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Special Art Courses

RUSART special courses are perfect for people looking for structured instruction and learning new things fast. Apart from our regular classes, where students are working on creating their paintings ready to hang on the walls, our special courses are aimed to teach techniques, not arts, within tight time frames. In other words, we will give you a lot of theory, perform exercises, and do plenty of material practice. We’d suggest taking our regular classes after or during these courses to practice and explore your artistic side.

Drawing Fundamentals I

10 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
  • Price: $285+GST (art supplies included)
  • Friday 5.15-6.45 pm
  • Apr 7 - June 16 (no classes on Good Friday)
  • Materials use and practice
  • Basics of perspective
  • Basic shapes
  • Basic landscape rules
  • Basics of composition

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Oil Fundamentals I

10 sessions, 2 hrs
  • Price: $385+GST (art supplies included)
  • Friday 7.00-9.00 pm
  • Apr 7 - June 9 (no classes on Good Friday)
  • Materials use and practice
  • Landscapes in oil:trees, clouds
  • Impasto techniques
  • Shading in oil
  • Basics of perspective in oil

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Learn the styles and paint like a famous artist (for kids)

10 sessions, 1 hr each
  • Price: $167+GST (art supplies included)
  • Friday 6.00 - 7.00 pm
  • Apr 7 - June 16 (no classes on Good Friday)
  • For kids 6-12 years old
  • Kids will learn some most impacting world art movements and practice the styles.

Topics Covered:
1. Van Gogh and expressionism
2. Dali and surrealism
3. Claude Monet and impressionism
4. Gustav Klimt and modern
5. Pablo Picasso and Cubism

Class structure (new topic every 2 sessions):
15 min dialog about the style and artist’s paintings
20 min sketching and preparation for painting
10 min demonstration of the style and techniques
70 min painting in chosen technique
5 min discussion of results

Still Life in Acrylic

6 sessions, 2 hrs
  • Price: $198+GST (art supplies included)
  • Tuesday 6.00-8.00 pm
  • May 2 – June 6
  • Still life concept in different styles: academism, Old Dutch, cubism, impressionism, and decorative
  • Secrets of how to paint different materials: glass, metal, ceramics, porcelain
  • Fruits and flowers practice
  • Glazing techniques
  • Drapery in still-lives

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Watercolours in Depth

6 sessions, 2 hrs
  • Price: $220+GST (art supplies included)
  • Tuesday 6.00-8.00 pm
  • April 11 - May 16
  • Material use and practice
  • Mixing colours
  • Special effects with variety of materials: salt, alcohol, scratches, fry brush, washing, mask etc.
  • Landscape in watercolours
  • Multi-layering
  • Wet and washing techniques
  • Still life in wet technique
  • Mixed technique

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