Paint Like an Artist II Painting: Composition and Process Painting: Series Development Painting: The Flower as Art Slow Painting
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Painting: Series Development (PNTGs207-12)

This course focuses on having students develop a series of work based on their experience in the world, in particular where they live and what the idea of ‘neighbourhood’ means to them. As a prerequisite to this course, students must take 12 photographs (minimum), of what they think of as their ‘neighbourhood’, and bring these with them to the first class. For the preliminary project students paint a triptych from this selection of images, in the style most suited to the individual. From this initial series, students develop a body of work based on a theme. Examples of contemporary artists working in a thematic way will be given throughout the course. Students can work in a painting media of their choice: acrylic, watercolour, gouache or oil. Some painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 10am - 12pm, Jul 7 - Aug 11
Leah McInnis
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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Painting: The Flower as Art (PNTGs231-12)

This painting course will use the flower to inspire a range of experimental projects from contemporary botanicals to using floral patterns as a subject. Examples of the work of contemporary painters will be shown for inspiration. Some painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm, Jul 8 - Aug 12
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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Slow Painting (PNTGs274-12)

With the publication of texts like, “Slow Looking” (Peter Clothier, 2012), “Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation” (Shari Tishman, 2017), “Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art” (Michael Findlay, 2017), and “Slow Art: The Experience of Looking, Sacred Images to James Turrell” (Arden Reed, 2019), an increasing number of artists, critics, and curators are encouraging new ways to look at art involving heightened states of consciousness and immersive modes of attention to engage a deeper level of critical thinking. Drawing on these approaches for looking, this course will consider slowness also in relation to artistic practice - slowness as a methodology for making. Incorporating a range of introductory readings, written reflections, critiques, video screenings, brief lectures, and in-class studio exercises, the course will explore, through the lens of painting, techniques based in ideas of slowness, silence, stillness, patience, and meditative modes of creative practice. Artist statements will be an important part of the course, demonstrating each student’s individualized engagement with the course content. Suitable for beginners.
Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm, Jul 7 - Aug 11
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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Painting: Composition and Process (PNTGs275-12)

In this online course, students learn how to create dynamic compositions, while also discovering how to make use of the unique physical properties of oil or acrylic paint to make a rich and exciting surface. Discover the value of planning evocative and successful compositions using sketching, overlaying techniques, collage and digital collage. Students will discover how to create a compositionally strong starting point before you begin to paint, and then let the painting process take over. Students can work in acrylic or oils. Some painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays 10am - 12pm, Jul 8 - Aug 12
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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Paint Like an Artist II (PNTGs276-12)

In Paint Like an Artist II you will be introduced to a 20th century painter each week. We will review their specific approaches to subject matter as well as application of paint and process. There will be a weekly painting project based on this discussion. This is a great course for those who are curious to learn how early-mid 20th century artists have influenced many contemporary painters. The course will also provide an excellent opportunity to push your painting practice in new directions. Participants can use oil, acrylic, gouache or watercolour. This course can be taken as a follow-up to Paint Like an Artist I, but it is not necessary to have taken the first one in order to enrol in the second part. Suitable for beginners.
Thursdays 2pm - 4pm, Jul 9 - Aug 13 - Full
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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