Classes

OIL PAINTING with JOAN HUMBLE

MONDAY 10.00 am - 1.00 pm                       CLASS  FULL

These classes will cover all the basics of good oil painting.  These are tonal values, mixing and use of colour, good composition, and different techniques of applying paint. These classes are suitable for students at all stages of learning, and new students will be assisted to progress at their own level and pace.

ACRYLIC PAINT POURING TECHNIQUES with GLORIA ELPHINSTONE    MONDAY 2 pm - 5 pm NO CLASS ON PUBLIC HOLIDAY 9th MARCH.

You do not have to be an artist to do this technique. It is enjoyable for all, from beginners to accomplished artists.

Acrylic paint pouring is very addictive, therapeutic and fun to do.  I say it's like a box of chocolates, you do not know what you are going to get until you pour the paint on your canvas.  Choose your colours that go together or your favourites; it might be best to have one of the paint colours a darker tone  I guess the 'rule' in painting is shading, dark and light, contrast and complementary.

I would apply that to paint pouring as well.  But you can have any colours that you like.

There is a step by step instruction demonstration followed by you applying it and producing your own creation.  No two paintings will be identical.

BEGINNERS OIL PAINTING with GLORIA ELPHINSTONE  MONDAY  MARCH 23rd - 20th APRIL 

2 pm- 5 pm

This short 4 week course is for absolute beginners who would like to learn to paint but don't know how to begin and don't know what equipment or supplies to get started.  

DRAWING NOT SNORING - CREATIVE DRAWING with TIM PRICE

TUESDAY 9.30 am - 12 noon                             CLASS FULL

Drawing not snoring!

In this exciting five week class we will address the fundamentals of picture making and explore their expression in both lead and coloured drawing.  There will be a combination of rigorous skill development and more playful experimentation so that you will both learn and have fun.

We will begin with lead pencil and move to colour pencils, taking in tonal and linear skills from the first and developing them further with colour.  The class will cater to a range of levels from absolute beginner to well-practiced.  I will give demonstrations of techniques, discuss formal issues, and give one ton advice.

JUST ADD WATER;  WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES  with LYNNE BROWN

WEDNESDAY 9.30 am- 12.30 pm                 CLASS FULL

This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate students.  If you are new to watercolour painting, the course will introduce you to the materials and fundamental skills you need to feel in control  of the medium.  If you have experience, you can build on your skills and increase your repertoire of techniques and then apply them to projects you work on in class.

 

This term we will explore more skills and techniques and tackle different subjects.We will practice them in short exercisers and  I will demonstrate each of the techniques and the exercises as we go along. We will discuss how to apply them in your painting and the subjects and styles that suit them.  In the second half of the class, you can continue to practice your skills or you can apply them to a painting larger projects of your own choosing.

ACRYLIC PAINTING with LINDY WHITTON

WEDNESDAY 1.30pm – 4.30pm                   CLASS FULL

This course is a general introduction to working with acrylics and is suitable for both beginners and continuing acrylic students.  The weekly lessons will provide a set of building blocks to create strong paintings with good composition, contrast and technique. The aim is for you to enjoy exploring the possibilities of acrylics, have fun and develop your own style as you progress.

MIXED MEDIA PAINTING with DI CASIMATY

THURSDAY 10:30 am - 12:30 pm                        CLASS FULL

This term we will again work with watercolour, pastel and acrylics with the emphasis on colour theory, composition and perspective. Attention will be given to techniques and I will work on members’ needs. I will support and guide members working across a wide range of subject matter. Topics and themes can be suggested by class members.  I generally begin the lesson with a demonstration then encourage members to work on their own projects and give suggestions and advice as needed.

PASTEL PAINTING with LINDY WHITTON

FRIDAY 9:30 am - 12:30 pm                            CLASS FULL

This course is suitable for beginners and more advanced students.

If you are new this course will cover all the basics of pastel painting including:

  • discussion of various brands of pastels with the opportunity to try different pastels from the tutors extensive collection.

  • exploration of different painting mark making techniques.

  • demonstration of varied subjects by the tutor with opportunity for class requested subjects.

  • exploring various under-painting methods.

  • storage and framing tips and advice.

  • safety in the studio.

Continuing  Students:

This term will focus on colour.  Each week we will concentrate on one aspect of colour theory to create a set of colour tools that will help you express your own style through confident use of colour.

RELIEF PRINTING BY HAND  with MICHAEL SCHLITZ 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm                                          CLASS FULL

OBJECTIVES  To explore the investigate various approaches to printing by hand (and potentially press) including mono printing, linocut, woodcut and wood engraving culminating in the production of both black and white and multiple colour hand printed relief prints using the relief printing process.  Beginners and experienced printmakers are welcome.

PAINTING with FRIENDS TUESDAY and THURSDAY

1 pm - 4 pm

The cost of these sessions is $50 for 10 (ten) weeks x for up to 3 hrs

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS: 4 Feb - 7 April 2020  1.00 pm - 4.00 pm Group ID  PWF Tu

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: 6  Feb 2020 - 16 April 1.00 pm - 4 .00 pm Group ID  PWF Th

Painting with Friends groups meet together in a supportive environment to continue their art, encouraging and learning from each other.  They paint, draw, print, use collage etc. to create without a tutor.  Participants share their experiences and enjoy the company of fellow artists in an informal atmosphere often over a hot cuppa.  We are always keen to make new friends and welcome new members to our groups.

These untutored groups met Tuesday and Thursday, so please ensure that you include the correct ID for the group you want to join.

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