4 week Oil Painting Course - Day Classes

Absolute Beginners to Intermediate

Next Available: Thu, 18 Nov 1:00PM (AEDT)
3 hours x 4 Weeks



This is an inspiring four-week course that aims to develop valuable skills in painting by working directly from a still life arrangement in the studio.

You will explore basic drawing, composition, form, colour mixing, and paint application, using a range of oil painting techniques. You can continue your development with further classes in discussion with your teacher. 

The small class size benefits students through a more individualised tutoring program to achieve greater development in your painting practice. 

Tea and biscuits will be provided during tea break!


Jacqui Stockdale is a Melbourne based artist whose works have been shown around Australia, across Europe, Asia and Mexico. She is the founder of ArtclassCo while also teaching at the Victorian College of the Arts.  

You can view the teacher's art practice at


Purchase a BEGINNERS PACK for $45 when you book online under Merchandise. This includes all the materials you need for the four weeks including four small canvases.


Purchase a PAINT BOX for $145. This includes 7 tubes of Artist Spectrum Oil paints, Oil medium, disposable palette and 3 quality oil brushes. Valued at $170.


Bring your own materials (oil paints, brushes, medium, rags and palette)

Students enrolled in this Painting Course can receive the highest quality products, advice on materials and a student discount from Chapman and Bailey, Abbottsford, St Luke Artist Colourmen in Smith St, Collingwood. 

Just mention these classes to receive a 10% discount. 

Image: Still Life painting by Jenni.

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What you will learn

  • Learn to create a still life painting in one session
  • Develop your hand/eye coordination
  • Learn composition, colour mixing and oil paint application

What you will get

  • A kitbag of new skills and four small paintings to take home
  • Expert tuition within a relaxed small group setting
  • Confidence, pride and feedback from peers.
Parking Info


Regarding car parking, there is meter parking on Brunswick St and around side streets.

Free 2-3 hour parking if you are lucky around near the Fitzroy Library and the Primary School, or you can park at Coles carpark. Refund of up to 4 hours parking available with a minimum $30.00 spend at Coles – refund must be obtained on the day of parking via one of the refund machines located in the car park.

Or tram 11 takes you almost to the door.

What to bring

  • Bring your own oil paints and brushes
  • Purchase a $60 four-week kit including four small canvas boards (under merchandise)
  • Purchase a $140 painting kit in wooden box (under merchandise)

What to wear

Bring a smock or old shirt

Appropriate for

All skill levels

Artclass Co

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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, one-one mentoring, 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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Refund Policy

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Should a course booked need to be postponed or cancelled a credit voucher will be issued.

There is no charge to transfer you to another course or workshop at a later date with 14 days notice.

A 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 5 days before the course commencement date.

Make-up classes can be offered for our 4 week courses if the situation allows.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions apply to online classes as well as face to face learning.


Due to the high demand for classes in our 4-week courses, Artclassco is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes unless they have room. 

Students are requested to contact us if unable to attend a class. 

Should Artclassco be forced to cancel a class all students will be notified and will receive a credit voucher for a replacement class.

Please understand that our storage capacity is limited.  Students artwork will be retained for one month after which they will be disposed of unless they are working on a longer term project. 

Ongoing students may store materials in the shelving provided at the studio. 

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