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Art Classes for Beginners

Classes listed as suitable for Absolute Beginner assume no prior art training. These are great classes if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since school, or have never picked one up! Suitable also for those who are quite to painting and are still developing foundation skills. Enthusiasm is the key!

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Watercolour Painting for Everyone | Susie Murphie

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST AND WE CAN ADVISE YOU IF A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE. Learn quickly how to paint with the tricky medium of watercolour. In this course you will: learn how to keep colours transparent and beautiful learn about painting a variety of subject matter with watercolour from still life to flowers and landscape using a loose style that does not concentrate on a lot of detail. develop your ability to tackle all sorts of subjects with... [More]
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Price excludes materials | Suitable for everyone including beginners
Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.

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Life Drawing Daytime | Pina Bartolo

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST AND WE CAN ADVISE YOU IF A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE Learn figure drawing with one of Sydney’s most popular life drawing tutors, Pina Bartolo. This is an energetic life drawing class where students learn to draw the figure using a variety of media from pencil and charcoal through to mixed media and colour. Over the 8 weeks, students will learn about structural anatomy as it relates to life drawing build a strong foundation to... [More]
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Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.
Price includes model fees | Price excludes art materials | Beginners and experienced welcome to join this fun, friendly and energetic class | Suitable for new and continuing students
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

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Fundamentals of Drawing and Beyond | Ochre Lawson

Anyone can learn to draw! In this term course you can explore your creative potential in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. This course is structured around one to two week projects based on subjects including still life, urban and natural landscape, interiors, objects, portrait and the figure. Students will learn fundamental and progressing to more advanced drawing skills including how to observe and to measure proportion how to work with tone about planes to create structure... [More]
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Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.
Suitable for enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students with new subject matter and exercises each term.
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

Drawing in Colour | Ochre Lawson

A fun and relaxed drawing class for anyone who would like to learn to draw with a wide range of drawing media including charcoal, pencils, ink, watercolour and pastels. Ochre will demonstrate different techniques and lead the class in a variety of structured exercises designed to loosen you up. Over the 8 week term, students will learn : to draw a range of subject matter including the still life, urban and natural landscape, interiors, objects and the figure about observing and... [More]
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Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.
Price excludes art materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners to those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students with new subject matter and exercises each term
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

Watercolour Painting Open Studio | Tanya Baily

This class is designed for those new to watercolours or those with prior experience. In this relaxed and friendly class, students bring their own ideas and subject matter to paint. This makes the class ideal for those with specific projects in mind, whether you want to paint portraits, to landscapes and beyond. It is also a perfect class for those new to Watercolour painting wanting to gather some techniques and gain confidence through simple exercises. Students can expect to learn... [More]
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Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.
Price includes most materials but there are some items to bring | Suitable for anyone who wants to paint with watercolours | High School Students are encouraged to attend this class
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

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Painting for Everyone | Oils or Acrylics | Nicole Kelly

In this evening painting course you can expect to gain much from Nicole’s dynamic and vibrant painting style. Over the 8 week course, students will learn painting techniques across a range of genres including landscapes (Nicole’s particular interest), interiors and still life. Students will: learn approaches to applying paint and mark making learn about classical and modern master painters learn to bring colour, light and energy into paintings learn about composition, colour... [More]
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Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.
Price excludes materials | Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience | Suitable for new and continuing students

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Foundations of Art | Acrylic Painting for Beginners | Sally Mowbray (daytime)

Anyone can learn to paint, and this guided step by step acrylic painting class is the perfect starting point. Each week you will learn new painting techniques and build your skills and confidence gradually. By working from simple subject matter, students will: learn about acrylic paints and materials learn the fundamentals painting skills of tone and composition learn different ways of applying paint learn how to organize your palette, name, mix and match colours enjoy discovering... [More]
Foundations of Art | Acrylic Painting for Beginners | Sally Mowbray (daytime)
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Term 3 now enrolling | Early Birds enrolling before 10 July receive a 5% discount. Enter promo code T3EARLY at the check out to claim your early bird offer.
Price excludes materials | Suitable for absolute beginners | New and continuing students welcome
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

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Printmaking | Etching Made Easy | Karen Ball

In this workshop students will be introduced to the intaglio printmaking technique of etching using safe, non-toxic materials. Etching has been used for centuries by artists to create fine art prints, in recent years less toxic etching methods have been developed. Join experienced printmaker Karen Ball to learn: about image composition and image selection preparing the aluminium etching plate methods of scribing into the etching plate etching the plate in copper sulphate how to... [More]
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Price includes most materials, there are some things to bring | Suitable for anyone

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Acrylic Painting | Bright Impressions Still Life and Fruit | Mignon Parker

Mignon Parker is well known for her fun and informative classes. In this workshop you will use acrylic paints, mixed media and maybe some collage to create a bright and colourful still life of flowers and fruit. Through demonstration and practice, students will learn learn to keep marks fresh and bold, and take home a finished painting on canvas ready to hang! Image: Still life by Mignon Parker Click here to see more of Mignon Parker's artwork Is this course right for me? This... [More]
Acrylic Painting | Bright Impressions Still Life and Fruit | Mignon Parker
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Price excludes materials | Suitable for all levels including enthusiastic beginners | High School visual art students welcome

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Drawing | Perfectly Pastel Landscapes

Learn how to create exciting and vibrant pictures from beautiful chalk pastels. Stephanie will guide you through the process step by step and you will complete a landscape painting to take home with you. You will learn mark marking techniques, blending, layering and blocking in using pastel and spirits. Develop skills in composition, design and colour harmony. Stephanie will also demonstrate how to prime your own paper ready for pastel. A perfect introduction to the world of chalk... [More]
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This workshop is for enthusiastic beginners to more experienced artist. Fee EXCLUDES materials.

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