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Basic acrylic cherry blossom painting

1 to 12 (public classes), 1 to 30 (private) (private classes)

Not a Song Like Any Other : An Anthology of Writings by Mori Ogai

The literary writings of Mori Ōgai (1862-1922), one of the giant figures of the Meiji period, have become increasingly well known to readers of English through a number of recent translations of his novels and short stories. Ōgai was more than a writer of fiction, however. He has long been regarded in Japan as one of the most influential intellectual and artistic figures of his period, possessing a wide range of enthusiasms and concerns, many developed through his early European experiences.

Not a Song Like Any Other attempts to reveal the full range of Ōgai’s creative endeavor, providing trenchant examples of his remarkable range, from dramatist and storyteller to poet and polemicist, all translated into English for the first time. The first of seven parts, “The Author Himself,” offers a variety of self portraits and other insights into Ōgai’s character through his essays—laconic, ironic, detached—written over the course of his career. “Mori Ōgai in Germany” reveals his responses to living in Germany in the 1880s and seeing for the first time how his country was being interpreted from the outside. It includes his celebrated and spirited defense of his country, originally published in a German newspaper. “Mori Ōgai and the World of Politics” relates his uneasy reactions to Japanese society at a later phase in his career. The fourth section provides some of the first information available in English concerning his lifelong interest in painting and other aspects of the visual arts in the Japan of his day. Ōgai’s theatrical experiments are briefly chronicled in Part 5. “Four Unusual Stories” offers new evidence of the range of the writer’s interests and ambitions. The final section includes some of the first translations of Ōgai’s poetry available in English.

Contributors: Richard Bowring, Sarah Cox, Sanford Goldstein, Andrew Hall, Mikiko Hirayama, Helen Hopper, Marvin Marcus, Keiko McDonald, J. Thomas Rimer, Hiroaki Sato, William J. Tyler.

Cherry Blossom – Acrylic Painting Class

1 to 12 (public classes), 1 to 30 (private) (private classes)

label $85 (or 4 payments of $21.25 via – Afterpay)

What you’ll do

In this painting class, you’ll have the opportunity to learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques while creating a stunning cherry blossom tree. With a focus on interesting designs, colour mixing, layering, and blending, you’ll explore the world of acrylic painting and discover new ways to bring your artistic vision to life. At the end of the class, you’ll have a beautiful painting to take home on high-quality A4 size acrylic paper.

Don’t worry if you’re a beginner or have never picked up a paintbrush before. This workshop is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will guide you step-by-step through each technique, offering helpful tips and personal feedback along the way. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other students, creating a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

Throughout the class, you’ll be working with acrylic paint on A4 size acrylic paper. Acrylic paint is vibrant and versatile, allowing you to create a wide range of effects and textures. The A4 size acrylic paper provides a smooth and durable surface for your artwork. All materials will be provided for you, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and creativity.

During the workshop, you can expect to feel a sense of relaxation and joy as you immerse yourself in the painting process. Painting can be a therapeutic and meditative activity, allowing you to take a break from the busy world and focus on your own creative expression. You’ll also develop a deeper understanding of acrylic painting techniques and gain confidence in your artistic abilities.

By the end of the class, you’ll have not only a beautiful cherry blossom tree painting but also a newfound appreciation for acrylic painting and the skills to continue creating your own masterpieces. Whether you’re looking to explore a new hobby, de-stress, or simply have a fun and creative activity, this painting class is perfect for you. Join us and unlock your artistic potential today.

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Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners
What you’ll get

You will take home your completed artwork on an A4-sized acrylic paper that you will be proud of.

What to bring
Drink/water, lunch/snack, painting apron.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 9 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.


Please park on the main road Victoria Avenue, plea – Eckersley’s Art & Craft – Castle Hill, Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill NSW

Please park on the main road Victoria Avenue, please do not park in the car park outside the store as it has time limit.

Cherry Blossom - Acrylic Painting Class location

Your teacher

Art With Amanda

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Hello! My name is Amanda Sharples, your local artist and founder of Art with Amanda.

Art with Amanda provides fun, recreational art and craft classes in your community areas and we also sell beautiful craft kits online.

We promote beauty, fun recreational activities, inner creativity, personal well being and growth, and social connection through recreational art.

Come and join us to meet new friends, have fun, enjoy and socialise in your local community.

My mission is to bring beauty and happiness to everyday life, and help you connect to nature, people and the world around us through creative arts.

Gift this artisan experience

With our gift card, they can book this class at a time that suits them

Colin Wynn
the authorColin Wynn

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