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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, 2 hrs each
Price: $335+GST (art supplies included)
Tuesday 6.30-8.30 pm
Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2018
Materials use and practice
Basics of perspective
Basic shapes
Basic landscape rules
Basics of composition

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Portrait Drawing I

10 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: $350+GST (art supplies included)
Saturday 10am - 12pm
Jan 20 - Mar 24, 2018
Materials use and practice
Drawing a blocky face from true plaster head sculpture
Drawing facial parts in depth
Portrait from a plaster head
Portrait from a photo

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Oil Fundamentals I

6 sessions, 3 hrs each
Price: $320+GST (art supplies included)
Tuesday, 5.45-8.45 PM
Apr 3-May 8, 2018

Materials and their use
Mixing colours
Basic shapes and cast shadows
Under-painting techniques
Concept of Multi-Layering
Monochromatic Painting
Still Life and Landscapes
Glazing techniques
Painting with a palette knife

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Still Life in Acrylic

8 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: $270+GST (art supplies included)
Friday, 5.00-7.00pm
Sep 22 - Nov 10, 2017

Still-life in realism from scratch to masterpiece
Secrets of how to paint different materials: glass, metal, ceramics, porcelain
Fruits and flowers practice
Glazing techniques
Drapery in still-lives
Still life in palette knife

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Still Life in Acrylic II: Still Lives in Different Styles

10 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: $360+GST (art supplies included)
Friday 6.00-8.00 pm
Sep 22 - Nov 24, 2017

Still life in Impressionism
Still life in Decorative Style
Still life in Cubism
Still life in Mixed Media
Still life in Realism

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Watercolours in Depth

6 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: $285+GST (art supplies included)
Monday 6.00-8.00 pm
Jan 22 – Mar 5, 2018

Material use and practice
Mixing colours
Special effects with variety of materials: salt, alcohol, scratches, dry brush, washing, mask etc.
Landscape in watercolours
Wet and washing techniques
Still life in wet technique
Mixed technique

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Landscape in Watercolours

8 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: $325+GST (art supplies included)
Friday 5.30-7.30 pm
Apr 13 - Jun 1, 2018

Glazing, wet on wet, gradient, washing, dry brush
Mixing colours
Seascape in monochrome
Street lights and night scenery: how to show the light
Fall landscape
Basics of perspective, colour composition, watercolour sketching
Landscape from scratch

Human Body Drawing I

8 sessions, 2 hrs each
$285+GST (art supplies included)
Tuesday 6.30-8.30 pm
Sep 19-Nov 7, 2017

Line quality
Rough Sketching and gestures
Blind contour drawing
General proportions and construction
How to start life drawing
How to find right proportions
Human body through basic shapes and shading
Women’s and men’s bodies – difference in proportions and shading
Positive and negative drawing
Arms, legs, torso - anatomy and specific tips
Hands and their different positions
Poses and movements

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Mixing Colours (Acrylic and Oil)

3 sessions, 2 hrs each
$100+GST (art supplies included)
Tuesday 6.15-8.15 pm
Jan 16-30, 2018

Pigments and colours.
What paints are made of and what makes them cost differently?
Colour use for different techniques
Primary colours: myths and reality
Secondary colours: which colours to use and why
Ways to de-saturate colours
Skin tones and palette for portraying and human body

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Intuitive Drawing and Painting 1

3 sessions, 1 hr each
$80+GST (art supplies included)
Tuesday 5.00-6.00 pm
Jan 16 - 30, 2018

What is intuitive painting?
Intuitive painting is the practice of pulling out YOUR creativity.
Intuitive painting is sort of meditating with a brush and other artistic tools.
Intuitive painting brings you inside colors, paint, textures, lines, and process while locating the inner core of your creative self.
Intuitive painting is a self exploration practice and it’s also sometimes called art therapy with no analysis.
Our practices for this short level 1 course include monotyping, composition with bold colours and shapes, from scribbles to professional abstract arts, collage, mixed media.

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Intuitive Collage: Tapping into Your Soul Messages

1 session, 2.5 hours
$50+GST (all supplies included)
Sunday, Mar 4, 2018
9.00-11.30 AM

What is Intuitive Collage? It’s a creative process leading you to your soul messages: uncovering your true desires, discovering parts of you waiting to surface and exploring stories about yourself wanting to be put out in the world.
Included are all materials for collaging. Feel free to bring additional magazines or other visual materials for yourself or for sharing. All attending will leave with multiple collages and the start of an intuitive collage journal.
No artistic experience required, just a willingness to play and explore your self-expression. It’s meant to be a creative journey that is surprisingly easy, fun and intuitively lead.

Linocut 1

4 sessions, 2 hrs each
$160+GST (art supplies included)
Tuesday 6.30-8.30 pm
Sep 19-Oct 10, 2017

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with special carving tools. What is left uncarved will be seen at an imprint as a mirror image. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press printer.

How to make linocut and imprints
Techniques and steps of etching
Material use
Carving of layers
Printing of 2 coloured layers

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Macrame 1

5 sessions, 2 hrs each
$120+GST (art supplies included)
Thursday 6.30-8.30 pm
Sep 21-Oct 19, 2017

Macramé or macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Common materials used in macramé include cotton twine, hemp, leather or yarn. Macrame is a new trend now, so be in a mainstream! Also, macrame helps reduce stress and tension thru engaging different parts of brain responsible for creativity and fine motor skills.

Macrame as a form of art (where to use)
Basic macramé knots
Macrame tools and materials
Creating a decorative gift glass-bottle with macrame knotting
Creating a beatiful hat, or band, or belt, or hand bracelet - by student's choice

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