Art

This class is for those who have had significant experience in working with acrylics. The class will concentrate on landscape and /or portrait painting depending on the members' preferences. Members would be required to provide their own requisites. but also pay $3 per lesson for additional requisites such as painting boards, pallet knives etc. Monday
This class is designed for those who have had little or no experience in painting with acrylics. Basic design and technique skills are taught. At a cost of $3 per lesson the tutor will initially provide the materials required for the first weeks before giving guidance as to the purchase of personal requisites. Future classes will continue at a cost of $3 which provides for the purchase of items such as painting boards, additional paints and equipment. Monday
To join this class members need to have had some basic experience in painting with acrylics. Assistance and advice are given in design and techniques. Members provide their own requisites, but also pay $3 per lesson for additional requisites such as painting boards, pallet knives and extra paints etc. Monday
This course is for experienced artists who want to expand their knowledge and further their artistic skills. Learn new techniques and styles and, most importantly, enjoy a fun filled class with Gayle Xuereb, an experienced art teacher.
This is a self-managed group of enthusiastic artists who meet to share ideas and skills, but work independently to create their own compositions in the medium of their choice. It is important that new members have reasonable painting skills as there is no formal tuition. Members provide their own requisites. Monday
Why copy other artists' works ? This course with Richard Ross, will give you the skills to design your own. Learn to make a plan for each work you undertake. We'll draw subjects such as the Glasshouse Mountains, landscapes, seascapes, trees, rocks, buildings, beaches, waves and sand. All you need is a sketch pad (A4/A3 or larger) and pencils.
The tutor manages this group. Members provide all their own requisites and work on their own projects offering assistance, encouragement and ideas to other members if requested. Tuesday
Learn new techniques, understand your paints and various media, learn how to make cells, blow flowers through straws and enjoy seeing your work emerge when finished. This class will take you beyond the normal beginners class to thinking past the basics. Gayle Xuereb has over 35 years experience in teaching art. Come, join in the fun. Wednesday
Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium has been employed, working with canvas, paper, acrylic paint, ink, pencils, found objects, stamps, printed media collage and just about anything else we can find inside or outside the home. A list of initial materials required is available from Reception on enrolment. An opportunity to develop cr8tive skills to make your artwork POP. Friday
This class is designed for those with little or no experience. Pen and ink wash are the central themes. Members are given the opportunity to learn a variety of different techniques when working with ink, with the possibility of introducing additional mediums. This course is a 2 term (semester) course commencing in term 1 and term 3. Having completed the course members have the option of progressing to the Pen Plus Intermediate course. At a cost of $25 all materials required for this course are provided by the tutor. Wednesday
The class is designed as a continuation of the Pen Plus Beginners course. Pen and ink washes are the central themes but additional mediums are introduced e.g. coloured inks, charcoal, and coloured paper. Students are encouraged to experiment and share ideas. This class is a continuing one and as students become more experienced and proficient it is expected they will become more self-directed in choosing subject and medium., Materials required are the same as those required for the beginners course. Some materials such as coloured inks are provided and any further requirements would be discussed in class where the tutor might be able to organise a bulk buy. Wednesday
Members must have at least I year experience in pencil drawing as this class concentrates on extending the basic drawing and shading techniques. Members provide their own requisites Wednesday
This is a self-tutored group of members who are experienced in this medium. The members work on their individual projects, provide all their own requisites and support and encourage each other as they continue their skill development. Wednesday
This class is for those with no experience and introduces members to basic drawing and shading techniques. Members require a sketch Pad (Quill brand recommended), a set of good drawing pencils, pencil sharpener soft eraser and ruler. Friday
This class is offered as a non-threatening introduction to art. The tutor will encourage members to use pen, pencil and paint to express themselves creatively. The course is specifically designed for those with no previous art experience. A list of requirements is available on enrolment. Members have the option of progressing to the continuing course after having completed the Beginners course. Friday
Students must have done the introduction course of Slap and Giggle before joining this class where further skills will be experienced. Friday
The tutor manages this group and at times arranges guest artists to talk to the group. Generally members work on their own individual projects using the medium of their choice. They provide all their own requisites and support and encourage each other as they share skills and continue their own skill development. Occasionally the tutor may lead the group in a particular project. Thursday
The beginners watercolour course will run for 2 terms only. The first term will cover Basic Techniques in watercolour including materials, colour wheel and colour mixing, brushes and brush strokes, washes, textures with general practice using the various techniques. The second term will cover application of the techniques to paint a range of topics which may include skies, water, boats flowers, trees land and seascapes, figures, portraits, animals, layering, negative painting and use of mixed media. After this course, students may be able to join the Continuing Watercolour Class if there is a vacancy. The Continuing course requires members to have previous experience or tuition in the medium. Continued instruction assists members to develop further skills. Members provide all their own requisites. Wednesday
This six-week course is specifically designed for those who have had absolutely no previous experience with watercolour. It introduces members to basic techniques including materials, colour-wheel, mixing, brushes and brush strokes, and washes. Monday

 

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