Drawing & painting are the fundamentals for creative visual expression. In this 5 week course you will be introduced to what art language is and how to express your creativity and developing artistic skills. Each week will focus on a theme and learning new techniques, using a variety of art materials. From structures and perspective, to figurative expression, colour theory and landscape painting you will expand your knowledge and skills. During this course you will complete 2 drawings and 1 painting and will learn about the theory of colour and a bit of history of art with reference to the great masters.
Art teacher: Liia Reinvali
Art for me is a way of expressing feelings and emotions dealing with different periods of life.
I take viewers on a journey of bright and sunny moments as well as through the dark and lonely times that tell a story and evoke emotion. My artwork is a reminder to connect internally.
I focus on pop-realism portraits painted with acrylics, oil paints and mixed media. I also design digital artworks that represent the Chakras – a journey through the 7 centres of our body’s spiritual powers.
Liia is passionate about teaching art with 10 years experience teaching art in the education sector. She has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in South Bank Institute of Technology in Brisbane and Bachelor and Master of Teaching Arts in Tallinn University in Estonia.
Week 1 – Magical Light – Landscape charcoal drawing
Create your own fairy tale and create one scene with the magical light
Learn how to use charcoal with tone, mark making, perspective and sources of light,
Materials – A3 size charcoal paper; Vine and compressed charcoal, charcoal pencils, erasers, white and earthy tones charcoal
Week 2 – Figurative drawing – Mixed media
Experiment with various wet and dry drawing materials such as ink, pastel, graphite and white acrylic paint. Learn about expression of the figure and how to create an exciting drawing with focus on creating surface and paint effect on large paper,
Materials – A1 card board paper, coloured ink, pastel, graphite, brushes
Week 3 – Painting: Colour Theory
Use acrylic paints to create your own colour wheel; complete colour mixing exercises and assessments given choosing correct colour scheme. Learn about colours, hues, lightness and darkness of colour, tint, tone and shade, colour schemes, colour meaning, warm and cool.
Materials – A2 paper card, acrylic paint, brushes
Week 4 & 5 – Painting: Landscape painting
Choose a colour scheme to create your own landscape painting. Learn about perspective with colour, mark making and painting with brushes on canvas.
Materials – Acrylic paint, canvas 16 x 20 inch, brushes, painting studio tools