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Art Masterclass with Becky Gibson


A group of enthusiastic elective Visual Arts students from Years 9–12 have been thoroughly enjoying the first instalment of our new Art Masterclass program, an Introduction to Oil Painting with Becky Gibson, at the Croydon Centre for Art, Design and Technology at PLC Sydney. Each Masterclass runs for six weeks and is an opportunity for students to develop and extend their artmaking skills in specialist mediums.

Becky’s Masterclass saw students learning the process of Oil Painting from preparing the surface, colour theory and building up layers with oil paint to create a resolved work of art. The girls have developed some wonderful skills so far and are completing a finished work of art, representing still-life subjects, that will be displayed in a pop-up exhibition in The Croydon in Term 2. Visual Arts staff Ms Gair and Ms Knight have joined the group, working alongside the students sharing their thirst for learning and passion for continuing their own artmaking practice.

Becky is a professional painter who won the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2012, the Mosman Art Allan Gamble Memorial Prize for built environment in 2014 and was our Artist-in-Residence at PLC Sydney in 2014.

Image (from left): Sophia, Paige and Georgia. Becky, Christina and Victoria.