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T2 Let’s Go Abstract!

All levels welcome with Ric Burkitt

  • Starts 22 Apr
  • 295 Australian dollars
  • Playcentre room

Course Description

Explore process-driven abstract painting using acrylic paint and a range of tools and techniques. This course will encourage you to leave your comfort zone and embrace new creative challenges. All levels welcome About the Tutor: Ric is an ex-graphic designer, ex-VET trainer, and practising full-time artist. Primarily a painter, Ric works in a variety of styles and mediums from his studio in Stoneville. His current body of work explores the potential for non-representational abstraction – using colour, line, shape, texture, and so on – to make emotional connections with the viewer. He also enjoys painting landscapes and figures, in both oils and acrylics, as expressions of less ambiguous notions and themes. Ric has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Curtin University (1992). Course Description: This course encourages students to explore process-driven abstract painting using acrylic paint and a range of tools and techniques. Participants will learn about the basic elements and principles of art/design and utilize them to develop paintings that are exciting, engaging, and informed. Students are encouraged to come along armed with ‘an explorer’s heart and a pioneer’s vision’! What to Bring: A couple of stretched and primed canvases (not too small; medium or larger to start), an A3 acrylic painting paper pad; a range of acrylic paints (not too many; mainly the primaries), paintbrushes, jars, aprons, mark-making tools such as scrapers, rollers, palette knives, a notebook and writing/drawing pens and pencils, soft charcoal, paper plates for palettes. Fashion magazines, scissors and a glue stick will also be helpful for some exercises in the class.


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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