Graphite Drawing Class

Come to one, or join all ten classes in this term series exploring Graphite as a medium.

Are you looking to advance your understanding of these fantastic instruments?

Our Graphite Drawing series takes you on the wonderful journey of skills development, helping you with both knowledge and understanding of drawing; and, exploring how we see and translate light and tone.

Claire-Erica has developed a unique series of workshops to take you through the different aspects of drawing; starting with the basics and moving at a comfortable pace to achieve the drawings you desire. You will gain a clear understanding, workshop practice, and take away activities, to support the skills needed for better Graphite drawing.
Drawing is an absorbing process but once you’ve been ‘bitten by the bug’ you’ll discover how hard it is to put down.

This programme will cover a broad range of topics ranging from the drawing form to advanced techniques and technical choices of pencil and paper.

Bella Florientina Classes never exceed eight attendees and are limited to groups of six for the full course subscription; this ensures personal and friendly atmosphere is maintained at all times.

Tools to bring with you: Bring your existing pencils, eraser, a pad of smooth drawing paper, and a positive mind. Alternatively, we have a wide selection aligned to the class content that you can purchase on the day.
 

 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

When: Monday 2pm-4pm

Dates: 14th October - 2rd December 2019

Duration: 8Weeks

Maximum Attendees: 6

Cost: $300/series or $45/class

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PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TO RECEIVE THE STUDENT TERM DISCOUNT FEES MUST BE PAID AT THE START OF TERM


Paint one of our available projects or one of your own.

Paint one of our available projects or one of your own.

Painting Class 

Come to one, or join all ten classes in this series developing Painting skills.

All the students in this wonderful class choose your own projects to encourage your creativity. Ones that inspire you and allow you to develop your own self-expression. You will be shown the skills from planning your painting to using all the tools at your disposal.  As the course progresses so will your understanding of paint types and their uses together with the use of different surfaces to paint on.

As a self-taught Artist with a broad range of successful commissions, across commercial and residential paintings; Claire-Erica will teach you the skills in a steady and progressive manner, paced to match your desire to learn.

Tools to bring with you: Bring your own paint, canvas, brushes and reference photos. Alternatively, we have a wide selection aligned to the class content that you can purchase on the day.
 

 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

When: Tuesday 2pm - 4pm

Dates: 15th October -3rd December 2019

Duration: 8 Weeks

Maximum Attendees: 6

Cost: $300/series or $45/class

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PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TO RECEIVE THE STUDENT TERM DISCOUNT FEES MUST BE PAID AT THE START OF TERM


Thank you to Megan (Student) for the use of her completed work

Thank you to Megan (Student) for the use of her completed work

Layering Course

An advanced painting course covering in-depth aspects of layering techniques for high detail work. You will learn to see and paint in detail.

Layering is a lovely way of creating realistic paintings, a technique you will use in painting for the years to come. This course by Claire-Erica is very popular and has always received positive feedback. Student work has consistently been very encouraging, with attendees achieving successful results; creating amazing pieces upon completion of the course.

This series works with you to explore the journey to greater expression with more advances skills and techniques. To help those who wish to refine and hone their learning home-work is provided, time is allowed to prove the skill during the course.

Claire-Erica loves teaching and has supported groups of students through and after courses for many years.  Teaching painting is a gift. Painting is a skill that enables creativity and self-expression to transcend the medium and build confidence in everyday life.

The items below are the materials we will be using:  

  • Interactive Artists Acrylic Atelier:

    • Quinacridone Magenta

    • Pthalo Blue

    • Transparent Yellow

    • White

    • Carbon Black

  • Smooth Wood Board 600x600mm

  • Crescent Hot Pressed Watercolour board 500gsm or 1mm

  • 2”Flat soft brush

  • #3 DaVinci Round Brush

  • Graphite pencil 2H and 2B

  • Coloursoft White C720 pencil

  • Workable Matte Acid Free Fixative

  • Green painters tape


You can supply your own for the course, alternatively you can purchase a course pack. 

 

 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

When: Thursday 11am-1pm

Dates: 17th October - 5th December 2019

Duration: 8 Weeks

Maximum Attendees: 8

Cost: $300/series or $45/class

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PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TO RECEIVE THE STUDENT TERM DISCOUNT FEES MUST BE PAID AT THE START OF TERM.

 

Beginners Weekend 

This beginner's course provides an ideal introductory weekend for anyone wanting to acquire the fundamental skills of drawing and painting through a focussed sequence of simple workshops. 

Claire-Erica will walk you through the visual building blocks of line, tone, composition, space, depth and colour. The easy to digest workshops over the course of the weekend progressively develop skills through practical observational exercises.  This approach enables you to see your own improving confidence; to build, slowly but surely improving and developing your creative expression. This is an enjoyable, informative weekend with lots of practical advice to awaken your visual skills and get you up and running.  

 

Note: This course includes all materials sufficient for the weekend.

 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

When: Saturday 10am - Sunday 4pm

Dates: TBC - please let us know your interest

Maximum Attendees: 6

Cost: $795

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Individual Tuition

An option to have one-on-one tuition to gain faster improvements with that personal touch; Individual tuition is intended for those seeking personal development and support.  The tuition is tailored to your individual needs and desire to learn. Over a short period of time it is possible to quickly develop new skills across mediums. Contact us directly for for booking individual lessons at a number of possible times throughout the week.

 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

Dates: Bookings only

Maximum Attendees: 1

Cost: $55 per hour
Term Fees: Term One 2019 4th February  - 12th April
                 $450 payable at the start of term
                 Term Two 2019 29th April - 5th July
                 $450 payable at the start of term
                 Term Three 2019 22nd July -27th September
                 $450 payable at the start of the term
                 Term Four 2019 14th October - 6th December
                 $345 payable at the start of the term

                       

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College Students Tuition

One on one tuition will enhance your aesthetic understanding, creative ability and visual awareness. Students are taught a multitude of mediums to create, understand, appreciate and respond to the wider world. This individual tuition programme promotes the development of artistic expression and creative thinking.

 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

Dates: By arrangement, contact direct

Maximum Attendees: 1

Cost: $45 per hour

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New Interesting Workshops

New and interesting workshops are held each week for those who are looking to gain inspiration into what they wanting to do. If you are looking to do something fun and learn a lot along the way. The information for these workshops are published on our Facebook interactive page. The drawing and painting workshops can be booked online or contact us via email or phone. 

Tools to bring with you : You need not bring anything as we have all you will need so come along and have some fun creating.
 

Tutor: Claire-Erica

When: Week days to be announced

Dates: TBC - please let us know your interest

Maximum Attendees: 8

Cost: $45 per workshop

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Group Class

 

Thursday morning see a new addition to our selection of classes. We invite students from past, existing and new students to join in this group class to experience the input of like minded artists in this free flowing class. Designed to help you answer questions about your own developing work and guiding your journey as to what you need to develop next, wether it be graphite, watercolour, painting or other medium. If you are unsure as to a class for you, try this as a start point.


Tutor: Claire-Erica

When: Thursday 11am - 1pm 24th July - 24th September 2019

When: Thursday 2pm - 4pm 17th October - 5th December 2019

Duration: 10 Weeks /8 weeks

Maximum Attendees: 8

Cost: $30 per class

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