PERTH ART SCHOOL

ART CLASSES PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

PERTH ART SCHOOL
Painting and Drawing Classes Western Australia
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Contents:   Class Times   Painting/Drawing   Drawing   Painting   Materials Policy   Lecturer   Philosophy   Notes   Class Routine   Public Transport   Payment   Enrolment and Refund Policy   Missed Class Policy   Enrolment Forms and Information Sheet

Postal address:
158 Palmerston Street
Perth 6000

E-mail: mariovda@iinet.net.au

Ph 9328 1050

www.perthartschool.com

Mario D'Alonzo offers art classes from his studio in Perth City.
Parking is available. Each class has seven students.
Classes are organized in six week terms.

If you come to one class, once a week for six weeks, it costs $260.

The next term commences on Monday the 12th of January 2015.
The following term commences on Monday the 23rd of February 2015.
The weekly class times offered for the February term will be the same.

To visit the studio, an appointment is required.

Most students join the courses as complete beginners.
Many students attend on an an ongoing basis over time.

Enrolment Forms

Online:

Online Enrolment Form

Download:

Enrolment Form

Information for Returning Students

Information Sheet

Class times:

Monday 7.00pm - 9.30pm Painting classes commence  12th January 2015
Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm Painting/Drawing classes commence  13th January 2015
Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm Painting classes commence  14th January 2015
Thursday 4.00pm - 6.30pm Painting/Drawing classes commence  15th January 2015
Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm Painting/Drawing classes commence  15th January 2015
Friday 9.30am - 12.00pm Painting/Drawing classes commence  16th January 2015
Saturday 3.00pm - 5.30pm Painting/Drawing classes commence  17th January 2015
Sunday 9.30am - 12.00pm Painting/Drawing classes commence  18th January 2015

Late enrolments are sometimes possible.

Depending on enrolment numbers, a drawing student may sometimes be able to enrol to do Drawing within a Painting class.

Courses:

Perth Art School offers classes in Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting, Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Pastel Drawing and Portrait Drawing.

Painting/Drawing

In these classes students can decide to do either Painting, or Drawing, for the whole term (as described below).
Students either study Drawing for six classes, or Painting for six classes.
Painting students, and Drawing students, then work on separate course programs run within the same class.

Painting students can decide which painting media they wish to use for the term.
Options include Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting, Acrylic Painting, and Pastel Drawing.

Drawing

Students are taught to draw directly from observation, and occasionally from photographs.

During the term students try a few different drawing media, such as graphite pencil, charcoal, chalk, and ink.
Coloured pastels are also available for students to draw with.
Topics covered in the course include: how to get correct proportions; an introduction to shading techniques;
and how to draw the head and face.

Within the class are beginners, as well as more experienced students returning from previous terms.

This course is not suitable for students who wish to make drawings completely from their imagination.

Students can enrol to do Drawing (exclusively) within the Painting/Drawing class times, and sometimes within the Painting class times.

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Painting

Students can decide which painting media that they wish to use for the term.
Options include Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting, Acrylic Painting, and Pastel Drawing.

Within the class are beginners, as well as more experienced students returning from previous terms.

The course commences with a colour mixing exercise for the first class.
This is followed by a discussion about painting materials, and some of the technical aspects of painting.
Students are strongly encouraged to take notes during these lessons.

For beginners, a first painting project is chosen from one of four options:

  1. A painting of a subject that the student provides a photograph to work from. It is best if the photograph is not too small.
  2. A painting of a copy of a picture of painting, for example a copy of a picture of a painting by a favourite artist. The student will need to find an image to copy.
  3. A still life set up by the lecturer and student, with objects selected from a collection of props. Students can also bring in their own props or objects to paint.
  4. A self-portrait painting, for those interested in learning to paint people and portraits.

The lecturer works on the theory that it is best for a beginner to initially paint directly from observation, or from pictures.
More complex projects, such as abstract paintings or paintings made completely from the student's imagination, are not recommended for complete beginners.
Experienced students can work on their own projects, if they have their own ideas. The lecturer will provide advice and feedback.
If experienced students wish to work on paintings that are completely abstract, or completely from their imagination, they are welcome to do so.
The lecturer, however, is limited in what they can teach to the student with such a project.
The lecturer will provide suggestions and responses to the painting as it evolves.


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Materials Policy

Students who already have paints and materials, or who purchase materials during the term, are expected to use them within the class.
This applies to beginners, as well as to returning (re-enrolling) students.

