Fundamentals Plus 2020

Please contact the Tutor with
any questions about this group.

Tuesday evenings

Tutor: Hugo Toro
0423 390 377
Member term fee: $140.00
Non-member term fee: $187.00
Model fees apply

Term 1: 3 February to 9 April 2020 Charcoal

Term 2: 27 April to 3 July 2020 Watercolour

Term 3: 20 July to 25 September 2020 Acrylics
Term 4: 12 October to 17 December 2020 Oils


CAW, Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT.


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Hugo has been practising art for many years. He is largely self-taught but has further developed his skills with formal art training, workshops and by tutoring others. He taps into natural creative skills inherited from his mother, who also loved art. He has exhibited at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and also exhibits regularly in CAW exhibitions.

He is working full time in the IT world and the Australian Public Service. Art has given him an opportunity to seek ‘work life balance’ and to achieve good personal mental health.

Hugo believes that a strong driver for practicing art is the link with good mental health. In a world of heavy financial, physical and emotional pressures his art group provides participants with the opportunity to wind down, switch off and achieve great creative results.

The Fundamentals Plus art group offers you a great opportunity to expand your skills by undertaking art projects in a mentored environment.

The Fundamentals Plus class is tutored by Hugo Toro on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks per term and all skill levels are welcome.

Fundamentals Plus takes students through a series of exercises to enable development of their art skills. Hugo works alongside each person, explaining and demonstrating all aspects of their work as it progresses.

He also teaches participants about assembling their own tools and materials in order to progress an art project of their own over several weeks. Each term the program themes and art media are varied to provide participants with a range of experiences over the year.

Program Overview

Typically the program will look like this:
Week 1 – Getting started
Materials shopping list
Planning the art project with your tutor
Week 2 & 3 – Making progress
Preparing a good draft
Discussing progress and learning from others in the group
Week 4 and 5 – Developing a final draft
Checking perspective, tone and colour
Introducing detail
Week 6 – Achieving a good result
Working confidently and knowing when to stop
Applying final touches
Week 7 and 8 – Finishing the project
Finish a competent piece of work
Take away newly acquired skills

Materials List

Prior to commencing each term, Hugo will provide instructions and a materials list.

Generally he recommends student quality materials and equipment readily available from local art shops at reasonable prices. These will consist of:

  • Easels and painting boxes
  • Paint brushes and palette knives
  • Paint (watercolour, acrylics and oils)
  • Primers
  • Pencils
  • Charcoal
  • Ink
  • Kneading rubber
  • Odourless solvent
  • Workable spray
  • Mixing mediums
  • Masking fluid
  • Drawing paper
  • Canvas boards
  • A water spray bottle
  • And a tooth brush

You’ll have to enrol to find out how to use a tooth brush in art.

Fundamentals Plus Term 1: 2020

BOOKING FORM This workshop has a limit of 12 students to ensure the quality of instruction.

Fundamentals Plus Term 2: 2020

BOOKING FORM This workshop has a limit of 12 students to ensure the quality of instruction.

Fundamentals Plus Term 3: 2020

BOOKING FORM This workshop has a limit of 12 students to ensure the quality of instruction.

Fundamentals Plus Term 4: 2020

BOOKING FORM This workshop has a limit of 12 students to ensure the quality of instruction.

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