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Learn to paint with oil paints at a painting course in Sydney.

In this comprehensive oil painting course you will learn the techniques and benefits of working with the oil paint medium.

Suitable for both beginners and those with some painting experience, you will be guided through structured exercises to create paintings with beautiful texture and finish – even without any prior painting experience.

We will begin with the examination of inspirational paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque. You will be introduced to the historical techniques as used by artists during this period. Your first painting will be the reproduction of a section of a painting of your choice from this period.

The traditional techniques acquired during this study will then be used to create a second painting of your choice.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • created at least one painting
  • demonstrated correct brush technique
  • demonstrated correct palette technique
  • mixed colour which demonstrates a knowledge of colour theory
  • created various formulations of oil paint
  • created a multi-layered painting
  • created a single-layered painting

Ideal for…

This course is open to beginners and students with painting experience.

Course content

  • Tonal painting and underpainting
  • Colour theory and colour mixing
  • Paint formulation and handling
  • Brush technique
  • The application of grounds and priming's and the construction of an oil painting

Course materials

Please click link for what you will need to bring:

Beginners may like to purchase these items at enrolment checkout, and they will be supplied at the first session:

  • Paint kit (6 colours) = $70
  • Brushes kit (12 brushes) = $20
  • One sheet of paper palette = $1
  • One sheet of canvas paper = $3

You will also require other materials for later sessions (see list above).

Other information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Classes

Painting: Oil Painting Course

<p><strong>Learn to paint with oil paints at a <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Arts/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">painting course</a> in Sydney.</strong></p>

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Painting: Oil Painting Course

<p><strong>Learn to paint with oil paints at a <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Arts/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">painting course</a> in Sydney.</strong></p>

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Please check materials list for what to bring
Painting: Oil Painting Course

<p><strong>Learn to paint with oil paints at a <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/Arts/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">painting course</a> in Sydney.</strong></p>

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
Please check materials list for what to bring

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Course testimonials:

  • said: "Sofie is a terrific teacher. I really enjoyed the classes and feel I have progressed and learned a great deal, not just about oils, also about drawing, perspective, process. I wish it was followed up by a next level oil painting!"

  • said: This was a fantastic course, with the opportunity to learn a lot about painting in oils. The tutor, Nicola, was very supportive and knowledgeable, providing both encouragement and useful instruction at the same time. Highly recommended!

  • said: It was a great introduction to the basic technique of oil painting.

  • said: We had a great experience loved the course and also great teacher. She was calm and very helpful... learnt a lot about painting and have never painted before. Well done.

  • said: Relaxed pace, friendly advice and encouragement from Nikki, positive class atmosphere

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