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Expressive Animal Painting with Tannya Harricks

Course overview

Dogs are a regular subject in Tannya Harricks' work and she was commissioned by Walker Books to paint the illustrations for picture books Dingo (2018) and Kookaburra (2020). In this workshop explore your favourite animal subject in a loose and expressive way. Bring your own dog/animal/pet reference and sketches to paint from and have fun exploring different approaches and techniques to help loosen up and develop your individual approach to painting.

Is this course right for me?

The class caters from beginners to advanced students, at least some prior painting or drawing experience is preferred.


Students are welcome to work with their preference of oil, acrylic or gouache paints.

Please bring your paints, and brushes.
Paper (for gouache), canvas paper (oil and acrylic), stretched canvas or board (oil and acrylic)
Pencils and paper for sketching
Soft pastel or chalk

Our workshops are all delivered in studio at Art Est.

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Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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