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'Artbox' Art Workshops & Classes

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Published February 12th 2016
Would you like to take art classes in Brisbane?
Drawing by Emma Crameri
Red rose

Do you need a creative outlet? Is one of your goals to be a good at drawing or painting?

I have been taking art classes for several years and seen dramatic changes in my confidence and skill level. During that time, I have been taught by various artists in Brisbane and online. The classes I have enjoyed the most were with local artist and qualified teacher Shannon Gibbs.

I have learnt to use pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint and watercolour paint and pencils. It's hard to learn oil painting in a two-hour time frame as the paint needs time to dry.

Sometimes we learn basic drawing techniques or the fundamentals like colour theory. Shannon has an accepting nature and encourages you with positive comments and construction feedback.

The skill level in the classes range from beginner to advanced and everyone is welcome. The cost of the class includes all the materials you need but you are can bring your own supplies.

Watercolour pencil by Emma Crameri

I am always amazed that each person has a different interpretation of the lesson and the finished artworks vary considerably. Art is subjective, but I have found that different people shine at different lessons.

If you would like to learn drawing I suggest buying a small sketchbook, HB pencil and eraser. Then attempt to draw one image every day. You may like to share them on your Instagram account with the hashtag #artoftheday.

Shannon has recommended the following books to the group: "The Creative Habit", "Drawing on the Left Side of the Brain" and "The Artist's Way". My personal favourite is "Brave Intuitive Painting" by Flora Bowley.

Shannon Gibbs offers art classes for children and adults under the business name Artbox.

1013 Waterworks Rd,
The Gap
Brisbane QLD 4061
Phone: 0434 198 838
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Phone: 0434 198 838
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I like your articles. They are very thought provoking. I like drawing and wish I was better at painting.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1021) 1437 days ago
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