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Art In Action CASS Workshop Weekend

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More than 25 tutors and 300 students will be descending on Kurrajong for a weekend of inspiring workshops this May. If you're an artist of any medium including watercolour, oils, acrylic, pastel, mixed media or encaustic there will be something offered for you.

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The Combined Art Societies (CASS), with fourteen member societies, aim to unite and strengthen the standing of art societies in our community, to gain greater recognition for art societies, and to encourage a standard of excellence among individual artists within our societies. Their Art in Action weekend is one of their major annual events, this year happening from Friday 16th May to Sunday 18th May and workshop bookings are now open.

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This is the event's 22nd year and you're invited to Merroo Conference Centre, Kurrajong, where the best tutors in the country will be in attendance. Art in Action has been a highly successful event, bringing artists from all over the country together to spend a weekend painting, learning and just getting together with like-minded people. The tutors for this year's workshops include Herman Pekel, Charlie Tong, Ross Paterson, Catherine Harry, Patricia Reust and Susie Murphie.


Workshops will be offered on all three days with a choice of non-residential or residential options:

Friday workshops
cost $125, which includes $60 registration fee, and attendance at the workshop.

Saturday or Sunday attendance attracts a $60 registration fee (for one day) plus individual workshop fees of $65.

Attend both Saturday and Sunday and registration will be $90 plus individual workshop fees of $65.

Residential options range from $184 to $240 per person for accommodation and registration. Individual workshop fees of $65 still apply.


Click here for a full list of the workshops and here for a booking form and instructions.

The Art Scene will provide an extensive range of art materials and frames at the most competitive prices in Australia. Materials for all workshops can be pre-ordered through The Art Scene and delivered to you at Merroo.

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When: From Fri 16 May 2014 to Sun 18 May 2014
Where: Merroo Conference Centre, Mill Road, Kurrajong, NSW (Wheel chair accessible)
Cost: From $65 to $125
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