Art for beginners

Visual Art for beginners

Course Overview

Have you always wanted to get creative but don’t know where to start or what you might like? Do you want to delve into your creative side in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere? This is the course for you! In this hands-on course you’ll try painting (in a range of different mediums), drawing, printmaking, and a variety of activities in between, mixed media, collage, and more. A relaxing, creative, and fun 8 weeks to help you find your creative voice and experiment with a wide range of materials and methods to find what best suits you.

Is this course right for me?

No prior experience assumed or necessary. High School students in year 9 and above are welcome and encouraged to join this class


All materials included, just bring your enthusiasm!

Casual attendance

Casual attendance is welcome if you wish to attend a particular session. Each week is a separate module of learning, except for printmaking in weeks 4+5 which would require a 2 week commitment. Fee is $65 per class including materials.

Course outline

Week 1.
Medium: Drawing
Focus: Observation, Line, Shape & Form- single objects

Week 2.
Medium: Drawing, Ink & Watercolour
Focus: Proportion, Depth, composition, colour and mark making- Still Life

Week 3.
Medium: Watercolour
Focus: Intro to watercolor painting techniques, colour mixing and composition.

Week 4.
Medium: Relief & Mono Printmaking- Part 1
Focus: Mark making and composition techniques for creating relief printing plates,
experimenting with monoprinting techniques.

Week 5.
Medium: Relief & Mono Printmaking- Part 2
Focus: Relief printing on etching press, experimenting with a series of finished printed outcomes
incorporating mono printing elements.

Week 6.
Medium: Drawing, Mixed Media & Collage
Focus: Self Portraits- Proportions of the face, capturing features and experimenting with different
styles of representation.

Week 7.
Medium: Acrylic Painting – Part 1
Focus: Intro to acrylic paint application & brushes, colour mixing and blending working in a
limited palette.

Week 8.
Medium: Acrylic Painting- Part 2
Focus: Composition, techniques for building a painting

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