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Tue October 13 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Throughout 2020 acclaimed artists from Iltja Ntjarra Art
Centre will offer 7 hands on watercolour masterclasses
and Q and A for all artists and art lovers. Join painters &
descendants of iconic artist Albert Namatjira and
experience, absorb and practice their approach. By the
end of the masterclass you will have your own work on
paper in watercolour.

Proudly Aboriginal owned and directed, Iltja Ntjarra Art
Centre was established in 2004 as a place for Western
Aranda artists to come together, paint and exchange
creative ideas. The centre focuses on supporting
landscape artists of the ‘Hermannsburg School’, who
continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather and
relative, Albert Namatjira, one of the most renowned
artists of the 20th century. The Hermannsburg school
artists have followed the watercolour tradition since the
1950s and are now sought after exhibiting watercolour
artists. These masterclasses are a rare and coveted
opportunity for members of the public to engage and
paint with the artists in a virtual space.

The workshop: 2-3 skilled watercolour painters will demonstrate to
participants the watercolour painting technique, talking
and offering advice in a 90 minute ‘Zoom’ video session.
This is an immersive workshop process, directive is
often gentle, mostly the artists lead by letting
participants observe them painting.
Participants will receive a sheet of watercolour paper,
Inspiration image the leading artist will be painting from,
brushes and a set of watercolour paints. You are
encouraged to follow along with the image provided, or
attempt your own landscape painting.
Costs: $65 per person, includes art materials.
(Bookings must be placed 3 weeks in advance to
allow for postage).

Once you have purchased your ticket, Iltja Ntjarra will send your ‘follow along supply kit’, containing art materials you will need to participate and create your own stunning landscape painting!

In addition please prepare:

-paint palette or tray
-Pencil sharpener
-Paper towel
-A container with water
-You can use the Inspiration image provided to follow along with the artist, or you may choose to use an image of your own.

Please note:

*Specific artists’ participation is pending their availability on the

*Artists currently residing in Alice Springs are welcome to attend the
workshop in person. (Please advise when making the
booking that you will attend in person as seats are limited)