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Ten-minute sketches for absolute beginners

Absolute Beginners, enjoy a fast and loose, creative approach capturing the essence of your subject! Fun, easy techniques help you simplify basic art processes. You’ll use a variety of loose media helping you to free up... including markers, coloured pastels, graphite sticks, charcoal, conte, pens, ink. Great for unlocking artistic blocks, with a fun and expressive approach! THINGS TO KNOW Professional art materials provided. Light lunch is provided. The course is suited for... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
Ten-minute sketches for absolute beginners

<p>Absolute Beginners, enjoy a fast and loose, creative approach capturing the essence of your subject! Fun, easy techniques help you simplify basic art processes. You’ll use a variety of loose media

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Drawing for Non Drawers 2

This workshop is for people who have done the first Drawing for Non-drawers with Karen Frankel or have some drawing experience and wish to learn more. We will cover simple perspective, rendering objects in 3D, composition and more tips and tricks to improve your drawing skills. OUTLINE • Recap basic drawing techniques • Tonal variation • Composition • Creating and using thumbnails • Simple perspective – distance and horizon • Setting up a still life • Charcoal 3D form • Shading... [More]

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Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we’ll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor. In Photoshop CS5,... [More]

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you’re ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you’re already familiar with cropping,... [More]

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. ave you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be! You’ll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You’ll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles,... [More]

Art Appreciation Course

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the pleasures of art appreciation and Art History in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This four week course will examine different ways of looking and appreciating art while considering aspects of Art History (with an emphasis on Renaissance and Twentieth Century Art) . No prior knowledge is necessary for the course. Richard Gunning is a figurative painter who has been exhibiting since 1984 and is represented in all of the major... [More]

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The Insider's Guide to Horror in Baroque Art

Prepare to be horrified! Far from being the reserve of Stephen King’s novels or the movies, horror is one of the oldest genres of the literary and visual arts. In this class, we will explore what frightened seventeenth-century viewers about the works of artists like Caravaggio or the Neapolitan painter Jusepe Ribera. We will study how these paintings demanded attention by dissolving boundaries between the artwork and the external world of the viewer. Immersing ourselves in Baroque... [More]

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Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia

Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response, and provide commentary on social and political affairs. In turn, Russian authorities have turned to the label of madness to discredit, marginalise and institutionalise artists who dared to engage in such activities. In this fascinating public talk Dr Iva Glisic will explore historical and contemporary examples of the interplay between politics, art and madness in Russia, providing insight into... [More]

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Photographing People With Your Digital Camera

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Photographing people can be fun, exciting – and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple. Don’t be nervous if you’re new to digital photography, because we’ll start with the basic principles you need to know in order to become a people photographer. You’ll discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital... [More]

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby! In this course, you’ll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera’s controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you’ll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time. We’ll explore composition and lighting issues, and you’ll find out how to take beautiful... [More]