Foundational Painting: Grisaille to Glazing Landscapes with Saffron Newey

28 May - 25 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Union Studio

Take a deep dive into the landscape and the classical techniques used by contemporary painter Saffron Newey. She will lead you though the fundamentals of Grisaille, and demonstrate how artists such as Da Vinci, Titian, Vermeer and Rembrandt created such memorable work. A great course for beginners and those that are wanting to improve their painting.

$380

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Description


Learn classic and foundational painting techniques with Saffron Newey’s landscape course.

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)

 

May / June 5-week Course

  • Dates: Tuesdays, 28 May – 25 June, 2024 (5 sessions)
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (2.5 hours)
  • Location: MAC Union Studio, level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale
  • Course fee: $380 inc. GST

Saffron Newey, a renowned artist celebrated for her radiant figurative paintings, unveils the time-honoured secrets behind classical underpainting and glazing techniques. In this comprehensive course, you’ll master the art of shaping form, light, and shadow using the classic grisaille method and then progress to the use of glazing to achieve vibrant, luminous colours.

You will be concentrating on the Landscape,  so students are encouraged to bring in a landscape photograph to work from. Or we can print out your digital image in class.

This short course spans four Tuesday nights in our inspiring Armadale studio. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’re welcome to join us.

These foundational painting techniques have left an indelible mark on the art world for centuries. ‘Foundational Painting: Grisaille to Glazing Landscapes with Saffron Newey’ offers a unique opportunity to elevate your painting skills to new heights, following in the footsteps of the great masters.

To ensure a personalised and one-on-one learning experience, class sizes are limited.

Saffron Newey, who currently serves as a lecturer for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at RMIT University, holds a Ph.D. in Fine Art and has 25 years of experience as a tutor and art educator. Learn more about Saffron by visiting Jan Manton Gallery or by visiting her website.

Images:  Saffron Newey

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