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T2 Contemporary Still Life Painting

Level: All Levels Welcome - with Kirsten Hocking

  • Starts 26 Apr
  • 295 Australian dollars
  • Craft Room

Course Description

Whether you are new to still life painting or are seeking ways to extend your existing abilities, this course will give you the skills you are seeking. Learn how to create sophisticated and resolved paintings, with all the detail that makes a still life successful. Beginners will be guided on how to compose your image and draw your composition onto your canvas, how to mix paint colours and given structured steps to complete your painting. Continuing students will be extended in the works they are refining, with differentiated tuition given on an individual basis. Learn how to work out the tonal relationships in your composition using traditional underpainting techniques and then how to build up your painting with colour, progressively adding details to refine your work. You will learn how to create an engaging comp About the Tutor: Kirsten is a Perth-based artist and educator whose work references domestic objects and plants to explore our cultural relationships with each other and to Nature. She has a strong grounding in traditional painting, drawing and sculptural ceramic techniques. She holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts from Edith Cowan University and a Graduate Diploma of Education from The University of Western Australia. What to Bring: Notebook and pencil - to take notes for your own future reference. Drawing paper A3 and charcoal or soft 2B and 4B pencils – for your initial still life drawing. Stretched Canvas 16” x 20” or 16” x 16” (if you prefer a square painting), Bring your own oil or acrylic paints. The following list is a guide only and can be modified according to persoal preference: Oil paints (avoid water miscible) Recommended - Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue or Prussian Blue. Optional- Cadmium Red, Violet Deep, Pthalo Green, any others of your choice (Recommend brands are Art Spectrum or Langridge) Acrylic or oil mediums (if you are unsure what to bring, please discuss with your tutor after the first class. Paints will be needed from the second class onwards) Odorless solvent (Art Spectrum or Langridge) Palette or disposable pallete pad Rags and cotton buds A medium sized jar with lid for storing your medium Range of brushes including a couple of medium/large flathead brushes, approx. 15-20mm, soft synthetic brush for blending and smaller brushes for details Palette knife Please wear old clothes and / or an apron


Upcoming Sessions


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


Waitlist form

Please complete the waitlist form if your particular course is full. 

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