Workshops
Recommended 18+

Italian Renaissance Alive | Oil Painting Masterclass with Joel Rea

Sat 25 May
Italian Renaissance Alive | Oil Painting Masterclass with Joel Rea

Introduction to Virtuosic Realism

HOTA Gallery presents an exclusive series of Oil Painting Masterclasses to extend your Italian Renaissance Alive experience. Each session will be facilitated by a prominent artist in our region, showcasing foundational techniques and Renaissance influences relevant to the lead artist’s practice.  

Join us for a day of skilled yet informal instruction, hands-on learning and fun artmaking in a relaxed setting, all abilities are welcome.  All painting materials will be supplied for use on the day and a light lunch will be provided.  Don’t wait to secure your ticket, masterclass spots are strictly limited to 15 seats per session!  

Our first session with internationally renowned Gold Coast artist Joel Rea will give participants an introduction to virtuosic realism.  

Using a reference of Renaissance oil painting imagery depicting figure and drapery, students will be guided through how to execute realistic oil painting from blank canvas to initial oil painting layers. Colour mixing and paint brush loading techniques will also be demonstrated.

Dates
Sat 25 May
Where
The Studio – HOTA Gallery
Ages
Recommended 18+
Duration
6 hrs (includes 1 hr lunch interval)
Tickets
Adult $220
Artist & Teachers Pass Holders $187
Times
Sat 25 May - 10:00am

#Artist Bio

Joel Rea is a highly acclaimed and multi award-winning artist known for his surreal, allegorical paintings. Rea’s oil on canvas works stand somewhere between genres of hyperrealism, photorealism and virtuosic Renaissance realism. From this amalgamation of influences, Rea has created a unique and recognisable style portraying social awareness and personal introspection through his impeccable execution of brush work detail. Inspired by the mysteries of the animal kingdom and the Universe beyond, Rea’s meanings and narratives touch on the vast complexity of the human condition, presenting messages embracing the ageless turmoil of human inner consciousness and our species’ unwavering desire to survive. Rea combines contemporary visuals with qualities of the sublime in painting, provoking the deepest possible emotional response through technically achieved aesthetics. His imagery frequently depicts: self-portraits; tigers; dogs; sun rays coming through clouds; and destructive waves inspired by the turbulent Australian coastline where he played as a child. 


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