Wildlife - Companion Animal Art Workshop
Stephen Powell

Mandala Magic
114 Morris Rd
(Cnr Morris Rd & Melaleuca Dr)
Upwey, Vic 3158
Home: 9754 2811 Preferred
Web Page:

Sunday 28th July
You can choose Oil or Watercolour - $160

9am - 5pm
$50 deposit and remainder on the day.

Bank: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited
BSB: 633000
Beneficiary Account Name:   Stephen Powell
Beneficiary Account Number: 123046799

All materials Supplied.
If you prefer you can work with your
own brushes & materials. If you have questions about your
current materials please bring them along.

· Reference images will be supplied or bring your own. .
· Choice of reference images.
· Scaling up and drawing image.
· Transfer drawing to painting board or paper
· Application of paint and use of various brushes
· Enhancing the details
· Painting fur
· How to paint life like eyes
Learn the requirements to begin painting wildlife
from reference choice to finishing touches to the painting.
Individual instruction will be tailored to beginner or advanced students.
Past students can work on your current piece if you like.
NOTE: Oil Painting Smells and Fumes
I don’t use Mineral Turps as a medium.
It is the source of smells – fumes associated with oil painting.

If you would like information about workshops
please use my contact form.

Contact Stephen
Home: 9754 2811
Mobile: 0439 975422
Email: See contact page
Venue: Mandala Magic
114 Morris Rd
(Cnr Morris Rd & Melaleuca Dr)
Upwey, Vic 3158
(Mel 74 J12)

Stephens workshop, Safari and teaching experience:

  • Mitchell & Murrumbidgee School of Arts. Bathurst, Waga waga
  • McGregor Schools: University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba
  • Grafton Artsfest
  • Magenta Artists: Mildura
  • Grampians Wildlife Arts Society Festival – Halls Gap
  • Home studio classes and workshops in the Dandenong’s Victoria
  • Makalali - South Africa 2010
  • Tanzania 2012

Mandala Magic Studio Mandala Magic Studio



SATURDAY & SUNDAY 27-28 April 2013
10 am - 5 pm

Stephen Powell will be at :
Mandala Magic
114 Morris Rd (Cnr Morris Rd & Melaleuca Dr.)
Upwey, Vic 3158
(Mel 74 J12)

Wildlife Art painting and photography demonstrations and presentations
will be conducted during Open Studios Weekend. Free events.

Demonstration/Event   Saturday Sunday
Painting Eyes Demonstration 10:30 - 11 AM  
Wildlife Photography Presentation 1 – 1:30PM  
Painting: Fur, skin and beaks Demonstration   10:30 - 11 AM
Painting from photographs Presentation   1 – 1:30PM

Burrinja’s Jarmbi Gallery
Exhibition Opening on Friday 5th April 2013,
on display until 13th June
The annual Open Studios exhibition features a key work from each participating studio. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see and experience work from each of the artists in one gallery, making Burrinja a great place to start your studio tour.
Contact: (03) 9754 8723


Grampians Wildlife Arts Society

I will be exhibiting & conducting a wildlife art workshop
during the
2012 Festival: 28th August - 22 September

Grampians Wildlife Arts Society,
C/o Halls gap Zoo,
4061 Ararat/Halls Gap Road, Halls Gap 3381
PO Box 172, Stawell,  3380
or through their web site

Grampians Wildlife Arts Society


Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist Photographer judging the MAGENTA ARTISTS ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

I will be judging the


31th March & 9th April 2012

I will be conducting a wildlife art workshop on the weekend 31March & 1st April



Grafton Artsfest Logo

Grafton Artsfest 2011
24th - 29th September

Grafton Artsfest offers creative minded artists one of Australia’s best art experiences by way of a variety of workshops in all forms of the arts, supported by exhibitions and concerts.

The workshop will cover the steps from reference gathering to bringing a realist work to life. It will include choice of materials, working with photographs, planning, layout and design. Eyes that live & fur and feathers you can touch. Students will learn techniques used by world renowned wildlife artists. Prepare to have wishes turned to goals. Find the motivation, overcoming self-imposed limitations and remove the obstacles to your creativity. Steve will demonstrate a range of techniques during the workshops. This workshop is limited to 12 students only. Open to all comers, 16 years and over.

