About our Painting courses

Our painting classes cater for everyone, from the absolute beginner to those who have been painting for years. Whether you want the basics of Drawing and Painting or specialist subjects such as Abstract and Portrait Painting, the time to get out your brushes, jars and apron has come.

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Drawing and Painting

Come and enjoy the basic skills of drawing and painting in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Using a variety of materials and techniques you will be introduced to some of the tricks of the trade. Learn new skills to stimulate your talents and inspire you to reach your artistic goals. Learning Outcomes By the end of the course students will have: gained an understanding of OH&S in relation to drawing and painting materials and practice gained an understanding of colour mixing and... [More]
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  • Paper and pen
  • Ben will supply everything else needed on the first night. Ben supplies all art supplies for the course for a fee of $30, please bring this on the first night.
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Materials for the first class.
Graphite pencil 2-4B or willow charcoal sticks
A2 cartridge paper or a pad if preferred
An eraser
A2 drawing board which will be useful as an easle later as well
2x bulldog clips to attach paper to drawing board.

The rest of materials will be discussed on the first night.

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Abstract Painting

You don’t have to have Picasso’s imagination to create an abstract art painting. This course aims to help you unleash your spontaneity as you explore creative approaches to abstract painting. Learn how to develop your own style through experimentation with various media and techniques. Starting with subjects from everyday life you will learn how to abstract the motifs in various ways before progressing through a series of abstract paintings that demonstrate an exploration of... [More]

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Art Attack

Get your art on as you complete new art works and dabble in a different medium each week. Just bring your enthusiasim for this course that caters to artists of all levels. Wk 1. Ink and wash Wk 2. Conte Wk 3. Oil Pastel Wk 4. Acrylic Wk 5. Mono & Collagraph printing ALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED Please note: All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your... [More]

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Experimental Art

Open your mind and extend your artistic experience as you experiment with a variety of different art techniques, such as: mixed media, printmaking, collage, sculpture and contemporary drawing. Acquire knowledge of new tools and art jargon. Play with materials that inspire you to go further, and think outside the box. Materials: Please bring: a pad of A3 size cartridge paper (min 180gsm) 3 x A5 size canvas BOARDS (hard back!) approx. one medium sized takeaway container apron and/or... [More]

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Colour Theory

An understanding of colour is vital to any undertaking in visual, graphic or decorative arts. This course will immerse you in the dimensions of colour to help gain a deeper knowledge of colour theory that goes well beyond basic colour mixing. Be inspired by the latest colour trends as you participate in varied practical activities to learn how colour can be creatively manipulated to enhance expression, mood and environment. Whether your chosen art form is painting, graphics,... [More]

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Landscape Painting

Enjoy painting the view beyond the window, and using photographs of landscapes as a reference. Learn traditional techniques and employ your own imagination. This workshop includes reference material, compositional tricks, and a colour mixing demonstration. You can expect to produce a body of work inspired by landscape. Full creative expression is encouraged, and students of all levels, including complete beginners, are welcome. Materials: Please bring: *6 Stretched Canvases (min... [More]

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Watercolour Painting

Painting with watercolour has a lightness and fluidity that both beginners and experienced students can use to great effect. Learn techniques of watercolour painting as you explore subjects such as landscape, still life and individual ideas. This course will suit beginners to intermediate students. Materials Watercolour paints: (least expensive option: Marie’s â€" approx. $10, remember you pay for what you get) otherwise Art Spectrum, Rowney, Windsor & Newton - (Cotman’s are... [More]

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