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Art Classes 2019

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Watercolours for Beginners

During this class Nicole Russell will teach you fun watercolour techniques. She will demonstrate each step and guide you along to your finished painting. Each session will be about a different subject: Colour awareness and complementary colours, composition, perspective, water and trees. You will be painting from a still life or photograph.

Class 1: 04 Jun – 02 July, Tuesday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks),
Class 2: 01 Aug – 29 Aug, Thursday 10am – 12 pm (5 weeks)
Class 3: 27 Aug – 24 Sep, Tuesday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks)
Class 4 (All Levels): 17 Oct – 14 Nov,  Thursday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks)

The studio is small and space is limited. Please sign up before class.

Fee

$100 for 5×2 hours
(materials not included)

Location

Nicole Russell Art Studio:
29 Park Drive,
Richmond/Nelson 7020

Material List

Download the material list here

Friendly supportive learning in great company. The course personally went a long way to unlocking the mysteries of colour and their relationships to one another. Thank you Nicole.”

Graeme Tideman, September 2018

Advanced Watercolours

Advanced Watercolours is the ideal class if you have already some technical skills with watercolours but would like to go a step further. This class will go into more detail with colour harmony, composition and perspective and you will go more into depth with watercolour techniques. You will be working with exercises given at the beginning of each class and then continue with your own project, which can reach over several weeks if you wish.

Class 1: 04 Jun – 02 July, Tuesday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks),
Class 2: 01 Aug – 29 Aug, Thursday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks)
Class 3: 27 Aug – 24 Sep, Tuesday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks)
Class 4 (All Levels): 17 Oct – 14 Nov,  Thursday 1pm – 3pm (5 weeks)

The studio is small and space is limited. Please sign up before class.

Fee

$100 for 5×2 hours
(materials not included)

Location

Nicole Russell Art Studio:
29 Park Drive,
Richmond/Nelson 7020

Material List

Download the material list here

The classes were an absolute delight, none of us wanted to stop!  Nicole is a delightful and inspirational teacher.  She is gentle and very encouraging.  Always keen to help and guide you if you have not got it right the first time.  Really thrilled to be ‘playing’ with Watercolour again and looking forward to continuing with further courses.

Mirren Stevens, September 2018

Watercolour Journaling

Imagine you are a tourist in the Nelson/Richmond area, equipped with a little watercolour sketchbook, a few watercolours, pencil and black pen and you have 20 minutes to capture a scene before the bus leaves again…

In Nicole’s Watercolor Journaling class you will be creating small keepsakes of your journey that are worth much more than a photograph. During this class you will practice figures, negative spaces, water and trees, and of course perspective, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Nicole will be demonstrating each step, guide you through a few practice runs and you will finish with your final painting. This class is for beginners as well as experienced artists. Each week will be at a different location in Nelson/Richmond.

Class 1: 12 Feb – 19 March 2019, Tuesday 10am-12pm (5 weeks)
Class 2: 14 Mar – 11 April 2019, Thursday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks)
Class 3: 30 Apr – 28 May 2019, Tuesday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks)
Class 4: 07 Nov – 05 Dec 2019, Thursday 10am – 12pm (5 weeks)

The studio is small and space is limited. Please sign up before class.

Fee

$100 for 5×2 hours
(materials not included)

Location

Nicole Russell Art Studio:
29 Park Drive,
Richmond/Nelson 7020

Material List

Download the material list here.

This is an excellent introduction to Watercolour Journaling. Nicole is a natural and pleasant teacher, presenting each step in an easy-to-follow format that gives beginners and more experienced artists alike a sound basis for our own journaling experience. A generous bonus is Nicole’s follow-up email guides to each lesson.

Jacquelyn E. Lane, March 2018

Painting for All Levels (Waimea College)

Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks per school term)
Term 4 starts 21 October 2019

A fun and relaxed painting class for the beginner through to the experienced artist. Choose your medium to paint in (eg: acrylics, oils or watercolours). Each session will begin with a short introduction on a different subject (eg: colour theory, values, perspective, figures, composition, painting from live vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own subject and style. Paint from a still life or your photograph.

Visit www.waimea.school.nz (Community Education)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 544-6099, Ext 870

Fee

Visit Waimea College Community Education for current fees.

Location

Waimea College.

Material List

Download the material list here

Private Lessons/ Oil Painting

Private lessons can be tailored to your abilities and wishes. Nicole Russell teaches watercolours and oil painting in private lessons. These lessons can be inside or outside the studio (plein air).

For any questions or further information, please contact Nicole.

Fee

$30 per hour.
(materials not included)

Location

Nicole Russell Art Studio:
29 Park Drive,
Richmond/Nelson 7020

Or a plein air location.

Workshops

Nicole Russell is holding regular workshops. Those workshops can be tailored to your ideas and they can be held inside or outside the studio in our beautiful Nelson/Tasman area (plein air). Previous workshops were, “Light and Shadow with Watercolours”, “Colour Harmony and Limited Palette”, “Watercolour Techniques For Beginners”, “Plein Air Painting in Oils”, “Painting with the Palette Knife”.

For any questions or further information, please contact Nicole.

Fee

Charges for the workshop are based on the length and the amount of people attending.

Location

Nicole Russell Art Studio:
29 Park Drive,
Richmond/Nelson 7020

Or a plein air location.

Plein Air Painting (No Fee)

The plein air painters in the Nelson/Tasman region meet regularly every Wednesday (except for the third Wednesday of the month), starting at 10am. Weekly updates on the next meeting point are sent out by email. If you are a plein air artist or are just curious to meet the group and see how we work, please contact Nicole Russell and ask to be put on the mailing list.

– The weekly plein air meetings are free.
– There is no obligation to attend.
– Everybody is welcome.

We are a small social group enjoying painting outside in the company of fellow artists.

Fee

No fee.

Location

Meeting places vary each week.

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