Introduction to Painting and Drawing - SUMMER

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This relaxing summer workshop will explore the fundamentals of painting and drawing and is the ideal way to begin your creative journey. You'll learn about composition, tone and colour and how to create visual images using a variety of media.

Suitable for beginners and continuing students.

Course ID SUM1003
Price $225.00 (GST included)
Start date Monday, 15 January 2018
Finish date Thursday, 18 January 2018
Sessions 4 sessions of 3 hours
Time 9.30am - 12.30pm
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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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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