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Artistic growth and development can be greatly encouraged by periods of sustained focus.


This course offers ongoing support and encouragement to those students who have either completed several drawing and painting - L2 courses (or similar). It is also suitable for relatively experienced and committed painters who seek regular constructive guidance and feedback on their work. Participants should be at the stage where they are already initiating their own projects and are competent at handling the materials and surfaces for these projects.


This course provides you with the opportunity to extend and enhance your painting, to go beyond any pre-conceived boundaries and to provide a catalyst to develop an extended body of work. The aim is to assist you to establish a clear and personal working strategy. This means not only identifying your materials, aims and methodology but also developing an awareness of time management, enabling you to achieve as much as you can from your course.


Note: You will need to come prepared for this class, with your own thoughts and ideas about what you would like to achieve, with the materials you need so as to begin work from day one.


“Productive times encourage you to build an extended body of work, one where all the pieces (even the flawed sketches that will never see the gallery wall) have a chance to play. In healthy times you rarely pause to distinguish between internal drives, sense of craft, the pressure of a deadline or the charm of a new idea: they all serve as sources of energy in the pieces you make.”


Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland

Published by Capra Press, 1993

Course Code: APP324

Tutor: Matthew Browne 

When: Mon 1.00 - 4.00pm

Dates: 22 Jul - 16 Sep 2024

Duration: 9 weeks

Maximum Enrolment: 14

Level: L3 

Cost: $485

“Matthew Browne is a superb tutor, very knowledgeable, encouraging, patient and empathetic. He is open to appreciating a wide range of painting styles and genres and strives to assist every student to reach their potential in their chosen subject matter and painting style."

Sue Reidy

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