Charcoal and Ink Workshop with Ann Cremean

Photo credit Carol Crowe

Balmattum Hill, overlooking Euroa township, is a popular walking spot for many locals. On this occasion, the hill recently hosted a drawing workshop attended by those who already know it and others from as far as Melbourne, Tallarook and Nagambie.

Local artist, Ann Cremean, shared her skills and passion for sketching amongst the granite tors of Strathbogie Ranges. Using the rotunda as a base, workshop participants made etchings on rocks and also explored further up the hill, finding locations to sit and sketch.

An assortment of artworks were created, then shared and discussed later in the day. These ranged from ink and charcoal drawings, rock impressions, abstracts that began with an elaborate rock etching and landscapes taken from the spectacular vistas.

Everyone expressed their joy in connecting and looking so closely at the natural world around them. It was clear too, that exciting new friendships were being seeded over delicious morning tea and lunch.

SRCMN is very happy that Ann Cremean will be running another workshop on Sunday 25th September, amongst extraordinary granite tors at Ruffy. No art experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun with EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING this time – using acrylic paints and collage to create images of the local granite.

Carol Crowe

Admin Worker, Awe & Wonder Art workshop series

Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network

All photos taken by Carol Crowe.