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Wednesday, 1 May '24   9 weeks
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
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Course Code: ESU224
Tutor: Kathryn Stevens
When: Wed 6.00 - 9.00pm
Dates: 1 May - 26 Jun 2024
Duration: 9 weeks
Maximum Enrolment: 14

Cost: $485

“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings”. Meister Eckhart

In this relaxed and informative introductory course, students will be encouraged in the fundamental steps necessary to develop an essential set of drawing and painting skills, with an emphasis on exploration, processes, as well as materials.

We will look at the visual building blocks of line, tone, composition, space, perspective, and colour. There will be progressive developments in these skills and an introduction to the idea of learning to really see by way of practical, observational exercises, so you gain confidence in your artmaking.

Note: There's no need to bring all the materials on the list on the first evening. Please bring pencils B, 2B, 4B, 6B. We will be going through the materials list in more depth during the first class. ​

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


Materials list
Start Up - Beginning to Draw and Paint – Kathryn Stevens
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 (Beside Briscoes)
• 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
• Charcoal pencil - Medium
• Kneadable eraser (for charcoal), soft eraser (for pencils)
• Workable Fixative aerosol spray (to prevent smudging of charcoal drawings)
• 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.
• Brushes: Hog hair - flat small (5mm), medium (10mm), large (20-30mm)
• Soft synthetic round brush (with a nice point). Size 12

• Palette knife or spatula.
• 2 x Bulldog clips
• Low tack masking tape.
• 1 x A4 & 1 x A3 (or thereabouts) canvas or canvas board
• 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, 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.



Standard Booking

Available until Wed 1 May 6pm
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 Wed 1 May 6pm
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