Otago Polytechnic

Introduction to Painting night class

Location

Dunedin School of Art (P block, Riego Street)

Duration
One class per week for eight weeks: Tuesdays, 6.00-8.00pm
Delivery

On campus

Start
Term 1 - 15 February 2021
Term 2 - 3 May 2021
Term 3 - 12 July 2021
Term 4 - 13 September 2021
Apply
You can apply anytime by clicking the light blue APPLY button (directly above the fee shown to the right of your screen). This will take you to our Eventbrite page where you can apply and pay online.

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.

2021 term dates 

Term one

15 February - 16 April

Term two

3 May – 25 June

Term three

12 July - 3 September

Term four

13 September - 5 November

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

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. Please click here for a map.

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.