Fitzroy Painting for Beginners

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2013
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  • 219 Classes
  • 1119 Students
  • 66 Reviews


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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. www.fitzroypainting.com

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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. 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.

* Please note that you are welcome to store your materials at the studio however space is limited, so please take them home at the end of your course! Uncollected materials and paintings are disposed of at the end of the year.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Course refund policy:

  • Refunds for cancellations can be given up to 30 days before the course commencement date.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations 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 due to the Weteachme processing fee.
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25 May 2018 • 4-Week Beginners Oil Painting Course: Level 1

As an absolute beginner, I was a little worried about how I'd go but everything is explained very clearly and all the basics are covered. It's a very warm and welcoming environment. I've been raving about these classes to everyone I talk to, I've really been enjoying them! The cake is delicious too!

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Thanks Anita, great to hear you enjoyed our beginners course, (and the cakes!), and hope we will see you in the studio again. We have several options for students who would like to continue on for a bit longer :)


19 May 2018 • Picturing Nature: A Watercolour Workshop

Brilliant experience and would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn in a friend environment with a lovely group of people.

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Thank you Katrina, great to hear you enjoyed it - we did too, such a lovely day and such incredible work was made during the day. Hope we see you again in the studio one day!


19 May 2018 • Picturing Nature: A Watercolour Workshop

Thank you for a great day. Having never used watercolours before I learnt so much and was surprised at what we all accomplished. Great teaching Judith and fitzroy painting.

Fitzroy Painting for Beginners


Thanks Ann-Marie, we love your support for our workshops, you made some lovely works and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

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