Gympie Art Class at Quartz Hub

Gympie Art Class At Quartz Hub



Baking Cakes Without A Recipe?

Imagine trying to learn how to cook a beautiful cake or dinner without understanding the basics of cooking or following a recipe.
Even worse can you imagine hiring a builder to come and build an extension on your house if they didn’t know what a hammer is or how to use it? You would think twice about it right?
Amazingly though this is what happens with a lot of us who start on the journey of learning to paint. We simply put some paint on the palette, dab our brush in and wave it at the canvas hoping and expecting that will paint our masterpiece.
Sadly most of us don’t and many quit as a result thinking they have no natural talent.
The truth is any one can learn to paint but there are certain fundamental skills and knowledge you must learn to become a good painter.
Not the least of these is of course COLOUR and how to mix it.
Trying to do a good painting without understanding colour and how to mix it is very much like trying to bake a cake without knowing what ingredients to use and what recipe to follow.
So given that COLOUR is such a vital part of creating a good painting it is vital you understand COLOUR and how to mix and apply it for the best effect. I’m sure you will agree.
That’s why I am about to launch our new 6 week COLOUR course.
It’s designed to teach you all you need to know about colour and also to give you practical exercises to do so that you not only know what you need to but can apply it as well.
The 6 week course starts on 12th April.
It will be launching tomorrow and if you join the COLOUR course between now and the 12th April will get the EARLY BIRD price of 50% off.
Look out for an email and notification from me tomorrow.
I am excited about the COLOUR course as I know it will help you improve.
Let me know if you are excited to join us as well.

Live Painting In The Studio

I was in the studio finishing of a little painting I had started on Christmas day.

Thought I best finish it even though it was just a practice painting.

So I thought I would put the camera on and stream it to our Facebook channel.

What do you think? Do you think this would make a good painting project to record explaining the steps in more details? Leave a comment and let me know.

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Colin’s Painting From Live Stream Class

Colin’s Painting From Live Stream Class


Terrific job by our student Colin Hadfield. Colin is a student in our Landscape Painting Level 1 course and has been joining us for our recent live stream painting classes. We haven’t finished the painting yet and it probably needs another session to get it finished but I wanted to show you Colin’s painting so you can see what is possible when you follow along.

Great job Colin. This is why I do what I do … I love seeing people take our lessons and turn them into great looking paintings like Colin has done. Get on our live streams and follow along like Colin has and you will find your painting ability will quickly grow.

If you want to join us on the live stream painting classes then add yourself to our notification list – Click Here

How To Paint Australian Landscape With Gum Trees – Live Stream Part 2

How To Paint Australian Landscape With Gum Trees – Part 2

How To Paint Australian Landscape With Gum Trees – Live Stream Part 2 

This is our second live stream painting class and the follow up to How To Paint Australian Landscapes With Gum Trees – Part 1. In part 1 we looked at drawing in the big shapes and then blocking in those big shapes with the right colours and tones starting off with our darks.

Now in part 2 of How To Paint Australian Landscapes with Gum Trees we look at highlighting, details and finishing touches. Watch as the painting starts to come alive with the highlights adding more depth and dimension into the painting.

If you want to join in on future live stream painting classes then you can get notified of them by adding your email to the notification list which you will find here – Click for Live Stream Notification.

Noosa Art Classes Starting Soon

Noosa Art Classes & Painting Classes

Noosa Art Classes

Join Us For Noosa Art Classes & Noosa Painting Classes

Moore Art School are pleased to announce they will soon be conducting painting classes in Noosa at the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. The Cooroy Butter Factory is just out of Noosa in the beautiful town of Cooroy and is an ideal venue for art classes for Noosa and Sunshine Coast residents.

The painting classes we will be holding for Noosa and Sunshine Coast residents are one day painting workshops designed for beginner to intermediate artists. The Moore Method of Painting that we teach makes it easy for any one, even if you have never picked up a brush before, to start painting.

All the materials and supplies will be provided. At the end of the day you will walk away with a finished painting that you will be proud to hand on the wall and will amaze your family and friends.

