Drawing & Painting: Level 1


Next Available: Sat, 02 Jun 10:00AM
3.0 hours x 4 Weeks

Description

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. 

This 4 - week Drawing & Painting course is designed for students who already have basic painting skills and want to develop their drawing skills in preparation for painting. 

The Drawing programme will include an introduction to perspective and the rendering of form with tone using graphic media (including charcoal and pencil) and the application of these skills in the composition of representational drawings and preparatory sketches.

In the Painting programme  the skills of representation (tone,colour,form, pictorial space) learned in Drawing will be applied to the medium of oil paint.

These classes are an ideal extension to our Beginners Level 1, students with basic oil painting skills or as Folio preparation for Tertiary Visual Art interviews. The instructors conducting the classes all have experience teaching at Tertiary Level.

* PLEASE NOTE that due to high demand and limited places we are unable to offer 'make-up' classes for this special price 4-week course. Please check your diary before booking and read our T&C below!

About your tutor:

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. 

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What you will learn
  • Drawing: Introduction to perspective and pictorial space
  • Rendering of form with tone (mixed media)
  • Application of drawing skills translated to painting
What you will get
  • Individual attention and support
  • Insight into the practical application of art materials and techniques
  • Step-by-step guidance by professional artists
  • Morning tea

What to bring
  • Your own painting materials and canvas/oil sketch paper (or hire a kit from us, all materials supplied). Materials list attached to booking confirmation and on our website, www.fitzroypainting.com
  • All drawing materials supplied.
What to wear

Casual clothes, aprons provided. Painting can be messy!

Appropriate for

Students with some previous experience with oils, students preparing a folio for Tertiary Visual Arts interviews.

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Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

Vendor since 2013

Established in 2009 and based on the top floor of a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting for Beginners is the original and best of private art classes in Fitzroy!  A working artists studio, the space provides a great environment to develop your painting and drawing skills with the expert support and guidance of highly qualified teachers and full-time professional artists.

Our 4 - Week Beginners Courses are designed for the complete beginner, taking you through a series of exercises and building your skills week by week as you produce paintings to take home. Students may choose to continue to our Beginners Course: Level 2. Ongoing students are supported to help develop their own direction, with optional exercises offered to expand on skills and knowledge, and our Atelier students are assisted in taking it to the next level in professional practice.

Love the class? All students wishing to extend their course may purchase 4 or 8 - week blocks for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!

Need to miss a class? We understand busy lives and offer flexibility - just let us know in advance and we'll credit you a class. (Maximum of 2 changes per 8 weeks, ongoing and Atelier students only).

Evening classes include wine and cheese, and morning classes include tea, coffee and cakes. Classes run for 3 hours and basic equipment is available for student use at the studio, including easels, aprons, palettes and drawing boards. We believe in safe studio-practice and provide low-toxic, low-odour materials for student use, as well as high-quality clean-up materials for brushes and hands. We also have storage facilities if you wish to keep your materials at the studio.

Each student works at their own pace and receives one-on-one attention, and all students are invited to exhibit in our annual end of year exhibition, a fun opportunity to show family and friends what you’ve been doing!

Visit our website for more info and pictures of student work. www.fitzroypainting.com

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Course refund policy:

  • Refunds for cancellations can be given up to 30 days before the course commencement date.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations 10 days before the course commencement date.
  • No refund will be given after 10 days before the course commencement date. Under exceptional circumstances a full refund will be given regardless of date of cancellation.
  • No make-up classes can be offered for our beginners courses.
  • Please note there is a $30 fee deducted on all refunds due to the Weteachme processing fee.

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Terms & Conditions

Bookings and class cancellations policy: 

Due to the high demand for classes and small number of places available in our 4-week beginners course, Fitzroy Painting is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes. Please contact us if you are unable to attend a class. Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit.


Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.


* Please note that you are welcome to store your materials at the studio however space is limited, so please take them home at the end of your course! Uncollected materials and paintings are disposed of at the end of the year.




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