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Monday, 5 February '24   8 weeks
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
7 spaces available


Course Code: APP124
Tutor: Matthew Browne
When: Mon 1.00 - 4.00pm
Dates: 5 Feb - 8 Apr 2024
Duration: 8 weeks
Maximum Enrolment: 14

Cost: $430

Artistic growth and development can be greatly encouraged by periods of sustained focus.

This course offers ongoing support and encouragement to those students who have either completed several Drawing and Painting - L2 courses (or similar). It is also suitable for relatively experienced and committed painters who seek regular constructive guidance and feedback on their work. Participants should be at the stage where they are already initiating their own projects and are competent at handling the materials and surfaces for these projects.

​This course provides you with the opportunity to extend and enhance your painting, to go beyond any preconceived boundaries and to provide a catalyst to develop an extended body of work. The aim is to assist you to establish a clear and personal working strategy. This means not only identifying your materials, aims and methodology but also developing an awareness of time management, enabling you to achieve as much as you can from your course.

Note: You will need to come prepared for this class, with your own thoughts and ideas about what you would like to achieve and the materials you need to begin work on day one.

“Productive times encourage you to build an extended body of work, one where all the pieces (even the flawed sketches that will never see the gallery wall) have a chance to play. In healthy times you rarely pause to distinguish between internal drives, sense of craft, the pressure of a deadline or the charm of a new idea: they all serve as sources of energy in the pieces you make.”​

Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland

Published by Capra Press, 1993​

NB: Please remember to bring materials from the course "materials list" online.


Materials list
A Painting Project - L3 Matthew Browne
For this class you should have already have a good idea of your preferred media and you need to come prepared to begin on the first day.
In the event that you need a reminder, here is a short general list that may be added to as time goes on as you become clearer of your working methodology.
A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here.
Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school.
The stores I recommend are:
• Studio Art Supplies - Crummer Road, Grey Lynn.
• The French Art Shop – Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris - Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central.
• Takapuna Art Supplies - Takapuna

• Pencils – B, 2B, 4B, 6B
• Willow Charcoal – Medium
• Compressed Charcoal – Medium
• Kneadable eraser (for charcoal), soft eraser (for pencils)
• Black Indian ink and a dip pen with a sketching nib (or bamboo pens)
• Paint: acrylics in a selection of colours: e.g. warm red (cadmium scarlet), warm yellow (cadmium yellow), warm blue (ultramarine), cool red (crimson), cool yellow
(lemon yellow), cool blue (pthalo, cobalt or cerulean), yellow ochre (oxide), raw umber, black, and white.
• Appropriate painting mediums: gel, gloss or matt mediums for acrylics. Odourless turpentine, linseed oil or liquin for oil paints.
• Brushes: flat small, medium, large sizes up to 4cm wide in either hog bristle or soft synthetic filament.

• Large house painting brush for priming.
• Palette knife or spatula.
• White water based ‘Gesso’ primer.
• White plastic palette and / or old plates for easy mixing.
• An assortment of tins or jars with lids (2 - 4).
• Bulldog clips.
• Craft knife and scissors, 60cm rule, pva, masking tape.
• Soft (000) steel wool and grit 220 sandpaper (with a sandpaper block if you have one).
• Rags or kitchen towels for cleanup
• Old shirt or apron
At Browne School of Art we also have a selection of basic materials available for purchase:
Paper in A1 / A2 Sheets Newsprint
Sugar Grey
Wet strength
Bulldog Clips Pencils Charcoal Erasers White Chalk Black ink
This list is a general guide only.
The majority (though not necessarily all) of these materials may be used as students progress.
Canvases, panels and boards can be prepared fairly easily and these need to be to your own preferred formats and sizes.
If you are using oil paints please come prepared for this with odourless turpentine and plenty of rags for cleaning up.



Standard Booking

Available until Mon 5 Feb 1pm
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

Available until Mon 5 Feb 1pm
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn