Notable artists of different genres are invited to demonstrate their techniques and processes in front of WASA members and visitors for approximately an hour after the general meeting.
Members are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the methods and processes being used to further their knowledge and skills.
Artists often show different stages in their process of completing a work and bring along several examples of their paintings and artwork for display and possible sale.
WASA uses a top of the range sound system. A wireless 'hands free' head microphone is used. The audience also has a wireless microphone to ask questions, so the session becomes interactive.
Demonstrators bring examples of their work, paintings for sale, flyers, cards to promote their classes and exhibitions.
If you would like to be a WASA Demonstrator contact

Thursday 20th May

Cass Gartner

Watercolour Artist

Cass was born in Africa and immigrated to Australia in 1987 with her young family. Once her children were older, she had time to dabble in her love of art and quickly discovered her passion lay with watercolours.

In the early 2000’s Cass made several trips to the Charles Sturt University in Bathurst NSW to study watercolours with several very well-known Australian artists. She found this to be hugely beneficial, helping her to gain a deeper understanding of watercolours and their potential.

Cass has found the immediacy of the medium suits her personality and finds the spontaneity, translucency and uncontrollability intoxicating. With the excitement of starting a new painting, she finds she can lose herself for hours as time slips by. Cass enjoys the challenge of new subjects and is not afraid to pursue new and different ideas.

She has exhibited in and around Perth for many years now and has won numerous awards at local and regional exhibitions. She has been a member of the Watercolour Society of WA for approximately ten years and has recently taken up the position of secretary for the society.

Cass Gartner "Bush Scene" Margaret River

Cass Gartner

Thursday 17 June  

Margaret Known for her use of vivid colour, and contemporary feel for the landscape, many of her works are in private and corporate collections throughout UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Margaret enjoys working with designers and clients to develop bespoke artworks for a range of interiors.

Themes which are evocative of place and time include the sea in its many moods, exotic gardens and flowers, and landscapes. She enjoys exploring different techniques and subject matter to keep the creative spirit going.

Recently she was one of eighty artists from around the world invited by Golden Artist Colours Company to attend a conference in Florida, and to exhibit at the ART Miami-Basel Art Fair. As part of the conference she attended workshops on the latest techniques and methods in teaching art. She says the sessions were inspirational and looks forward to sharing this information in future workshops.

She operates her own studio from which she conducts workshops ,private tuition and master classes. Incorporating acrylics crayons, collage and watercolours she produces exciting and vibrant images. Her workshops and master classes are known for their innovative and supportive approach. She is a registered Golden Artist Educator and attended a course on Understanding and Using Colour at St Martins University of the Arts in London.

She is represented by Bridgeman Art Library, London, Paris, New York. Prints of her works are available from them.

Located in Western Australia, She has received the Centenary Medal for services to community arts and development, is listed in Who's Who and is a member of Rotary International"

Artist Margaret Coxall

Artists Margaret Coxall

Artist Margaret Coxall

Thursday 19th August

Life Drawing Session

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