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Published September 16th 2016
Are you the next Picasso?
So, you've been to The Louvre and The Hermitage (or maybe not), you've experienced that "wow" feeling standing in front of the painting and wondering how the old masters have actually achieved that effect of light and shadow or brought up those emotions and movements that seem to be "alive".
Maybe you even wondered whether you yourself might take a pencil, chalk, brush into your hand and let your imagination lead your hand onto the white piece of paper or stretched canvas...
Well, any masterpiece is a result of hard work, many hours of trials and errors, and continuous learning process. Every great master has started somewhere with something at some point. If you ever wondered what it takes to trace reality of what your eyes see into the paper, and teach your hand to draw a line, circle, animal or human figure or mountaintops landscape, these days you can sign up for classes and have an artist guide you through the process, reveal secrets of how paints should be applied on canvas or what color wheel is all about. So, whether you are an absolute beginner or would like to brush up your existing skills, you can sign up for classes with artist Christopher Vidal who has classes for both adults and children at several locations around Sydney.
Fruit and wine, oil on canvas
Chris has previously run several workshops at City of Parramatta Art Society Studio.
He will now start new children classes at the Society's Studio (Shop 6, 4 - 14, Hunter Street, Parramatta) on Saturday 22nd of October, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Classes will run weekly and the cost is AU$ 180 for 8 sessions of 2 hours each. For more information and to book your children's class, click here.
He'll also continue teaching adult classes at CPAS Studio on Wednesdays, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm with new sessions starting on 19th of October. You can choose to sign up for 8 sessions (1 weekly) or attend on a per class basis. There will also be Saturday classes starting on 24th of September which will run from 12 pm till 3 pm. You can sign up for all 7 Saturday sessions for only AU$ 245 or choose to attend on per session basis for $35 for 3-hour session.
For more information, detailed description and booking details, please click here.
Chris will also run kid's art classes on Wednesdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm during school terms at Willandra House of City of Ryde Art Society in Ryde. Children of 6 - 13 years old are welcome. You can book in here.
Children classes will be about introduction to drawing and painting. Drawing materials such as crayons, pencils and pastels will be provided.
If you live out West and still would like to sign up for classes with Chris, you'll be delighted to know that Chris will now also start classes of Drawing and Painting for beginners and Intermediate students at Blue Mountains Creative Arts Center in Glenbrook. Classes will run every Monday from 17th of October, 11 am - 1 pm, and they are only $130 for 8 weeks. For enrollment and booking, please click here.
So, with a variety of classes available at different hours and in different locations, you can choose what suits you most and start your own artistic journey.