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Watercolour Painting

Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On completion, you should be able to paint a landscape and a portrait. Please note that while this is a beginners' class it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art experience. Advanced students also welcomed. Cost of life model included in course fee. COURSE OUTLINE Use of materials, introduction to wash techniques. Texture exercises. Tonal exercises. Still life.... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos etc. as relief prints on lino, wood and vinyl surfaces. Printing is done by hand (i.e. there is no press) and only waterbased inks are used. $5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term. COURSE OUTLINE Learn relief print skills in this... [More]

Oil/Acrylic Painting

This course offers the student the choice of working in either water soluble oils or acrylics. Acrylics has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or more modern mixed media techiques. Oils has a variety of textures which it is difficult to replicate in other mediums and is the usual medium for Traditional painting. The course covers a number of genres including still life,... [More]

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Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. We will investigate a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Short History of Collage in the 20th century explained: methods and materials... [More]

Interior Design Basics

This introductory course is for everyone who is planning to redecorate or simply refresh a living space or complete property. Amongst other activities, you will prepare a number of professional Style Boards, which will not only becomes your anchor for keeping you on track, but also your navigation tool for communication with suppliers, architects, tradespeople etc. Learn about different styles, both historical and thematic, and the importance of the elements and principles of... [More]

Drawing for Beginners

Have you always wanted to draw? Maybe you can draw just a bit. Start “where they are” and learn at your own pace. Using modern techniques of study guaranteed to put you at ease, learn the basic skills of relaxed seeing and drawing. Explore line and tone; light shade form and composition. Draw in black and white, also in colour. COURSE OUTLINE First Session: Learning to draw means learning to see accurately. Drawing “blind” means drawing natural forms, such as seashells, pinecones... [More]

Acrylic Painting: An Introduction

Acrylic painting has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or more modern mixed media techniques. The course covers a number of genres including still life, landscape and the human figure. Cost of life model included in course fee. COURSE OUTLINES FOR NEW STUDENTS Introduction to acrylics, texture and colour mixing exercises Still life Tonal Study Landscape – part 1... [More]

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Introducing your Digital Camera

This class is for the beginner. Learn how to use your camera more effectively than just pressing the shutter button. Take control of the essential functions to effect changes in your photographs. Learn techniques for functional and creative application. Practical class exercises, visual displays and weekly practical homework assignments. Photographic excursion included. All digital cameras are suitable provided they have manual mode operation. COURSE OUTLINE Camera Care. What is a... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Introducing your Digital Camera

<p>This class is for the beginner. Learn how to use your camera more effectively than just pressing the shutter button. Take control of the essential functions to effect changes in your photographs.

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Neuland Hand

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy and its rich history and to give an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Neuland Hand, a typeface designed by Rudolf Koch and adapted for both nib and ink and brush calligraphy. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and... [More]
$238 Limited inc GST / $214
Calligraphy for Beginners: Neuland Hand

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy and its rich history and to give an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on

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Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic skills? Join us in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere working on class projects or one of your own choice. No new equipment needed. COURSE OUTLINE Discussion of the project. Choice of a script in relationship to the project. Examine the historical background and relationship of this... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic

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