Fun and challenging painting classes designed to ignite your passion for painting or to take you to the next level in your art!
Everything from the Fundamentals of Art to Abstraction is covered in a relaxed atmosphere amongst like-minded people, in classes structured to enhance specific skills in different genres, or encourage experimentation with alternative styles of painting and why this is important. Instruction is enhanced by a foray into Art History, where master and contemporary artists are introduced and analysed.
Why does Art Class Sydney Differ from other Art Schools?
When you have reached a plateau and other teachers can’t help you – Gabrielle has the insight, experience and skill to help break through to the next level, honed through years of standing in front of a blank canvas in a professional studio and painting exhibition quality work. I understand how to provide positive feedback and identify stumbling blocks that inevitably face artists, so you continue to enjoy painting. Art Class Sydney trains your eye, your hand and your brain so that you produce satisfying results quickly. Trial and Error and experimentation is definitely encouraged, but intelligent direction makes all the difference in the time it takes to produce quality outcomes.
If you’re a beginner, we make sure you get all the knowledge and skills you need to avoid years of frustrating practice – from basics such as laying out your palette correctly, and how to hold a brush for maxiumum effect, to tricks to overcome drawing shortfalls and the correct and experimental use of painting materials.Start right, learn quickly and enjoy it more!
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop yesterday. It was so nice painting outside my studio in a different environment for the day. You are a good sharer and passionate about your teaching and it comes across. Thank you xx
“ANYONE looking for an art class, look no further! Gabrielle is gifted in teaching and able to relate to different levels. Very practical and genuine approach!”
Kathy, Engineer, Epping
I have very fond memories of my time in Sydney and especially your art classes. Back in the UK now I have kept up with painting but it isn’t so easy without your expert help. I really did progress a lot though and want to thank you again for that. You are not only a great artist but a great teacher.
Heather, London, UK
“Tutors were very well prepared with fabulous resources and well informed and generous in sharing their amazing experiences and knowledge”
Joanne, Surry Hills
“I really loved your classes. And I achieved some things that really pleased me – thanks to you.”
“Most encouraging for a beginner – lots of help and advice”
Absolute beginners welcome!
- Variety of exercises ensure fast learning and early success
- Painting fundamentals – tone, colour, composition, perspective, abstraction, painting techniques and expressive brushwork
- Subjects include Portraits, Still life, Landscape and Abstraction
Intermediate and advanced students a specialty
- Self generated subjects welcome
- Build confidence, strengthen weaknesses in art making
- Develop observational and critical techniques
- Stimulate creativity and ideas
- Find your own style and expressive voice
- Discover a range of historical and contemporary artists, and explore materials
- Spacious airy classroom with modern facilities and kitchen
- Morning and afternoon tea provided
How the classes work
Each class starts with a short introduction to the topic -skills to be acquired, genre to be attempted etc and why this is important. This is enhanced by a foray into Art History, where master artists as well as their influence on contemporary artists are presented and analysed. This is timed to take less than 30 minutes and includes many visuals from inspiring artists.
We know you want to get painting as soon as possible.
We then detail options for painting at different skill levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced students can choose how the exercise is attempted, as the exercises are graded in difficulty. Because many students have different levels in different genres (and sometimes, we all get a little tired and lazy) and all classes are of mixed ability, all students are catered for to allow the best possible experience in each painting session.
Experienced students can be inspired by the confidence of beginners leaping into the void (they have nothing to lose and everything to be gained) and learners can see how more experienced students put the project into action.
Those students with a project they burn to attempt are welcome to bring the painting to class and receive help to complete it and an indication of future exercises to extend the project.
The class usually concludes with a positive Critique session, where students are encouraged to identify what works in theirs and others’ paintings and where the paintings may be improved for future work.