INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING
In this six-hour oil painting intensive we will cover the basics of our Painting for Beginners course, compressed into a one-day session. You will have the chance to learn the basics of oil painting including understanding pigments and what to look for when buying paints, colour mixing, composition, tonal values and safe studio practice before going on to make a finished work to take home. This is a fun and fast-paced class (with a half-hour lunch break) designed to cover a lot of information in a short period of time, and all materials are included. If you are time-poor but want to try oil painting, this is the workshop for you!
This workshop will cover everything you need to know to get you started, demystify a lot of painting myths and give you the confidence to try painting at home. Handouts on selecting materials and working at home will be sent out after class.
Your teachers are Kez Hughes and Adriane Strampp. Kez is a practicing artist, and sessional lecturer at the Ian Potter Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of Arts. Adriane has an MFA (by Research) at Monash University (2010), and has held over 35 solo exhibitions. She has been short-listed multiple times for the Sulman, Geelong Contemporary, Paul Guest, John Leslie, McGivern, Möet & Chandon and other prizes, and her work is held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
You are in excellent hands and will be guided patiently throughout the class, with practical demonstrations and assistance. All materials and refreshments are provided and questions are welcome!
Please note that this is a painting class and you may get messy so please dress appropriately. Aprons are available for student use. All materials are provided for this workshop, optional take-home oil painting kits are available for purchase at checkout when booking.
What you will learn
- The fundamentals of oil painting
- Colour mixing, accurate handling of oil paint and medium and safe studio practice
- How to make a painting from start to finish, and take home your own masterpiece!
What you will get
- Practical demonstrations
- All materials and information sheet handouts
Parking is ticketed in Brunswick St but there are some 2-4 hour spots in the surrounding streets.
There is all-day parking around the Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy North, a 15-minute walk down Brunswick St. The No 11 tram comes down Brunswick St, get off at stop 15.
What to bring
- All materials are provided
What to wear
Your own apron, art smock or painting shirt.
Complete beginners and those curious about trying oils
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 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. www.fitzroypainting.com
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 $30 administration fee on all refunds requested by customers.
- COVID-19 UPDATE: Should a course booked need to be postponed a credit voucher will be issued and the class or workshop rescheduled.
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.
The safety of our students, staff and community is our utmost priority. If you are at all unwell, please get tested and stay at home until you receive your results.
We are offering additional flexibility at this time, having regard to the uncertainties posed by COVID-19 and to encourage you to stay at home if you are unwell.
If you or someone whom you have been in contact with exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 or is a confirmed case after you make your booking and prior to commencing your course/workshop please contact us and we will convert your booking to a credit note if you are unable to attend on the date booked.
If you, or someone you have been in contact with, develop symptoms after commencing your course you must contact us as soon as possible and stop attending classes. We will arrange make-up classes for you.
You agree to abide by all physical distancing, health protocols and the studio’s COVID-Safe plan.
You agree to follow the instructions of the tutors at all times.
If you do not comply with protocols, or authorised requests, you will be asked to leave immediately without refund or further recourse.