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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..

Studios Dates Times


Studio Session TypeStudioDayStart
Next Course
No of
Developing Artistic TechniquesHornsbyMonday6:30 PM8:30 PM14 Oct 20198Apple Yin$360

Course Information

A rare opportunity to learn in person from a finalist in Australia's most prestigous portrait prizes

Apple is a multiple finalist in the prestigous Archibald prize.  But don't let that daunt you. She loves teaching students who are just starting out in developing their own artistic skills.

In her classes you will benefit from the breadth of her experiences. She draws upon the foundation skills she learnt as an artist in China mixed with her own discovery of colour and style that she has developed in her own career. 

In this art class you will be introduced to techniques to blend colours to create art that provides "likeness" in tones for still life paintings and  portraiture in a way that we have not seen anyone else use before.

Beyond technical skills you will gain insights into the rare skill of how to reflect the soul of your subject.

Project 1: Still Life
This project will be
. Drawing from still life objects
. Selecting and developing a composition and tones
. Painting with colour mixing exercise that developing a well painted surface

Class Subjects
. Class 1; Drawing from still life with pencil HB B2 B3 B6
. Class 2; Drawing from still life with soft pastels
. Class 3; Painting still life with oil colours
. Class 4; Painting still life with oil colours

Project 2: Sculpture and Life Painting
Portrait Basic training with colours and tone

Class subjects
Class 5; Painting a sculpture with black and white in oil colours
Class 6; some subject
Class 7 painting with a model in oil colours
Class 8 some subject


Graphite Pencil, eraser and sharpener.
Oil colours,
Solvent (low odour)
canvas paper or board
A3 Visual Diary book

A Sample of Student Art Works from our Facebook Gallery