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ClassesPainting and drawing has been an enduring pastime of mankind since the beginning of time. It formed the basis of written language and provided an outlet for our ancestors early spiritual expression. For the most part this has not changed and people of all ages and cultures still pick up a brush or a pen and find joy in communion with their creative spirit.

There are many reasons people paint, some for love, some for money. Whatever your motivation may be however, it is a practice that is certain to enrich your life. So come and join in the fun and discover a whole new world!

Art tuition is available covering a wide range of topics, and designed to suit individual student requirements. Group classes are available, from 2 or 3 people to 25 people, or private lessons for individual students can be arranged where one-on-one tuition is prefered and/or specific needs are to be addressed. Beginners are equally as welcome as intermediate and advanced students.

Lessons are usually conducted in my studio at Tewantin. Other venues are organised locally to meet specific needs.

All ages are catered for from 7 upwards.

Class Schedule
Weekly group classesWednesdays: 9.00 to 11.30 am
 
Thursdays: 9.30 to 12.00 am
Private ClassesBy appointment - individuals or small groups. Ages 7 upwards    
Workshops and short courses    
  Various throughout the year - dates and subjects to be advised.
Will include some childrens classes during school holiday periods.
  Children's Classes
Group classes are available to all students seeking to improve their artistic abilities. They are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced students. In most cases, students prefer to work on their own pieces, at their own speed, with guidance as necessary. In other cases some students prefer a more structured approach, with exercises being set and a program of education followed to develop the students skills in a specific area. This is usually the most advantageous method for the beginner. The classes are relaxed, informal, friendly and fun. Tables and easels are provided. Materials are usually brought by the students themselves, but can be supplied as needed at a small surcharge on a pro rata basis.

Private classes are available by appointment. They operate on a one-to-one basis, are intensive and are generally preferred by students seeking rapid development or advanced/specialised teaching.
Current Prices
Group classes are $40 per class payable on the day.
Private tuition is $110 per hour (minimum one hour - $27-50 per quarter-hour thereafter) Workshops vary according to duration and material requirements but are usually around $50 per half-day.

Bookings are essential. A fee of $15 is payable where a student does not attend a class for which they have booked.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further enquiries, I am very happy to discuss your specific needs and tailor a suitable program for you if you wish. I may be contacted via any of the following means:

Telephone: (mobile:) 0403 890909
  Email: Click Here
Post or in person: 5 Dun Street, Tewantin, Qld, Australia
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Art Supplies
A limited range of high quality art materials are available for purchase from the school at DISCOUNT prices. Students also obtain a discount from "Art Supplies Noosa", Noosa Civic Centre, Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville ... just mention my name and advise them you are a new student.

Artists in North Queensland check out Mannelli's top value for money canvasses & easels at www.mannelli.com.au
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Art Shows & Exhibitions
ShowsWhether you are planning to have your own exhibition or enter your work in one of the many annual art shows, we can help you with all your needs. This service is open to everyone including non-students of the Artist. Contact us to find out how to maximise your potential. Bill is often invited to act as judge in many art shows nationwide. If you need a judge for your event please contact us.
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Appraisals & Consultations
A little good advice goes a long way. If you are having difficulties or just have specific questions you would like answers to, a consultation may save you a lot of frustration. There is no charge for "quickies" so give us a call to set up a meeting. For extended sessions a fee may be applicable, but you will always be advised in advance, with the option of declining without obligation. We are here to help - make the most of it!
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How to Paint Books
BooksBill is constantly adding to a series of "How to Paint" books. Started at the request of some of his students, the purpose of the books is to take the student step-by-step through the stages of a particular painting, so that the process is understood and assimilated by the student. The exercises break down the painting process into simple easy-to understand steps, fully illustrated and explained. From the initial drawing to the finishing touches, every detail is covered including colour, brush size and application. Each book is one complete exercise and they are graded according to student standard and level of prerequisite skills required.
BooksThe colours used are explained on a "palette page" which is a hand painted addition using actual paint, to ensure you obtain a perfect match for your colours.
BooksSeparate A4 size colour plates illustrate how each colour is laid down in sequence.
Tips and key notes at the bottom of each page, provide useful tricks and hints that will make your painting sessions easier and help you obtain a better result.

The books are A4 loose-leaved in a plastic sleeve-binder which facilitates removal of pages for ease of cross-comparison and allows them to be easily wiped clean.

Two books are available at present with more on the way:
Book 1Oil Painting Exercise - Intermediate #2A - "Portrait of a Saddhu".
Requires reasonable drawing skills.
41 pages including 15 A4 full colour plates.
Cost AUS$ 149-00 + Postage.
Book 2Watercolour Exercise - Intermediate #1A - " Pingyao Street Scene".
Requires reasonable drawing skills.
27 pages including 8 A4 full colour plates.
Cost AUS$ 95-00 + Postage.
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