Visual Art Course - Studio: Painting Techniques

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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: Painting Techniques, 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 perfect for adults looking for an introduction to the practice and study of fine art.  The Visual Art Studio: Painting Techniques course is a ground-up introduction to the fundamentals in painting and its associated contemporary forms.  The course will predominantly cover painting in oil and acrylic, and will also look into areas of watercolour and gouache.  Pigments, grounds and mediums will be analysed and the course will cover brushing techniques through to finishing and varnishing.  A variety of contemporary practices of painting will be explored including wall painting, stencilling, spray and hard edge. 

Guided by practicing artists and educators, 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 painting to the next level, then book now! 

“It was a great experience for me.”
2016 Visual Art Studio participant

No prior experience is necessary, although passion and an ability to work independently are important, as is the desire to develop your own ideas, experience and relationship with contemporary art.

This course is suitable for 18+ year olds.

Course Outline available here

How to apply

Essential Information

10.00am – 1.00pm
4 February – 21 October 2017
Exhibition 24 October

Bookings for this course have now closed.


Full fee $3,190

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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