Introduction to Painting and Drawing

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Build your understanding of basic painting and drawing techniques and colour theory in this relaxed course. You will follow a series of observation and design exercises and learn to work with a variety of materials.

The course is designed to equip students with basic knowledge of two dimensional arts.

Suitable for beginners and continuing students.

Course ID BRU1243
Price $355.00 (GST included)
Start date Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Finish date Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Sessions 8 sessions of 2.5 hours
Time 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Tutor Dennis Mortimer
Location CIT Bruce
Status Module is finished.


Please bring to your class: (Please do not purchase any materials until you confirm the course is going ahead)
* Charcoal: Compressed and Willow sticks
* Pencils: 3b, 4b, 5b
* Kneadable Eraser
* Pad of Acrylic Painting Paper (A3)
* Pad of Cartridge Drawing Paper (A3)
* Water container, large jar or 2lt milk container cut in half etc

At your first class Dennis will confirm the following. Please do NOT buy paint or brushes prior to the first class.
* Acrylic Paint Essential: Arylamine Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Titanium White. Artist quality such as Art spectrum or Atelier etc recommended
* Selection of Painting Brushes
* Painting Palette

Good quality paint and paper are best purchased from specialist suppliers such as Eckersley's (Braddon, Phillip) or at the Hadfield Gallery 53 Colbee Court Phillip. Generic materials can be found at discount stores such as the Reject Shop; Target or BigW.

Tea and coffee are available but please bring snacks for the day as the canteen will not be open. There is a fridge and microwave at the venue.

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"Dennis' expertise and passion for painting and drawing gave all of us inspiration to pursue this further."
"An experienced and patient teacher. Work at your own pace encouraged"
"(the course) covers all aspects of the advertised object and got us all started. All felt empowered to try new aspects of art. Some great 'eureka!' moments." - June

About your tutor:
Practising artist Dennis Mortimer has a BA in Visual Arts and Masters in Visual Culture from the ANU and a Cert IV (Painting and Drawing). In 1994 Dennis spent a year studying at the renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Dennis is co-founder of the Artists Shed Gallery in Queanbeyan and has been teaching with CITSolutions since early 2014.

Location: CIT Bruce

Address: 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce

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  • J Block, Room J013
  • Vowels Crescent
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Bruce Campus
  • Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617
  • Canberra, Australia

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