A love of painting

Develop your painting skills in a rich studio environment and explore a wide variety of painting techniques, or pursue your own direction with expert guidance. Beginners to advances students - all welcome!

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Malcolm Utley 7 August Monday 6:30-9:30pm 10 $465 Enrol now

Course outline

  • The course will begin with introductions to assess experience and ambitions. We will then get into some basics to get everyone going.
  • In this course the students will choose the direction they wish to explore and the teacher shall guide them in their practice.
  • Student may wish to have some particular area of painting to explore as a group and the teacher shall set up the exercises to pursue such a goal.
  • Developing your chosen subject matter will form the basis of learning.
  • Student reflections and revelations are shared to the group as an exciting way of learning from each other.
  • Discussions on Art theory and perception.
  • In this course it is expected that students will expand and refine their unique way of mark making, and their ability to manage hue, value, tints, shades and saturation.
  • Develop compositional skills.
  • Develop the conceptual underpinning of your art.
  • There is a strong emphasis of enjoyment in this course with discussion of painting during a coffee break and organised refreshments a feature of this course.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you should have expanded your existing painting skills and have a greater understanding where to focus your painting practice.

Who should enrol

This course is open to anyone interested to develop their painting skills and knowledge in a studio environment of like-minded artists.


Your chosen combination of materials and equipment such as:

  • 500ml Odourless solvent
  • Liquin or liquol medium
  • Art Spectrum medium 1, 3, and liquin.
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hand protection cream
  • Spare mixing cups/ plastic disposable or similar
  • Cotton rags, paper towels.
  • A cool yellow (Lemon Yellow)
  • A warm yellow (Aurelian or Indian Yellow)
  • A cool Red (Alizarin Crimson)
  • A warm red (Cadmium Red)
  • A cool blue (Phthalo Transparent)
  • A warm blue (Ultra Marine)
  • A black such as Ivory Black
  • Titanium White
  • Phone camera to record
  • Writing pad
  • A white palette or disposable palettes
  • Palette knives
  • 3 small 30cm x 30cm panels/canvases/primed paper per class
  • A range of hog hair bristle brushes from fine (3mm) to large (25mm)
  • A couple of fine oil brushes (sable imitations, nylon)



Malcolm Utley is a qualified educator currently teaching part time at colleges and high schools in Canberra. He has a diverse creative background having worked as an architect, film maker and most recently a full time artist exhibiting paintings and sculpture in Australia and South East Asia. 

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