Folk and Decorative Art

Folk and Decorative Art

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Folk and Decorative Art – Sydney Course

Folk art’s origins began centuries ago when folk painted simple florals and patterns to embellish plain objects and furniture.

This course teaches those traditional folk art techniques to beginners all the way to advanced painters. Advanced painters also apply the same techniques and knowledge to painting modern artworks on canvas.

Beginners to advanced painters are catered for in all sessions.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Eastwood, Chatswood, Blacktown, Richmond and many more. Enrol online today or call us to have a chat about your options.

Course Outline

In this course:

  • Beginners follow a set structured course covering the basics of painting folk art including, brush use and care, colour mixing and application (including faux finishes, shading and highlighting, blended backgrounds), how to set up, paint and complete a painting, follow demonstrations, use notes and samples to paint and varnish.
  • Beginners will learn styles such as Bauernmalerei, rustic country style fruit, 3D teddy bears and American decorative art.
  • For advanced and continuing students, the paintings offered for inspiration change each term. Students can choose from the tutor’s designs or their own to paint a wide range of stylised or realistic projects on wood, furniture, or canvas. Styles may include florals, still-life, seasonal pieces, painting for children, landscapes, or reproducing Art Nouveau and Old Masters using the folk art techniques.
  • Everyone works at their own pace and will receive practical help and guidance with progress.

Course Outcome

  • After completing this eight week course, beginers will have a very good grounding in folk art technique, have produced five works, and feel confident about undertaking more challenging and ambitious works.
  • Advanced and continuing students will grow in their painting ability and confidence with each new painting.

What to Bring

  • Please bring an old bath towel, pair of scissors and a packet of cheap disposable plastic plates.
  • $96 beginner’s kits supplied, payablein cash to tutor at the first class.

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • No artistic ability or prior painting experience in any mode is required.

Delivery Mode

  • Beginners have one-on-one instruction in a classroom setting.
  • Advanced and continuing students can choose what to paint, whether to use wood or canvas and will work at their own pace with full notes and colour instructions, designs and demonstrations. Students may alter designs and colours or design and draw their own, prepare paintings at home or do everything at class, and decide how many paintings they wish to produce.

Course testimonials:

  • Jenny said: I have been attending this class for about 15 years. Very friendly group, great friendships made.