‘One Day Wild Powell Workshop’
Mooroolbark Community Centre
DATE: Saturday Sat 7/05/2011
Added 26/82010 details of this event will be added as they become available.

Steve Morvell
Stephen Powell
African Residential Workshop

October 25 to November 03, 2010
Makalali Private Game Park
Hoedspruit, South Africa
African Workshop
Workshop was a great success.
See images

‘One Day Wild Powell Workshop’-WORKSHOP FULL
Amazing opportunity to work with wildlife artist, Stephen Powell in a one
day workshop creating a painting of your ‘beast’.
Stephen is an experienced tutor who specialises in wild life realism, working in oils and watercolours.
He will show you techniques, art ‘secrets’ and step by step methods to create ‘real’ looking animals or birds.You will paint the head of a bird or animal painting feathers and fur.
Learn to create amazing eyes that ‘look’ at you.
No previous art qualifications/experience or realism required.
DATE: Sunday the 27th June TIME: 9.30 – 5.30
VENUE: Mandala Studio @ 114 Morris Road, Upwey
COST: $150 INCLUDES: art materials and selected assortment of art reference photos
BYO lunch
Limited to 10 places
WORKSHOP FULL - contact me if you would like to attend future Workshops


Mitchell School of Arts
Bathurst Campus 9th -14 July 2006

Stephen Powell and students Bathurst Winter 06
Steve and students Bathurst Winter 06

Some students comments:

"Thank you so much for your time and patients this week. I've enjoyed every moment" - Linda

"Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us" - Pip

"Many thanks Stephen for a wonderful week" - Les

"I have enjoyed & learned a lot this week- you have moved my artists journey up a notch this week. Thank you" Regards - Muriel G

"Cheers! I enjoyed my 'Fur' tuition and good stories plus lots of information" Cylene

"It was a great week learning from someone who's work I admire. Thanks heaps" - Catherin

"Thank you Stephen for a great week. I've learnt so much. Cheers" - Robyne

I just wanted to thank you for a terrific workshop in Wagga last week.
And thank you for pushing me through the "pain barriers" when I thought all hope was lost, earlier in the week! :-) The workshops are so intensive, and its really nice to now be able to look back at my achievements for that week. My little painting is in the process of being framed, and I'm very proud of him. I hope your trip back home was uneventful, and I look forward to the possibility of seeing you at another Art School in the future.

All the best and thank you again, for the knowledge shared and for all the inspiration!

I found just what I was looking for in painting birds and animals in oils. You taught me a new technique and I am very grateful. My son is very impressed with the technique as well. Anyone who truly wishes to do better would do well to enroll in one of your classes. - Joan Lewis

"Many thanks for a great week. I liked your excellent advise – learn from the best – not the 70%’ers."

My Trip To Mitchell School of Art "Last week I had the extreme pleasure of attending Mitchell School of Art in Bathurst NSW Australia. Spent my week studying the techniques of Stephen Powell, an Australian extraordinar Wildlife artist. I am normally a watercolourist and so this transition to using oils was a little different but I got into it in a big way.
His method is very meticulous and the results are amazing. On top of all that he is a really nice person and seems to enjoy passing his knowledge to those who wish to take it in. We had only 4 in the class and this was not economic for the School but great for the 4 of us who had the privilege of painting with him...........""Just a quick note to say that I entered my wedge tail eagle painting in the Sofala Show this weekend and won 1st prize as well as winning a 1st for a landscape. Had success in the photographic section as well and won quite a few categories here too.
I reworked the eagle and he looked magnificent enough to win a prize, thanks, I owe a lot of that to you."

"I have just completed another Mitchell School of art in Bathurst. Once again I choose Wildlife art with tutor Stephen Powell and once again, I have come away enthusiastic. "

See more students comments: Students & Africa Workshop 2010

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