Painting The Coal Loader

Date : 
16 July 2020 
Venue: The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability
Council Event
Cost: $0

Event Details

What to expect:

En plein air translates from French to “in the open air.”

It is the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light, and has been a popular practice for centuries. With so many of us spending the majority of our time indoors over the past few months, what better way to see the sun and create something beautiful!


Local artist Josephine Josephsen is kindly donating her time to help and encourage others to paint in the beautiful surrounds of The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability. 

“You will find that painting en-plein air is very different from painting in the studio. Be prepared to work fast and give up including details. Don't overthink it."

Josephine will be painting in gouache on a coloured mat A5 board, though attendees are encouraged to bring what they already own in terms of materials.

"I will start with a B&W sketch to decide on tone and composition. I try to develop a more impressionistic conclusion by working quickly and spontaneously.

Josephine will be available for advice but generally, this will be a supported self-led session, exploring the ex-industrial beauty of The Coal Loader.


Time: 10.30-12.30 session (Meet at the Coal Loader Cottage at 10.20 to be taken to the class location)

Booking essential limited to 6 places only for each session!


Cost: $0 to take part however PLEASE ONLY book if you can make it.


COVID-19 Advice: If you are feeling unwell at all in the lead-up to the class, please contact the Coal Loader staff who will pass your spot to the next waiting. Please do not book in for the class if you are in an at-risk category or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 within the past 21 days.

What to bring:

Please bring own materials including: sketch pad and/or matt board (A4 or smaller), pencils for sketching, painting supplies (paint, brushes, washing equipment), stool or blanket to sit on (some stools will also be available on site for those who do not own one already).

BYO keep cup and re-usable water bottle etc.

Travel light! Only what you can carry in a backpack or basket.


More on Josephine Josephsen:

To learn more about the artist and her works visit:


16 Jul 2020 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
23 Jul 2020 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability
2 Balls Head Drive
New South Wales 2060


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