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Joshua McPherson Private Art Classes

Joshua McPherson began formal training at Australia’s oldest art school, The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney’s historic Rocks area. Inspired by the desire to undertake further specialized studies in the principles of realist classi- cal drawing and painting, he travelled to Florence Italy in 2005 joining the prestigious Florence Academy of Art com- pleting a Diploma of Fine Arts in 2008.
Joshua has taught Fundamentals of Life Drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School and from 2007-2009, Cast & Fig- ure Drawing and Painting the Landscape at the Florence Academy.

Joshua has exhibited in Florence, Italy and in group exhibitions in London and the United States. During his study at the Julian Ashton Art School and the Florence Academy, Joshua was the recipient of numerous awards and scholar- ships including the painting of the year award in 2008 at the Florence Academy. In 2010 he was the winner of the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship. In 2012 was a finalist in the EMSLA Still Life Award, in 2013 a finalist in the Ade- laide Perry Drawing Prize, the Archibald Prize. & the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize. Now back in Australia, Joshua is a full time practicing artist and is offering classes in the clas- sical realist tradition from his studio in Chippendale.

  • Studio art classes offering the unique experience to draw and paint in a professional, working artists’ studio.
  • In a sunlit studio, classes class size is small, allowing for relaxed personal instruction to meet the needs of beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
  • Students have the choice of drawing/painting plaster casts or still life subjects or working on individual projects using photographic refer- ence.
  • Private tuition is also available (day or evening by arrangement).



Phone Joshua on 0409 220 990
For a booking form or to arrange a private studio tour


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