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Experimenting With Drawing Materials

With inspiring reference and various still life set-ups this course will introduce students to a variety of drawing materials and techniques using pencil, charcoal, fineliner pens, pastels and ink to explore various ways of drawing. COURSE OUTLINE You will be shown and discuss examples of various artists' work Techniques will be demonstrated Exploring the use of a range of art materials Drawing with line and tone Using Ink and wash Composition Mark making MATERIALS LIST All... [More]
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Watercolour/Pastel Painting

Choose watercolours or pastels. Pastels are simple to apply, and have endless possibilities. Through a series of drawing exercises, still-life, portrait and landscape studies, learn to improve your perception of colour and drawing ability. Rich and vibrant, or soft and delicate, pastels are an excellent bridge between drawing and painting, or valuable as a medium in itself. Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On... [More]
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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. COURSE OUTLINE Use of materials, introduction to wash techniques. Texture exercises. Tonal exercises. Still life. Copying an old master exercise. Free... [More]
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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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Practical Colour Theory

Master the art of mixing colour. Used effectively colour will set a mood, create harmony or attract attention. Begin with the colour wheel and learn how to create tint/shade and chroma. You will be provided with materials, cost $90.00 (not included in course fee) - please do not bring your own materials. COURSE OUTLINE New students: Colour wheel Grey scale Warm and cool colours Making a grey to enhance a pure pigment Tint/shade/chroma Analagous colours Complementary colours Colour... [More]
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Painting the Nude - The Limited Palette Approach

Since classical antiquity artists have been praised for their ability to reproduce flesh tones with the use of very few pigments. Pliny the Elder stated in his Natural History that ‘four colours only... were used’ by the most famous ancient Greek painters. Artists from Leonardo da Vinci and to Joshua Reynolds took the words of Pliny to heart, producing exquisite flesh tones of pearly greys with luminous scumbles, employing as little as three to five colours. This course aims to... [More]
Painting the Nude - The Limited Palette Approach
$238 inc GST / $214
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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. COURSE OUTLINES FOR NEW STUDENTS Introduction to acrylics, texture and colour mixing exercises Still life Tonal Study Landscape – part 1 Landscape – part 2 Free choice. Life painting –... [More]
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Botanical Art - Focus on Leaves and Branches

Discover the colours to use for branches and how to create fine detail and texture. Learn how to successfully mix many different greens for foliage and how to paint leaves with their unique characteristics. Highlights on watercolour painting techniques will be shown as well as the colours to use for green shadows and how to use dry brush techniques for detail. Bring a variety of subjects (branches and leaves) of different colours, shapes and sizes. Individual tuition and class... [More]
Botanical Art - Focus on Leaves and Branches
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Introduction to Pastels: One Day Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning techniques as well as materials and surfaces for pastels. Both a drawing and painting medium, they are the ultimate tool for the creative artist. All materials are included in the workshop. We’ll begin with practical demonstrations using a variety of materials and surfaces; including the mark making of accomplished pastelists such as Degas. Each participant will create a still life project (or two). Note: You do not need to... [More]
Introduction to Pastels: One Day Workshop
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Pastels For Beginners and Intermediate

Pastels are both a drawing and painting medium and the ultimate tool for the creative artist. Learn techniques to utilise the sensation of colour – a universal language. Suitable for beginner and intermediate students. COURSE OUTLINE Materials and tools. Pastel textures. Tonal Studies. Making colour work for you. Still Life. Portraiture. Landscape. Putting your knowledge together. MATERIALS LIST 1 x A3 Mi-Teinte Textured Paper Black 1 x A3 Mi-Teinte Textured Paper Neutral Colour... [More]

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