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2. CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS » Drawing and Painting


Course ID 40156FOM
Price $120.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location Balmoral Rotunda
Tutor David Pavich
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Friday, 20 October 2017
Finish date Friday, 20 October 2017
Time 10:00am - 4:00pm

Indulge in the magic of drawing or painting outdoors in natural light. Enjoy the fresh air as you capture the local landscape. Experience why this was so popular with the French Impressionists.

In this workshop, we will investigate how to compose a finished drawing or painting in the scenic surrounds of Balmoral Beach. Whether you wish to just draw or paint, you will be guided through practical tips on composition, sketching, building up form and structure and developing your own individual style.

This workshop is for beginners or advanced students who wish to draw or paint.

Plein Air Landscape


Meet at the Rotunda, Balmoral Beach

Students wishing to draw only: pencils or charcoal, a rubber, a ruler, an A2 cartridge pad (or smaller if A2 is awkward), an old blanket or dropsheet to sit on.

Students wishing to paint: bring a tube of black, white, red, yellow and blue ACRYLIC paint. Many brands are available, Matisse is recommended but buy whatever brand is affordable - student grade are the cheaper option.

Recommended Supplier :: Hot Dollar shops stock most art materials which are suitable for students at bargain prices otherwise your local art store for profesional grade materials.
Approximate cost of materials or textbooks: $30

Advanced students can bring the usual range of colours. Bring an easel if you have one, a palette or plastic plate, a packet of square bristle brushes up to size 12 (available from bargain discount stores), a canvas, canvas board or canvas sheet pad (recommended size 60x40 cm but larger/smaller format if you wish), a screw cap jar for water, a rag, old shirt or apron.

Please check with the College that the course is going ahead before you purchase your materials.

About the presenter

David Pavich - painting a landscape
David Pavich - painting a landscape

David Pavich is represented by Rex Livingston, the well-known Sydney art dealer. David has had 18 solo exhibitions and has been part of numerous group exhibitions in both Australia and overseas.

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David teaches Plein Air Landscape. The course involves drawing or painting outdoors around three various locations in the Mosman area. The locations are varied each term.

David has taught a wide range of students both young and old, male and female, complete beginners to advanced students. David says that the beginners are often understandably quite nervous at their first class but astounded at times by their rapid progress during the course. This motivation is also inspired by having some of the regular students working around them. "This course is a great opportunity for students who not only love drawing or painting but to get up close to nature and discover locations they may not have visited before."

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