Otago Polytechnic

Introduction to Painting night class


Dunedin School of Art (P block, Riego Street)

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

On campus

Term Intakes: 17 February, 4 May, 13 July and 14 September 2020
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.

2020 term dates 
Term one 17 February - 10 April
Term two 4 May - 26 June
Term three 13 July - 4 September
Term four 14 September - 6 November

Please note: There will be no classes on public holidays.

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. 

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.


This class will be taught by Dutch- and New York-trained local artist, Anneloes Douglas. Read more about Anneloes here.  


Materials you will need to bring to the first class are

  • 8x A2 or A3 sheets of paper (of any quality) for warm-up exercises
  • willow charcoal
  • acrylic paint in the following colours: 

- cadmium red light or cadmium red medium
- lemon yellow
- ultramarine blue
- titanium white

  • a 2 inch (50mm) flat brush, this may be a house painting brush, plus some brushes you already have
  • 4 x bulldog clips
Entry criteria

Students must be over 16 years of age.


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


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