Painting: Workshop with Oil Paints

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Learn to paint with Oil in this workshop in Sydney.

Become introduced to the creative and expressive world of Oil painting. If you have always wanted to learn how to paint with Oils, then this is the course for you.

In this one-day workshop you will be introduced to the basics of Oil painting. Students will explore factors of the medium to better understand techniques and possibilities. Students will gain confidence in their approach to the oil painting process. Students will be introduced to oils and solvents and how best to employ them in their art practice. Through individual attention, students will be assisted in handling the medium confidently.

Ideal for…

This a great workshop for beginners or for those who want to refresh their skills and understandings of oils.

Course content
  • Working from observation
  • Painting of shapes and shadows
  • Colouring mixing and matching
  • Solvent selection and use
  • Composition
  • Subject matter: Still life as set up in the studio (primary subject matter) and also landscape (from photograph bring a selection of your own or tutor will provide)

Before embarking on painting, students will warm up with basic drawing and perspective exercises. This is a unique workshop designed to accelerate your ability to paint!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will have:

  • knowledge of the basics of oil painting
  • applied different painting techniques
  • worked with oils and solvents
  • Please bring printed images to paint from, eg simple landscape or artwork

Materials supplied in class: If you are just starting with oil painting, you may choose to pay an extra $20 on the day to use our materials in class.

Bring your own materials: If you want to use your own materials, please bring:

  • A2 cartridge paper for drawing warm up
  • Two small/medium canvases or boards, around 30cm x 40 cm
  • Variety of brushes
  • Lead pencil for sketching
  • Flat palette or disposable paper palette pad (or white plastic plate)
  • Odourless Mineral Spirits – small bottle
  • Old paint rags cut into 12 inch squares (t-shirts or old sheets work well)
  • Oil paints:
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Viridian Green
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Titanium White
  • Lemon Yellow

If you are buying paints, we recommend 40ml tubes of oil paint from either the Winton range (cheapest at about $8 each) or Spectrum or Windsor & Newton. The small tubes of Reeves or Maries brand are not recommended.

Other information
  • Lunch can be purchased on Darling Street (10 min. walk) or
  • Bring your own lunch (Fridge and Microwave available)
  • 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, 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

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Painting: Workshop with Oil Paints

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">Learn to paint</a> with Oil in this workshop in Sydney.</b></p><p>Become introduced to the creative and expressive

$99 Limited inc GST / $79.20 / $89.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Sally’s teaching and content

  • said: I really learnt a lot by attending this oil painting workshop. Sally encouraged me to revive myself in art. I enjoyed the process of painting and I recommend whoever is interested in painting to take this workshop.

  • said: Fun, encouraging, and I learnt so much.

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