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Painting from scratch

State ID: SC-PVA-V0263

Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting. You will learn the correct procedure for colour mixing and paint application. Each participant will be taken through a series of exercises to help them acquire the skills for painting. The course will conclude with the production of a still life painting.

Gain these skills

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Colour, colour mixing and matching
  • The expressive potential of colour
  • Black and white still life - familiarising yourself with basic paint application and manipulation
  • Paint a masterpiece - exercise in colour and composition
  • Still life painting

Dress requirements

  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

You will need to bring

  • Apron or oversized shirt
  • Own brushes (optional)

How to apply

How to apply

Choose the delivery option below, and in the "Register now" box click the start date link. This will take you to the booking site where you provide your details, register and pay.

Course bookings are limited to 1 per participant. If booking for multiple participants, separate bookings will be required and you will need to provide details for each individual.

Please note while the link may be visible, enrolments may not have opened yet, classes have been filled or this course may not currently be available. Please check back later.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online learning, virtual classrooms (live web conferencing with your lecturer and class) and classroom delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

Semester 1, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 6 week/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus

Course enquiry

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Page last updated April 16, 2020