Thursday, January 27, 2011

Newspaper article about my acrylic and watercolour classes for beginners

Each person after a six week course will have at least 6 finished pieces of work they can frame or hang up on the wall as a stretched canvas.

Beginners Acrylic Painting Classes

Tutor: Janet Keen

 Qualifications :BA, Dip Visual Arts, Cert Adult Teaching

Dates: Tuesday Nights, February 8th to March 15th (6 weeks)

Times: 6pm to 8pm

Class size: 8 to12 adults

Cost: $130.00 per person, plus materials (listed below).

Where: Studio 2, RAVE

What you will achieve:

· This is a perfect class for people who have never picked up a brush but have always wanted to.

· You will learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques that will help you produce six paintings on canvas that will make up a series.

· You will have access in class to Janet’s modern collection of acrylic painting books for added inspiration.

· You will be able to explore your creative side, have fun, relax and open your eyes to the power and potential of this versatile medium.

Materials list:

Resene testpots of acrylic: black, white, bright, red, yellow and blue ( Resene, Old Taupo Road)

Six 10 by 10 or 10x12 stretched canvases ( Warehouse Stationary or Ayjays, or the Warehouse)

Gel Medium (Warehouse Stationary)

3 Hogs hair brushes, medium, large, small (AyJays or the Warehouse)

Rubber, HB pencils, Bottle of PVA Glue, Masking tape (Warehouse Stationary)

Acrylic small fine brushes ( Warehouse Stationary)

White plastic plates for palettes ( supermarket)

Paper towels for wiping brushes( supermarket)

Plastic icecream container for water

Optional: Atelier acrylic varnish.( Warehouse Stationary)

What past students have said about this course:

“Wow I have never painted before and had no confidence to try. Now I am painting at home by myself. I am loving it.” Lesley

“I am using a brush! I am painting! Ok so not a Picasso but this course has given me all that I expected. It has been enjoyable.” John

“I enjoyed the camaraderie and the techniques learned.” Karen

Hurry Book and pay for your space now at RAVE ( Rotorua Arts Village)

Queries about the course: Janet at (07) 346-3435 or RAVE 348-9008


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Creativity Quote of the day

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. ~Henry L. Doherty

1 comment:

Teressa Thompson said...

Congrats Janet.. .this is so awesome!