Introduction to Painting Short Course with Sam Leach

20 July - 17 August, 2024 (5 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Union Studio


This course is designed for people who are looking to learn the fundamentals of painting. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher on painting fundamentals.

$380

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Description


Painting Essentials for Beginners

Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Ages: This course is designed for adults
(Art students aged 15 – 17 may be able to attend, please contact to discuss suitability)

 

5 Week Short Course

  • Dates: Saturdays; 20 July – 17 August, 2024 (5 sessions)
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Union Studio  | Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale
  • Cost: $380 inc. GST

Course Overview: This specially designed painting essentials for beginners course is perfect for budding artists, whether beginners or those seeking to refine their skills.

Five Weeks of Artistry: Led by accomplished artist Sam Leach, this comprehensive five-week course unlocks the secrets of the painter’s palette.

Fundamental Techniques: Explore key techniques that form the foundation of artistic mastery.

  • Underpainting: Master the crucial underpainting technique, bringing life to your colors.
  • Effective Composition: Learn the art of balanced and captivating artwork.
  • Light and Dark Mastery: Grasp the interplay of light and dark, infusing depth into your work.
  • Precise Paint Application: Hone your brush skills and layering for precision.
  • Tonal Magic: Dive into tonal painting, crafting depth and realism.

Materials and Personalized Learning: Our oil painting course provides materials, and class size is limited for individualised attention.

Meet Your Teacher: Sam Leach holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Honours Fine Art (Painting), Master of Arts (Fine Arts) and Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Arts) from RMIT University.  Sam’s works are informed by art history, science, and philosophy.

 

Images

  • Sam Leach polar bear with optimised bananas 2022 51cmx51cm oil on linen
  • Sam LEACH TimMinchin ARCHIE2010 573×900
  • Student artworks: David, Serena and Cindy

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$380

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Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Union Studio


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Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Glenferrie Studio


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$304

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$385

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17 July - 14 August 2024 (5 sessions)

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Union Studio


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$380

24 August - 14 September, 2024 (4 sessions)
Saturdays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm - Union Studio

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$304

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9:30 am – 4:00 pm - Union Studio


Be introduced to some of the most powerful drawing techniques you will ever use. With a focus on the perception of a three-dimensional world this intensive is designed to re-train your brain to see. Founder and Director of Melbourne Art Class, Marco Corsini will draw on his extensive experience of working with beginner artists to set the foundation for a new way of seeing and drawing from life. You will explore fundamental techniques and tools and refine your drawing skills with this extremely experienced tutor.


$230

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