Friday – Students receive the Workbook on how to scale up from a photo, to draft a face ready to paint. Cherry demonstrates exactly how she makes her large portraits, and students are helped at their individual level to draft a large face.

Saturday – Cherry demonstrates how she starts painting the face and participants are given all the information required to mix the colours and use and handle watercolour paint. Students are helped with demonstrations for every stage of the painting.

Sunday – some students might start a second painting while others will finish their first.

Contact Cherry

Cherry Hood

Cherry Hood is an Australian artist well known for her haunting, large-scale images of faces. Working for preference in watercolour, which she allows to flow, bleed and drip, Cherry specialises in intense depictions of mostly anonymous subjects.

Cherry Hood’s works are in leading state, institutional, private and corporate collections around Australia and in public and private collections around the world.

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