Established in 2009 and run by professional artists and highly qualified teachers, Fitzroy Painting for Beginners began when a need for a ‘back to basics’ method of teaching was identified.
Designed to encourage confidence and to inspire, this course is for students who have already completed our Beginners Course: Level 1 OR students with some previous painting experience, wanting a 'refresher' course.
You will be guided through a series of observation-based exercises to study a range of advanced painting techniques and methodology exploring underpainting options, the use of warm, cool, transparent and complimentary colours and their various applications, as well as reflected light and shadows.
In the second half of the course you will be working on one painting applying the techniques learnt in the earlier exercises. The course will also include discussion about safe studio practice at home and working independently. Students should already have a basic painting kit, other colours required will be provided for the duration of the course.
* Please note that we are unable to offer 'make-up' classes for this special price 4-week course due to limited class places.
John R. Neeson is a well known Melbourne based Artist/Educator. He has extensive teaching experience at a number of schools including the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Polytechnic and Monash University. He has a PhD from Monash University and as a Samstag Scholar a research qualification from The Royal College of Art, London. In addition he has had numerous one person exhibitions in Australia and overseas. John has also been Artist in Residence at Tarrawarra Museum of Art, the Bundanon Trust, ARCO- Lisbon, ArtHouse -London and most recently Point B-New York, A-I-M-Berlin and Laughing Waters-Eltham.
Kez Hughes graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts and Music in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) Painting and has gone on to lecture at the Ian Potter Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of Arts and Music. In 2015 along with artist Storm Gold, Kez opened CAVES, a curated, not for profit gallery located at the Nicholas Building in Melbourne, Australia.
You can purchase a basic kit from us online at time of booking or order a kit through the art shops listed below.
The following offer our students a 10% discount
Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies 409 Gore St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 5949
St Luke, 32 Smith St, Collingwood Tel: (03) 9486 9992
MES, 33A St David, St, Fitzroy 3065 Tel: (03) 9419 5666
We also have an optional hire-kit available for $50
Loved it again. Last year I did level 1 and this year level 2. No previous painting experience. Learnt new styles and techniques in level 2. Pushed me out of my comfort zone but felt supported. Really appreciate the teachers belief in all of us. We might all have different styles but we can all do it.
Bits and pieces. Did learn something. How get started on my own perhaps.
Had an excellent 4 weeks with Kez Beginners stage 2. Really enjoyed the classes and Kez's teaching. She is really hands on, attentive and pushes you without making it uncomfortable. Looking forward to continuing on and learning more from Kez. Would highly recommend the class, whether you just want 4 weeks of something fun and different or your really keen to make painting a life long hobby.