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Art for beginners | Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

Have you always wanted to get creative but don’t know where to start or what you might like? Do you want to delve into your creative side in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere? This is the course for you! In this hands on course you’ll try painting (in a range of different mediums), drawing, painting, printmaking and a variety of activities in between, mixed media, collage and more. Learn step by step how to make art using with a wide range of materials. A relaxing, creative and fun 8 weeks to help you find your creative voice and experiment with methods and materials to find what suits you best. A great place to start your art or reinvigorate a lost interest.

Is this course right for me?

No prior experience assumed or necessary. High School students in year 9 and above are welcome and encouraged to join this class


All materials included, just bring your enthusiasm!

Casual attendance

Casual attendance is welcome if you wish to attend a particular session. Each week is a separate module of learning, except for printmaking in weeks 4+5 which would require a 2 week commitment. Fee is $65 per class including materials.

Course outline

Week 1.
Medium: Drawing
Focus: Observation, Line, Shape & Form- single objects

Week 2.
Medium: Drawing, Ink & Watercolour
Focus: Proportion, Depth, composition, colour and mark making- Still Life

Week 3.
Medium: Watercolour
Focus: Intro to watercolour painting techniques, colour mixing and composition.

Week 4.
Medium: Relief & Mono Printmaking- Part 1
Focus: Mark making and composition techniques for creating relief printing plates,
experimenting with monoprinting techniques.

Week 5.
Medium: Relief & Mono Printmaking- Part 2
Focus: Relief printing on etching press, experimenting with a series of finished printed outcomes
incorporating mono printing elements.

Week 6.
Medium: Drawing, Mixed Media & Collage
Focus: Self Portraits- Proportions of the face, capturing features and experimenting with different
styles of representation.

Week 7.
Medium: Acrylic Painting – Part 1
Focus: Intro to acrylic paint application & brushes, colour mixing and blending working in a
limited palette.

Week 8.
Medium: Acrylic Painting- Part 2
Focus: Composition, techniques for building a painting

For Term 4, our regular classes will return to studio based learning.

We are also continuing some classes via zoom for students preferring online learning at this time. Please check the location details with the class information before enrolling.

For studio based classes, extra measures are in place for your health and well being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$450 $427.50 Limited inc GST
Art for beginners | Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

<p>{image name:“art-for-beginners-hero”}</p><p>Have you always wanted to get creative but don’t know where to start or what you might like? Do you want to delve into your creative side in a friendly

Term 4 Early bird enrolments open online 7 September. Enrol and pay before before 30 September and enjoy a 5% discount on your term class fees.
Price includes art materials. Beginners and beyond welcome

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.