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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

Our term classes are held in our spacious studios.

Our main studios are air-conditioned for year round comfort, and 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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