Paper is provided to drawing students for the course, and drawing materials are available for use within the class.
Drawing students are not required to purchase any materials in order to do a course.

It is not necessary for a painting student to purchase a full set of painting materials in order to do a course, however as a minimum
beginning painting students will be required to spend at least $20 for some basic materials, as explained at the first class.
New students who do not already have any art materials, are given the opportunity to use materials provided by the Perth Art School.
Before students spend money on materials, it is important that students first have a chance to try a particular painting medium to make sure that it is suitable for them.
It is also advisable that students complete the colour mixing exercise, as one of the reasons for doing the exercise is to learn about the recommended colours to obtain.
It is also important to have some explanation from the lecturer about materials, otherwise students may end up purchasing poor and unnecessary materials and equipment.

Oil painting students are required to bring mineral turpentine and paper towels.

Canvas painting boards are available for purchase within the class.

All returning (re-enrolling) students are expected to bring their own materials, as much as possible.
This is required even if students are coming to class directly from their workplace, and even if students are walking, or coming to class by public transport.
Eventually, regular, ongoing painting students should be using all their own paints and brushes within the class.
Painting students can store their painting materials at Perth Art School between classes.

Some painting students may want to try a medium that they have never used before, such as watercolour or pastels. These materials are on hand for students to give it a try.
Once a student has decided to continue working with the medium on an ongoing basis, it is then expected that they eventually purchase and bring along their own materials.

Oil painting materials are available for purchase from Perth Art School. Students can place an order, and pay in advance when they enrol, or purchase within the class.
Basic Oil Painting Set $120: Brushes, palette knife, oil, turpentine, 6 oil colours. Standard Oil Painting Set $150: Brushes, palette knife, oil, turpentine, 12 oil colours.
Also available: Brushes, turpentine, painting medium, palette knives and individual oil colours.

Drawing materials are available for purchase from Perth Art School. Students can place an order and pay in advance, when they enrol, or purchase within the class.
For beginners: Starter Pack $15. A1 Drawing Folio $10. Also available: Chalk Pencil Set $15, Charcoal Pencil Set $15, and Drawing Board $20.


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Mario D'Alonzo graduated from Curtin University, where he
studied Fine Arts. He majored in Painting.
Mario worked lecturing at TAFE for ten years, and now provides his own private classes. Mario's own artwork is realistic in style, and has a classical influence. There is a specific interest in portraiture and still life.

Philosophy

Different art lecturers have different approaches to teaching art.
These courses have an emphasis on learning to draw and paint from observation, especially in the early stages of study.
It is a traditional approach. Ultimately, over time, students develop their own style and interests.
The lecturer tries to be flexible, so as to allow the student to develop their individual approach, while still developing skills.
Students can initiate their own projects to work on,
or the lecturer can set specific exercises and tasks.

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Notes

Class Rules and Routine

  • Sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, a class may suddenly be cancelled. Students are advised to check their telephone messages before coming to class.
  • If students are unable to attend a particular class, it is helpful if they can notify The Perth Art School as soon as possible beforehand.
  • Doors open at the studio at the scheduled starting time of the class (not before).
  • Students are required to cooperate in helping the class to finish close to the scheduled finishing time of the class. Painting students are required to stop painting,
    and start cleaning up, fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled finishing time. This is to make sure that there is sufficient time to complete the cleaning up process, and
    to make time for the final group discussion about the work done by the students during the class. Failure to finish the class close to the scheduled finishing time,
    results in problems for students who have to catch public transport after the class. It also is not good for students who are being collected by others, and for
    students who have appointments scheduled after class.
  • When using materials and equipment provided by Perth Art School, students are required to follow carefully the instructions given relating to the handling and
    cleaning of the materials and equipment. For example, Oil Painting students need to take special care to clean all brushes, brush handles, palettes, as well as any
    paint that gets onto the paint tubes. Failure to clean oil painting materials properly results in students in subsequent classes getting paint on themselves and onto
    their clothes.
  • It is the responsibility of all students to collect their artworks at the end of the term that they have currently been enrolled in, unless a student is enrolling for
    the immediate following term. Artworks that are not collected are regularly discarded, as there is limited storage space at the studio.
  • Enrolled students can sometimes do extra classes, at class times other than the class they are enrolled in, if suitable classes are not fully booked. There is no extra fee
    for such classes.

 

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Public Transport

Students coming to class on public transport can walk to Perth Art School from the city. It is a twenty five minute walk.
Alternatively, they can catch the Blue Cat to the corner of Palmerston Street and Aberdeen Street.

