4wk Oil Painting Course Evening starts Nov 13th

Next Available: Wed, 13 Nov 6:00PM
3.0 hours x 4 Weeks
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This an inspiring 4-week course located in the heart of Fitzroy in Melbourne. The small class size benefits you by enabling quality tutoring set to your own pace and ability. You will be taught the basics of oil painting while you work from life from a still life set up in the studio. Once you have completed a four week course you may wish to become a 'return student' and continue Oil Painting or discuss your own project idea. 

Good news for complete beginners as well as those who need to 'brush up' on their techniques as this class accommodates all levels. Students learn from each other to gain confidence in a very relaxed, art studio environment. 

This class is suited to a range of age groups, from 14 years and up.


Contemporary artist, Jacqui Stockdale is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts has a reputation for providing inspiring classes.  Many of her students have gone on to establish their own practice.  Jacqui also teaches Painting Techniques and Life Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts. 

You can view Jacqui's artwork HERE

Click here for ARTCLASSCO  website


"I have loved my time with Jacqui, her encouraging and relaxed mentoring combined with her incredible talent, wealth of skill, passion and knowledge has been invaluable in helping me develop my own practice. I look forward to continuing my classes!"


I'm 3 weeks into this 4 week class and have really enjoyed Jacqui's teaching. She has been able to teach to my current abilities without taking me back to the start, and has already inspired me to work towards building a body of work. I'll definitely be coming back.



Students enrolled in this Painting Course can receive the highest quality products, advice on materials and a student discount from St Luke Artist Colourmen in Smith St, Collingwood. Chapman and Bailey, Abbottsford and Art Srtetchers in High St, Northcote and Deans Art in Thornbury Just mention these classes.

If you don't have your own materials you can purchase a new PAINTING KIT under MERCHANDISE as you book online. This includes a canvas.


If you wish to purchase a four week PAINTING KIT you can do so on under MERCHANDISE when booking online.


Buy  or bring your own materials (approx $80 - $120)

See list below.


Canvas or canvas paper approx 16 x 20 inches. Or you can purchase a canvas from the Studio for $15. 


1 x zinc white

1 x spectrum red (or cad red)

1 x spectrum yellow (or cad yellow)

1 x ultramarine blue

1x burnt sienna


Style of bristle- filbert  or flat (ask store person)

Ferrel means width of bristle. 

*Check width (ferrel) of brushes to make sure you don't go too small, ask the shop assistant.

1 x size 6 (1.2 cm wide ferrel)

1 x size 8 (1.5cm wide ferrel)

1 x size 10 (1cm wide ferrel)

Image: Still Life of Jugs Oil Painting by NIcoll. 

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What you will learn
  • How to make an oil painting from start to finish.
  • Learn the basics of oil painting, composition, color mixing and fabulous secrets of the trade.
  • A step-by-step guide to painting using traditional and contemporary techniques.
What you will get
  • To be amongst a lively and productive atmosphere in a relaxed setting.
  • Expert individual tuition from a highly regarded artist and popular teacher.
  • A kitbag of new skills and a painting of your very OWN

What to bring
  • Your own materials or purchase a $30 starters kit
  • Cotton rags are always handy.
  • Alternately, if you are just starting out, purchase a beginner's kit for $30, including a canvas. See MERCHANDISE
What to wear

Appropriate attire for painting, might need a smock.

Appropriate for

all types of people



Vendor since 2013

Welcome to the most popular 'mini art school' in Melbourne, Artclassco was founded in 2009 by award winning artist Jacqui Stockdale and is situated in the heart of the Melbourne, Brunswick St, Fitzroy. The experienced tutors help create a warm and productive atmosphere to work in and many students return for years on end. Fundamental skills and techniques are introduced and developed through a range of mediums including painting, drawing and multimedia with an emphasise on enhancing observational skills by working directly from life. As well as the structured four week short courses, individual projects can be developed and long term attendance arranged at a discounted fee. 

Join us as a complete beginner wishing to express yourself and learn the basics, to brush up on your existing practice or anything in between. 

The traditional art studio offers beverages, nibbles and an inspiring music play list to work to. 

Artclassco has an annual 'salon exhibition' at the end of the last semester where students work is on display for family friends and the public to enjoy. 

View the students work and more information at ARTCLASSCO.COM


Born 1968, Melbourne, Australia; lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, Jacqui Stockdale was raised in Benalla in northeast Victoria. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1990 and later moved to Hobart to undertake a Graduate Diploma (Video Art) at the University of Tasmania. She moved to Sydney in the late 1990s and then to Darwin in 2000 to take up an appointment as the Arts Officer at Berrima Prison.

Her experiences teaching art to inmates has fundamentally shifted the way she approached her art practice and thought about the construction of identity. Since returning to Melbourne in 2002 Stockdale has exhibited extensively within Australia and internationally, including  in Magic Object, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2016; Arthur Guy Memorial Award, Bendigo Gallery, 2015; Joseph Ulrick & Win Schubert Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, 2015; Alles Maskerade, Museum Villa Rot, Germany, 2014; and Living Rooms, curated by Robert Wilson, Louvre Museum, Paris, France, 2014. Stockdale's work is held in significant collections within Australia and internationally.


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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Artclassco or organised by Artclassco must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Artclassco.


I agree to give Artclassco unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Artclassco classes and events or on Artclassco's premises. (For use of Artclassco marketing materials).


Artclassco requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Artclassco requires 48 hours notice via email or text prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Artclassco to organise a refund or transfer

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