Australian Native Birds

Studio Masterclass | Australian Native Birds with Judi Power Thomson

Studio Masterclass: Australian Native Birds
With Judi Power Thomson

Sunday 10am-4pm

20 and 27 October 2019

Over two Sundays, this Studio Masterclass will allow participants to work up a striking canvas of Australian native birds. You can work from your own photos or those supplied by tutor Judi Power Thomson. Acrylic paint, gesso, collage and watercolour will be applied to your canvas with brush, stencil and sponge. Demonstrations will be given throughout to obtain life, colour and excitement in the work. The Masterclass will also include discussion on composition, design and how to achieve realistic effects with the assorted media.

About Judi Power Thomson

Judi Power Thomson

Judi Power Thomson completed studies at the National Art School in Sydney before moving to Canberra where she continued studying in all mediums and forms of expression. Following a 20 year career as a commercial interior designer running her own business, Judi returned to painting full time in 2002 and since then has won numerous first prizes in all media and held eight solo and several shared exhibitions. She has won the Brindabella Art Prize in Canberra, the Goulburn Annual Traditional Art Prize and second prize in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. She has been a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, Berkelouw Self Portrait Prize, Mortimore Art Award, Goulburn Art Award as well as taking out two ‘Best of Show’ awards and ‘Champion Exhibit’ at the Canberra Royal Easter show.



All materials will be provided.

What to bring

Participants should bring their own lunch for each day.


Please note, enrolment closes one week prior to the first workshop.

Terms and conditions

  • Refunds are available if requested at least one week (7 days) prior to the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Refunds requested within one week (7 days) of the commencement of the workshop(s) are only available in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentation (i.e. medical certificate).
  • No refunds will be given after the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Partial refunds are not available if you are unable to attend individual workshops that are part of a workshop series.

More info

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

Image in header: by Judi Power Thomson.