Fitzroy Painting

Fitzroy Painting

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2013
Verified by WeTeachMe

  • 336 Classes
  • 2213 Students
  • 229 Reviews


We will be reassessing the situation on April 1 and keep updating our site here as to when classes can resume.

We appreciate the ongoing support of our students at this challenging time and thank you all for your patience. 

About us: Established in 2009 and based on the top floor of a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting for Beginners is the original and best of private art classes in Fitzroy!  A working artists studio, the space provides a great environment to develop your painting and drawing skills with the expert support and guidance of highly qualified teachers and full-time professional artists.

Our 4 - week beginners courses in oil painting, drawing and watercolours are designed for the complete beginner, taking you through a series of exercises and building your skills week by week. Students may choose to continue to our Beginners Course: Level 2. Ongoing students are supported to help develop their own direction, with optional exercises offered to expand on skills and knowledge, and our Atelier students are assisted in taking it to the next level in professional practice.

Love the class? All students wishing to extend their course may purchase 4 or 8 - week blocks for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!

Need to miss a class? We understand busy lives and offer flexibility - just let us know in advance and we'll credit you a class. (Maximum of 2 changes per 8 weeks, ongoing students only).

Evening classes include wine and cheese, and morning classes include tea, coffee and cakes. Classes run for 3 hours and basic equipment is available for student use at the studio, including easels, aprons, palettes and drawing boards. We believe in safe studio-practice and provide low-toxic, low-odour materials for student use, as well as high-quality clean-up materials for brushes and hands. We also have storage facilities if you wish to keep your materials at the studio.

Each student works at their own pace and receives one-on-one attention, and all students are invited to exhibit in our annual end of year exhibition, a fun opportunity to show family and friends what you’ve been doing!

Visit our website for more info and pictures of student work.

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Terms & Conditions

Bookings and class cancellations policy: 

Due to the high demand for classes and small number of places available in our 4-week beginners course and workshops, Fitzroy Painting is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes. Full details can be found on our refund policy. 

Ongoing students please contact us if you are unable to attend a class. Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit.

Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit voucher for a replacement class, course or workshop.

Collection of work and materials left at the studio: Please understand that our storage capacity is extremely limited.  Beginners work and painting kits will only be retained for one month after which they will be disposed of.  Ongoing students may store their materials in the shelving provided at the studio. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Course refund policy:

  • There is no charge to transfer you to another course or workshop at a later date with 30 days notice.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 10 days before the course commencement date.
  • No refund will be given after 10 days before the course commencement date. 
  • No make-up classes can be offered for our beginners courses.
  • Please note there is a $20 administration fee + the Weteachme booking fee deducted on all refunds.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Should a course booked need to be postponed a credit voucher will be issued  and the class or workshop rescheduled.
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29 March 2020 • 4-Week Beginners Oil Painting Course: Level 1

I loved this class- organised and well structured- and Judith was a fantastic communicator..

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Thanks Anna! We look forward to seeing you back in the studio once this is over, to finish your course. In the meantime stay safe and well, from all of us at Fitzroy Painting


29 March 2020 • 4-Week Beginners Oil Painting Course: Level 1

I had attended 2 of 4 lessons which was then interrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak. So far I am happy with the professionalism and friendliness of the tutor and am looking forward to resumption of lesson hopefully in the near future.

Fitzroy Painting


Thank you for leaving us a such a lovely review Ignatius, despite only being able to attend two classes! We look forward to getting the gang back together once this is over, so you can complete the course. In the meantime stay safe and well, and if you're painting at home get in touch and we can give you some tips. Warm regards from all of us at Fitzroy Painting.


28 March 2020 • Watercolours: The Natural World Level 1

I just attended two classes due to pandemic but I already can tell Fitzroy Painting is a nice place to learn painting, this place gives you a cozy and chill feeling with delicious homemade pastry and warm drinks. Judith really knows how to motivate to help everyone to paint :)

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Thanks Huong! Great to hear you're enjoying the course so far, and we look forward to resuming as soon as it is safe to do so. Meanwhile stay safe and well, and let us know if you're painting at home, we're only an email away if you need any tips :) Warm regards from all of us at Fitzroy Painting

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