PERTH ART SCHOOL
158 Palmerston Street Perth 6000 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph 93281050 www.perthartschool.com
Mario D'Alonzo offers art classes from his studio in Perth.
Parking is available. Each class has seven students.
Classes are organized in six week terms.
If you come to one class, once a week for six weeks, it costs $240.
Monday 7.00pm - 9.30pm: Painting Classes commence 7th November 2011
Tuesday 9.30am - 12.00pm: Painting/Drawing Classes commence 8th November 2011
Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm: Drawing Classes commence 8th November 2011
Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm: Painting Classes commence 9th November 2011
Thursday 4.00pm - 6.30pm: Painting/Drawing Classes commence 10th November 2011
Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm: Painting Classes commence 10th November
Friday 9.30am - 12.00pm: Painting/Drawing Classes commence 11th November 2011
Saturday 3.00pm - 5.30pm: Painting/Drawing Classes commence 12th November 2011
Sunday 9.30am - 12.00pm: Painting/Drawing Classes commence 13th November 2011
Late enrolments are sometimes possible.
Depending on enrolment numbers, a Drawing student may sometimes be able to enrol to do Drawing
within a Painting class.
The following term commences on Monday the 9th of January 2012.
Payment of $240, for a six week term can be made by
- Sending a cheque or money order to the above address.
THE CHEQUE, OR MONEY ORDER, MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO MARIO D'ALONZO.
- Making an electronic funds transfer to Mario D'Alonzo's bank account.
(Please indicate your name in the funds transfer description)
- Paying Mario D'Alonzo directly.
Payment for a course is interpreted as an acceptance of the terms and conditions for the classes as
detailed on the web site and enrolment form, at the time of payment.
There is no facility available for payment by credit card or debit card.
Confirmation of enrolment will be made when payment is received.
There are no discounts available for concession card holders, students, pensioners, or students
who enrol in multiple courses.
Enrolment and Refund Policy
(Please read carefully)
Classes are sold only in six week terms.
Fees are paid in advance, and your place is only confirmed by payment.
Placement priority will be given to students who pay and enrol earlier.
Students returning from the previous term will be offered places for the new term
before any new students are enrolled.
Enrolments for the new term are finalized towards the very end of the current term.
This is so that current students can be consulted regarding their possible re-enrolment.
Classes that do not have sufficient minimum numbers enrolled by the Sunday the 6th of 2.
November 2011 will be cancelled. A full refund will be provided to all students if a course is
cancelled by Perth Art School.
Class fees will be refunded if there is a cancellation made by the student on, or before, Sunday the
6th of November 2011.
Any cancellations made by the student after Sunday the 6th of November 2011 are not eligible for a
refund, and fees will not be transferable to another term. Students can give the whole of the paid
course to a friend. The friend, however, must enrol for the whole of that term, and is also subject to these
Missed Class Policy
No refunds will be given for missed classes.
No credit is given for missed classes, for the cost of enrolment in subsequent terms.
Missed classes cannot be given to friends, or family, of the enrolled student.
Normally replacement classes are not available for students who miss classes, however sometimes it
may be possible to organize a replacement class. This can occur if there is a cancellation in another class
time, and the student who has missed the class is available to attend at that other class time.
There is no absolute guarantee that such a replacement class will always be available.
Students who already have paints and materials, or who purchase materials during the term,
are expected to use them within the class. This applies to beginners, as well at to returning
Paper is provided to drawing students for the course, and drawing materials are available for use
within the class.
It is not necessary for a new painting student to purchase a full set of painting materials in order to do a
course at the Perth Art School. As a minimum, beginning painting students will be required to spend
about $20 for some basic materials, as explained at the first class.
New students who do not already have any art materials, are given the opportunity to use materials
provided by the Perth Art School until they can eventually purchase their own materials.
Before students spend money on materials, it is important that students first have a chance to try a
particular painting medium, to make sure that it is suitable for them.
It is also advisable that students complete the colour mixing exercise, because one of the reasons for
doing the exercise is to learn about the recommended colours to obtain.
It is also important to have some explanation from the lecturer about materials, otherwise students may
end up purchasing poor and unnecessary materials and equipment.
Oil painting students are required to bring mineral turpentine and paper towels.
Canvas painting boards are available for purchase within the class.
All returning (re-enrolling) students are expected to start to bring their own materials, as much as
possible. This is required even if students are coming to class directly from their workplace,
and even if students are walking, or coming to class by public transport.
Some painting students may want to try a medium that they have never used before, such as
watercolour or pastels. These materials are on hand for students to give it a try.
Once a student has decided to continue working with the medium on an ongoing basis, then it 3.
is expected that they eventually purchase and bring along some of their own materials.
Oil painting materials are available for purchase from Perth Art School.
Students can place an order, and pay in advance when they enrol, or purchase within the class.
Basic Oil Painting Set $90: Brushes, palette knife, oil, turpentine, 6 oil colours.
Standard Oil Painting Set $120: Brushes, palette knife, oil, turpentine, 12 oil colours.
Also available: Brush Set $40, Turpentine $5, Painting Medium $5, Palette Knife $10, and
Individual Oil Colours $5 each.
Drawing materials are available for purchase from Perth Art School.
Students can place an order and pay in advance, when they enrol, or purchase within the class.
For beginners: Starter Pack $15. Recommended: A1 Drawing Folio $10.
Also available: Chalk Pencil Set $10, Charcoal Pencil Set $10, and Drawing Board $20.
In these classes students can decide to do either Painting, or Drawing, as described below.
