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Beyond the Line Online Art Classes

A new series of video art classes delivered by Ian de Souza.



The Beyond the Line Series are art classes delivered online by Ian de Souza in the comfort of your own home. Each lesson in the series is presented in three to four videos that you can view online or download to your device and refer back to at any time.

"The aim of this series is to share with you the expertise and knowledge that I have acquired over the past forty years as a professional artist. Using simple and effective exercises you will be encouraged to see and think differently, to enjoy the creative process without fear of an end result and how to apply these basic principles to everyday life around you regardless of your creative expression"

Life drawing remains an essential element to a lively art practice and Ian believes that the creative spirit knows no bounds when the fear of the end result is overcome. Drawing, or mark making is a basic form of human expression.

As Picasso said:

"Every child is an artist - how to remain an artist when they grow up, that is the problem".

The release of creativity can have a positive impact on many areas of life. It is essential not to replicate the subject, but to interpret it.

The skill of drawing is a wonderful tool for change. Awareness of boundaries, perspective, balance and essence are marvellous metaphors for everyday life as is awareness of your light source.



beyond the line, understanding the figure

Course 1: Interpreting the Figure
$60 inc GST
The aim of the Interpreting the Figure course is to enhance self-expression through figure drawing at the same time being mindful of tapping into your five senses. You will be encouraged to see and think differently using simple exercises to overcome fear of an end result.

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beyond the line, watercolour in isolation

Course 2: Watercolour in Isolation
$60 inc GST
To master watercolour painting takes a great deal of practice. In the early years of his career as an artist, Ian de Souza chose watercolour because it was the most difficult medium and also the most satisfying to master. One cannot go against water, one must go with it. The 'happy accidents' that spontaneously present with this medium sits well with the eastern philosophical thought that informs his arts practice today.
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Once you have purchased your course, you will receive an email with information about accessing your video lessons. You can then watch via a private YouTube link or download the files to your computer to use any time at your own pace. A list of materials and tips will also be provided.


This project was made possible through funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The Beyond the Line video series is a VAM Media production, directed, shot and edited by Brendan Hutchens with music by Envelope.