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  • Painting in Oils
  • Advanced Artistic Techniques
  • Portraiture Master Class - Sally Ryan
  • Watercolours for Beginners
  • Developing Artistic Techniques with Apple Yin
  • Portraiture, Life Drawing, Figure Painting
  • How to Paint and Draw | For Beginners
  • Artists Open Studio Sessions
  • Plein Air Landscape Painting
  • Art Theory, History & Professional Practice
  • HSC Visual Arts Tutoring

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Painting for Beginners

  • Our Most Popular Art Classes for New and Returning Artists.  Learn art from award winning tutors including Finalists in the Archibald, Wynne, Moran and Dobell Art Prizes

  • This is the ideal art course for those new to art or "rediscovering" their artistic side.  World class tutors and structured progression is why this is the most popular art class in Sydney.

    Enjoy friendly and engaging art classes where you will feel at ease while yout tutor will ensure you have the very best of advice and practical guidance in all aspects of art.

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    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsFriday10:00 AM12:00 PM26 Jul 20198Christina Rogers$360Students enrolled in this class will receive a $100 DISCOUNT if they also enrol in the Oil Painting Class - Friday - 12.30 - 2.30pm
    Painting for BeginnersHornsbyMonday12:30 PM4:30 PM22 Jul 20198Peter Mackie$5404hr session x 8wks
    Painting for BeginnersHornsbySaturday9:00 AM11:00 AM27 Jul 20198Tam Cao$360
    Painting for BeginnersHornsbySaturday1:00 PM3:00 PM27 Jul 20198Michael Simms$360
    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsThursday7:00 PM9:00 PM25 Jul 20198Kristin Hardiman$360
    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsThursday7:00 PM9:00 PM25 Jul 20198Tam Cao$360
    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsThursday7:00 PM9:00 PM25 Jul 20198Tam Cao$360
    Painting for BeginnersHornsbyThursday7:00 PM9:00 PM25 Jul 20198Matthew Weatherstone$360
    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsTuesday7:00 PM9:00 PM23 Jul 20198Matthew Weatherstone$360
    Painting for BeginnersHornsbyTuesday7:00 PM9:00 PM23 Jul 20198Christina Rogers$360
    Painting for BeginnersHornsbyTuesday12.15pm2:15 PM23 Jul 20198Christina Rogers$360
    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsWednesday7:00 PM9:00 PM24 Jul 20198Tam Cao$360
    Painting for BeginnersBaulkham HillsWednesday12:30 PM2:30 PM24 Jul 20198Kristin Hardiman$360$100 discount for students also enrolled in Drawing Class - Wednesday- 10am - 12pm

Painting in Oils

  • Weekly Oil Painting Classes

    Learn from our capable and popular tutors who will give you personal guidance on how to use the beautiful and classical medium of oil paints.

  • You will discover the unique pleasure of working in oils - a medium that enables even beginners to achieve a painting with a professional texture and finish.

    These art classes are relaxed and friendly, with a good blend of demonstration, instruction and individual painting.

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    Painting in OilsBaulkham HillsTuesday7:00 PM9:00 PM23 Jul 20198Matthew Weatherstone$360

Advanced Artistic Techniques

  • A class for students currently producing works of a high observational standard who want to develop their skills further.

  • The goal of this class will be to support students in producing very fine, high quality, polished drawings and paintings studied from life.

    Classes will include drawing and painting, and will have a variety of subjects to study.

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    Advanced Artistic TechniquesHornsbyTuesday12:15 PM2:45 PM23 Jul 20198Krista Brennan$3602.5 hrs x 8wks

Portrait Painting

  • In these art classes you will continue to refine your technical skills as an artist and become proficient in the form of classical portrait painting.

  • If you have a solid foundation in painting, then portraiture is the ideal way to expand your skills.  Your tutors will help you to understand the importance of colour, composition and tone to achieve a realistic likeness of another person

    Portraiture is an immensely rewarding experience and and this class will provide students with the skills necessary to depict something as complex as the human face, with the goal of capturing the soul of their subject in a way that surpasses the photographic image.

    Please note - this art course incorporate the use of live models and model fees are included in the term tuition fee.

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    Portrait PaintingBaulkham HillsFriday12:30 PM2:30 PM26 Jul 20198Christina Rogers$360$100 discount for students also enrolled in Painting Class - Friday 10am - 12pm
    Portrait PaintingHornsbyTuesday12:15 PM2:45 PM23 Jul 20198Michael Simms$4202.5 hrs x 8wks
    Includes Fees for Live Model

Watercolours for Beginners

  • Learn how to use watercolours to achieve effects ranging from powerful and dynamic to soft and subtle.

  • For new artists, watercolours help you to achieve a "painterly" quality to your art.

    For experienced artists, watercolours can expand the options available to you to achieve the effects you want.

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    Painting in WatercoloursBaulkham HillsMonday7:00 PM9:00 PM22 Jul 20198Krista Brennan$360
    Painting in WatercoloursBaulkham HillsWednesday7:00 PM9:00 PM24 Jul 20198Krista Brennan$360
    Painting in WatercoloursHornsbyWednesday1:00 PM3:00 PM24 Jul 20198Shipra Shah$360

Developing Artistic Techniques

  • Learn artistic techniques from finalist in the Archibald, Moran & Shirley Hannan prize - Apple Yin.

