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Classes cover a range of painting styles including portrait painting, painting the still life, contemporary landscape painting, abstract painting, as well as classical and traditional painting techniques of the old masters. We also have great painting studio style classes where students can work on their own painting projects under the guidance of a professional tutor.
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Portrait Painting Master Class in Oils with Marie Mansfield

This master class style workshop is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their painting skills. The focus of this two day workshop is ‘tone’ as it relates to portrait painting. Marie Mansfield has developed a strong reputation for her tonalist portrait, landscape and still life paintings and in this workshop she will share her knowledge and skills with students. Gaining a solid understanding of tone is a vital ingredient to improving your... [More]
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There are 3 places available
Price excludes materials | Master class workshop assumes prior oil painting experience | Price includes fee for model for 2 days
Limited to 10 students

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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Painting | Still Life with Gusto! | Stephanie Galloway-Brown

Create a vibrant, expressive still life painting with really gutsy mark making and texture. Express yourself through the process of creation and destruction by layering and scraping to build an interesting textured surface to work back into. You will learn mark marking techniques, blending and layering that sparks your imagination. Students will use acrylic paints and incorporate other media into their work. image Stephanie Galloway-Brown Waratah and Lemons Is this course right for... [More]
Painting | Still Life with Gusto! | Stephanie Galloway-Brown
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Price excludes materials | Some prior experience an advantage

Develop Your Painting | Painting Studio in Oils or Acrylics | Sally Mowbray

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST AND WE CAN ADVISE YOU IF A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE Do you want to work on your own painting projects, but would would like the guidance of a tutor? Would you like to learn how to develop an idea into a finished painting? or Refine individual style and improve foundation painting skills? Then this is the painting class for you. Under the guidance of experienced tutor and artist Sally Mowbray learn as a class group and... [More]
Develop Your Painting | Painting Studio in Oils or Acrylics | Sally Mowbray
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There are 4 places available
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 | Not for complete beginners prior oil painting or acrylic painting experience is assumed

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Painting and Drawing Portraits | Tanya Baily (daytime)

This painting class is for students who want to learn how to paint portraits well. In this class you will learn skills required to produce accurate and meaningful portraits through a series of structured exercises. Throughout the planned exercises, Tanya works with each student at his/her own level, and works to progress each student’s ambitions and painting interests. This is a dynamic class for students with a wide range of experience, and using their choice of oils, acrylics 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 materials | Some prior painting experience is assumed | Suitable for new and continuing students
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

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Contemporary Landscape Painting with Carla Hananiah

Explore your love of nature experiment in your response to the landscape through a new understanding of colour and paint materiality. Carla will encourage students to play with various paint application methods to capture various textures and depth of colour through glazing. The idea is for you to paint at your own pace and explore your own interest/project. Experienced artist and tutor Carla Hananiah can facilitate your preferred medium of: watercolours, acrylics, inks or oil (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 materials | Not for complete beginners, some prior painting experience is assumed | Students may work in watercolour, oil, acrylic, gouache or combine media | Suitable for new and continuing students

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

Contemporary Acrylic or Oil Painting | Bold and Expressive | Ochre Lawson

This painting class is for students with some painting experience who would like to learn to loosen up be more expressive in their painting approach. Ochre’s teaching style is relaxed and fun while still teaching essential skills and concepts. In this term course students will: learn techniques and strategies for loosening up and becoming more expressive in approach and mark making strategies for achieving a more abstract approach learn about composition, and about the vital... [More]
Contemporary Acrylic or Oil Painting | Bold and Expressive | Ochre Lawson
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There are places available
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 | Some prior painting experience is recommended | Suitable for new and continuing students
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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Contemporary Oil or Acrylic Painting | Ochre Lawson

This class is aimed at anyone who would like to work in a more an expressive or loose style. Enthusiastic beginners and those with prior experience explore a variety of subject matter including: still life, landscape, interiors, figure, portraiture as well as photographic reference material. Students will be introduced to the work of numerous artists, both historical and contemporary, and learn about: colour: including colour mixing, how to use colour relationships and colour... [More]
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There are places available
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 | Some prior experience is recommended | Suitable for new and continuing students
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes