Art Classes

Adelaide Summer School Courses, January 2019

In the last 2 weeks of January 2019 we are staging six 2-day art courses for all ages (13+) and all levels of experience. Does the idea of creating a painting seem absolutely daunting? Even if you've never held a paintbrush in your hands before and can't imagine you could paint, believe me, it's not true. Our professional Adelaide art teachers give advice and tips that make drawing and painting easy. Because classes are small, our art teachers can focus on precisely what you need to develop your artistic skill set.

These sessions are a relaxing haven away from busy life, immerse yourself in the creative buzz of the Art Logic Gallery in Largs North.Our gallery is 4 minutes walk from the Largs North train station and is wheelchair accessible.

Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity and discovery awaits you.

Through Frida Kahlo’s Eyes                    Mon 14, Tue 15 January 2019,10-4 PM
Seascapes / Landscapes                        Thurs 17, Fri 18 January 2019,10-4 PM
Painting Pets (& all kinds of animals)   Sat 19, Sun 20 January 201,10-4 PM
Through Picasso’s Eyes                           Mon 21, Tues 22 January 2019,10-4 PM
Linocut workshop                                    Thurs 24, Fri 25 January 2019,10-4 PM
Painting from Photography                     Sat 26, Sun 27 January 2019,10-4 PM

For more details on our Adelaide summer holiday painting and drawing workshops check out our brand new Adelaide Art Classes website.

Summer Art School

Special Adelaide Summer 'Cocktail and Art' Evenings

Matisse + Mojitos
$60.00, 7-9.30pm, 11 January
Learn to paint like Matisse with a delicious summer cocktail by your side.

Van Gogh + Vermouth
$60.00, 7-9.30pm, 18 January
Enjoy a local gin & tonic while learning post- impressionist techniques.

Picasso + Pims
$60.00, 7-9.30pm, 25 January
A colourful artist and colourful drink make for a fun night!

For more information on our 'Cocktail and Art' evenings click this link to our Adelaide Art Classes website.

Cocktail and Art Evenings

7-week Draw, Paint and Sip Art Classes

'Draw, Paint and Sip' Beginners Art Series
Starts Monday 4 Feb 2019 @7pm-9.30pm. $350. Runs for 7 weeks.

'Draw, Paint and Sip' Intermediate/Advanced Art Class Series
Starts Tuesday 5 Feb 2019 @6pm-8.30pm. $350. Runs for 7 weeks.

skill level

Click here to see some photos from our art classes.

 

Our Adelaide Summer School Art Courses in Detail

Looking for something unusual to do during Adelaide's summer holidays?

Adelaide Summer 'Cocktail and Art' Evenings

Our evening Adelaide Art and Cocktail workshops are definitely different; they are by no means your standard Adelaide art course. They're about having fun and getting a little creative in the process. Even if you've never held a paintbrush in your hands before and are convinced that you have two left hands when it comes to anything artistic, believe me, it's not true. Our art teachers are all practising Adelaide artists who exhibit in top Adelaide art galleries. They give excellent advice that makes painting a cinch. Because we keep our class sizes small, the teacher for this art course has time to focus on what you specifically need when painting your masterpiece à la Matisse, Picasso or Van Gogh.

Henri Matisse, a French artist from the 20th century, at first painted quite traditional landscapes and still-lifes. It was an Australian artist ( John Peter Russell) who inspired him to create works with a more 'Impressionist' flair. Later Matisse joined 'Les Fauves', French for wild beasts. He created stunning works with contrasting, bright colours. That's what we will sketch, draw and paint during this art and cocktail evening at Art Logic's gallery in Largs North, Adelaide.

Be inspired by this painting style with a Mojito in hand in a relaxed environment. Mocktails will also be available. Join us for some fun and let loose ;-)

Teacher for our Adelaide 'Art and Cocktail' classes will be Joe Felber. To find out more about him follow this link.
 

Through Frida Kahlo’s Eyes

 

Frida Kahlo expressed her inner world: “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality”.
Kahlo’s life was filled with immense physical pain; she underwent about 30 operations during her lifetime. She chose to use her suffering as a springboard to live her life to its fullest. She believed: “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”

In this 2 day course, you will gain insight into Modernity and draw inspiration from Kahlo’s way of seeing and being. We will work with photos, drawings, paintings and mixed media, to create portraits that reveal ever-changing parts and perceptions of the self.

How?
We will give you tips and tricks to help you create portraits. It will be a playful and intuitive creation process and the teacher will give you support in sketching and painting techniques.

When?
Mo 14 and Tue 15 January 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

How much?
These 2-day courses cost $280. To reserve a spot contact us info@artlogic.com.au or 0432 924 305. Our class sizes are small; so you will receive the individual support that you need.

What’s included?
The workshop fee covers all materials: Paints, paper, canvas, paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes, water jars, rags and easels. Bring clothes that can cope with paint and some snacks to sustain you.

Where?
ART LOGIC gallery, 27 Warwick Street, Largs North

For who?
For young (13+) and old, regardless of experience level. Our differences enrich the conversation.

What to expect?
Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity, discovery.

Seascapes / Landscapes

 

Seaside and landscape painting allow us to delve into nature’s beauty. In this 2-day course, we will soak in the natural beauty of sky, water, sand, land formations and trees.

Students will receive support in exploring composition, colour mixing and the process of building an artwork. You will learn to create seascapes and landscapes that are full of luminosity and life. You will gain a greater understanding of the relationships between line, colour, tone and edge, thereby infusing your paintings with vibrancy and dimensionality.

How?
We will use watercolours, gouache and acrylics to discover the endless possibilities that lay hidden within the medium of water-based paints. Palette knife techniques will be one point of focus. We will explore how applying multiple layers can create differing, stunning landscape and seascape paintings.

When?
Thurs 17, Fri 18 January 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

How much?
These 2-day courses cost $280. To reserve a spot contact us info@artlogic.com.au or 0432 924 305. We request a down payment of $100. Our class sizes are small; so you will receive the individual support that you need.

Where?
ART LOGIC gallery, 27 Warwick Street, Largs North and outside in nature.

For who?
For young (13+) and old, regardless of experience level. Our differences enrich the conversation.

What’s included?
The workshop fee covers all materials: Paints, paper, canvas, paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes, water jars, rags and easels. Bring clothes that can cope with paint and some snacks to sustain you.

What to expect?
Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity, discovery.
 

Painting Pets (and all kinds of animals)

Learn how to capture your cat, your dog and any animal of your fancy through sketching and painting. Photographs will be a point of departure, so bring your favourite ones. We will also explore abstraction and ornamentation.

When?
Sat 19, Sun 20 January 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

How much?
These 2-day courses cost $280. To reserve a spot contact us info@artlogic.com.au or 0432 924 305. We request a down payment of $100. Our class sizes are small; so you will receive the individual support that you need.

Where?
ART LOGIC gallery, 27 Warwick Street, Largs North and outside in nature.

For who?
For young (13+) and old, regardless of experience level. Our differences enrich the conversation.

What’s included?
The workshop fee covers all materials: Paints, paper, canvas, paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes, water jars, rags and easels. Bring clothes that can cope with paint and some snacks to sustain you.

What to expect?
Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity, discovery.

Through Picasso’s Eyes

 

Yes, you too can paint like one of the 20th century’s most famous artists. This class will explore Cubism including interesting facial features its perspective inspires. You will gain insight into Picasso’s life and an understanding of Cubist principles.

How?
We will use our phones to take selfies, which we will then put onto paper in a Picassoesque manner. The teacher will give you guidelines on drawing and painting eyes, noses and mouths. We will draw, paint, sculpt, cut and make collages. You will learn a variety of fun techniques that will rev up your creativity.

When?
Mo 21, Tues 22 January 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

How much?
These 2-day courses cost $280. To reserve a spot contact us info@artlogic.com.au or 0432 924 305. We request a down payment of $100. Our class sizes are small; so you will receive the individual support that you need.

Where?
ART LOGIC gallery, 27 Warwick Street, Largs North and outside in nature.

For who?
For young (13+) and old, regardless of experience level. Our differences enrich the conversation.

What’s included?
The workshop fee covers all materials: Paints, paper, canvas, paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes, water jars, rags and easels. Bring clothes that can cope with paint and some snacks to sustain you.

What to expect?
Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity, discovery.

Linocut workshop


Linocut dates back to ancient China and Renaissance Europe and is a well-recognised professional print medium. Why? Because Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse loved using it. Linocut is a variation of woodcut. It is one of the easiest printmaking techniques.

How?
The starting point is a mirror image design that you cut into a sheet of linoleum with a sharp knife or chisel.
The process includes block preparation, designing the image, transferring the image, carving techniques and handling paper and printing and colouring.

When?
Thurs 24, Fri 25 January 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

How much?
These 2-day courses cost $280. To reserve a spot contact us info@artlogic.com.au or 0432 924 305. We request a down payment of $100. Our class sizes are small; so you will receive the individual support that you need.

Where?
ART LOGIC gallery, 27 Warwick Street, Largs North and outside in nature.

For who?
For young (13+) and old, regardless of experience level. Our differences enrich the conversation.

What’s included?
The workshop fee covers all materials. Bring clothes that can cope with paint and some snacks to sustain you.

What to expect?
Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity, discovery.

Painting from Photography

German visual artist, Gerhard Richter, has said when painting from a photograph ‘conscious thinking is eliminated… my work is far closer to the Informal than to any kind of Realism. The photograph has an abstraction of its own, which is not easy to see through.’
During this course, students will gain skills to interpret photography. Through drawing, you develop a deeper understanding of the medium and discover the photograph’s many nuances. Students experiment with various mediums. Bring your favourite photos: they can be portraits, architecture or landscapes. Our teacher will guide you in expressing your innate creativity.

How?
This course explores using a photo as a starting point for a drawing. This allows us to see how photography has formed and altered the way we perceive our surroundings.

When?
Sat 26, Sun27 January 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM

How much?
These 2-day courses cost $280. To reserve a spot contact us info@artlogic.com.au or 0432 924 305. We request a down payment of $100. Our class sizes are small; so you will receive the individual support that you need.

Where?
ART LOGIC gallery, 27 Warwick Street, Largs North and outside in nature.

For who?
For young (13+) and old, regardless of experience level. Our differences enrich the conversation.

What’s included?
The workshop fee covers all materials: Paints, paper, canvas, paintbrushes, palette knives, palettes, water jars, rags and easels. Bring clothes that can cope with paint and some snacks to sustain you.

What to expect?
Fun, chilling with like-minded people, revelling in creativity, discovery.

'Draw, Paint and Sip' Art Classes in 2019

In our 'Draw, Paint and Sip' art classes you learn about art and form and colour and flow … and leave the stresses of daily life far behind you. Capturing the true essence of an image by applying paint to a canvas often requires a stroke of divine inspiration – like a glass of sparkling , or a shiraz. Just the essentials any artist needs to bring a new work into the world, nothing too excessive. And of course the right kind of music playing in the background…

Adelaide Art Classes, Draw, Paint and Sip art workshops
Our art classes are run by successful Adelaide-based artists who have been trained as teachers and know how to mix art with fun. They are held on evenings during weekdays  are for adults. They take place in our art gallery at Largs North. They combine the whimsy of happy hour with the discipline of an art class.

The cost per evening is $50, 7 week courses cost $350. We provide all the materials: pencil, charcoal, pastels, paints, paper, canvases, brushes, palettes & easels. If you miss an evening you can make up for it at another time.

Our evening classes allow you to express your creativity, experiment with different mediums, and develop your drawing technique in a fun and creative environment.


You’ll be working in pencil, charcoal, pastels and acrylic paints to capture a range of still-life objects (some easy, some more challenging!), life drawing as well as self-portraits and abstracts all building confidence in your work.
These classes are perfect for beginners as well as for those who have some drawing experience and are looking to hone their skills. You’ll receive plenty of guidance and support. If you have particular wishes our teacher is able to focus on that.


During the classes we:
• Get things started with warm-up exercises – we’ll start with some quick sketches
• Work with still-life set pieces – you can bring your own objects if you wish
• Develop different techniques with different materials
• Learn about basic perspective and proportions
• Explore the different qualities of pencil, charcoal, pastels and paints


Charcoal, paint and pastels can be messy, so bring a protective apron (there will be a few available for those who have come straight from work), or wear washable clothes!


These sessions are a relaxing haven away from busy life, lose yourself in the creative buzz of the Art Logic Gallery.


'Draw, Paint and Sip' Beginners Art Series


Starts Monday 4 Feb 2019  @7pm-9.30pm. $350. Runs for 7 weeks.

Our beginner’s classes are for anyone with a passion for art who has never taken art classes or for someone who has learned art a fair while ago and wants to pick it up again.

In our beginner’s classes we teach students the basic techniques of drawing and painting. You will learn about lines, shading, mixing colours, composition and dimensions. The structure of our classes enable you to achieve a good understanding of forms by first learning to draw various geometric shapes and single objects. Then we proceed to teaching you painting, colour mixing techniques, colour values and how brush strokes can be applied to various textures. Students are introduced to different drawing/painting materials such as charcoal, graphite, pastels, oil paints, watercolour and acrylic.

There’s no pressure. Students just come in, learn some theory, have fun and draw and paint. However, goal-oriented individuals will want to know what these beginner’s classes will allow them to achieve. Just ask us ;-)

'Draw, Paint and Sip' Intermediate/Advanced Art Class Series

Starts Tuesday 5 Feb 2019 @6pm-8.30pm. $350. Runs for 7 weeks.


In these classes we support our students in further developing their skills and techniques. Apart from mastering materials such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, oil paints, watercolour, acrylic, students discover and experiment with mixed media. Every class has a different focus, such as group still life, sculpture, landscape, animals, faces and the human body.

These classes are conceived for those with a basic understanding of drawing/painting who wish to further develop their skills. They are also for students who are preparing an art portfolio for degree applications.

In these classes students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of art, and begin to develop and explore their own unique style of self-expression.


 

Photos from our Art Classes

We started the first evening of this series with some Still Life Drawing using charcoal. Students chose an object in our gallery that appealed to them and then got right into it.

Some students in the art class chose nature - they sketched plants we have in our gallery.

Scott chose a sculpture created by one of our artists (Our daily Bread), and below is  Doreen just starting to draw  a vintage handbag with its flowing silk scarf.

In another class our art students  moved on to colour, playing with shapes and forms. Painting with like-minded people is fun.

Isn't the blue in Katie's below painting the most amazing colour. The oranges and yellows above bring it to life even more.

Adrienne chose to explore applying paint with a palette knife contrasting this with other sections of her capainting whre she applied the paint with brushes.

Sam continued with her plant theme but this time placing them in water; thereby creating a beautiful waterscape.


Scott explored greens and blues.

Drew painted this beautiful tree surrounded by birds in flight. Cynthia told us it reminded her of the feeling you get when reading the story of 'Le Petit Prince'.

 

Our art teacher Cynthia is always on the move!

It's hard to catch Cynthia standing still!

She has spent her entire professional life immersed in the arts. She began as a performer and live installation artist, in Vienna, Austria. She has performed all throughout Europe and in fact is still called back both to partake in exhibitionsand perform in live installations twice a year.

'This Distant Land', oil on canvas, 3x 400x1220 by Cynthia Schwertsik

Painting has long been Cynthia's obsession, first discovered when she was a set designer. This awakening led to a deeper understanding of visual arts.

Cynthia gives hints to make this painting even more amazing

In 2012 Cynthia immigrated to South Australia (her partner, also an artistd performer, is an Aussie) and decided to add an Australian degree to her cap of feathers, obtaining a BVA degree at Adelaide Central School of Art. Since then she has become an expert in teaching a vast range of drawing and painting techniques.

Cynthia getting paint for a student in this life drawing class

Cynthia loves to help students try new things. She encourages students’ excitement and enthusiasm, and supports them in exploring their ideas, as well as teaching them the techniques to help realise their artistic dreams. They can count on Cynthia being there to give them just what they need if they ever feel stuck.

Cynthia explains a technique to Emily

 

Art teacher Greg  has a great sense of humour!

Our art teacher Greg talks about himself and his passion: "I've drawn and painted for almost as long as I can remember and always enjoyed it. After a solo exhibition of paintings in 1971 work and life intervened so that I was unable to spend much time painting again until some 15 years ago when I had more time to indulge what has remained a life-long passion. I work within the classical tradition, attempting to grasp the magic that light plays out as it affects different forms and surfaces and to re-present our surroundings in a way that makes us appreciate them differently - particularly in relation to their colour, form and vitality. I work mostly in oils but also in charcoal and pencil with my main areas of interest being still life, portraiture, landscape and life drawing.

Since I retired, I have been working as an artist. Prior to that I lectured in International Politics at Adelaide University specialising in Asian and particularly Chinese politics and economics. I've had solo exhibitions at several galleries in Adelaide as well as Hobart and Perth. I work from my studio at home in Cumberland Park. Painting is an immensely satisfying experience. It also as requires intense concentration and always remains a challenge which we never master. It also generates a mental calmness which is elusive in a busy life."

A few of Greg's creations:

Here are some photos from our art classes:

The 'Draw Part' of 'Sip, Draw and Paint'

We often start our art classes with a drawing session. Students use pencil, charcoal and pastels to draw any object or painting they see in our gallery. I notice how differently I see what surrounds me daily when I take on this exercise.

Here's what everyone created

LG is fascinated by shells. Our gallery is almost a stone's throw form largs North Beach so we have lots of magnificent shells as inspiration.

RR, an engineer form Brazil who has settled in Australia chose a  sculpture by Tim Thompson that we have exhibited in our gallery as a topic for her drawing.

