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The Sydney Landscape: Plein Air Painting

$840.00

10 – 14 January 2022, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 7 December 2021
Kevin McKay

Kevin McKay inspires you to find unique subjects in your backyard, down the street, or on a short journey to a park or harbour-side location. Learn how to draw and paint quick studies within the landscape on excursions to the city and from photographs.

Find full details including course overview, teacher profile and materials list below.

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Full Details

Term: Summer School Week One 2022
Start Date: 10 January 2022
End Date: 14 January 2022
Time: Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5
Teacher: Kevin McKay

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $840.00
Early Fee: $765.00
Concession Fee: $800.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Sydney is an amazing city where the built and natural environments compete with and complement each other, providing wonderful vistas for landscape paintings. Kevin McKay inspires you to find unique subjects in your backyard, down the street, or on a short journey to a park or harbour-side location. He provides foundational instructions in the studio, teaching you how to construct a painting from photo references using oils and acrylic paints. You will then learn how to draw and paint quick studies within the landscape on excursions to the city and surrounding suburbs, helping you develop your painting skills with reference to the intimate and public places that you already know yet are waiting to be discovered more deeply. Kevin gives demonstrations of how to structure a composition with correct proportion and perspective, colour-mixing and paint-layering, and embraces the challenge of capturing the fleeting effects of light. This course will benefit the novice as well as those with previous painting experience.

Teacher Profile

Kevin McKay is an urban landscape painter who seeks out beauty in the everyday; he holds a Masters in Fine Art from the National Art School and has been awarded many art prizes including the Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the Art Gallery of NSW, 2006; the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize, 2009; the inaugural William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship to The British School at Rome, 2011; the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize, 2012; the Waverley Oil Painting Prize, 2013; the Allan Gamble Memorial Prize, 2015; the People’s Choice Award, Waverley Art Prize, 2016, the People’s Choice Award, Greenway Art Prize, 2017; and Bayside Art Award, 2018. His paintings are held in many private collections and he has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia.

Materials List

Visual diary
Pencil
Rubber eraser.

Paint  (your regular paint kit. Ideally including the following colours in your choice of oil or acrylic medium). Recommended brands- Art Spectrum – oil; Atelier – acrylic
Titanium White – Large tube*
Permanent Crimson (cool red)*
Naphthol Red Light or Spectrum Red (warm red)
Transparent Yellow or Indian Yellow or Australian Red Gold (warm yellow)*
Phthalo Blue (cool blue)
Ultramarine Blue (warm blue)*
Veridian or Phthalo Green*
Cadmium Orange
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber*
Yellow Ochre
Payne’s Grey*

* Most essential colours

Medium
Oil Medium – Stand Oil (heat thickened linseed oil) or
Acrylic medium – Clear Painting Medium (NOT “gel” or drying retarder)

Solvent
Oil – Odourless solvent (Art Spectrum)
Acrylic – tap water

Brushes
A range of cheap bristle brushes (flat) size 2 – 12,
1 x Filbert size 6-8,
1 x synthetic flat, 1 x synthetic fine.

Support
Pad of A4 or A3 canvas paper.
A3 – A2 backing board
Masking tape
Palette (i.e. disposable plastic plates with no ridges), rags, jars with lids (for solvent).
A portable easel, stool and hat is recommended for plein air excursions.

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, it is compulsory to wear masks indoors when on campus and all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

 

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