Painters and Drawers then work on separate course programs, run within the same class.
Students are taught to draw directly from observation, and occasionally from photographs.
Objects, artists models, or photographs are used as subjects from which to draw.
This course is not suitable for students who wish to make drawings completely from their imagination.
For two of the six weeks, students draw from a model.
This may be a nude figure drawing, or a portrait drawing.
During the term students try a few different drawing media, such as graphite pencil, charcoal, chalk, and
ink. Coloured pastels are also available for students to draw with.
Within the class are beginners, as well as experienced students returning from previous terms.
Students can also enrol to do Drawing (exclusively) within the Painting/Drawing class times, and
sometimes within the Painting class times.
Students can decide which painting media that they wish to use for the term.
Options include Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting, Acrylic Painting, and Pastel Drawing.
Within the classes are beginners, as well as experienced students returning from previous terms.
For beginners, the term starts with a discussion about painting materials, and some of the
technical aspects of painting. Students are encouraged to take notes at this class.
A colour mixing exercise is included in this course.
For beginners, a first painting project is chosen from one of four options:
1. A still life set up by the lecturer and student, with objects selected from a collection of props.
Students can also bring in their own props or objects to paint.
2. A painting of a subject that the student provides a photograph to work from.
It is best if the photograph is not too small.
3. A painting of a copy of a picture of painting, for example a copy of a picture of a painting
by a favourite artist. The student will need to find an image to copy.
4. A self-portrait painting, for those interested in learning to paint people and portraits.
The Perth Art School works on the theory that it is best for a beginner to initially paint
directly from observation, or from pictures. More complex projects, such as abstract paintings
or paintings made completely from the student's imagination, are not recommended for
Experienced students can work on their own projects, if they have their own ideas.
The lecturer will provide advice and feedback.
If experienced students wish to work on paintings that are completely abstract,
or completely from their imagination, they are welcome to do so.
The lecturer, however, is limited in what they can teach to the student with such a project.
The lecturer will provide suggestions and responses to the painting as it evolves.
Mario D'Alonzo graduated from Curtin University in 1984, where he studied Fine Arts.
He majored in Painting.
Mario worked lecturing at TAFE for ten years, and now provides his own private classes.
Mario's own artwork is realistic in style, and has a classical influence.
There is a specific interest in portraiture and still life.
Different art lecturers have different approaches to teaching art.
The courses offered at the Perth Art School have an emphasis on learning to draw and paint from
observation, especially in the early stages of study. It is a traditional approach.
Ultimately over time, students develop their own style and interests.
The lecturer tries to be flexible, so as to allow the student to develop their individual
approach, while still developing skills. Students will probably learn more if they try some of the lecturer's
suggestions for projects and exercises.
- STUDENTS WITH A CAT ALLERGY NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A CAT ON THE
- Students are welcome to visit a class before they enrol, to see one of the classes first hand.
Please telephone beforehand and make an appointment.
- Perth Art School is not an institution. It is the business name for the art classes that
Mario D'Alonzo offers from his home studio.
- If what is offered at Perth Art School is not suitable, Mario can give some advice as to other
options for courses, at other art schools.
- Classes are not offered for young children, however sometimes teenagers join the adult
classes and find them suitable.
- Gift vouchers are available for purchase
- For some students home tuition may be available, however fees for this are higher than normal.
Sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, a class may suddenly be cancelled.
Students are advised to check their telephone messages before coming to class.
If students are unable to attend a particular class, it is helpful if they can notify the Perth Art School as
soon as possible beforehand.
Doors open at the studio at the scheduled starting time of the class (not before).
Students are required to cooperate in helping the class to finish close to the scheduled
finishing time of the class.
Painting students need to stop painting, and start cleaning up, fifteen minutes prior to the 5.
scheduled finishing time. This is to make sure that there is sufficient time to complete the cleaning up
process, and to make time for the final group discussion about the work done by the students during
Failure to finish the class close to the scheduled finishing time, results in problems for students
who have to catch public transport, for students who are being collected by others, and for students who
have appointments scheduled after class.
When using materials and equipment provided by Perth Art School, students are required to follow
carefully the instructions given relating to the handling and cleaning of the class materials and equipment.
For example, Oil Painting students need to take special care to clean all brushes and brush handles,
palettes, as well as any paint that gets onto the paint tubes.
Failure to clean oil painting materials properly results in students in subsequent classes getting paint on
themselves and onto their clothes.
It is the responsibility of all students to collect their artworks, at the end of the term that they have
currently been enrolled in, unless a student is enroling for the immediate following term. Artworks that are
not collected are regularly discarded, as there is limited storage space at the studio.
Students coming to class on public transport can walk to Perth Art School from the city.
It is a twenty five minute walk. Alternately, they they can catch the Blue Cat to the corner of Palmerston
street and Aberdeen street.
Students can also catch a bus from the Wellington Street bus station to the corner of Fitzgerald
street and Bulwer street.
From there they can walk to the corner of Bulwer street and Palmerston street.
Perth Art School is near this corner.
The relevant buses are numbers 17, 19, 354, 777, 886, 887, 889.
Other buses can take you to the corner of Carr street and Fitzgerald street.
These buses are numbers 276, 277, 278, 346, 347, 354, 363, 370, 373, 400, 402, 870.
Bus number 401 leaves from the Wellington street bus station, and passes through the corner
of Palmerston street and Bulwer street. Services for this route, however, are limited.
Sometimes, lifts can be arranged with fellow students.