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Thursday, 2 May '24   9 weeks
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
4 spaces available


Course Code: DDP224
Tutor: Leigh Martin
When: Thur 9.30am - 12.30pm
Dates: 2, 16, 30 May 13, 27 June
Duration: 5 weeks
Maximum Enrolment: 12

Cost: $295

This course looks at the techniques that many contemporary artists employ to create certain effects by using both oil and acrylic paints within the same painting. Most of us know that acrylic paints dry more rapidly and are odorless compared to oil paints, but via the employment of particular techniques, a combination of the two paint types can afford a wide range of painterly applications and finishes in a time saving and cost-effective manner. Through studio-based experimentation and gallery visits this course looks at the unique properties of oil paint and acrylic paints and how combing their use within a single composition can enhance you paint practice.


Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are
attending the school. The stores we recommend are:

• Studio Art Supplies Crummer Road, Grey Lynn
• The French Art Shop Taylors Road, Morningside (Beside Briscoes)
• Gordon Harris Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies Helensville or online

Materials required:

• Pencils: B, 2B, 4B,
• pencil eraser and kneadable eraser

Paints (acrylics or oils): mixing colours:

warm red (cadmium hue) cool red (alizarin crimson)
warm yellow (cadmium yellow hue) cool yellow (lemon yellow)
warm blue (ultramarine hue) cool blue (phthalo, cobalt or cerulean)

yellow ochre (oxide), raw umber, black and white

• Wet-strength A2 (can be purchased from BSA)
• Gesso 500ml pot
• A variety of paint brushes: flats and pointed (sizes 2, 6, 8) natural and synthetic fibre.
• Low-tack masking tape: blue or lilac preferable
• Paper and pen for notes
• Palette knife/painting knife
• Rags and kitchen towels for cleaning
• Appropriate clothing: apron or old shirt
• Paper and small canvas panels/boards (we will talk about these at first session, so don’t purchase until discussed)

At Browne School of Art we also have a selection of basic materials available for purchase: paper in A1 / A2 sheets: newsprint, cartridge, 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 Fri 17 May 9:30am
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 Thu 2 May 9:30am
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