Art Workshops

Regular Art Workshops and speciality courses with Liana Vargas are offered for beginners to experienced painters from Duthy Street Art Studio, Unley.

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  • Duthy Street Art 6 Duthy Street Unley, SA, 5061 Australia (map)

Ideal for people new to Oil Painting, or for painters who wish to brush up on techniques

NO DRAWING SKILLS NEEDED image will be pre drawn for you!

  • WHEN: Sunday 12, 19, 26 August 2018

  • FEE: $390 - 12 hours in total*

  • Maximum of 6 participants

* Fee does not include cost of canvas or materials, but does include the canvas being pre drawn for you!

You will complete the course with a fully realised 'copy'/'study' of either Sandro Botticelli's Madonna of the Magnificat 1481 or Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna Litta c1490.

During this course you will gain invaluable oil painting techniques and skills such as glazing, colour mixing, tonal values and the importance of preparing your painting with a monochromatic underpainting. 

Participants Testimonial: 

"This course offered by Liana was the highlight of my art studies, a truly wonderful experience. The in-depth notation given and generous instruction was invaluable." Natalie


Included in the fee;

  • Your preferred image (one of the two above) will have already been transferred (traced) onto your canvas ready for you to begin the painting process. This speciality course is not about drawing but about painting.

  • Fully researched, comprehensive instruction (and notes) on how to use oil glazing techniques over Grisaille (monochrome) under-paintings.

  • A good quality black and white photocopy of your preferred image for your monochrome underpainting.

  • High quality colour photocopy to reference for your subsequent glazing layers.

What you will need;

  • Canvas available from Duthy Street - 50 x 30cm

  • Paint - minimum required Seperate list for each painting:- TBA

  • Underpainting Medium (low odour or odourless)

  • Odourless Solvent

  • Soft Synthetic brushes of various sizes

  • Palette

  • Soft Rags, cotton buds, baby wipes

Those interested are requested to pay a $100 deposit with the remaining amount to be paid prior to the course beginning.

(Please note because of limited numbers refunds or transfers can not be offered.)

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