Short Course

Introduction to Painting Night Class

These classes will explore the material language of acrylic paint. Emphasis will be on your discovery of mark-making through painterly experimentation and play. Each lesson has a different theme. Classes are suitable for beginners.

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When

02 May 22 6:00 PM –
24 June 22 8:00 PM

Where

Dunedin School of Art, P Block
19 Riego Street North Dunedin , Otago 9016,
New Zealand

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About the course

An introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting. 

Emphasis will be as much on technique as it will be on painterly experimentation and play. If you are new to acrylic paint or painting, or would like a refresher course, this is for you. 

Classes are suitable for beginners.

2022 intakes

This class is offered on a Tuesday night for eight weeks (6.00pm-8.00pm). The above date is the next available intake but we also offer the following start dates:

Term Dates
Term one 21 February - 15 April
Term two 2 May – 24 June
Term three 11 July - 2 September
Term four 12 September - 4 November

Please note: There will be no classes on Otago Polytechnic holidays or public holidays. No classes during Easter week of 5 – 9 April. 

  • Monday classes: No classes 21 March (Otago Anniversary Day)
  • Monday classes:  No Classes 6 June (Queens Birthday)
  • Monday classes: No classes 24 October (Labour Day)

Course fee

Fee: $210 per term 

There will be no refund once the classes have commenced. Classes are offered on the basis that enrolment is for the full course. Classes are non-refundable in the case of cancellations due to circumstances beyond our control.

What if I want to attend the same course next term?

If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the APPLY tab in the top right corner of this page).

Learners under 16

  • We welcome learners under 16 but they do need parental consent to take this night class. 
  • If you are a learner under 16, please do the following:
    • ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this night class 
    • apply online and tick the box during the application process that says that you are under 16 
    • ask your parent or guardian to send an email to anca@op.ac.nz (Art Night Class Administration) letting us know that they're happy for you to take the night class. 

Directions

Classes are held in the Life Drawing Room at the Dunedin School of Art. 

Go to the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany St). The Life Drawing Room is on the first floor at the far end of the building.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time for set-up.

Tutors

This class will be taught by Holly Mackinven.   

Holly MacKinven is a multi-media artist and teacher, who finds inspiration in the natural environment and in arts and crafts from around the world. Holly first exhibited her work in 1996, and over the years has shown in galleries both in Australia and New Zealand. In 2005 she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) from the Elam School of Fine Arts where she specialised in painting. She has been a finalist a number of times in prestigious art awards such as The Wallace Art Award, The National Contemporary Art Award, and the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award. Her sculptural work 'Garden' is held in the James Wallace Permanent Collection.

Materials

Materials you will need to bring to the first class are:

  • 4 x A3 or A2 sheets of drawing paper (any quality)
  • 1 sheet of A3 or A2 watercolour paper (this can also be purchased per sheet in class – cash only $3.50/A2 sheet)
  • willow charcoal
  • drawing pencil (2B or softer)
  • acrylic paint in the following colours: 

- burnt sienna
- ultramarine blue
- titanium white

  • A selection of brushes you already have, or, if you are purchasing some, one mid-size flat, one larger flat, and one mid-size round are suggested.
  • 4 x bulldog clips

Entry criteria

Students must be over 16 years of age.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please email Artnightclass@op.ac.nz 

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.