Course Summary

Gain confidence in the technical application of oil or acrylic paints with Cape Verdean visual Artist and Poet, Mito Elias.  Develop a personal art response through innovative exploration and experimentation with ideas, concepts and the painting medium. Learn new skills for achieving desired effects through realistic or abstract representation while progressing your personal techniques.

Course Sessions

Sunday, 16th October - 7 classes

Session ID HXAW0603C
16 Oct - 27 Nov 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$425 / $404 (conc)
Mito Elias Elias

Topics covered include:

– how to mix paint and colour to achieve a desired effect
– using brush and palette knife to achieve realistic textures
– how to block in composition before painting
– understanding light source and how it effects rendering of different objects.

On completion of this course students should have completed at least one painting in oils or acrylic paint.

About Artist Mito Elias

Born in the archipelago of Cape Verde, Mito Elias studied art in Arco – Lisbon - Portugal. He has lived and worked in the diaspora since 1989, developing an original imagery language consisting of the search for Creole oral traditions and tales, a symbiotic style between wash, writing and multimedia, he has thus named as Mare Calamus. Since 1983 Mito Elias has regularly presented his exhibits, work drawn, painted, written or videographed. He is represented in many an exhibition all over the world, deserving special mention of the following:
Mundial Bank - USA, BNU – Macao, Afro Brazil Museum - São Paulo - Brazil, Regional Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, Presidency of the Cape Verde Republic, Embassy of Cape Verde in Lisbon, and Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria, Australia.   Elias has lived in Melbourne, Australia since 2013, working as a Visual Arts Tutor at FCAC and developing an arts concept which he has called FANDATA.

Please bring to class:

– Tubes of acrylic paints in the following colours: red, blue, green, yellow, black, white.
– Impasto medium, gloss gel medium (but not Impasto Gel medium) for acrylic paints
– 2 plastic spatulas
– 4 brushes – a selection of round, flat, etc. – synthetic or bristle
– 4 painting boards (20 x 30cm). Please make sure you purchase these in centimetres not inches.
– Palette & jars (empty)
– Rags
– 2B pencil

Additional materials will be advised at the first class.

Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: September 29, 2022 04:51pm