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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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      • Free Flow Alcohol Inks Workshop | Julia Godfree

        This workshop showcasing alcohol inks and its application on yupo paper, will draw out the inspiration from you as you create with these beautiful illuminous, transparent inks. It is fun and exciting what these inks can do and how you can create with them, freeing you from the vestiges of your mind and giving you endless possibilities.

        Colour is a magical world to indulge yourself in and create instant paintings you can frame immediately, whether for yourself, gifts for family members or to sell.

        What will I learn?

        We will cover the following:

        • A brief explanation on the alcohol inks, what they are and materials used.
        • How to create with them and get different effects in your paintings.
        • How to drop your expectations and just have fun.
        • The basics on how to work with this amazing art medium

        Who is this workshop suitable for?

        Beginners through to advanced

        What do I need to bring?

        • Apron

        Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

        What is provided?

        All art materials will be provided including the inks.

        • tea, coffee and biscuits
        • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
        • connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

      • Untutored Life Drawing

        The Life Drawing 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. No experienced is required.

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

        If you would like to purchase a 6 class pass for the price of 5, please click below:
        Purchase a 6 class pass

        What is provided?

        • a professional life model
        • easels
        • backing boards
        • chairs
        • tea, coffee and biscuits (please bring your own water bottle and cup)
        • a friendly and supportive environment
        • connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community.

      • Wow Factor with Flowers in Oils | Lyn Diefenbach

        Love Flowers? Enjoy painting? Combine the two passions and learn how to create oils that are full of luminosity, dimensionality and light. Lyn will share her extensive knowledge of colour as well as provide you with the technical know-how to create the illusion of reality with oils.
        The building blocks of line, tone, colour and edge will be discussed extensively to lead you to a better understanding of these important areas. Focus will be given to the mixing of the palette and the skill of colour recognition. This is an area particularly pertinent to florals.
        Enjoy clear, informative demonstrations and individual attention at your easel. You will use your own reference material so you can choose your own degree of difficulty or perhaps your favourite flower. Definitely the WOW FACTOR.

        What will I learn?

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

        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?

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        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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