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Expressive Painting for Beginners

$765.00

Early fee ends 3 December 2018

Mon-Fri 14 to 18 Jan, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Annabel Butler

Learn to paint expressively with an individual approach while increasing your knowledge and understanding of the importance of colour, composition and form.

5 Available

Description

Term: Summer School Week 1 2019
Start Date: 14 Jan 2019
End Date: 18 Jan 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5
Teacher: Annabel Butler

Level: Beginner
Age:16 and over
Early Fee: $689.00
Early Concession Fee: $655.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Learn to paint expressively with an individual approach while increasing your knowledge and understanding of the importance of colour, composition and form. Annabel Butler leads you through various approaches to landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and interiors by referencing a selection of Australian, American and European expressionist painters who sought to depict their emotional responses rather than an objective reality. Using acrylic or oil paint, students will learn how to mix and experiment with colour, and will be encouraged to paint quickly and loosely and develop expressive brushwork. Over the week you will produce a series of small to medium sized paintings. Annabel will also give a guided tour of the inspirational paintings of Australian painter Arthur Boyd in the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul at the NAS Gallery.

teacher profile

Annabel Butler holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hons (Painting) from the National Art School and has won scholarships to study at the New York Studio School and the Byam Shaw School of Art, London. A practising artist for over 15 years, she has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas and is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney. She has been awarded artist residencies at Bundanon Studios, NSW, the Vermont Studio Center, USA, and the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Annabel won the Glebe Open Art Prize twice, and the Waverley Art Prize for Oil Painting. She received a highly commended award in the inaugural 9×5 Landscape Prize. She has been a regular finalist in numerous other competitions, including the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, and the Mosman and Paddington art prizes.

* This course is held in conjunction with the exhibition Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul at the NAS Gallery

materials list

  • A range of source material such as drawings and/or photos to work from
  • Visual Arts diary for notes & sketches, A4 or A5
  • 2B/4B pencil, eraser, sharpener
  • Masking tape and 2 bull dog clips
  • A selection of small to medium sized canvas boards/stretchers (30x40cm)
  • Plastic spray water bottle (to stop acrylic paint from drying out on palette)
  • Old cotton rags or paper towels
  • Wide necked glass jars with lids (1 or 2)
  • Palette or large piece of sealed board/laminex/perspex/large plastic serving plate or disposable paper palettes
  •  A range of flat & round bristle brushes varying in size from small to large
  • Palette knife
  • If using oil paints, please bring odorless solvent (not turps)

A limited range of good quality paints is suggested, e.g. Matisse Acrylic Paints in Structure or any other Artist Quality brands in oil or acrylic.

Students are welcome to bring previously owned paints but as a minimum please bring the following 8 colours:

  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ultramarine OR Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cadmium or a Mid Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium or a Mid Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre

Optional additional:

  • Raw Umber
  • Terre Verte (oil), Olive Green (acrylic)
  • Viridian Green (oil), Phthalo Green (acrylic)
  • Raw Sienna
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Paynes Grey
  • Black

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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