Students can also catch a bus from the Wellington Street bus station to near the corner of Fitzgerald Street and Bulwer Street.
From there they can walk to the corner of Bulwer Street and Palmerston Street. Perth Art School is near this corner.
The relevant buses are numbers 17, 19, 354, 777, 886, 887, 889.
Some of these buses stop near the corner of Newcastle Street and Fitzgerald Street, but not at the corner of Bulwer Street and Fitzgerald Street.

Other buses can take you to the corner of Carr Street and Fitzgerald Street.
These buses are numbers 276, 277, 278, 346, 347, 354, 363, 370, 373, 400, 402, 870.

Please check with the bus driver that the particular bus you are boarding is suitable to stop at the required location. Some buses have limited stops, and don't stop at every bus stop on the route.
Some are express buses at some particular times of the day. It is probably best to telephone the Transperth Infoline on 136213 before you leave home.

Sometimes, lifts can be arranged with fellow students

A map can be found here.

Payment

Payment of $260 for a six-week term can be made by:

Payment for a course is interpreted as an acceptance of the terms and conditions for the classes as detailed on the web site and enrolment form, at the time of payment.

There is no facility available for payment by credit card or debit card. Confirmation of enrolment will be made when payment is received.

There are no discounts available for concession card holders, students, pensioners or students who enrol in multiple courses.

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Enrolment and Refund Policy
(Please read carefully)

Classes are usually sold only in six week terms.
Fees are usually paid in advance, and your place is confirmed only by payment. Placement priority will be given to students who pay and enrol earlier.

Students returning from the previous term will be offered places for the new term before any new students are enrolled. Enrolments for the new term are finalised towards the very end of the current term.
This is so that current students can be consulted regarding their possible re-enrolment.

Classes that do not have sufficient minimum numbers enrolled by Sunday the 11th of January 2015 will be cancelled. A full refund will be provided to all students if a course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

Class fees will be refunded if there is a cancellation made by the student before the normal starting day of the course for which the student has enrolled. Any cancellations made by a student on or after the normal starting day of the course for which the student has enrolled, are not eligible for a refund and fees will not be transferable to another term.
Students can give the whole of the paid course to a friend. The friend, however, must enrol for that term and is also subject to these conditions. Alternatively, any classes missed because of a cancellation may be replaced later according to the terms of the Missed Class Policy.

In some circumstances it is possible to enrol in a class after the term has commenced.

Missed Class Policy

No refunds will be given for missed classes.
No credit is given for missed classes for the cost of enrolment in subsequent terms.
Missed classes cannot be given to friends, or family, of an enrolled student.

When a student has missed a class, it may sometimes be possible
to organize a replacement class. This can be arranged if there is a
vacancy or cancellation in another class time, and the student who has
missed a class is available to attend at that other class time.
There is no absolute guarantee that a replacement class will always be
available for a specific class time requested by a student
who has missed a class.

Any replacement classes for classes missed in 2015 will need to be taken in 2015.
It is not necessary to re-enrol in order to organize a replacement class.
Replacement classes must be pre-booked with the Perth Art School,
and are not automatically rolled-over into the following terms' classes.

Mario D'Alonzo.

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Contents:   Class Times   Painting/Drawing   Drawing   Painting   Materials Policy   Lecturer   Philosophy   Notes   Class Routine   Public Transport   Payment   Enrolment and Refund Policy   Missed Class Policy   Enrolment Forms and Information Sheet

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Perth Art School offers Drawing Classes in Perth Western Australia.
Drawing Courses and Drawing Lessons are available.
Examples of students' drawings will be posted on this website soon.

Perth Art School offers Oil Painting Classes in Perth Western Australia.
Oil Painting Courses and Oil Painting Lessons are available.
Examples of students' oil paintings will be posted on this website soon.

Perth Art School offers Pastel Drawing Classes in Perth Western Australia.
Pastel Drawing Courses and Pastel Drawing Lessons are available.
Examples of students' pastel drawings will be posted on this website soon.

Perth Art School offers Watercolour Painting Classes in Perth Western Australia.
Watercolour Painting Courses and Watercolour Painting Lessons are available.
Examples of students' watercolour paintings will be posted on this website soon.

Perth Art School offers Portrait Drawing Classes in Perth Western Australia.
Portrait Drawing Courses and Portrait Drawing Lessons are available.
Examples of students' portrait drawings will be posted on this website soon.