It’s an exciting decision to embark on a drawing and painting course and this is never truer than in the first stages when there is a whole new world to discover.

This course is constructed to help you reconnect with the language of both drawing and painting. Aspects of observation and the processes of seeing are introduced.


You will progress at a gentle, manageable pace. We will look at line, tone, composition, perspective, colour and the mixing and application of paint. Through observation, you will be introduced to seeing the 'abstract' by way of pictorial structure, to issues of transparency, opacity, surface, depth, and space.


On completion of this course you will be able to draw and paint with greater confidence and will have practised the visual fundamentals should you wish to attend the course, Painting - L2.


Note: There's no need to bring all the materials on the list on the first evening. Please bring pencils B, 2B, 4B, 6B. We will be going through the materials list in more depth during the first class. 


Course Code: ESU421

Tutor: Matthew Browne

When: Wed 6.00 - 9.00pm

Dates: 28 Oct - 15 Dec 2021
Duration: 8 weeks                  

Maximum Enrolment: 14

Level: L1

Cost: $350

Painting the Still Life
Painting the Still Life
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Using Pen & Ink
Using Pen & Ink
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Matthew Browne possesses an incredible depth of knowledge, experience, patience and intuition. As a painter and tutor, Matthew skillfully guides anyone from beginners through to experienced artists, helping them to become the best they can be.”


Fiona Cable