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    Carolyn Sheather Drawing Workshop

    DRAWING – Learn to do it… BETTER  A drawing is an exploratory form of Visual Art. Considerable emphasis is placed on observation and exploration. On the other hand, an illustration is a decoration, a representation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process. If Drawing makes you squirm, it’s probably because you think the results ‘should be Continue Continue Reading

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    Susan Harrison-Tustain Watercolours

    After meeting Susan earlier this year I now have her art supplies in stock: DVDs Her limited palette of Schmincke Horadam watercolours in a kit (Derwent Double Layer Tin) Along with her specially made German da Vinci brushes in a soft leather case. These would make a beautiful gift for someone special… For more information Continue Continue Reading

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    Wright & Co 12oz Poly Cotton canvases

    Looking for a superior canvas with an ultra smooth gesso suitable for the highest detail work? This product features 18x55mm corner and centre bracing and a milled 35mm rounded edge heavy duty pine stretcher bar. A quality gallery accepted canvas for use by the professional artist. Suitable for oil and acrylic For sizes – check Continue Continue Reading

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    WATER SOLUBLE PENCILS Pencil Power 2 Workshop

    WATER SOLUBLE PENCILS This dual medium turns pencil into paint, it languishes in looseness or delights in detail…   Materials List • An Artist Journal any size from A6 to A4, 150gsm or 270 (paper weight), small loose sheets or a small watercolour pad if you’d prefer • Water Colour Pencils (whatever you have is Continue Continue Reading

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    Coming Soon $1 Delivery to Gympie

                      Soon Gympie and residents of nearby towns will be able to order art supplies from Highly Strung and have them delivered to a drop-off for $1 per parcel! Watch this space for more information …  

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    It’s All About the Art in June

    Join us for the It’s All About the Art in June sale by Jasco. See the brochure here –It’s all about the ART SALE June 2016 Deal 1 – Cotman Water Colour (8ml) tubes – buy any 5 tubes (8ml) and get 2 BONUS tubes valued at $17.90 – FREE! Deal 2 – Professional Water Continue Continue Reading

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    Drawing Series for All Ages

    Do you struggle with drawing? Do you want to learn all of the foundations of creating good artwork? How to use light, detail, perspective, and illustrate emotions? For details – http://www.highlystrung.com.au/news/classes/noel-foley-drawing-workshop-series   Join our 10 week Drawing Series with Noel Foley. If more than one family member enrols there will be a discount for the second Continue Continue Reading

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    Mother’s Day is here soon

    Do you have a creative Mum who loves to paint or draw? We have a great range of art supplies to chose from. If you are not sure what to get – you can always purchase an elegant Gift Certificate so she can choose for herself. We have a range of books on different techniques, Continue Continue Reading

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    Winsor & Newton Are Back!!!

    For the last few years you haven’t been able to find Winsor & Newton watercolours in our store – but they are now BACK!!! To get started we have brought in the top 40 artists colours as well as the whole Cotman’s range. We will increase to the full artists range over the coming weeks. Continue Continue Reading

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    Last Chance!! Places for Saturday’s Watercolour Wonder with Carolyn Sheather

    Looking to make the leap from watercolour pencils to watercolour paint – join us and learn the tricks of the trade. For more details see – Watercolour-wonders-carolyn-sheather

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    Starting Next Week – Noel Foley’s Drawing Workshops

    Just a reminder that we still have places in the exciting 10 week series being hosted by Noel Foley For more details: http://www.highlystrung.com.au/news/classes/noel-foley-drawing-workshop-series ‎

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    Watercolour Wonders Workshop with Carolyn Sheather

                When you’re ready to explore the wonders of watercolour in Artist Journals… Pencils, pens, and water soluble pencils are usually the first mediums we learn to manage in our Journals but there comes a time when we desire what watercolour brings… Areas of stunning colour without having to make Continue Continue Reading

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    Mixed Media Exploration with Froyle Neideck

    Mixed Media Exploration with Froyle Neideck For the Adventurous! Sat 23 April 2016 “Textural Surfaces” The secret of great mixed media painting is multiple layers of interesting texture. We will explore the properties of a variety of medium and create numerous demonstration boards. Then we will develop an abstract mixed media painting experimenting with textural Continue Continue Reading

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    Noel Foley Drawing Workshop Series

    About Noel Foley has been a practicing, and exhibiting artist for approximately 40 years and has been teaching for the last twenty. His works are to be found in galleries and private collections around Australia, England and America. Foley exhibited and taught on the QE11, in TAFE colleges, Strathfield College (Sydney), primary schools and in Continue Continue Reading

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    Artist Journal Workshop: Saturday Feb 13th

    Artist Journal Workshop: Saturday Feb 13th with award winning Artist & Tutor Carolyn Sheather From the Master our Materials Series… Pencil Power What you’ll learn… How to utilise the power of your Water Soluble Pencils as both a dry medium in line and a wet medium as paint. Ways to move Colour around, to place Continue Continue Reading

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    We Are Back for 2016

    We hope everyone had a very Merry Xmas and celebrated the incoming year – 2016! We are back to work and ready to assist you to get those frames sorted. Whether you are back from an overseas holiday or a trip to the red centre, we are able to stretch those canvas pieces, including those Continue Continue Reading

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    Xmas Closure 2015

    Highly Strung wishes its Customers a very Merry Xmas   We will close at 1pm Wednesday the 23rd December & will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016

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    New Owner

    This week sees the end of my first month as the new owner of Highly Strung. Already I have met a lot of lovely people and am excited by all the new things available in the picture framing and art supplies world. Last week we had a visit from Stefano Maffei, joining us from Italy, the Continue Continue Reading

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    Bellini Fine Italian Picture Frame Mouldings

    Highly Strung is proud to present this stunning collection of unique hand finished, Italian made, picture frame moulding and photo frames.  We believe the aesthetic potential of the Bellini collection will have an immediate and compelling appeal to the most discerning collector. Bellini represents the embodiment of a vision.  Sourced only from the most gifted Continue Continue Reading

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    New Sizes – Artists Quality Stretched Canvas

    Ready Made Stretched Canvas & Linen – The Best value for Money in Australia? Our range of stretched canvas and linen is now event better! The black label “Gallery Cotton” range takes the ready-made stretcher to a new level of quality, 380 gsm 100% cotton, universally primed, double stapled and stretched over a full profile 40x40mm kiln Continue Continue Reading