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Take your art to the professional level, while enjoying one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a region of stunning scenery, great diversity, stark contrast and ever changing landscapes – a region where emerging professional artists will have a portfolio of scenes and topics to challenge their current skills, and further enhance and develop their artistic talents.

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Black Cockatoo Gallery hosts a range of art classes with Ross Franzi and workshops throughout the year, catering for those with no background in art to the more advanced artist. Ross teaches students who can then continue on to set courses in painting and drawing.

At the culmination of the class, exhibitions are held to showcase the work.

Basic to Advanced Drawing Classes

Ross teaches professional art classes ranging from basic to advanced drawing classes. In this course the student learns how to understand drawing techniques which includes lighting, texture, size, shape and composition.

This class is perfect for beginners as drawing is the essence to all other forms of art mediums.

Different Mediums Classes

He teaches different mediums such as oils, acrylic, gouache, watercolour and pen and ink. In this course students will learn the nuances of the tools of the trade including the various brushes, how to correctly mix paint, paper types and canvases and how to prepare for a painting. Colour and application of each medium will also be covered in depth.

This class is ideal for people who are interested in painting at a basic or advanced level but would like to experiment with the various mediums.

Who's Caught Who

Summary on light effects using natural light. This example highlights the actual process Ross uses for one of his artwork pieces.

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Professional Art Classes

For the professional artist Ross teaches from advanced to master level art classes which are highly personalised and at the high end of art studies. Subjects such as light intensity, shadow on shadows, layering and composition will be taught in detail.

This class is ideal for art teachers or advanced students looking to move seriously into the professional art space. The Master Art Classes that are run once a year are ideal for professional artists and are customised to your precise requirements.

Wildlife Specialist Classes

Ross teaches many different wildlife techniques which the masters use, he can specialise where required. The classes will focus on many different types of wildlife, subjects such as feathers, skin texture, body structure and movement

Prices vary for the different courses depending on number of people interested and are dependent on numbers. Please contact the gallery for more information.