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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 what our students say 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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      • Portrait in Oils | Lyn Diefenbach

        Learn to create portraits that are full of luminosity and life. All aspects of portraiture will be covered, in particular information on how to achieve a good likeness and the mixing of the portrait palette. This workshop will assist you to a greater understanding of the relationships of line, tone, colour and edge to enable you to infuse your work with dimensionality and to give the illusion of surface quality. One portrait will be done from a photograph of your choice.

        What will I learn?

        Through demonstrations and a series of ‘hands-on’ exercises, you will learn easy methods for painting portraits.

        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?

        VIEW MATERIALS LIST

        What is provided?

        • Easels, tabels, chairs and aprons.
        • 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 5 Days | Marcel Desbiens

        Marcel Desbiens will reveal his secrets to creating exquisite luminous flower paintings using his signature layering techniques in this 5-day workshop.

        What will I learn?

        • paint layers in a series of exercises followed by demonstrations by Marcel using, alkyd-resin and oil.
        • build a 3D impression from a 2D monochrome or colour layer to full colour from an underpainting.
        • balance tones for a harmonious outcome.
        • create a unique personal composition for your painting.
        • understand the nuances of the Flemish and Venetian styles.
        • produce optical effects by glazing with multiple transparent layers of colour.
        You’ll leave this class with a new take on oils and some fresh new works to show off at home!

        Who is this course suitable for?

        From beginners to advanced.

        What do I need to bring?

        All materials provided.

        What is Provided?

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

      • Seascapes in Oils | Lyn Diefenbach

        Learn to create seascapes that are full of luminosity and life. All aspects of seascapes will be covered. This workshop will assist you to a greater understanding of the relationships of line, tone, colour and edge to enable you to infuse your work with dimensionality and to give the illusion of surface quality. One seascape will be done from a photograph of your choice.

        What will I learn?

        Through demonstrations and a series of ‘hands-on’ exercises, you will learn easy methods for painting seascapes.

        Who is this course suitable for?

        This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
        Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

        What do I need to bring?

        Please click on the link below for the materials list:

        VIEW MATERIALS LIST

        What is provided?

        • Easels, tables, chairs and aprons.
        • 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

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