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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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      • Beach Scenes in Oils with Marcel Desbiens

        About this course

        Learn to paint the frozen moment of a rolling wave from a big surf. Capture the transparency, colour, energy and texture of the spray and the splashing of water by using the right brush strokes and variation in colour dilution.

        In this two-day weekend workshop you will learn a quick and easy way to paint realistic representations of water – both still, and in motion. Marcel’s expertise and easy to learn techniques, developed over years of experimentation and research, will enable you to achieve instant results.

        What will I learn?

        Through step-by-step demonstrations and ‘hands-on’ exercises, you will learn how to:

        • capture the effects of the transparency of water, using layering techniques
        • choose the right brushes and mediums to reproduce highly realistic effects
        • achieve the different textures created by water
        • recreate the emotional value of water.

        Who is this course suitable for?

        This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, however basic knowledge and skills in oils 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 are provided

        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

      • 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.

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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