Pierre Soulages, Lithographie n° 36, 1974

Black Acrylic Paint

Black paint gave me a hard time. I struggled to use it in a way that made sense. Found its lack of nuance disturbing. I am not referring to dark...

Students’ work from our Abstract Painting Workshop

Marco ran an Abstract Painting Course over the long weekend. Over seven hours, students explored colour theory, conceptual elements, tone, colour and composition in an artwork. Students were given a...

Still life and life model paintings from Term 4

We had our talented regulars, plus a few new faces in our Painting Course this Term, and it was a fantastic class. Hilmi’s teaching is based on traditional oil painting...

Children and art

The assimilation of new techniques into children’s art work. I have returned to teaching a children’s class after two years focused upon developing the adults’ classes. I came into this...

New day art classes at MAC!

We have been asked for a long time now, when will we be holding art classes during the day?! Well, we are excited to announce we will be running two...

Still Life works from Term Two!

This first half of Hilmi’s Painting Class for Term Two focused on one composition with different Still Life objects, and we are so proud of the works they produced. The class...

Student work from our Abstract Painting Workshop

We recently held an Abstract Painting Workshop with Irene over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Students followed a process which took them from creating a collage from coloured paper and some...

Works from our Painting Students

Hilmi’s Painting Class for Term One focused on one composition with different Still Life objects. Students could choose what would feature in their work, including shiny porcelain vases, old books,...

Why is Still Life so important?

Still Life – a collection of inanimate objects – does not inspire everyone, and after drawing the same curved vase ten times, beginners often want to move on to “more...

Students’ life model work from Painting Term 3

We had a full class for Term 3 Painting and our students produced some incredible work which we are very proud of and would love to share. Four sessions over...

by Elizabeth Fritz Other Worlds, is a collection of landscape paintings that embody the subtleties of the natural world; the changing light and weather, the evolving colours and the textural...