Compositional Investigation

Graphite, coloured pencils, collaged transparent papers


Places are limited to 12 students for all workshops.

M16 Artspace

Studio B

21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2604

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4–5 December 2020


Tutor: Julie Bradley


With particular emphasis on the principles of composition, this workshop will combine elements of realism with abstraction to create a series of mixed media artworks referencing themes from the natural world.

Simple techniques in collage working with transparent papers, overlaid on gouache grounds will be explored.

We will incorporate freehand drawing and investigate some simple transfer techniques and have some fun with helpful exercises around composition too.

This workshop would be a great place to start using mixed media and learn how to layer your artworks.

About the tutor

Julie Bradley is a professional artist working at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) studios in Canberra. Her mixed media works on paper explore ideas of connectedness and express emotional states of being. 

Originally trained as a printmaker at the Australian National University, Canberra School of Art, Julie also studied at the University of New South Wales where she received a graduate diploma in professional art studies.

Julie was a founding member of the redoubtable Studio One Print workshop in Canberra, where she worked as an atelier printer and printmaking and drawing tutor. 

In 2019 Julie was awarded the CAPO fellowship and was also the visiting fellow at the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland. 

For over 35 years Julie has also been an arts educator and has lectured in many areas of visual arts at a range of tertiary institutions including the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

Work by Julie Bradley is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian National University, Canberra Museum and Gallery, the University of Canberra Collection, Bundanon Trust, Calvary Hospital Birth Centre, Canberra Hospital and the Lu Rees Archive, the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you find you are no longer able to attend:
Please advise [email protected] ASAP so we can notify the next in line.
Please include your name and the name of the workshop/event.
Refunds will be given at CAW’s discretion, if:
The participant withdraws from the event or workshop at least 14 days prior to commencement.
The place can be filled by someone on the waiting list.
The workshop is cancelled by CAW.

Materials list

  • Graphite pencil -2B
  • Eraser and sharpener 
  • Set of 24 good quality watercolour coloured pencils 

eg. Albrecht Durer or Faber Castell

  • 2-3 sheets of Kozo extra light printing paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Gouache paints basic set of 6 will do –try to get the best quality you can –Windsor and Newton are good but expensive 
  • 1 bristle brush broad 
  • 1 fine point brush for line work
  • Water based rice glue –Yamato and small bristle brush to apply 
  • Containers for water and glue and palette for gouache
  • 2 x pieces of heavy weight paper (600 GSM Arches watercolour paper is good)
  • A cartridge paper pad A4for note and rough sketches and exercises 

Bring along coloured printouts of images from the natural world you might like to use –  eg. small plants, flowers, seed pods and natural objects, faces etc – anything that interests you that is not man-made and not too complex.


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Compositional Investigation

BOOKING FORM This workshop has a limit of 12 students to ensure the quality of instruction. Payment includes model fee & refreshments. BYO lunch.