INTRODUCING OUR ARTISTS
Watercolour artist and tutor
Annette is a professional artist with a Bachelor of Fine Art and Advanced Certificate in Art and Design teaching a variety of mediums for over 25 years. Annette is particularly interested in watercolour painting and drawing and has developed a unique approach to teaching, targeted at helping students develop confidence with structured lessons, practical demonstrations, and specific time for student exploration.
"I encourage students to explore possibilities, make mistakes and extend their learning while in a relaxed, friendly environment. A necessary component in all my lessons is critical analysis, through both personal reflection and collaborative student critiques." For the past 25 years. She has taught up to 3 regular weekly art classes (including the Royal Queensland Art Society, Gold Coast) as well as conducting workshops partnering with industry, educational and community sectors in Queensland.
Plein Air Sketching workshop with Annette Raff at Glengalla Homestead and Heritage Centre 9.30am to 3.30 pm Saturday 5 November $40
Learn Annette’s spontaneous approach to plein air sketching. Tap into your creative zone using this technique which captures a fleeting moment with what seems like an effortless approach. Drawing from your surroundings, using pencil, ink line pen or watercolour is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the moment. This sketching technique has the advantage of being fast and versatile. The complexity of a scene before us can often overwhelm us, however, with just a few carefully placed lines and a quick brush of colour we can capture the moment simply and beautifully.
Address: Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre 18515 New England Highway Glengallan:
Glengallan is also open on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November for self-guided tours and café dining. Admission $15 adults, $5 kids and family $20-$35
Glengallan is not just any old house. Uninhabited for more than half its lifetime, it remains frozen in time. To enter Glengallan is a time-warp experience of the solitary sandstone mansion surveying, as it has since 1867, the fertile Glengallan Valley to Cunningham's Gap in the Great Divide.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, the innovative restoration allows Glengallan to tell its own story of boom, gloom and return from ruin. Take a walk through the gardens and explore the magnificent Glengallan Homestead, then stop by in the Heritage Centre Café for fresh homemade scones, biscuits and cakes, hearty soups, sandwiches and delicious lunch options. Hot coffee, cold drinks, wonderful views, it’s all here!