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Expressive Drawing and Painting with Tannya Harricks

Course overview

This is a drawing and painting class with an expressive and dynamic approach to both. Tannya regards drawing as a way to build confidence, and explore a visual language that can then be employed in painting. The lessons are structured with individual mentoring, along with demonstrations, discussions and class directed critiques. Each week we will begin with drawing, adding colour and then referencing these sketches to begin a painting. We will explore still life, landscape and figurative subjects across the 6 weeks. The aim is to develop a personal visual language with emphasis on the journey of painting rather than outcomes.

Students bring own materials for painting in their preferred medium – acrylic, oil or gouache.

images above: Tannya Harricks – Lake Birrabeen and Merci

Is this course right for me

Suitable for artists of all levels looking to find their own expression.

Materials list

Art materials are not included in the course fee. Students should bring the following materials:

  • Various A3/A2 drawing paper (white and colour) or sketch book, sketching pencils (colour and graphite)
  • conte pencils or pastel sticks
  • willow charcoal
  • Eraser
  • Brushes (variety of sizes including some medium/large ones)
  • Your chosen support of paper, canvas or board primed ready for painting.
  • Disposable gloves if you are sensitive to the paint.
  • Palette – White china plates work well.
  • Rags, masking tape, jumbo bulldog clips

Students can use oils, acrylics, or gouache depending on preference. Bring what you have already to the first class and we can tailor a shopping list to your project/paint colour preferences and intentions. A usual recommendation is to have basic primary colours in both warm and cool, plus paynes grey, mixing white and titanium white.

If you are using acrylics or gouache
Acrylic gel medium for acrylic and gouache

If you are using oil paints
Bring whatever acrylics you have as well for underpainting.
A full range of colours for mixing plus paynes grey, mixing white and titanium white.
Bring odourless solvent for cleanup and mixing mediums. Solvents MUST be odourless. Oil painting solvents and mediums must not be tipped down the sinks.
You will need to bring jars with lids to take away spent solvents/mediums. Spent solvents/mediums must be taken with you and not left in the studios. You tutor will give you information on reusing and disposing of spent solvents and mediums.

Further materials and supports will be discussed in class though bring a support on the first class so we can launch straight in to the first work!

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

Unless otherwise noted, 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
Expressive Drawing and Painting with Tannya Harricks

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It’s not too late to join this term 1 class, discounted price shows fee for joining the rest of the term