Art Est. Art School and Gallery is a dynamic creative hub for the visual arts in Sydney’s inner west. Located in a spacious, light-filled warehouse in inner west Leichhardt an artistic heart of Sydney, Art Est. is an inspiring art space with four dedicated teaching studios, artists studios and an art gallery.
This class is for students with some prior experience who wish to develop their oil painting skills and learn about classical oil painting techniques. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the materials and techniques available to them and improve their understanding of oil painting. Over the term students learn traditional ‘classical’ methods and approaches to painting including:
different ways canvases and boards have been prepared through history (and their modern equivalents)
approaches used by master painters to build coloured ground layers and underpaintings
more advanced colour theory
about light and shadow and ways master painters achieved dramatic light
advanced approaches to composition
a variety of methods for applying paint including underpainting, glazing and scumbling and more
Students will work on paintings over several weeks, developing them to fully resolved images. The course covers a range of genres including still life, interior, figure painting and portraiture.
Is this course right for me?
It is assumed that students will have reasonable drawing skills and some previous experience with oil paints.
DATES FOR 8 WEEK TERM CLASSES 2017
TERM 1: 6 February-1 April 2017
TERM 2: 1 May-26 June 2017
TERM 3: 24 July-16 September 2017
TERM 4: 16 October-9 December 2017