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 2020

• Term 1: 28 January - 30 March
• Term 2: 27 April - 29 June

Exploring techniques

When: Monday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $275 per nine-week term
Tutor: Tina Spira
Course No: 1
Learn new techniques and mediums in a relaxed atmosphere. Try watercolour and gouache on various surfaces such as vellum, ivorine and black paper. Develop your pencil drawing skills, gilding techniques and much more. Some drawing skills required.

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The joy of painting and drawing - New class!

When: Monday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term
Tutor: Lyn Woodger Grant
Course No: 6
This class will cover design elements and principles, colour theory, composition, tone and basic perspective. We’ll also explore techniques, materials and subject matter during the course and some art history. The overall emphasis is about enjoying the experience of creating art. All levels welcome.

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Painting with acrylics

When: Monday
Time: 7pm - 9.30pm
Fee: $275 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 with its wonderful textures and techniques.

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Painting discovery - pushing the edge

When: Tuesday
Time: 9am - 12pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Cilla Davis
Course No: 8

Discover and explore painting with acrylics. Mixed media and expressive drawing will be used to learn about composition, line, texture, colour and tone. Beginners are welcome.

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Painting discovery - pushing the edge

When: Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Cilla Davis
Course No: 12

Discover and explore painting with acrylics. Mixed media and expressive drawing will be used to learn about composition, line, texture, colour and tone. Beginners are welcome.

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Open studio - new class!

When: Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $275 per nine-week term
Tutor: Carol Rowe
Course No: 13

Open studio is for students of all levels. Work on your own projects in any medium with expert guidance. Beginners will be introduced to traditional painting methods, while more experienced students will further develop their painting style. Interested students will be given a project to research and develop.

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Towards abstraction

When: Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Jemma Roberts
Course No: 14

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. Enjoy the process and the result whilst increasing your 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: $285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 16
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: $315 per nine-week term (including nine model sessions)
Tutor: Kim Sotheren
Course No: 17

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: $275 per nine-week term
Tutor: Brandt Lewis
Course No: 18

You will learn the fundamentals of painting and during each session be introduced to new techniques so you build your skills. Students will learn about paint materials, the fundamental skills of tone and composition, different ways of applying paint, organising your palette and colours and how to move on to larger individual projects. This course is for beginners and intermediate students.

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Exploration of painting techniques

When: Wednesday
Time: 
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Fee: 
$285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: 
Kim Sotheren
Course No:
23
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: $285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Erika Beck
Course No: 26
This workshop is perfect for those wishing to develop their own style by working from the human form, still life and landscape with a focus on creativity. Intermediate and experienced artists are welcome.
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Exploration of painting ideas and techniques

When: Thursday
Time: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Fee: $285 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Kevin McKay
Course No: 31
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: $290 per nine-week term (including one model session)
Tutor: Paul Miller
Course No: 42
This structured class will deliver the basic fundamentals of painting and allow more advanced painters to discover new ways of working. This is a chance to explore stimulating concepts and ideas in an enthusiastic setting. All levels welcome.

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