Painting - oils and acrylics

painting-classes  

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 2 2020

  • Term 3: 20 July - 19 September
  • Term 4: 12 October - 12 December

The joy of painting and drawing #3

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.

Mondays, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Tutor - Lyn Woodger Grant. $290 per 9-week term

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Paint with acrylics #4

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.

Mondays, 7pm - 9.30pm
Tutor - Brandt Lewis. $290 per 9-week term

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Encaustic - new class! #5

This class is an introduction to mixed media and encaustic work. Encaustic dates back to 800 BC Egypt and works well as a medium with oil paints. It is great for printmakers and photographers as well as anyone who loves using mixed media but doesn't want to frame under glass. Many materials will be and used (ink, collage, frottage, charcoal and acrylic). Encaustic is a very versatile wax medium that enhances any surface and blends well with mixed media compositions on board to create amazingly layered and luminous work.

Mondays, 9am - 12pm

Tutor - Rachel Carroll. $290 per 9-week term

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The versatility of acrylics - new class! #6

This class explores the versatility of acrylics on paper, canvas and board, using impasto, watercolour techniques, mixed media and more.

Mondays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Tutor - Rachel Carroll. $290 per 9-week term

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Exploring techniques #7

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.

Mondays, 9am - 12pm
Tutor - Tina Spira. $290 per 9-week term

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Painting Discovery - Pushing the edge (morning) #11

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.

Tuesdays, 9am - 12pm
Tutor - Cilla Davis. $300 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)

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Painting Discovery - Pushing the edge (afternoon) #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.

Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tutor - Cilla Davis. $300 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)

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Painting and mixed media #13

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.

Tuesdays, 7pm - 9.30pm
Tutor - Brandt Lewis. $300 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)

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Towards abstraction #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. 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.

Tuesdays, 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Tutor - Jemma Roberts. $300 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)

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Exploration of painting techniques #19

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.

Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Tutor - Kim Sotheren. $300 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)

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Oil painting #20

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.

Tutor - Brandt Lewis. $290 per 9-week term

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Artists workshop #28

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.

Thursdays, 9am - 12pm
Tutor - Erika Beck. $300 per 9-week term (including 1model session)

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Exploration of painting ideas and techniques #29

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.

Thursdays, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Tutor - Vikki Jackson. $300 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)
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Saturday painters - Release the inner artist #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.

Saturdays, 1pm - 4.30pm
Tutor - Paul Miller. $305 per 9-week term (including 1 model session)

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