Painting: Oil Painting Course

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Learn to paint and use oil paints with our Painting courses in Sydney.

In this oil painting course you will experience the many benefits of working with the medium oil.

Suitable for both beginners and those with 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 Oil Painting Class, 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 designed for all levels.

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

The following materials are available to purchase at the College 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. Please click link below for a complete list:

Other information

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

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339

* Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St (deliveries: 160 Clarence St) 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

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Painting: Oil Painting Course

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$229 Limited inc GST / $183.20 / $206.10
4-week shorter course – content & learning outcomes adapted accordingly

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Course testimonials:

  • 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: A good example of budding , mixed age, oil painters working and sharing together their intro and experience with a great tutor.

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

  • said: Relaxed supported space to learn new skills. Focused exercises and experienced teacher guiding through.

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