  • If you already have some basic art skills then you are ready to learn from  a tutor like Apple who is a master of technique.

    Apple uses an unusually diverse palette and will teach you how to use a wider range of colours to create a unique richness in your paintings.

    In the tradition of master astists, her classes are centred on portraiture but will explore figure painting, landscpaes, and still life to help you develop a completeness as an artist..

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    Developing Artistic TechniquesHornsbyMonday6:30 PM8:30 PM22 Jul 20198Apple Yin$360

Portraiture, Life Drawing and Figure Painting

  • In this art course you will start by learning skills in portraiture. You will then develop this skills in life drawing and then finally figure painting. 

    Portraiture is an immensely rewarding painting experience.  Even those who are just starting out in art find that the activity of painting another person is immediately engaging.  

    Some artists mistakenly avoid portraiture as they feel it is "too advanced" for the level they are at.  Nothing is futher from the truth.  

    One of the great aspects of portraiture is that it allows an artist to explore their use of colours and styles to capture the soul of their subject in a way that surpasses a photographic image.  If you have a look at some of the works in our student gallery you will see a range of works that each have artistic merit regardless of the level of technical skill.

    This is a course for oil painters who love portraiture, but who may not yet have portraiture skills or experience, especially in painting a portrait from life.

     

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    Portraiture and Figure PaintingHornsbyMonday12:00 PM4:00 PM22 Jul 20198Matthew Weatherstone$6604hrs x 8wks
    Includes Fees for Live Model

Painting and Drawing for Beginners

  • A foundation course in drawing and painting skills for absolute beginners.

  • If you are new to art or extending your artistic skills there are many benefits in developing painting and drawing skills at the same time. You will find that improving your drawing ability will accelerate your progress in painting.

    Drawing more accurately means you can move into the painting phase sooner, reducing distractions from trying to "fix" mistakes in the drawing, letting you focus more time on developing your painting.

    This art class will introduce you to different approaches to the process of drawing and planning phase before you begin to paint. You will be taught how to develop your drawing into a painting and understand how the two skills come together to create a finished piece of art.

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    Painting and DrawingBaulkham HillsMonday7:00 PM9:00 PM22 Jul 20198Tam Cao$360
    Painting and DrawingHornsbyMonday7:00 PM9:00 PM22 Jul 20198Peter Mackie$360
    Painting and DrawingHornsbyTuesday7:00 PM9:00 PM23 Jul 20198Peter Mackie$360

     

Artists Open Studio Sessions

  • Professional Studio Facilities for all Artists.

  • The Artists Open Studio Sessions give you the option to use to our professional facilities in a creative group environment outside of your regular face to face art course sessions.

    Use this time to continue self directed development and expimentation of your skills in a collegiate environment with like minded art students. 

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    Open StudioHornsbyMonday10:00 AM8:00 PM22 Jul 20198Various$400
    Open StudioHornsbyTuesday10:00 AM8:00 PM22 Jul 20198Various$400

Plein Air Landscape Painting

  • Experience the excitement and immediacy of painting “en plein air” as you work to capture the landscape and its ever changing light from life.

  • During the course you will learn the essential plein air techniques and approaches including;

    • how to select and compose your subject,
    • how to effectively manage value and colour,
    • use deliberate brushmarks to communicate form and suggest texture, and
    • create depth and atmosphere in your image.

    The first class will be in the studio and will prepare you for the final three weeks of the course where we’ll venture out into the local landscape to paint “en plein air”.

    Students will be notified of changes to the class plan and location in the occurrence of unfavourable weather.

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    Plein Air Landscape PaintingHornsbyWednesday10:00 AM1:00 PM24 Jul 20198Matthew Weatherstone$420

Art Theory, History & Professional Practice

  • This course is included in the fees for Sydney Art School Certificate and Diploma Students.   Other students may attend by paying a small additional fee on enrolment (limit of 10 places available for non-qualification students).
  • This course gives you foundation information applicable to being an artist.   A range of topics will be explored and discussed covering the theoritical, practical and historical information that you need to become a better artist.

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    History, Theory and Professional PracticeHornsbyTuesday3.00 pm5.00pm4$90Colour Theory Lecture Series
    History, Theory and Professional PracticeHornsbyTuesday3.00 pm5.00pm23 Jul 20198Various$180Includes Colour Theory Series

HSC Visual Arts - Tutoring & Preparation

  • Are you aiming for a Band 6
    in HSC Visual Arts?

  • This course is for students preparing for the NSW HSC Visual Arts Course.

    Learn from a tutor who knows what it takes to get a Band 6 result.

    Enrollment in these sessions is eligible for the NSW Government Creative Kids $100 voucher.

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    HSC Visual Arts TutoringHornsbyThursday5.00 pm7.00 pm25 Jul 20194Samantha Wiltshire$1804 x 2 hr Sessions

Pastels for Beginners

  • Learn how to use pastels to bring colour and vibrancy to your drawings.

  • During the course you will learn the essential techniques and information in using pastel pencils including;

    • the material properties of pastel pencils,
    • how to effectively manage value and colour with pastels,
    • how to use pastels to communicate form and suggest texture, and
    • create depth and atmosphere in your image.

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    Pastels for BeginnersHornsbySaturday11:00 AM1:00 PM27 Jul 20198Tam Cao$360