Mastrius Artist Mentor
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MEDIUMS: Oil Paint | Acrylic Paint | Encaustic
SPECIALTY: ✔ Technique
I’m drawn to the human form. It is always fluid, moving and changing, giving me a new perspective to learn with each movement.
I predominately work in oil with hot and cold waxes. The incorporation of fabrics in my work began as a way to up-cycle my favourite preloved clothes and gifted books of wallpaper samples.
I have begun to create my own background patterns using mono printing, solar etching and other printmaking techniques. Patterned backgrounds have now become integral to the way that I create each artwork.
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Technique
Colour and Composition
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
Studio setup for art production
Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Lowering the use of toxic materials in oils and being enviromentally aware with practice
Running Your Business the Day-to-Day
Studio Time Management
“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist
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If the group you’re interested in has a waitlist, you have the option to join another group to get started. When your group opens we can transfer you over.
- Next session: April 18, 2023
- On the 3rd Tuesday of every month
- This global group meets at:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM MDT Tue
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT Tue
1:30 AM - 3:30 AM BST Wed
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM AEST Wed
...and your timezone too!
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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Canadian born Laurie McKern is a contemporary figurative and landscape artist.
Laurie was the co-founder and director of the art school/studios/gallery: Gallery Cats Sydney in Brookvale, NSW from 2010 to 2020.
Currently Laurie has a studio at Cottage Collective in Mona Vale, NSW. Visitors to the studio are welcome, call to arrange an appointment.
Training / Studies
- 1982 -1984 Illustration Art, Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada
- 1992 Children’s Book Illustration, University of Sydney, Australia
- 1989 Batik Textiles, Sumatra, Indonesia
- 2007 Print Making Techniques, Warringah Print Makers Studio, Manly Vale, Australia
- Graphic Artist/Art Director/Illustrator in both Toronto and Australia from 1984 – 1994