Fundamentals of Oil Painting – the Figure

Afternoon & Evening Sessions for a 9 Week Block Course

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience.  A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment.   Get really stuck in and learn something new each week and then build on it the next week.  This 9 week course will be based on traditional painting techniques from old masters and some contemporary approaches applied to the genre.  As well as covering a lot of ground, equally the focus will be on developing a solid understanding of colour theory, tonal relationships, proportion and composition. Progressing to use these ideas to develop believable 3d forms on a 2d surface.

Basic starting materials are supplied,  guidance on any other purchases will be given during the course.

You are more than welcome to bring your own paints and brushes.  Tea and Coffee is supplied.   Though this course is based around oil painting, the ideas covered can be applied to all painting mediums and brief discussions can be explored.   Damien is an exceptional and experienced tutor that comes to us from Auckland where he has been a part of the Browne School of Art.

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Fundamentals of Oil Painting – The Portrait, Day Class

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – The Figure, Night Class

Oil Painting Fundamentals – Portrait & Figure, Day Class

Tutor : Damien Kurth

Days: Wednesdays for 9 Weeks

Dates: 12th February to 8th April 2020

Time: 2 options
1pm – 3.30pm  Book Here
6pm – 8pm  Book here

Cost : $425.00

Venue: The Artery, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

The Artery – Art Learning Space
Phone 07 571 3232