Our ever expanding range of Online Art Classes (scroll down for details) will cover all of De Gillett’s self-developed techniques for making paintings, as well as drawing and clay sculpture techniques. Subscribers will have access to a world of Art Instruction available as small bites or complete packages.
What type of classes are you interested in?
We expect to eventually have a minimum of 15 different 2 hour workshops on offer on a 12 month unlimited views platform including access to downloadable, printable hand-outs as used in De’s face-to-face classes. De doesn’t keep secrets, so expect to learn an enormous amount about making paintings! Watch our videos below to learn more about our online classes.
Acrylics Workshop- all about texture, spatter & glazing
All about Drawing at Arts Tree
Painting & Ink
De Gillett is best known for her self-developed ways of working with acrylic paints. Having learned to paint in isolation, she uses techniques all her own invention, and keeps no secrets when she shows you exactly how to get started, and then how to troubleshoot and fix all the issues that may arise during these brave, intuitive processes.
ACRYLICS – TEXTURE, SPATTER & GLAZING
Here is 3 and a half minutes extracted from the 2 hours and 40 minute Workshop. That’s what you can expect working online with De!
Work in step with De Gillett as she creates this painting with acrylic colours & mediums. From the first layer of colour through spatter, impasto textures, glazing and detail, De demonstrates and explains what she does, why she does it, and how you can do it too.
INKS #1 – BEGINNING WITH INKS (Online version)
This is the Online Art Workshop Version of De’s 2014 workshop, as described and demonstrated to Graham Stevenson on Colour in Your Life. It is also available on hard copy DVD in both PAL and NTSC region free formats.
Follow Arts Tree‘s experienced, exuberant, award winning lead tutor De Gillett in this online acrylic painting course as she leads you on a journey of fun, learning and just a little mayhem… De is your guide all the way through the brave, intuitive processes of working with vibrant Art Spectrum Inks. Follow along step by step with De as she unravels the mysteries of building a textured surface & then flooding it with the beautiful unpredictability of ink colours!
ADVANCED INKING (Inks #2) – The long awaited sequel to Inks #1 – available soon!
Work in step with De Gillett as she creates this painting with acrylic colours, mediums, & glowing transparent Arts Spectrum Inks. From the first layer of colour through spatter, impasto textures, inking and detail, De demonstrates and explains what she does, why she does it, and how you can do it too.
Mixed Media & Drawing
Always the child who drew endlessly rather than play anything remotely connected with sports, De Gillett has vast drawing experience across a wide range of media. In later life, whilst attending Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (2010 -2012), De Gillett was fortunate to have access to wonderful life drawing teachers. For 2 years, De spent 8-10 hours per week under those watchful, highly trained eyes, and has now distilled the essence of all that time into the Drawing courses we offer here. The technicalities of making a permanent drawing on canvas, without the expense of framing under glass, are part of working with mixed media, and are fully covered in the mixed media and drawing on canvas workshops.
The art of building and finishing Hollow-fired Clay sculpture is offered here in this series of Workshops which cover all the tricks, tips and techniques developed by De Gillett during the 8 years she pursued figurative clay sculpture full-time, working her way by hand through 11 tonnes of clay in the process. De no longer offers face-to-face tuition with sculpture, as the demands on her hands are now just too great, however we have gone to great lengths to make sure that all her experience is here for your edification.
Building, drying, and surface finishes are covered, with varied subject matter from portraits and babies to dragons.