Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2013
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  • 243 Classes
  • 1298 Students
  • 87 Reviews

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 are designed for the complete beginner, taking you through a series of exercises and building your skills week by week as you produce paintings to take home. 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 and Atelier 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, Fitzroy Painting is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes. 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 for a replacement class or a refund as required.

Uncollected materials and artworks will be disposed of at the end of each year.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Course refund policy:

  • Full refunds for cancellations can be given up to 30 days before the course commencement date. If available, we are happy 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. Under exceptional circumstances a full refund will be given regardless of date of cancellation.
  • No make-up classes can be offered for our beginners courses.
  • Please note there is a $30 fee deducted on all refunds.
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18 October 2018 • Oil Painting Materials Workshop

The one day workshop was excellent. Kez packed a great deal of detailed and extensive information into the time and I feel I got a really good basis from which to go on and explore the various material aspects of oil painting. Further references, where to get more help, how to buy intelligently... all of it. Great!

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Walter, thank you SO much for your thoughtful comments about our Materials Workshop, we really appreciate it. Wonderful to hear you got so much out of the workshop, and we hope we'll continue to see you in the studio!


16 October 2018 • Oil Painting Materials Workshop

Great workshop. Learning how to read a tube of paint and how to choose a medium is really helpful. Plus Kez is a super cool, nice person to be around.

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Glad you found our materials workshop helpful Laurie, thank you for leaving us a review, and keep up the good work! 


15 October 2018 • Oil Painting Materials Workshop

Thank you Kez for the very informative workshop. You demystified a lot of information on art supplies, in particular brushes. A very relaxed and friendly environment supported by Adriane. Thanks for the home made cake and coffee. Cheers, Maeve

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Thank you so much for your review Maeve, glad to hear you found our workshop helpful and informative! 

Happy painting and stay in touch! :)

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