Drawing / Painting for Adult beginners and Intermediates
Do you want to learn how to draw and paint as a hobby or even take your skill to a professional level? This is a less intensive and relaxed class suitable for hobbyists and those who would like to enjoy the experience of painting in a friendly environment.
Although it is a group class, each individual will be guided according to own needs and everyone follows own pace. The basic program is a combination from the traditional program to learn the basic skills of drawing plus other modifications and additions to teach you colour and painting.
I teach representational art that is realism and impressionism. I do not teach abstract or any other forms of contemporary styles. What you learn? Absolute beginners are encouraged to start learning the basic concepts and techniques of drawing. Drawing is the foundation of visual art. Training will be focused to develop a keen eye to see and observe while develop the skill of handling line, contour, perspective and values to develop the form and a convincing representation of light. As you progress you will be introduced to painting starting from monochromatic (one colour) gradually adding more colour as you progress. Training is from simple to complex. The pace at which we progress depends on the individual. The more you practice the quicker you progress. It is always advisable and suggested that you practice at home in order to improve your technique and move on at a faster pace.
What are the subjects you learn?
Students will be given subjects carefully selected by the tutor to tackle various problems and techniques.
As references we will be using:
Studio observation studies using still life props
Drawings/lithographs (Bargue drawings) and casts
Advanced students will be allowed to choose own references.
Subjects covered include:
Landscape (intermediate and advanced students)
Training schedule Although there is a structure behind the training schedule, there are no time-frames and every person can move forward at own pace. This pace can be faster for those individuals that draw and paint regularly. Training is sequential starting from line and mass drawing, perspective, light and shade (values), using graphite and later charcoal. From charcoal we move to monochromatic painting using oil paint. Introduction to oil painting and painting in full colour with extensive practice on colour mixing using colour studies. Importance is given to the further improvement in drawing, while getting more experience in mixing colour, paint and brush handling, glazing, direct/indirect painting and edge control.
A deposit is required from individuals committing themselves to the class.
Classes can be cancelled if numbers are not reached. In case class is cancelled the deposit will either be refunded or transferred to other sessions.
Materials Needed for Classes Please note that the fees do not include any materials needed, hence these need to be bought by yourself. Owning your own art materials is important in arts since you will need to practice outside the class in order to progress and become proficient in your skill.
Beginners will be doing only drawing and hence they will only need the tools for drawing (no need to buy paints etc)
Students who are going to start painting will need to buy their own basic set of paints but after we discuss to decide about your needs.
Next Sessions 2019
Term 3 - TBA
Drawing and Painting for beginners / intermediates Number of sessions per term: 8 Time: 11 am - 2 pm Venue: BMCAC, Glenbrook, Blue Mountains