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Saturday, 25 May '24   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
12 spaces available


Course Code: SCNV224
Tutor: Matthew Carter
When: Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dates: 25 & 26 May 2024
Maximum Enrolment: 14

Cost: $225

This is an Alla Prima (wet-on-wet) painting class. The course begins by looking at the elements of composition: space, line, tone, proportion and form. We will cover the preparation of a board or canvas, the use of a coloured ground and the drawing up of a composition. There will be a focus on mixing oil paint from a limited palette of ultramarine blue, burnt umber, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow (hue) and white. (optional extras: Prussian blue, raw umber, cadmium red, cobalt blue).
Whilst concentrating on realism and accurate tonal and colour matching, learn how to mix a range of tones and start a painting in a simple methodical process to complete one or two paintings over the two days.


Materials list

New Visions: The Still Life in Oils with Matt Carter

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.
Recommended stores 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
• Warehouse Stationery – has Winton oil paint

• White gesso
• Charcoal, (willow sticks)
• Flat palette (essential for oil paint) either wood or plastic
• Palette knife or “painting knife” (with elbow rather than flat)
• Preferred brushes, preferably synthetic, flat or filbert, various sizes including a 2cm wide
• 1-2 canvas or MDF boards in A5, A4 or A3
• An old shirt or apron
• Acrylic paint for underpainting: a tube of a dark earth colour i.e. Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber
• Linseed oil (a small amount)

Oil paints: Essential
Note: cheaper products may not provide the strongest colour. For all colours buy the smallest quantity and pre-packaged sets of colours are not advisable.
• White (Titanium, Zinc or any other)
• Burnt Umber
• Alizarin Crimson
• Ultramarine Blue

• Cadmium Yellow (or hue)
Oil paints: Optional
• Cobalt Blue (hue)
• Cadmium Red (hue)
• Prussian Blue or Pthalo Blue
• Raw Umber

Browne School of Art has a selection of basic materials available for purchase: paper in A1 - A2 sheets, newsprint,
cartridge, sugar grey, wet strength, MDF boards, 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.



Standard Booking

Available until Sat 25 May 10am
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 Sat 25 May 12am
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