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


Course Code: LORU224
Tutor: Matt Carter
When: Thursdays 1.30 - 4.30 pm
Dates: 2 May - 27 Jun 2024
Duration: 9 weeks
Maximum Enrolment: 10

Cost: $485

Through this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of oil painting urban and rural landscapes whilst creating artwork of their own.

Using recommended materials and techniques, learn how to interpret the landscape. Teaching will be through demonstrations and one-to-one time with each student.

Learn to create underpaintings to make paints glow. Explore various ways of composing a landscape, how to select particular parts of a study, how to crop as well as expand a composition and how to select, or highlight the most interesting parts.

NB: Please remember to check the materials list for what to bring.


Materials list
Landscape 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 – Helensville or online
• Warehouse Stationery – has Winton oil paint

• Camera (or phone camera)
• Palette: wood or plastic (flat to enable mixing)
• Palette knife (with Elbow rather than flat)
• Preferred brushes, preferably synthetic, flat or filbert, various sizes including one 2cm wide
• 4-5 boards, canvases, canvas boards, MDF, hardboard or heavy card: primed/sized – ready
to go. Various sizes 200 – 400mms, any aspect. And a larger one about A2 size
• White gesso
• An old shirt or apron
• Acrylic Paint: any dark earth colour, e.g. Brown iron oxide, Burnt sienna, Burnt Umber

Oil paints: Essential
• 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

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 Thu 2 May 1:30pm
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 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