Introduction to Contemporary Art Painting

 We all want to paint - create your own canvas in this option programme...

Monday Afternoon

Period 6

St Andrew's College

Room: TBA


Areas of Study:

  • Tuition in encaustic painting techniques; 
  • Different paint application methods;
  • Developing an awareness of volume and form;
  • Completion of an art painting project.

Training Provider: Sandy Gottermeyer

Art has always been a major part of Sandy’s life. Having sold her first pencil drawing at the age of 15 years to Sir Ronald Scott, Sandy subsequently sold work both privately and through a variety of galleries and shows.  While working as a Banking Manager then mostly recently as she raised her family, Sandy completed a number of courses to extend her range. In the late 1990s, having studied Art and Creativity at the Learning Connection (Wellington), she extended her range to pastels, painting and sculpture.  A mixed media course at Bathhurst University (Australia) initiated even greater diversity, notably nudes in pastel and North Canterbury landscapes in oil.

Sandy is also recognised in the North Canterbury area as a talented art teacher. For 20 years her classes for children, youth and adults focused on introducing a range of techniques and media.  Local schools also employed her to teach both students and staff.

Sandy attained her lifelong ambition to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2015.  Her work uses the ancient medium of encaustic, the interplay of beeswax and colour medium to evoke Turner’s atmospheric pre-impressionist landscapes.

Sandy is recognised as an emerging artist on the national scene.  Sandy’s work was one of 14 pieces chosen for the prestigious University of Canterbury ‘Select ‘15’ exhibition. Subsequently her work has been bought by Wrightmann Collection.

Training Fee:         $180.00 - this is an approximate cost subject to class size - any changes will be notified. Materials for the art painting are provided.

Class Size:            6-8 students





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