Painting and Sketching Landscape Impressions


Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September 2017

At Emma’s Cottage Vineyard, Hunter Valley

Join me in the beautiful Hunter Valley to be inspired and create your own impressionistic landscapes!

2 Days of Tuition for All Levels, All Materials and Equipment Provided

Catered Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Tea and Wine tasting for $360

10 % Discount for Pensioners / If you Bring a Friend

Book here now to avoid disappointment or ph. 0432 922 653

How often have you marvelled at the beauty of nature and wished you could create an impression of what you see? Painting the landscape can feel overwhelming and the possibilities endless! With my guidance you will gain confidence and learn skills to confidently sketch and paint in the landscape.

You will learn how to:

•    Connect with the landscape using mindful attention and gestural sketches

•    Use a viewfinder and compositional sketches

•    Handle your materials with ease and proficiency

•    Create drawn and painted sketches of your impressions

•    Understand the value and limits of photography

•    Confidently select and omit parts of what you see to create an effective composition

•    Use the principles of design, such as focal point, balance, rhythm, etc.

•    Render form and space with perspective

•    Understand how to develop your work at home

We will work directly from nature, in the beautiful grounds of Emma’s Cottage Vineyard in the Hunter Valley and I will share my expertise and passion with you. Whether you are starting out or an experienced painter, you will definitely develop your ability to create successful pictures inspired by nature. You will also connect with like-minded and interesting people.

I will encourage you to use your senses and perception to truly see nature, to harness your intuition and to express your unique ‘voice’ in your paintings. You can be sure that by the conclusion of the weekend, you will feel inspired and equipped to paint independently at home and outdoors.

Your partner is welcome to join us for lunch and wine tasting so that you both can enjoy a weekend in the Hunter. 

Call me with any questions you may have, I’d love to chat with you, ph. 0432 922 653.



All required art materials and equipment are supplied for your use. Please pack your camera, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and an old apron or shirt.


Saturday 9 September, 8.30am – 3.30pm and Sunday 10 September 8.30am – 12.30pm, with lunch included on the first day. The earlier finish on Sunday allows you to enjoy other delights on offer in the region.


Emma’s Cottage Vineyard, in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine district offers a lush garden and native bush foreground, combined with spectacular views of the hills beyond.

438 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale, NSW 2325 t. (02) 4998 7734 m. 0416 187 791


Wine Tasting at Emma’s Cottage on Saturday afternoon after the workshop concludes is optional, but highly recommended. You can take this opportunity to view the exhibition in the gallery at the cellar door. I will join you to share my insights into artists' technique and reasons for painting.


On Saturday a picnic-style lunch is provided on location. Fresh fruit, snacks, water, tea and coffee will be available as needed. All other meals and drinks during the weekend are at your own expense. Please let me know when booking, if you have special dietary requirements.


The more the merrier! Your partner is very welcome to join us in the non-workshop activities – the wine tasting and lunch. Please book and pay for his/her meal on the booking form.


You will need to arrange your own accommodation. Emma’s Cottage has beautiful cottage accommodation available and will offer all workshop participants an exclusive discounted rate. There are also many hotels, motels, hostels and B&B’s in the Hunter Valley offering a range of accommodation options, which Therese Kramer of Emma’s Cottage Vineyard will happily assist you with.


You must be 16 and over to attend this workshop unless otherwise agreed. A parent or guardian must provide written permission for you to participate if you are under 18.


From the South

Join the M1 and head North towards Newcastle. Head for the Hunter Expressway which exits the M1 at the Newcastle interchange, follow the signs to Hunter Valley Wineries and the signs to Singleton. Stay on the Hunter Expressway for 27.5km and exit left following the signs to Lovedale. At the roundabout turn left and stay on Lovedale Rd for 2.5km then exit right onto Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage (438 Wilderness Rd) is 4.38km on the right.

From the West

Turn off the New England Highway at Branxton, and head South toward Cessnock. You will be on Wine Country Drive (sometimes known as Branxton Rd). Follow this road from Branxton for 7kms then turn left into Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage Vineyard is 1.4km on your left.

From the North and Newcastle airport

Head towards Sydney, Kurri Kurri and Cessnock, go straight across the roundabout that intersects the M1, crossing onto John Renshaw Drive and head towards Kurri Kurri and Cessnock. Follow the signs to Hunter Valley Wineries and Singleton exiting John Renshaw Drive right onto the Hunter Expressway at the Buchanan interchange. Stay on the Hunter Expressway for 17.5km and exit left following the signs to Lovedale. Stay on Lovedale Rd for 2.5km then exit right onto Wilderness Rd. Emma’s Cottage (438 Wilderness Rd) is 4.38km on the right.


Places for the workshop are limited to 10 and will be allocated in the order of bookings received with full payment of $360. You can BOOK HERE or by telephone ph. 0432 922 653. I will then invoice you the workshop fee plus any additional charges for your partner and provide you with bank transfer details. Once your direct bank payment is processed, you will receive an email confirmation, along with detailed information about the workshop.

$324 for pensioners / if you bring a friend


The workshop will proceed in all but severe weather conditions, although some activities will be modified to ensure your comfort and safety.


I reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum enrolments are not reached two weeks prior to the workshop date or for circumstances beyond my control. You will be offered placements in an alternative workshop or a refund of all fees.

As I rely on group numbers for this workshop, the following cancellation fees will be charged if you choose to cancel or do not attend:

·      On or before 9 August - FULL REFUND

·      Between 10 & 24 August - 50% of workshop fee

·      After 24 August 2017 - 100% of workshop fee

By purchasing this workshop you agree that you have read and agree to the above conditions.