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Learn to work with oil paints with our painting short courses 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this oil painting course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate correct brush and palette technique
  • mix colours using colour theory
  • create various formulations of oil paint
  • create a single-layered painting
  • create a multi-layered painting

What will be covered in this oil painting course?

  • 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

Who is this oil painting course for?

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

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

Option 1: Purchase a full materials kit at enrolment checkout. This will be supplied at your first class.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own - consult our Oil Painting Materials List.

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes and/or bring an apron
  • Long hair must be tied back

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Oil Painting Course

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$399 Limited inc GST / $299 / $319.20 / $359.10
Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Oil Painting Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Oil Painting Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The teacher Nicky, was very good at describing and instructing each process with great foresight and encouragement.

  • said: Nicola was an excellent teacher, she taught a lot of fundamentals of oil painting, different techniques and it was fun.

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

  • 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: Nicola is a fantastic art teacher as well as artist. I learned a great deal from the class, while having fun. Many thanks.

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