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EXTENSION COURSE

Extend yourself to the next level of painting

If you have painted before, covered the fundamentals and built up your confidence to work with paint, it is now time to extend yourself. In the Extension Course, I am able to push you a little further to discover different approaches to making a painting. I show you how you can loosen up your paintings excluding every detail. With both real time demonstrations and exciting project ideas, you can explore the wonderful world of paint. Semi Abstract Painting, painting on different backgrounds, palette knife painting and discovering the world of Abstraction are all topics covered in these informative, fun and exciting lessons. You will develop more confidence and become brave about making marks, embracing mistakes and discovering what sort of a painter you are.

How it works

In 3 easy steps

1

SIGN UP &

CHOOSE A COURSE

2

WATCH. LEARN & PAINT WITH FIVE FUN FILLED LESSONS

3

PAINT WITH CONFIDENCE, PAINT LIKE A PRO!

 

WHAT'S INVOLVED WITH THE

EXTENSION COURSE?

LESSON ONE

Introduction to oil paints, brushes and mediums.

Length: 51 min


Discuss The Colour Wheel. Begin mixing exercises using both the cool and warm Primary Colours. Explore mixing the Tertiary colours, for example, I will show you that you can make all your browns and greys and earthy colours by just using the 3 Primary Colours. I will set some mixing exercises for you.

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LESSOn TWO

SEMI ABSTRACT ART

Length: 37 min

I will show you how you can make a semi-abstract painting, having a photograph as a reference to be inspired by. I will demonstrate a      
process of how to start a painting like this and lead you through step by step. You will then able to choose a photograph to work from and do this yourself. 

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LESSOn THREE

Painting on a black background

Length: 22 min

I will discuss the benefits and different effects you can achieve when painting on a black background. I will demonstrate to you how I start my paintings on this base and how I build them up from there. You will then have the opportunity to make a painting based on this
lecture and demo.

Paintng on a black background - Lesson 3

LESSOn FOUR

Painting with a palette knife

Length: 36 min

I will demonstrate a palette knife painting leading you through my process step by step talking about all the tips and tricks. You will then be able to have a go at doing a palette knife painting. The subject matter I would be suggesting is either a landscape of a simple still life. 

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LESSOn FIVE

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Length: 30 min

I will introduce you to the world of ABSTRACTION, non-representational painting, just using the elements of line, shape, colour and composition. I will refer to Abstract Artists work as examples and then show you ways you can approach an Abstract painting. You will explore using larger brushes, using mediums for transparent glazes, different forms of mark-making as well as making creative decisions about COMPOSITION.

Abstract Painting - Lesson 5 - Extension

BENEFITS & EXPECTATIONS

OF OUR ART COURSES

Having lifetime access to our course & video content means you get to learn at your own pace.

After you complete this course you will be able to paint with confidence and creativity as well a great understanding of colours and techniques.

For those who are complete beginners - a new love of painting and confidence with materials

Being able to further your potential art career or simply advance in your new found hobby

Having frame-worthy pieces of your own work, and a sense of satisfaction in creating incredible original art.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

How are the courses run?


All of the painting courses are in a video format and can be accessed and used for learning in you're own time, there are no specific times that you need to be "in class".




What paints & brushes do I need?


OIL OR ACRYLIC PAINTS:
The 3 warm Primary Colours:

  • Cadmium Red (brilliant red in the mont marte brand)
  • Cadmium Yellow (medium yellow in the mont marte)
  • Ultramarine Blue
The 3 cool Primary Colours:
  • Alizaron Crimson Red (crimson red in the mont marte brand)
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Prussian Blue
  • Titanium White (opaque white)
  • Zinc White (transparent white)
  • Ivory Black
A few others to have that might help you..
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Umber
  • Paynes Grey

SOME BLACK ACRYLIC PAINT FOR DOING BACKGROUNDS.
  • MEDIUMS: “AS “ Art Spectrum are a great brand but whatever you can find.
  • An Odourless Solvent for washing brushes and doing thin washes.
  • Medium No.2 or Medium NO. 4 LIQUOL for glazing, blending, mixing etc…
  • BRUSHES: A good range of brushes and sizes
  • SOME LARGE GESSO BRUSHES and a variety of palette knives for mixing and doing palette knife painting.




How can I sign up?


It's super simple to sign up and get painting. All you need to do is go to our pricing page here and select the course you would be prefer. You will then be asked to either sign up or login, once this is completed you can proceed to the checkout and pay. Once the transaction is complete, you will instantly gain access to your purchased course directly on our website under the "Courses & Pricing" menu.




What canvas & palettes do I need?


You will need a Pad of Canvas Sheet. A3 if you can get it but if not A4. Any brand but the ones below are affordable and you can buy online.
You will need a palette of some sort. this could be plastic plates, a pad of disposable tear off palettes or timber palettes. I have found all of these items available online from eBay, Office Works or Amazon just to name a few. All items around $10 or less.

To do larger paintings I suggest you work on Stretched Canvases or Canvas Board. Once again, you can get a very affordable range of canvases online. The Mont Marte range of materials are very well priced. You will need some jars with lids, some rags, some charcoal and latex gloves if you are using oil paint and want to protect your hands.