Want to learn to paint/draw? Of course you do . . . So here is a list of my tutorial activities for next year:
ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
Firstly, I will be back at Adult Education - now known as the Community Knowledge Network, but they're not fooling anybody. We know better than to notice re-branding. Classes will include Absolute Beginners' Painting, How to Draw Everything, Oil Painting introduction, Oil Painting for complete Beginners and Landscape Painting for Beginners. It is Adult Education policy to teach everything at Beginner level. However, the only class above that is really a beginner class is Absolute Beginners' Painting. The others usually consist of a few beginners and a number of people enrolling for the second, third and in some cases fourth, fifth . . . time. They carry on with their own projects while I attend to the beginners, but there is plenty of interaction between students at all levels and it works really well having a mixture of people who know each other and some new faces every term. The only drawback is that some people have been coming so long they really can't be called "beginners" any longer; unfortunately they will just have to swallow their pride as I could not change the names of the classes this time. I'll try again for the Winter term next year!
Landscape Painting for Beginners will be a two-day Summer class at the Church St Adult Education Centre in North Hobart. This will be Sunday 7th and 14th February 2010, and enrolments are open. Although it says "beginners" and "landscape", and I will most certainly adhere to that, my usual approach to weekend classes is to look around the assembled students and say "well - this is what was advertised. Now - what do you REALLY want to do?" and carry on accordingly.
FORESHORE ART SCHOOL
The big news is that I will also be offering classes at the Foreshore Art School's brand new premises at Rosny Park - Level 2, 6 Bayfield St (above Eyelines). Courses will be: Getting Started (similar to Absolute Beginners' Painting), Intermediate Painting (a continuation class) and Basic Drawing.
Courses are ongoing; you can pay for a block of lessons at a time. After an introductory course you can keep coming as long as you like. This means we can explore different aspects of drawing and painting in much more detail than when limited to ten lessons. An added bonus is that the studio is also a gallery, so you can look at a new exhibition every month, and may eventually exhibit your own paintings there.