Fine Arts

Chinese Painting 1 (W)

Follow multi-award-winning watercolour artist Ginette stroke by stroke and learn how to paint a beautiful Chinese painting. Each step is explained and demonstrated. In this workshop you will also enjoy an introduction to Chinese art history. Join us for a Zen day of painting. (Extra $20 materials fee payable directly to the tutor at the commencement of the workshop.)

TUTOR: Ginette Wang

16 SEP SATURDAY

10:00AM – 3:00PM

$107

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Chinese Painting 2 (W)

Follow multi-award-winning watercolour artist Ginette stroke by stroke and learn how to paint a beautiful Chinese painting. Each step is explained and demonstrated. In this workshop you will also enjoy an introduction to Chinese art history. Join us for a Zen day of painting. (Extra $20 materials fee payable directly to the tutor at the commencement of the workshop.)

TUTOR: Ginette Wang

18 NOV SATURDAY

10:00AM – 3:00PM

$107

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Watercolour Wash & Ink Pen (W)

Want to turn your travel memories and into a treasured painting? Award-winning artist and illustrator, Ginette, will teach you to use ink pens and watercolour washes to capture a scene quickly while you are travelling. Theory and practical exercises for quick sketching and perspectives will be covered. Please bring your own travel photos!

TUTOR: Ginette Wang

2 DEC SATURDAY

10:00AM – 3:00PM

$107

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The Colour Experience (W)

There are as many colours as there are numbers in the world; our choices are infinite. No wonder picking a few to use is so overwhelming! Put your fears aside and let’s explore the rainbow using watercolours, acrylics, inks and pastels. Let’s mix, layer and examine possibilities in texture, translucency, density & fluidity. Add some pizazz to your life and never settle for a ‘beige’ world again.

TUTOR: JAN SIMMONS

12 NOV SUNDAY

10:00AM – 3:00PM

$107

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ACRYLICS: Realism to Impressionism

It doesn’t matter what you are passionate about painting – paddocks, mountains, beaches, baches, calm skies, rising storms, seagulls or Pohutukawa trees – Ria will take you on an acrylic journey and teach you about light, form, texture and colour. Let her change the way you see and share the world; your art will thank you! (Beginners and more experienced painters are all welcome!)

TUTOR: RIA VAN ROOYEN

30 OCT – 11 DEC MONDAY

10:00AM – 12:30PM

$169

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ACRYLICS: Realism to Impressionism

It doesn’t matter what you are passionate about painting – paddocks, mountains, beaches, baches, calm skies, rising storms, seagulls or Pohutukawa trees – Ria will take you on an acrylic journey and teach you about light, form, texture and colour. Let her change the way you see and share the world; your art will thank you! (Beginners and more experienced painters are all welcome!)

TUTOR: RIA VAN ROOYEN

30 OCT – 11 DEC MONDAY

7:00PM – 9:30PM

$169

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Mostly Abstract

Whilst the focus of this fun class is abstract, you may choose your own imagery. James’s energetic demonstrations, in various media, will cover different techniques, drawing, colour use and composition. James encourages free-form drawing, texture building and the use of many different paint styles.

TUTOR: JAMES LAWRENCE

25 OCT – 13 DEC WEDNESDAY

9:30AM – 11:30AM

$134

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25 OCT – 13 DEC WEDNESDAY

12:00PM – 3:00PM

$189

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25 OCT – 13 DEC WEDNESDAY

6:30PM – 8:30PM

$134

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Pastels

Explore the true range of this marvellous medium. Master its many techniques. Work from examples, still life and en plein air. Become confident. Be successful in your execution. Learn the art in composition of the various elements and work at your control over qualities like scale, proportion, colour and value. Learn the language of pastels and then let it speak for you.

TUTOR: BIANCA VAN RANGELROOY

26 OCT – 14 DEC THURSDAYS

1:00PM – 4:00PM

$189

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Experimental Drawing

Do you understand the process of drawing? Can you take what you see and, using line and tone, replicate it onto your chosen medium? In other words, can you draw what you want, the way you want to? Learn the three fundamental techniques to mark making. Unravel the mysteries of contour, modelling and gesture. Your drawing will never be the same!

TUTOR: BIANCA VAN RANGELROOY

26 OCT – 14 DEC THURSDAY

10:00AM – 12:00PM

$134

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Painting Essentials

Learn to paint! This fun, introductory arts course is a variety of guided, practical sessions that help students develop their skills and paint-handling techniques. Work with acrylic paint on a chosen project that’s simple enough for an absolute beginner but challenging enough for those with some experience.

TUTOR: AMBER ADAMS

26 OCT – 14 DEC THURSDAYS

1:00PM – 3:30PM

$169

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Ready Steady Paint

Eager to learn the techniques of drawing and painting? Explore colour mixing, texture and composition in your preferred medium, oils or acrylics. Create in a fun learning environment. Ready… Steady… Paint!

TUTOR: AMBER ADAMS 

26 OCT – 14 DEC THURSDAYS

6:30PM – 8:30PM

$134

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Explore Your Painting Potential

Explore the expressive potential of painting through creative engagement with a single, simple object (e.g. bar of soap, pair of shears or even a toothbrush). Start with drawings, continue to painting or pastels. See how different approaches produce different effects and ultimately different expressions of the same thing. No experience required. Just be brave and open. Any media welcomed. (Basics supplied by tutor for $20)

TUTOR: JULIA TEALE

25 OCT – 13 DEC WEDNESDAY

6:30PM – 9:00PM

$189

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Watercolours Floral (W)

Watercolour florals don’t have to be those prints on Granny’s wall: learning to paint flowers provides a huge opportunity to really play with and enjoy a wide range of watercolour techniques. Learn how to manipulate and incorporate composition, light, edge variety, character and colour and the result will be a unique, contemporary floral watercolour painting you’ll want to hang in your lounge.

TUTOR: CLAUDIA SLANEY

5 NOV SUNDAY

10:00AM – 3:00PM

$107

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Calligraphy Essentials

Learn more than the art, explore the terminology and history of handwriting. Using a broad edged pen come to grips with the letterforms of classic italic and foundational scripts. Like the Italian masters, lose yourself in the timeless elegance of letters well formed. Start small and grow to capitals adding personalised flourishes, flow and rhythm to these beautiful scripts. Some materials need to be purchased.

TUTOR: MARGARET WOOLETT

2 NOV – 7 DEC THURSDAY

1:00PM – 3:00PM

$169

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PRINT: With a New Perspective

Create unique works on paper using mono-print and mono-type printing techniques. Discuss the history of original prints from the 1600s to today. Focus on fascinating materials and interesting tools whilst exploring a range of printing techniques which include etchings and more! Multiple media will be utilised and a variety of papers will be introduced. Experimentation is greatly encouraged! Be adventurous!

NOTE: James’s Abstract Class [12pm-3pm] will overlap with his Print Class [1pm-4pm]: his attention, however, will be doubled, not divided!)

TUTOR: JAMES LAWRENCE

25 OCT – 13 DEC WEDNESDAY

12:30PM – 3:30PM

$189

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Painting for Pleasure (Untutored Group)

Painting for Pleasure is a social group of painters who meet every Wednesday for 2 hours. It gives time in the week to do what you love ‘paint’.  Life gets busy and we don’t often make time to enjoy our hobbies so this is the perfect opportunity to do so. It is an open group and always welcomes new comers. You can work in any medium.

UNTUTORED GROUP

18 OCT – 13 DEC WEDNESDAY

9:30AM – 11:30AM

$40

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