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Oil and Pastel - Realist Painting


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Description

In these classes we will touch on the fundamental principles of traditional realist painting such as composition, tonal relationships and the importance of edges to add to the illusion of depth.  

We will also look at colour and temperature in general and as they apply in various situations.

Working from life (i.e. still life, cast, portrait etc) a direct method of painting will be encouraged that requires little in the way of drawing skills.  Rather we will focus on the broad mass and then the gradual building up of the painting as the various elements are refined.

Learning to see in a “painterly way” is an important skill which gives the student’s work greater authority and a more convincing likeness to the subject.

Be guided by your tutor to paint a still life or portrait, learning how to begin, build on and refine your painting usually in 3 week blocks using oil or pastel in the traditional realist style.

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What you will learn
  • In these classes we will touch on the fundamental principles of traditional realist painting such as composition, tonal relationships and the importance of edges to add to the illusion of depth.
  • We will also look at colour and temperature in general and as they apply in various situations. Be guided by your tutor to paint a still life or portrait, learning how to begin, build on and refine your painting usually in 3 week blocks using oil or pastel in the traditional realist style.
What you will get
  • Lee Machelak studied classical painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Her particular interest is Portrait and Still Life. She is an Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship Winner (1993), and a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society. Lee has over twenty years teaching experience.

What to bring
  • See Materials list here: https://boxhillartgroup.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Materials-List-Wednesday-morning.pdf
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

All levels of skill for adults aged 16 and above.


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Box Hill Art Group

Vendor since 2019

Our offer to you
Painting pictures is enjoyable, satisfying, therapeutic, good for the soul, great for your social life, combats social isolation, and helps the brain fight against depression and dementia.

Let our expert tutors show you how it’s done because expressing yourself through art is about the best way to be happy and fulfilled.
We cover all styles for all levels.

Our history
The Box Hill Art Group Inc. was established in 1952 and since then it has nurtured many thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists.

Moreover, we cater for water colours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, life drawings and mixed media.

We also offer our member’s access to lessons, paint outs, art demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and arts awards.
The Box Hill Art Group will open up a whole new colourful world for you to enjoy.

Our membership
Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 116 years of age. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this group, meeting with like minded people to express yourself visually.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis. 

Please email secretary@boxhillartgroup.com.au

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Terms & Conditions

TRIAL CLASSES -  Check us out before committing to membership and a term of lessons – pre book and pay online for only $20 and attend ONE of our classes to experience the magic first-hand. Note: This special offer does not apply to life drawing, workshops or paint outs. 


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