Beyond Realism – Toward Abstraction

Presented by Richard Rogers

  • NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday 22 April 2017
  • Time: 1.00 to 6.00 pm  (Doors open 12.30 pm)
  • Fee: $175
  • Location: Splashout Art Studios, 5 Ravine Street, Marino, SA.
  • Includes: Full use of Splashout acrylic workshop kit including paints, brushes, solvents, mediums, practice sheets and large quality Stretched Canvas and refreshments throughout the day.

About The Workshop

Do more than simply copy what is in front of you. Your photo references are only a starting point. They need not be the finish. Take the next step!

Learn creative approaches to working from references. Discover new ways to add meaning, emotional content and interest to your paintings.

The principles of colour and composition will be covered as you explore ideas and find alternatives to take your work ‘beyond realism’ and give voice to your unique artistic expression.

Bring your own photo references to work from or begin with a reference provided by the Tutor.


I admire Richard for his patience.  He was very encouraging and helped me to identify where I was struggling.  The venue was lovely and I enjoyed the company of the other attendees.’  Heather, February 2017


Richard specialises in teaching and painting with acrylics, helping aspiring artists unlock their creativity and gain the skills to achieve their artistic vision in whatever style they choose to work.

His relaxed and encouraging teaching style is coupled with a sound knowledge of mediums, painting techniques, colour theory and principles of composition and design.

Richard has produced seven art instruction DVDs and regularly presents workshops and demonstrations around Australia. His work has featured in the ‘Artist’s Palette’, ‘Australian Artist’ and ‘International Artist’ magazines. Having discovered that Richard also lives locally within our beautiful southern coastline, Splashout is doubly pleased to present this Workshop tutored by Richard Rogers. (He comes highly recommended and research has shown that participants in his previous workshops have come away with several new skills and artwork to be proud of and memories of a quality time spent in the studio.)

Check out Richard’s website by clicking HERE


Important – Please check availability before enrolling/paying by calling or emailing Splashout:
Tel: (08) 8296 3859

Please note: a $70 deposit is required with booking to secure your place

Payment options:

Paypal – you will be redirected to the Paypal website
Credit card – call the Studio Office on 08 8296 3859
Internet electronic funds transfer – BSB: 735621 | Account number: 545035 | Account Name: Splashout Studiosm (Please advise when paid)

View our Terms and Policies HERE


Did you know Splashout has its own modern, self-contained and fully equipped nearby Studio Apartment over the road?
Enjoy a ‘Weekend Workshop Getaway Package’ for a small additional fee.

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