Painting - oils and acrylics

The Art Centre offers classes for all levels of experience and ability. Our classes are held in light, airy studios providing a stimulating atmosphere in which to work. For more information on our kids, teens or adult day and night classes contact the Ku-ring-gai Art Centre on 9424 0310 or artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

Semester 1 2019

  • Term 1: 29 January - 1 April
  • Term 2: 29 April - 1 July

Small paintings and miniatures

When: Monday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $260 per nine-week term
Tutor: Tina Spira
Course No: 1
Learn the art of creating small paintings and artworks, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Investigate various mediums, techniques, composition, colour and ideas to arrive at unique visual concepts. Some drawing skills required.

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Painting and mixed media workshop

When: Monday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term
Tutor: Stephanie Galloway Brown
Course No: 6
Suitable for artists who wish to develop their professional practice.  Fundamentals in art making with be covered where wanted or required. Students will be encouraged to work on their projects whilst mentored by Stephanie. Painting, drawing and mixed media are all welcome.
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Painting with acrylics

When: Monday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $260 per nine-week term
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 7

A great class for the new artist! Be introduced to the world of painting, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Acrylics are the perfect medium for someone who is learning to paint. Learn about the wonderful textures and techniques through the use of acrylic paint.

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Painting discovery - pushing the edge

When: Tuesday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Cilla Davis
Course No: 9

Discover and explore painting with acrylics. Mixed media and expressive drawing will be used to learn about composition, line, texture, colour and tone. No previous experience is needed.

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Painting discovery - pushing the edge

When: Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Cilla Davis
Course No: 13

Discover and explore painting with acrylics. Mixed media and expressive drawing will be used to learn about composition, line, texture, colour and tone. No previous experience is needed.

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Works on paper - New Class!

When: Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $260 per nine-week term
Tutor: Jana Hunt
Course No: 14

This course will explore a range of strategies in drawing and painting with reference to historical traditions and how they relate to contemporary practices. The goal is to develop and consolidate the students’ individual voice. All levels are welcome.
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Towards abstraction

When: Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Jemma Roberts
Course No: 15

This is a class for those who want to take their Art into Abstraction, with a process of learning and experimenting with tools, mediums, methods and techniques - this includes making handmade brushes and tools. Each week students look at different artists via video and images, and their approach to abstraction - inquiring into styles and expressions helping to understand our own visual language. Connecting with emotion, taking risks, trust and intuition are integral to creating abstract art. Integrating drawing throughout and extending into mixed media, inks, watercolour, crayons, acrylics, wax onto paper, canvas and board. The class focusses on the delight of creating, playing and discovery, taking the works of art to a ‘new place’. All the while, enjoying the process and the result whilst increasing our understanding of colour, shape, design, texture, value and line. All welcome - some prior experience in drawing and painting is helpful.

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Painting and mixed media

When: Tuesday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 17
An ideal course for beginners or those wishing to improve their painting and drawing skills. Enjoy the learning process - be guided through the basic principles of painting and drawing, including tone, line, composition and perspective. Experience handling a variety of media including pastels, pencil, ink, watercolour and acrylic paint. Through these processes students are encouraged to explore and develop their own exciting and personal expression.

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Expressive life drawing and painting

When: Wednesday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $300 per nine-week term (including nine model sessions)
Tutor: Kim Sotheren
Course No: 18

This class covers a wide range of drawing techniques and ideas, focusing on drawing the model during short and long poses. Individual tuition encourages development of strong drawing skills and personal style. For beginners to advanced. More advanced students can start to use acrylic or watercolour.

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Oil painting

When: Wednesday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $260 per nine-week term
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 19

This course is for beginners and students who wish to continue practicing. In this guided step-by-step course you will learn the fundamentals of painting. Each session you will be introduced to new techniques and build your skills each week. By working in the studio, students will learn: paint materials, the fundamental skills of tone and composition, different ways of applying paint, how to organise your palette, name, mix and match colours and move on to larger more individual projects.

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Exploration of painting techniques

When: Wednesday
Time: 
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Fee: 
$270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: 
Kim Sotheren
Course No:
24
Work with colour theory and acrylic techniques to expand your painting vocabulary. This is a varied course with individual tuition to encourage you to develop confident self-expression in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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Artists workshop

When: Thursday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Erika Beck
Course No: 28
Intermediate and experienced artists are welcome. Perfect for those wishing to develop their own style by working from the human form, still life and landscape with a focus on creativity.
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Exploration of painting ideas and techniques

When: Thursday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $270 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Kevin McKay
Course No: 33
Working with oils or acrylics, you will be exposed to a variety of approaches to painting with an emphasis on developing your own personal vision. Colour theory, composition and other fundamentals will be investigated in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All levels are welcome.
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Saturday painters - release the inner artist

When: Saturday
Time: 1pm - 4.30pm
Fee: $275 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Paul Miller
Course No: 44
All levels welcome. There will be a focus on structured classes that deliver the basic fundamentals of painting, but also allow those more advanced painters to discover new ways of working. This is a chance to explore stimulating concepts in an enthusiastic class.

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