TUTOR: PARIS KIRBY
This course for beginners in painting covers a range of introductory painting exercises. It includes knowledge of painting materials, painting and brush techniques, processes, colour theory, fundamentals of design specific to painting and composition. This allows the students to become independent and experiment with material and style. Students will also complete the course creating a painting that will utilize the learned skills.
Paris runs a very dynamic and friendly class for beginners. It’s an opportunity to explore, experiment and ask all kind of questions. With new exercises each week, the course has a practical learning approach as well as covering colour theory, painting techniques (Grisaille, mark making…) and using resources from art history and artist role models.
THE 6 WEEKS COURSE WILL RUN FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING 7 MARCH TO 11 APRIL
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM.
About Paris Kirby:
Paris Kirby’s practice predominately examines New Zealand native bush, with a focus on its immersive, dramatic and spiritual qualities. Her research draws inspiration from time spent amongst the bush across the country, recreating her experience and devotion to the subject through large-scale, highly-detailed paintings.
Kirby has a background in fashion and marketing which are stylistic influences in her work. This can be seen in the flatness and repetitive pattern seen in the textile design and the posterisation of the subject seen most commonly in NZ tourism advertising.
Paris Kirby is based in Auckland and exhibits with Sanderson Gallery. She holds a BFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, graduating in 2013. She was recently awarded an AMP National Scholarship 2016 and in 2008 was the winner of the Newmarket Young Designer Award.
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN
- Please read the short courses frequently asked questions and the courses terms and conditions
- A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.
- This course will run in Term: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4. Please check the 2017 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.