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WHEN: 9.30am-4.00pm, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2019
WHERE: Rosby, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee MUDGEE
COST: $210 per student with complimentary lunch and Rosby Wines
ARTIST TUTOR: David Newman-White

Create a fabulous floral masterpiece during this indulgent two-day art and wine weekend. Learn how to work with canvas to compose a body of work, modelling oil or acrylic paint and featuring an informal floral still life arrangement. You’ll also take away a thorough understanding of the colour theory, relating to complimentary and opposite colours, plus light and shade.

This workshop has been carefully curated to ensure the experience is a truly unique and immersive one, one that challenges convention and leaves you feeling inspired to push yourself creatively.

Coinciding with the most magical time of year to visit Mudgee, this workshop offers the ultimate art and wine experience. By building a range of other cultural delights into the workshop, Rosby aspires to offer you a truly holistic experience. This includes paddock-to-plate style dining set against a romantic and utterly breathtaking backdrop. You’ll feel very much at one with nature in Rosby’s gorgeously rustic mud hut. Perched upon a hill overlooking the picturesque vineyard, you’ll also be treated to an exclusive wine tasting with the vigneron followed by a walking tour of the vines. Accommodation in Rosby’s charming hilltop guesthouse is an optional addition well worth looking into and will certainly complete this refined country escape.

This workshop caters to all levels of artistic experience, from beginners wanting to try their hand at something new and have a bit of fun, to proficient artists looking to further develop their skillset. Come alone or bring a few friends, everyone is welcome here at Rosby.


David Newman-White has been a tutor at Rosby for 8 years and now tutors exclusively for Rosby Art Workshops. He is a highly experienced, accomplished and respected artist and tutor, specialising in painting and drawing. He runs workshops throughout NSW and interstate and tutors for the National Trust’s Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum summer drawing program. In 2016 he was named as one of the ‘40 Maitres du Pastel’ (‘40 Masters of Pastel’), in a new book produced by Pratique des Arts, France. He has been employed by TAFE NSW for the past thirty-seven years, teaching Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Fine Art. In 2017 he was commissioned by the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery to do 10 large scale portraits of Hawkesbury Regional artists for an exhibition titled, 'The Art of Ageing'. In 2017 also wa published by OZ Arts Magazine, October 'Spring Edition'

David brings with him a wealth of knowledge and an exceptional learning environment. His passion for the arts is contagious and his determination to impart knowledge in an engaging, fun, interactive and supportive setting sets him apart.


  1. Source a picture of a flower you want to paint and print it onto good quality A4 photographic paper

  2. Print the same image in black & white onto a standard photocopy paper

  • Ruler, pencil 2B & vinyl eraser

  • List of colors: Winton paints are fine and will be much cheaper particularly for beginners. Otherwise Winsor & Newton Artist paints or Art Spectrum.

    • Reds – Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red , Magenta, Cadmium Orange.

    • Yellows – Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow

    • Blues – Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine, Ceurulean Blue, Cobalt Blue. Phthalo blue

    • Earth – Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre

    • White - Large tube of Titanium White

    • Purples – Purple Lake (Winsor & Newton only), Dioxazine Purple

    • Greens – Viridian, Olive green, sap green

  • Mediums: Bottle of Lean Medium & Odorless Solvent

  • Brushes: Flat - Mon Marte synthetic brushes are good for finishing (a pack of mixed flats & a pack of mixed rounds)

  • Bristle Brushes: 0-16 flats in size one of each, they usually range ‘0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16. (Choose a better quality in these maybe the green handled art spectrum.)

  • Canvas: 80cm x 100cm or 100cm x 100cm or if you are up to it, 100cm x 120cm or 100cm x 150cm(nice shape). Or nearest to one of these sizes

  • Also bring rags, tin cans no glass, Hat, dress warm & wear sensiable shoes.

Additional; Easels & stools are provided, but if you have a special seat the bring that. If you have your own portable (collapsible) side table that may help also. Drink bottle & sunscreen. We will be working under cover, but partly out of doors.

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