For students who have completed Level 1

Next Available: Wed, 26 Jun 6:30PM (AEST)
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3 hours x 4 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class


Designed to encourage confidence and to inspire, this four-week course is for students who have already completed our Beginners Course: Level 1, OR students with previous oil painting experience and competency with colour mixing and representational painting. If you are not sure please contact us before booking!

Attendees will be guided through a series of painting exercises that explore the genres of Portraiture, Landscape and Abstraction. The first three classes in the course of four will teach students the fundamental rules of each genre whilst reinforcing sophisticated use of colour and palette control.

Students will focus on the importance of preparation, observation, creative problem-solving and patience whist working in a supportive and friendly environment.

Each class involves more complex colour mixing, giving students confidence with the manipulation of their palette to match any colour, in order to create mood and cohesion.

In the final class students will be able to incorporate these skills to generate their own artwork within their chosen genre.

The course will also include discussion about safe studio practice at home and working independently. Students should already have a basic painting kit, other colours required will be provided for the duration of the course.

About your tutors:

The following offer our students a 10% discount

Neil Wallace Printmaking Supplies 409 Gore St, Fitzroy Tel: (03) 9419 5949

St Luke, 32 Smith St, Collingwood Tel: (03) 9486 9992

MES, 33A St David, St, Fitzroy 3065 Tel: (03) 9419 5666

We also have an optional hire-kit available for $50

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What you will learn

  • Introduction portraiture, abstraction and landscape painting
  • Looking at colour relationships, including warm, cool and complimentary colours
  • Advanced painting techniques and methodologies

What you will get

  • Individual attention and support
  • Step-by-step guidance by professional artists
  • Refreshments
Parking Info

Parking is ticketed in Brunswick St but there are some 2-4 hour spots in the surrounding streets. The No 11 tram comes down Brunswick St, get off at stop 15. All-day parking on Brunswick St is a flat fee of $12 on Sundays only.

What to bring

  • Your own materials (or hire a kit from us). The Level 1 list on our website will be fine
  • Two sheets of A3 oil sketch paper and masking tape

What to wear

Your own apron or painting shirt.

Appropriate for

Beginners who have completed Level 1 or have some previous oil painting experience

Fitzroy Painting

(1266 Reviews)

About us: Established in 2009 and based in a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting 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 Courses Level 2 and 3 in both painting and drawing..  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 class-passes for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!

Evening classes include wine and refreshments, 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, 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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4.9 (104 reviews)
Paulrated it
23 Jun 2024
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Simonerated it
22 Jun 2024
I loved oil painting beginners 2 class with Rachel. She is a lovely, gentle, thoughtful, supportive teacher, who has taught me a lot about oil painting already. I plan to take her open studio sessions, and any other classes see teaches. The studio is a great space, and the people that come to painting are lovely as well.
Sacharated it
26 May 2024
Great workshops that built on the fundamentals taught in Beginner level 1 class
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Fitzroy Painting is under no obligation to offer any ‘make-up’ classes, courses or workshops missed. 

Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit. By proceeding with your booking you agree to these terms & conditions.

Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class due to low enrolments, you will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a refund, transfer or 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.  

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