Proposed dates at this stage are:

– Friday August 19th
– Saturday September 10th
– Friday September 23rd
– Saturday October 8th
– Friday October 21st
– Saturday November 5th
– Friday November 18th

Want to join us for the Noosa Art Classes? If so simply add your email to our notification list and we will email you of coming classes:

How To Paint Australian Landscape With Gum Trees – Live Stream Part 1

How To Paint Australian Landscape With Gum Trees

How To Paint Australian Landscape With Gum Trees – Live Stream Part 1 

This is our first ever live stream painting class. In it I show steps 1 and 2 of the Moore Method of Painting (ie the drawing and block in stages). In this demonstration I am using a more advanced technique than I would normally share with beginners. It is a technique known as the black wash method and is used by many of Australia’s best landscape painters today. The black wash method dates back to the time of the Heidelberg School of Australian Art.

In the coming second part of this live stream I will do step three of the Moore Method of Painting which is to do the highlights, details and finishing touches.

If you want to join in on future live stream painting classes then you can get notified of them by adding your email to the notification list which you will find here – Click for Live Stream Notification.


Save 25% Of Art Supplies

SAVE 25% On Your Art Supplies
For Next 7 Days

Hi …

You may recall in our newsletter earlier this week that we have just launched the brand new Moore Art School website.

Well to help us celebrate the launch our friends at Art Shed Online are giving you the chance to save a massive 25% on the cost of everything in their online store …. but it’s only for the next 7 days!

Use this coupon code:  tuscanylandscape 

Art Shed Online have a huge range of Art Supplies and I personally buy all of my supplies direct from them.

All you have to do is go to their website here:

Art Shed Online Website

Shop for the supplies that you want. They have everything you need including:

* A huge range of canvases, papers, and canvas panels
* Incredible range of oil, acrylic and watercolour paints to make your mouth water
* Endless supply of every type of brush you can imagine
* Awesome kids painting projects
* And a whole lot more

Plus they have a great team and first rate customer service which is why I highly recommend them to everyone of my students.At the checkout use the coupon code above. This will then apply the 25% discount to your purchase.With such a big saving it means you can afford to buy even more art supplies … happy days 🙂

If you need help with how to order from their online store I have recorded a video for you explaining the process.

You can check out the video here – Click Here For Video

Happy Painting


Tuscany Landscape Painting Weekend

Great job by all of our students from the recent Tuscany Landscape Painting weekend:

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Tuscany Landscape Painting – 2 1/2 Day Workshop

Tuscany Landscape Painting

Tuscany Landscape Painting Workshop

Friday 28th March – Sunday 30th March 2014

Early Bird Bookings Save $30 – Ends 15th December
Only 4 Places Left

Join us for this 2 1/2 day workshop learning how to paint Tuscany Landscapes.

On the last weekend of March 2014 we will be holding a special 2 1/2 day painting workshop focusing on painting terrific views of landscapes in Tuscany and Italy.

Over the course of the weekend you will paint this great painting ‘Rolling Hills of Tuscany’ plus one other Tuscany landscape painting. So you will walk away from the weekend with two finished paintings that you will be proud to have framed and hang on your wall.

On the Friday night we will be drinking Italian wine, eating pizza, talking Italian and we will be conducting a 90 minute seminar on the keys to better landscape painting which will look at topics like:

– Composition of Landscapes
– Creating depth and atmosphere
– Using Values effectively
– The use of Warm and Cool colours
– The importance of edges and focal points

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday we will be painting two masterpieces using all we learn on the Friday night.

Here are all the details:

Dates:   Friday 28th March 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 29th March 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 30th March 10:00am – 3:30pm

Venue: Art Shed Moorabbin

Places: 8 Places Only

Cost: $240

Early Bird: $210 (Save $30) – Book before 15th December

Experience Level: Beginner – Intermediate

Medium: We will be painting in Acrylics however we will be using them in similar fashion to oils

Includes: All art supplies, canvases etc will be supplied. Dinner will be provided on Friday night along with tea, coffee and snacks through out the weekend.

If you want to take advantage of the Early Bird booking and save $30 then book in using link below:

Click Here To Book In Now & Reserve Your Place 

Note: The Early Bird discount ends on midnight 15th December (or when 8 places are sold out)

Plus … everyone who books in will receive a special BONUS DVD of the two paintings showing you step by step how to create the paintings. This will be provided approximately 2 – 3 weeks before the weekend so you can practice the paintings before you come.