Step 1…Paint like a master. Learn to draw and paint exactly what you see. Become confident with using your pencil, brush and paint. Know which brush to use.



Step 2…Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques, from Impasto to Palette knife and more!



Step 3…Learn about different styles of painting, from Realism to Impressionism and Expressionism, Abstracts to Mono prints and more!



Venue

The Chapel Gallery, Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville. We are situated in a 300 year old chapel with beautiful views out on the vines and the estate. The Chapel is authentic and rustic, still having to be maintained in the tradit...

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How to paint like Willem de Kooning
12 May

How to paint like Willem de Kooning

After Jackson Pollock, de Kooning was the most prominent and celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters. Although he established his reputation with a series of entirely abstract pictures, he felt a stro...
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Does Drawing Matter in a Loose Painting? by Kim VanDerHoek
29 Mar

Does Drawing Matter in a Loose Painting? by Kim VanDerHoek

When teaching I've been asked if a painter can hide the fact that they can't draw, if they paint really loosely. Immediately an image of a magician doing a card trick pops into my head as I imagine how a painte...
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You are personally invited: To the official opening of the new  Meerendal Art Gallery Opening night on Monday 27 March from 6pm.
15 Mar

You are personally invited: To the official opening of the new Meerendal Art Gallery Opening night on Monday 27 March from 6pm.

You are personally invited: To the official opening of the new Meerendal Art Gallery Opening night on Monday 27 March from 6pm. The Meerendal Art Gallery and Art Studios, is a partnership between ...
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Books and publications

Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one shou...
Techniques on Traditional Drawing
Cool yellows are those that have a green bias. Cool yellows are those that have a green bias. It is useful to have one cool and one warm ye...
Why is lemon yellow a ‘cold yellow’? (article by Mitch Albala) http://blog.mitchalbala.com/expanded-primaries-palette/
Earth's only Natural harmonies It is simply not true that restricting the palette to earth colours only makes for dull brown paintings. ...
Colors that dance together, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna
In Western painting, the use of thick, expressive brushstrokes emerged largely in the late-19th and early-20th centuries; the tendency is vi...
What’s up in the Wednesday class…The Search for Expressive Brushwork
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Bistre, Grisaille and Verdachio are all classic methods used by the old master to get three dimensional realistic paintings. This is a ste...
How to paint accurately and get three dimensional values using dark and light

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Leonie.e.Brown
email: leonie@lifeart.co.za
contact: 082 4498475

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