Visual Art Course - Studio: Contemporary Painting

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Do you have a passion for painting and visual art?  Looking to develop your own personal visual language?  Join VCA's Visual Art Studio: Contemporary Painting, take your skills to the next level and publicly exhibit your artwork!

Located in the arts precinct at Southbank, this intensive part-time year-long course is designed to provide adults who have completed Visual Art Studio: Painting Techniques with a foundation in the practice and study of fine art.  The Visual Art Studio: Contemporary Painting course will provide you with the opportunity to develop painting projects that incorporate new ideas and techniques, with the supportive and critical encouragement of your lecturer. 

The class explores a wide range of practical methods including the use of oil, acrylic, ink and watercolour paint as well as the preparation of a variety of painting surfaces including canvas, wood and paper.  You will gain an understanding of the myriad of ways artists, of both national and international significance, are working with painting today.  Guided by a practicing artist and educator you will harness your passion and your ability to work independently.  You will develop fundamental skills and knowledge to explore your own artwork at a level that suits your needs and you will further explore your own ideas, experience and relationship with contemporary art. 

The program culminates in an end-of-year exhibition, where students have the opportunity to publicly exhibit the artwork they have created. 

If you are looking to discover your hidden talent, learn new skills and take your painting to the next level, then book now!

“I’ve learnt different approaches to contemporary painting, technical aspects of painting and to think about how to present work.” 
2015 Visual Arts Painting Participant

Course Outline available here

How to apply

Essential Information

10.00am – 1.00pm
4 February – 21 October 2017
Exhibition 24 October 2017
Completion of Painting Techniques or some previous experience in visual art practice is recommended.
This course is suitable for 18+ year olds



Pay by instalments

1st instalment of $700, followed by $500 per month x 6 months
Total instalments fee $3,700


For further information, please contact:
T: + 61 3 8344 6951

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