Early Fee

Build Your Painting Skills

$830.00 $750.00

17 Feb – 18 Apr 2020, Monday 9:30am-1:30pm
Rose Morrison

Rekindle your interest in painting and advance your technical skill set with clear directions and gentle guidance.  Full details of course overview, teacher profile and materials list below. 

Early fee ends 7 Jan 2020

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Full Details

Term: Term One 2020
Start Date: 17 February 2020
End Date: 6 April 2020
Time:Monday, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Number of classes: 8
Teacher: Rose Morrison

Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Full fee: $830.00
Early Fee: $750.00
Concession Fee: $790.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Have you got a passion for paint and want to get started? This course provides a solid and practical foundation in painting for complete beginners. Rose Morrison explains and demonstrates the essential techniques of painting in a logical and simple way, providing an understanding of the properties and possibilities of the painted image. This is a hands-on, techniques-based course which will give you an artillery of practical skills for creating paintings, ranging from textural abstraction to classical realism. You will also be taught about paint-handling, surface, textures, brushwork, colour theory and mixing, all the time furthering your skills and building your confidence as a painter.

teacher profile

Rose Morrison’s highly realistic and lavish paintings use her extensive knowledge and refined skills within the classical styles of oil painting to reference larger frameworks of art history, mortality and commodification, bringing the past and present to light simultaneously. Rose is a commercially successful artist whose work is collected widely within Australia and overseas. She has exhibited in prominent and high-profile exhibitions within public galleries across Australia, including the Gippsland Art Gallery, the Macquarie University Art Gallery and the University of Queensland Art Museum, and commercially with Sullivan+Strumpf in Sydney. She has also been a finalist in many prestigious art awards, including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Sulman Prize and the Metro Gallery Art Award.

materials list

In this painting course you will learn both acrylic and oil painting techniques.

Note: As a beginner painter you are not required to have knowledge of the materials listed below. So, on the first lesson Rose will thoroughly take you through the full materials list BEFORE you purchase anything so that you will be confident in purchasing only what you need during the course.

For Week 1
All that you are required to bring to class on the first night are:
Notebook and pencil
A3 pad of canvas paper of at least 10 sheets (this is a special paper that looks and feels like canvas but it is not actually canvas; it is not absorbent like watercolour paper and should feel thicker and silkier than normal paper; it can also be called ‘painting paper’)
1 tube of black acrylic paint and 1 tube of white acrylic paint (any brand is fine except the Matisse Structural Series; inexpensive student quality is fine)
1 inexpensive flat brush, either in natural bristle or synthetic – the brush area width should be approx. 1.5cm to 2cm, and with the brush bristle length the shorter the better
1 roll of inexpensive kitchen cling wrap
1 ceramic or glass jar for washing brush
Masking tape and ruler.
If you are unsure of these materials, you are welcome to email Rose at any stage before the course: rose@rosemorriosartist.com.

Week 2
By Week 2 of the course you will need:
Oil paints – white (titanium white if possible) and black (ivory black if possible)
1 cup of linseed oil (this can be purchased from Rose for $3).

Rest of course
For the rest of the course you have the choice to work with either acrylic or oil paints or both. For whatever you choose you will need cool and warm variations (six in total) of the following colours: blue, red and yellow. By this time you will have learnt to confidently purchase these products to suit your individual needs. These tubes of paint should all be under $10 each, Rose will suggest brands, or you can bring in what you already have.

You will also need a set of various inexpensive brushes; you will learn in class of which ones to choose.

Suggested extra material (but not necessary)
Apron/protective clothing
Palette knife (pointed, in either steel or plastic)
Smartphone with Instagram installed, as we use this as a visual tool to learn from artists’ studio posts.

Important: ALL solvent containers must be clearly labelled. DO NOT keep solvent in a water bottle.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.


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