When: Mondays, 6.00pm - 8.30pm, beginning 29 April

Where: Studio within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA

Length: 8 weeks

Price: $260 ($245 moMAMA / Concession)

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Materials Package

Preorder a MAMA Materials Package for this course by 14 April. $165

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Over 8 weekly classes, develop the skills and confidence to express creative ideas through the medium of painting in oils. This course will inspire you to work with the flexibility of oil paints to approach art making as a creative process. Suitable for both beginners and advanced students, tutor Frank Burgers will step you through core skills including:

  • Learn to control oil paints as an expressive medium
  • Experiment with various painting techniques and paint mediums
  • Gain confidence with colour knowledge and mixing with oils
  • Explore the use of colour in the expression of your ideas

As an experienced artist and tutor in a variety of mediums, Frank will also provide support in improving the composition of your work, incorporating drawing and other mediums, and choosing surfaces, materials and tools to work with.

Materials Package

Bring your own drawing materials or purchase a MAMA Materials Package tailored for this course.
Packages may be purchased online or from MAMA Store over the counter or over the phone: 02 6043 5800

MAMA Materials Package

  • Art Spectrum Oil Paints
    • 40mL Ultramarine Blue
    • 40mL Phthalo Blue
    • 40mL Lemon Yellow
    • 40mL Spectrum Yellow
    • 40mL Spectrum Red
    • 40mL Spectrum Crimson
    • 150mL Titanium White
  • Odourless Solvent  500ml
  • Stretched Canvas (Artist Quality)  24”x 30"
  • Cost: $165

Meet the Tutor: Frank Burgers

Portrait of artist Frank Burgers in MAMA Studio

Frank Burgers has a degree in Fine Art (Painting), an Associate Diploma in Art (Wood Design) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. Frank's art practice spans 30 years, and reflects an over-riding concern for the environment and the role of the artist in society.

Frank uses Formalist principles to re-think the nature of painting and its relevance in a Post-Modern world. This allows him to move between abstract and figurative modes of expression.

Frank is a member of North East Artisans and is a sought after tutor in painting, drawing, life drawing, and idea development.


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