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I am a qualified teacher with decades of experience teaching adults in workshop situations. 

My passion is in working one-on-one with committed artists, to help them discover their own personal voice and to urge them forward in their art journey, regardless of their chosen media.

My main focus in teaching is in fostering an atmosphere of open exploration, risk and discovery...”

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My teaching partner, Cheryl McGannon and I will once again be facilitating this annual workshop.

Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

6 - 10 November 2023


This workshop is for artists with prior experience using cold wax medium, who want to take their artwork to a deeper level. Participants go beyond basic materials, tools and techniques.

Experienced and generous tutors Kym Barrett and Cheryl McGannon will guide you through this five day intensive workshop in an atmosphere of experimentation and thoughtful consideration. Participants will be encouraged to push deeper into their work, both technically and conceptually.

We will develop a series of small cold wax works on paper and canvas, focussing on TONAL CONTRAST, using extended techniques including printmaking, charcoal powder and ink, collage, brushes and oil sticks. Colour mixing (including how to mix a range of blacks/greys), using a limited palette and considering colour as tone will be emphasised.

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'Fantastic workshop.  Definitely stepped out of my comfort zone, but most importantly learning to appreciate my uniqueness and personal voice.' (Kirsty, ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE, 2020)

'Great workshop. Tips and techniques and loosening up.  Mindfulness and Creativity - loved it!  Can definitely see me using the approaches and techniques to explore more.' (Michelle, ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE, 2020)

'Absolutely fabulous. Kym is a great facilitator and I enjoyed every minute.  Thankyou.' (Cheryl, 2020)

'Great liberating workshop! Has given me the courage to step beyond my comfort zone and embrace the opportunities that come with letting go!  Plenty of one-on-one time with Kym in an enjoyable and supportive environment.' (Caroline, 2020)

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