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It’s More than Just Painting!

Discover the artist within you in small, inspirational and carefully structured classes.

Every single person has the ability to create art and under the guidance of a skilled and attentive teacher, your talent can flourish.

Master Artist Marcel Desbiens has years of experience teaching students to find their own artistic voice and to gain and strengthen their technical skills. Hear what past and current students are saying about us.

Our award winning guest artists have courses and workshops for all skill levels in oil painting, acrylics, watercolour, drawing, pastels; and in different areas of interest such as clouds, skin texture, water, landscapes and so on. We also have private lessons for intensive training in any technical area you need.

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      • Luminous Flowers and Glazing in Oils with Marcel Desbiens

        About this course

        Have you ever wanted to know how to create the optical illusion of depth and luminosity in your flower paintings?

        In this four-day workshop, held over two weekends, Marcel will reveal his secrets for creating exquisite flower paintings in oils, using his signature techniques.
        As with all of Marcel’s workshops, he will guide you every step of the way to create luminous and contemporary flowers with texture and detail. Using Marcel’s technical expertise and simple and effective techniques, distilled from those of the Old Masters, you will be able to achieve instant, satisfying results.

        What will I learn?

        Through demonstrations and a series of ‘hands-on’ exercises, you will learn fast and easy methods for painting flowers, using a multi-layering technique. This will include learning to:

        • prepare your canvas
        • understand the nuances of the Flemish and Venetian styles
        • use two different layering methods
        • build textures from monochrome, grey and to full colour.
        • balance tones for a harmonious outcome
        • produce optical effects by glazing with multiple transparent layers of colour.

        Who is this course suitable for?

        This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, however basic knowledge and skills in oils and colour is a prerequisite.
        Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

        What do I need to bring?

        All materials supplied

        What is provided?

        • tea, coffee and biscuits (you might like to bring your own cup)
        • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
        • connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

      • Untutored Life Drawing

        About this class

        These casual classes offer artists of all levels the opportunity to develop their life drawing skills in an untutored environment.

        We provide a spacious air conditioned /heated room and a professional life model who will pose in a variety of short and long poses.

        What will I learn?

        This is an untutored class for you to further your own practice.

        Who is this course suitable for?

        Artists of all levels who want to practice their drawing skills. Absolute beginners are welcome as well as experienced artists.

        What do I need to bring?

        Bring along your drawing materials. Limited art supplies are available for purchase at the studio if you need a top up or are just starting out.

        What is provided?

        • a professional nude model
        • easels
        • backing boards
        • chairs
        • tea, coffee and biscuits (you might like to bring your own cup)
        • a friendly and supportive environment
        • connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community.

      • Untutored Studio Painting

        About this course

        Do you find it hard to devote time to your painting practice?

        Do you get stuck with a painting and don’t know where to take it next?

        Do you have technical questions about your painting?

        Are you looking for a group of likeminded artists to paint with?

        Do you love our tutored Studio Painting sessions?

        Untutored Studio Painting provides:

        • uninterrupted time to focus on your own work
        • Continuity between Studio Painting terms
        • a small group of passionate likeminded artists

        Who is this course suitable for?

        Those who attend our regular Studio Painting classes or looking for a space to paint with like-minded artists, no matter what your skill level.

        What do I need to bring?

        Bring along your painting materials. Limited art supplies are available for purchase at the studio if you need a top up.

        Please bring odourless solvent only and avoid any strong smelling mediums.

        What is provided?

        • easels
        • backing boards
        • chairs
        • tables
        • tea, coffee and biscuits (bring your own mug)
        • a friendly and supportive environment
        • connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community.

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Marcel Desbiens | Master Artist | Principal Tutor

Contact us

Brisbane Painting Classes
15 Nariel Street
Albion
Qld 4010
Australia

07 3262 1808 / 0409 641 426
team@brisbanepaintingclasses.com