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Acrylic and Oil Painting





9 Weeks - Term


1pm - 330pm

About the Course

This course is for beginners through to the more experienced.  Also, for those who have used other painting mediums and would like to explore techniques of painting with acrylics and oils.

Through a structured serious of lessons participants will, by the end of the course:

  • Be familiar with the characteristics of acrylic and/or oil paints, their associated mediums, materials and their applications.

  • Paint an object to show form and texture.

  • Explore light and light reflections.

  • Gain knowledge of colour theory and tone.

  • Understand the principles and their applications to composition.

Acrylic Painting

  •  A3 or larger pad of paper, suitable for acrylic painting.

  •  A quality brand small acrylic paint set, ( I prefer Atelier Interactive Paints and I will explain why in class}. You may like to start with the primaries - Red, Blue, and Yellow + White and Raw Umber

  • A palette (a plastic lid or white plate will do).

  • A variety of paint brushes. (small and larger, flats and rounds) with either natural or synthetic bristles all with long handles.

  •  Rags and paper towel and a jar for water.

Oil Painting

  • An 43 or larger pad, suitable for oil painting or you may use prepared boards.

  • A quality brand small set of oil paints (this can be student quality). You may like to start with the primary colours of red, blue and yellow +white and burnt umber.

  • An oil painting palette.

  • A variety of brushes (small, larger, flats and rounds) all long handles and all stiff, suitable for oil painting.

  • Rags and paper towels.

  • Odourless Solvent and baby oil.

  • 2 small contains with lids (to hold the above).

Your Instructor

Rose Gilbey

Rose Gilbey

Rose Gilbey obtained her degree in Fine Art from the National Art School. Rose has taught at secondary school and TAFE and has exhibited works in both group and solo exhibitions. She is a multi disciplined artist with her main focus on Oil and Acrylic painting. However she also teaches a variety of art forms such as drawing, mixed media and print making and also has a keen interest and knowledge of Art History.

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