In the controlled environment of the art studio you have a very focused learning experience. It's also fun, but by its very nature In-Studio learning can vastly improve your work because of the minimised distractions.
Firstly, class size is very limited. At the moment, the maximum attendees is four. This provides you with every opportunity to receive full attention for you to learn. And a class size of four people also develops strong relationships with other attendees so each can see and learn from what another person is achieving.
The hardest part, for me as a teacher, is seeing the predetermined belief that creating art is difficult, or it's for people who have 'talent'. This all changes once the person comes to the first class and sees a quick demonstration. Advanced techniques are much easier to learn, and far more capable at creating in your style, than is normally understood. Come to class and try it. Each step is very simple, it's the combination of them which gets your results. I'll take you step by step through the process, until you take home your work of art. (Or two or three!).
We have quite a few laughs along the way, as we enjoy the natural wonders of creating. You'll have your own painting 'station' with an easel and table provided, and chairs to sit and contemplate if needed, or to have a cuppa and a chat with your fellow artists. Tea and coffee is available, though I do suggest you bring your own snack for a pick-me-up energy break.
Class size: Maximum of four.
Class time: 9.30 am - 12 noon (or can be varied according to attendees' wishes). 2.5 hours.
$640 $395 includes GST.
Location: Coffs Harbour Jetty. Ground floor, deliver your materials to the door. Parking.
As an artist myself I'm very aware of the costs involved in creating works of art, and have done my best to ensure you can create successfully with the minimum of materials cost. During class I'll show you several ways you can save money with materials for your later works.
To start, you'll need the following. Except for Titanium White, you'll only need 40ml tubes of quality paint - you won't be able to create with advanced techniques using what is known as 'student' quality paint. I recommend the brand Art Spectrum. This is an Australian brand of top quality and reasonable price. I'll provide a link below to where I purchase my art supplies, being inexpensive, trustworthy and delivered to your door. You'll need the larger tube of Titanium White -150ml - as shown here.
The same materials are used in the Outdoors course and In-Studio course if you are enrolling in both.
From the Art Supplies Store:
Titanium White -150ml
If you wish to obtain more colours than these, please choose Transparent colours.
Number Two Medium (by Art Spectrum)
Two 18" x 14" Canvas Boards (46 cm x 36 cm) - these can be purchased cheaply from various Coffs stores
Number 12 Bright Bristle Brush
Number 8 Bright Bristle Brush
Number 4 Bright Bristle Brush
Number 8 or Number 10 Filbert Brush
Number 10 Round Brush
Number 4 Round Brush
00 Liner Brush
000 Signature Brush
Painting Knife Art Spectrum Model No 9217
Mineral Turps (from a Hardware Store)
Palette - can be a laminex offcut or similar
Tin or Jar
Camera, or notepad is always extremely helpful.
And a snack for tea or coffee break, and your coffee cup if you prefer.
My personal art supplies are purchased from artsuppliesaustralia.com.au. By all means, give Sherrie a call and say you are painting in my studio, and she'll help you with your supplies.
Table, chairs and easel are provided.
I am available for private tuition, please enquire about the rates by email.