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Develop your painting skills with our online painting short courses from Sydney!

Practise and extend your drawing and painting skills at 2 online studio sessions with artist Nicky Bartos.

Working in your own space, with your preferred medium (acrylics or oil paints), you will join a small and interactive group to get inspired and start painting. Working from either a still life setting or a source image, Nicky Bartos will guide you through creating an effective composition and bringing it to life with your paintbrush.

Learning outcomes

After this 2-session painting short course, you should have:

  • learned how to set up an effective still life composition
  • learned how to select and interpret a composition from printed source material
  • started a new painting in your chosen medium
  • developed your painting techniques and skills

Who is this online painting studio for?

This course is for students with basic to intermediate painting experience (eg: completed Painting for Beginners).
(If you are painting with oil, it is assumed you have worked with the medium previously)

Studio material

Please prepare basic art materials suitable for your choice of paint medium, including:

  • a canvas, or heavy paper suitable for painting
  • drawing pencils
  • selection of brushes
  • selection of paints (oil or acrylic)
  • water / solvent jar
  • a palette suitable or your paint medium

Before the class you should also prepare:

  • a clear working space (desk or desk & easel)
  • a still-life arrangement of household objects OR a clearly printed landscape source image
  • a spot for your device so you can see it while you are working

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Painting Studio: Still Life or Landscape

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Painting Studio: Still Life or Landscape

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

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Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: 4 stars

  • said: Nicky is a generous and clear instructor, and worked with the limits of digital classroom well. Her approach gave everyone a positive outcome... was great to work with a group of artists sharing in her guidance.

  • said: Finding some connection with the tutor and the students during a 2-hour Zoom class.

  • said: Great ongoing dialogue and suggestions.

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