SB did a charcoal drawing of the plant we made the centrepiece of our display - you can see it in the left side of the photo.

VK worked with a pencil and DR with pastels.

JW was inspired by the canna lilies from our gallery garden

and also by a sculpture called 'Male Beauty' by Tim Thomson

GB chose the funky flamingo we have in our gallery to be the star of her drawing

KL thought the lady in her painting should hold a fish rather than a leaf

ET giving her flamingo some pink

and here's JLC on the left adding his creation to the final lineup

Every one's different

One fascinating thing about art classes is how different everyone's chosen subjects and resulting paintings are.

We all start with the same ingredients & tools - colour, paint, canvas, paintbrushes, paper, water, rags and sparkling.

 

GB was inspired by Picasso to paint an improvised musician.

 

RA delighted in perfecting applying contrasting colours.


DB depicted freedom  with his magnificent flying pelican (and yes, we ladies all love having a gorgeous man in our midst!)

 

SB was inspired by a painting by Jane Smeets that intrigues her.

 

Here's the original which happened to be hanging in our gallery.


RB is a fast painter. She tackles several pieces in one class. Here she's in the midst of  creating her stunning lighthouse.

The best place to start a painting is with a piece of Emmentaler cheese!


EC is masterfully capturing a special moment in her interaction with her 4yr 0ld son.

 

JM created what GB naughtily called an 'orgasmic mermaid'. She's a messy painter - check out her t-shirt!

And then we lined up all our paintings so that our art teacher Cynthia could bestow endless praise upon us as well as analyse the different techniques used. What a brilliant evening.

 

Taking the time to appraise your artwork


One thing that is almost as important as the painting itself is to sit back and take the time to dwell on what you are creating. Which parts sing? Are there sections that need enhancing. Do connections need to be created between different areas of the painting?

 

Our Art Teacher Analyses Students' Creations

Our teacher Cynthia discusses Laura's creation with her. The piece has integrity, it reveals Laura's love of the colour green, her spirited being and her connection to plants. Together they appraise her use of colour, the artwork's texture and its balance. They explore Laura's lines - do they articulate the forms she wishes to represent, has she placed them so as to evoke a playful and intriguing rhythmn?

 

A Live Model For Inspiration

Archer volunteered to model - everyone capture him from a different angle:

 

Learning Different Art Techniques

One technique Cynthia teaches is creating a small 'viewfinder' which enables you to analyse what you are most attracted to which in turn is then the basis for your artwork.

 

The below photo shows which selection the 'viewfinder technique' inspired  Raechel and Ellie to draw.

 

The step-by-step nature of our teaching makes it easy for you to acquire and polish your drawing and painting skills. At the end of the course, students have a pleasing grasp of form, and are able to use a range of art materials successfully. And most important of all, you leave these classes feeling motivated and enthusiastic.
 

 

 

 

'Draw, Paint and Sip' Life Drawing/Painting art classes

In this class we explore different aspects of drawing the human figure. Students develop their skills in drawing the human form (faces, the entire body, hands, feet, movement etc.) by understanding the human anatomy (e.g. shape of muscles and skeleton) and translating that onto paper. We explore the human figure using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, pastels, ink, oil paint, watercolour and acrylic (or a combination of them).


We provide our students with both male and female professional life drawing models of all ages and ethnicities. Those times vary; at the beginning of the lesson they are shorter, and last pose is the longest. Depending on the theme of the day, the model is either be nude or clothed.


Anyone wanting to practice and excel in their life-drawing and portrait painting abilities is welcome to come to these classes.

We explore the beauty of the human figure and thereby develop refined observation skills. Students perfect the simple techniques of life drawing and learn how to release, express and mould their inner artist. Quite quickly you will become proficient in drawing/painting the human form using various mediums. In particular, you will understand how to paint/draw the human form accurately, and how to best use light and tone in expressing a character. Our tutors teach you to build up a picture of your subject’s life by incorporating settings and backgrounds. By the end of this course you will have quite a few magnificent drawings and paintings to add to your own personal art collection.

 

In a nutshell


Because our classes are well thought out and structured they enable you to develop skills with ease. What we offer is social, creative and you get to drink wine.


Despite all the imbibing, rest assured; any chaos is controlled, both on and off canvas. Nobody gets too sloppy, it wouldn’t be good for the painting. No paint fights, so far. Or food fights, for that matter. And no annoying the instructors, either.

What our classes are NOT like:

 

Art Materials

Our beginner classes include materials. We recommend that more advanced students bring their own materials.
We suggest different shops where you can buy the materials you require.