Artist: Linda Lock

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Conventions & Workshops

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Painting Days & Weekends

Painting Days coincide with our General Meetings

The FDAA aims to provide painting experiences to its members in order to develop painting skills and provide for creative expression in a supportive environment. Promoting strong friendships and providing opportunities for members to socialise and meet like minded individuals is also part of our charter.

Opportunities to increase painting skills and share knowledge regarding Folk and Decorative Art come from our regular Conferences as well as Painting Days and Weekends.

Painting Days follow our General Meetings and occur approximately four times a year. At these days, either a guest artist conducts a workshop or an education day with hands on activities occurs.

For the guest artist, a workshop format is followed were a specific piece will be completed using techniques and methods developed by the artist.

The Education Days involve hands on activities to discover new methods or products, new or current to the art scene.

Painting weekends are a budget weekend paint fest. They include either one or a number of guest artists and are held at a venue that keeps the costs down. They may involve overnight accommodation or be two daily workshops that members and non members can attend on a daily basis.

These are great opportunities for members and non-members to come together and enjoy the simple pleasure of painting.


Painting Days - held at the same venue as our General Meetings.

Painting Weekends - venue will be advised.

Time & Date

Saturdays 10:00am to 3:30pm.

See General Meetings for dates.

Downloads - Painting Day Flyers

Biennial Convention

30th Anniversary Celebration

29 - 30 August 2015

Our 30 Anniversary Celebratory Convention will be held at Checkers Resort & Convention Centre, Terrey Hills. Surrounded by the serene natural bushland of Terrey Hills, and only 25 km from the Sydney CBD, Checkers Resort and Conference Centre is set on five acres of leafy landscaped gardens. Plenty of room for painting in facilities recently refurbished to a high standard.

Single, twin and triple share accommodation is available.


Checkers Resort & Conference Centre, Terrey Hills

331 Mona Vale Road

Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Visit the Checkers Resort & Conference Centre Website

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Time & Date

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 August 2015

Contact Details


Person Phone Number
Cheryl Halliday (02) 9982 7279
Denise Townsend (02) 9918 2245

Downloads - Convention Forms

Interstate & Overseas Conferences

The world of decorative painting has many organisations & associations who support and promote the gathering of like minded artists who come together at conventions and conferences to paint and network together.

The FDAA provides information regarding upcoming events, both Australian and international, for members to plan their participation.

Download - List of Local & Overseas Conventions

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