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Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners with Marie Mansfield

This course and is suitable for beginners who will gain confidence in using oils. Over this 4 week stage, you will learn to paint with oil paints through a range of exercises designed to teach you the fundamentals and gain confidence week by week. Students will learn to observe light, tone and proportion to bring a sense of reality and atmosphere to their work. This class is also for those wishing to refresh their skills.

What to expect

This oil painting course for beginners will cover;

  • Colour theory
  • Blocking-in to final painting
  • Understanding tonal values, hue and chroma
  • Learn about oil painting techniques by doing various exercises and painting various still-life objects. 
  • Learn the basics of colour mixing, tone and form

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for those new to painting, oil painters who want to go 'back to basics' or other artists with experience in other mediums who would like to learn to paint with oils.

Material List

Students will need to have the following:

  • A painting palette (flat melamine approx A3 size)
  • A palette knife
  • 1 x 500ml bottle of artist quality ODOURLESS solvent
  • Rags or a roll of paper towel
  • One or two jam jars with lids for mixing solvents and clean up
  • Packet of sanitizing wipes also for clean up
  • For the first class bring along two canvas boards approx 10x12 inches, 12x14inches or similar
  • Paint brushes: Neef Synthetic Long Flat Brushes No.4 or 6 (these sizes will differ with a different brand). 2 of each size.

Oil paints:
Buying cheap paints is a waste of money - we recommend purchasing 'Artist' quality paints. Art Spectrum is a good economical brand. 40ml tubes will be fine. 

Recommended list:
Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, yellow ochre.
COOL COLOURS: Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue (hue will do)
WARM COLOURS: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue (Series 1)

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

Unless otherwise noted, prices *exclude* art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

To learn about our studios, kitchen facilities and how to get there, click here.


Use Vouchers and Save

Art Est accepts the NSW Creative Kids Voucher, Parents NSW Voucher, and Australian Partners of Defence member discounts. You must use your voucher or membership at the time of booking. To book with a Service NSW voucher, you will need to book over the phone or with our voucher booking form. Please note: we cannot accept the Service NSW vouchers via our online checkout. 

To find out what vouchers or discounts you can use on your class and how to book with these, visit our special offers page:

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$320 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners with Marie Mansfield

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Early Bird Discount: Enrol by 4 July 2022 to receive 5% off on your term fees. Discount automatically applied at the checkout.

This is a 4 week class and limited to 8 students.
$320 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners with Marie Mansfield

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<p>This course and is suitable for beginners who will gain confidence in using oils. Over this 4 week stage, you will learn to paint with oil

...

Early Bird Discount: Enrol by 4 July 2022 to receive 5% off on your term fees. Discount automatically applied at the checkout.

This is a 4 week class and limited to 8 students.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.