Term 2 – Techniques of the Old Masters (Sat 9.30am)

Term 2 – Techniques of the Old Masters (Sat 9.30am)

$320.00 inc. GST

Term 2 2023

Lecturer: Mel Brown

Sat 29 Apr – Sat 3 Jun  9.30am – 12.30pm

Level – Intermediate

Explore the materials and painting techniques of Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Velazquez and Caravaggio. Students will copy an Old Master work, utilising techniques such as tonal underpainting, ‘Alla Prima’ (wet in wet) painting and glazing. The course involves practical demonstrations as well as individual instruction and a critique of each person’s work.

Materials required:

Oil paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, & Pthalo Blue.
Acrylic paint: Burnt Sienna.
Brushes: Synthetic filbert nos 1, 2, 3 & 4. Flat hog hair brushes nos 6 & 8.
Medium: Painting medium no 2 & odourless solvent. A product for cleaning brushes such as Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner.
Surfaces: 1 20”x24” stretched canvas.
A3 disposable palette, palette knife, 1 stick willow charcoal, paper towels, Glad Wrap (or equivalent cling film), 2 small glass jars with lids, soft t-shirt or cotton rags.

For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email mail@centralartistsupplies.au


Melanie Brown completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2008 at Adelaide Central School of Art, having been awarded several scholarships and the Alumni Award. She has won awards including the Clifton’s Art Prize in 2008, the Loreto Star Portrait Prize in 2013 and the Kennedy Art Prize People’s Choice Award for 2015. Melanie has an extensive exhibition history in addition to lecturing at Adelaide Central School of Art. Melanie has received corporate and private commissions for her paintings both locally and overseas.

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