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Art in Action 2013

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A weekend of workshops for all artists
Country Pub - Collaboration in 2012 by
Tutors Herman Pekel and Ross Paterson.
Image courtesy of Combined Art Societies of Sydney


2013 marks the 21st anniversary of Art in Action, a popular art convention hosted by the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (also known as CASS).

Dubbed an 'art convention with a difference', this event will take place on Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th and will consist of three days of interactive art workshops with talented Tutors from all around the country.

Image courtesy of Combined Art Societies of Sydney


Participants in the 2013 event include Ken Strong, John Lacey, Ros Psakis, Susan Cesarini, Robyn Collier, John Wilson, Ken Taber, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Harry, Patrick Carroll, Jeanette Prout, Marijke Greenway, Catherine Hamilton, Herman Pekel, Malcolm Carver, Jacky Pearson, Shirley Hagarty, Ross Paterson and Nada O'Loughlin.

There will be workshops suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced artists and a wide range of mediums, techniques and styles will be covered, including watercolour, pastel, acyclic, oils and mixed media.

Image courtesy of Combined Art Societies of Sydney


To view the complete 2013 workshop program, please click here.

The cost of an individual Art in Action workshop is $125 (which includes Tuition, lunch & morning/afternoon tea). To ensure your place at a workshop, an additional registration fee of $50 is required.

The total costs are noted below;

Weekend Workshops (Sat & Sun)
65.00 each
Fee for workshops only)

Weekday Workshops (Friday)
$125.00 each
(Includes workshop fee and registration fee)

Workshops with Models
Friday $145
Saturday $85.00
(Includes fee for workshop and payment for models)

Image courtesy of Combined Art Societies of Sydney


All workshops will be held at the Merroo Conference Centre, Mill Road, Kurrajong and accommodation is available onsite, (including all meals from supper Friday night to lunch on Sunday, with morning and afternoon teas). For further details on the accommodation options, please click here.

This event is considered to be one of the biggest art events in New South Wales and is open to all artists. It provides a great opportunity for local artists to not only learn new techniques and styles from accomplished Tutors, but also allows the local art community to come together and celebrate their artistic interests.

If you would like to attend one of the workshops, please visit the Combined Art Societies of Sydney website, where you will find booking forms and an informative 20 page booklet, which profiles all the Tutors involved in the 2013 event as well as a detailed breakdown of the workshops.

For further information on the Combined Art Societies of Sydney and their other programs and exhibitions, please click here.
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Why? For a 'smorgasboard of art'
When: May 17th, 18th & 19th 2013
Where: Merroo Conference Centre, Mill Road, Kurrajong
Cost: Workshop fees from $65.00 to $145.00 (including model fees)
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